Some stories we’ve been reading this week:
- You’ve probably heard about the picketers protesting Renoir already, but the story keeps getting better: The leader of the “movement” is now challenging an art critic to a duel to the death.
- Paul Klee’s homemade puppets are amazing.
- The authors of a graphic novel about William Shakespeare show you how to draw the bard. Unexpected bonus: learn how to draw Shakespeare dressed as Lady Olivia!
- And here’s a one-minute video tutorial on how to paint a highly realistic eye. Unbelievable results!
- It was only last week that we linked to a debunking of the golden ratio, and already it’s popping up again, perfectly unfazed.
- Is Van Gogh replacing the Mona Lisa as the preferred art reference in silly stunts? Sure seems like it. Doesn’t it?
- And on a totally unrelated topic (cough cough), an Italian photographer spent three months traveling through 22 cities in France and Spain to create snapshots of art history from the artists’ perspectives.