Slash Magazine was a weekly publication that sprang as an art project by then-couple Steve Samiof and Melanie Nissen, Slash Magazine co-founders. They were profoundly entrenched in the punk and new wave scene and wanted to showcase Melanie Nissen’s photography that chronicled it. In 1977, they established Slash Magazine, consolidating Melanie Nissen’s documentarian lens with original interviews, album reviews, flyers for upcoming shows, as well as other artistic contributions from their colleagues.
After nearly forty years, the print issues of Slash Magazine have been anthologized into a book, ‘Slash: A Punk Magazine From Los Angeles, 1977–80,’ released by Hat & Beard [...]
These twelve massive carved alabaster panels, on view concurrently for the first time, dominate the walls of the Brooklyn Museum Hagop Kevorkian Gallery of Ancient Near Eastern Art. Ingeniously brightly painted, they once embellished the vast palace of King Ashur-nasir-pal II (883–859 B.C.E.), one of the greatest rulers of ancient Assyria. Achieved in 879 B.C.E. at the site of Kalhu (modern Nimrud, slightly north of what is now Baghdad, Iraq), the palace was decorated by skilful relief-carvers with these majestic images of kings, divinities, magical beings, and sacred trees.
It seems apparent to me how Ciro Guerra’s latest film, ‘El Abrazo de la serpiente’ (2015), not only ended up in the mix for a variety of prizes at the numerous film festivals (including a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars) but also actually won several others more.
Powerful expressions of faith, hope and love are manifested in brilliant colours that characterise the Luca della Robbia glazed terracotta sculptures from the Renaissance, explored in an exhibition organised by the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, the United States of America.
Sweden, the birthplace of Melodic Death metal, has produced the most outstanding bands of the genre. Among said bands, we encounter Soilwork, a band that after 20 years remain strong and motivated with the music they made. Travelling the world to promote their B-sides and rarities album ‘Death Resonance’ released on August 19th, Soilwork will land in Bogotá for the first time in their history at Auditorio Lumiere today September 18th.
Florentine historiographer Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574), the Italian painter, architect, writer and art-historian, was the first to label the architecture of preceding centuries “Gothic,” in reference to the Nordic tribes that overran the Roman empire in the sixth-century.
Perhaps, you have probably seen Gothabilly dresses in your local alternative fashion shop – assuming, that is, that you have one – due to the outlook’s recent surge of popularity. Just as deathrock came under the wing of the Goth scene after its formation, so did Gothabilly – to begin with, it was simply seen as a spin-off genre of rockabilly, but nowadays both the music and the fashion have been adopted by Goths and are mostly seen within the Goth scene, as it happened with other genres in the antiquity, the Goth lifestyle tends to surface from what has been done, and bloom into something partially invigorating.
The characteristic of architecture we now call Gothic first emerged in northern France in around 1140. It evolved during the construction of magnificent churches in the Paris region in a move towards greater height, light and volume. Later it was also used for secular buildings such as castles, palaces, bridges, city walls and gates. Key features include the pointed arch, the rib vault, buttresses (especially arched flying buttresses) and window tracery. Over time and across Europe, Gothic developed into a family of related habits.