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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART The 1st FIFA opened in 1981. Of a duration of 5 days, the 1st FIFA presented 50 films from 12 countries in one theatre, the Cinémathèque québécoise. It is in its 21st edition (2003), that the FIFA added 5 additional days to its calender, totalling 10 days of festivities. [...]

Give me a book about obscure things and I’ll read it in a heartbeat. This is coming from a person who absolutely loved ‘Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers‘ by Mary Roach, a book with all the amazing gory and putrid details on what happens to the body after you die. With Inscetopedia (by [...]

Collector’s Edition Fashion Photography Book: Ellen von Unwerth, Fräulein – Fashion, Fantasy and Fetishism Ellen von Unwerth was a supermodel before the term was invented, so she knows a thing or two about photographing beautiful women. Now one of the world’s most original and successful fashion photographers, she pays homage to the world‘s most delectable [...]

Justin Erickson is a Toronto-based artist with a particular passion for horror and the macabre that can be seen in his low brow paintings. He working primarily with a stylus and tablet with focus on graphic design, digital manipulation and employing narrative concepts in order to let his inner Creature Kid out to play. Tender [...]

DRAWING NEW YORK Approximately 8.4 million people live in New York City, and Manhattan resident Jason Polan plans to draw them all. Polan, whose illustrations have been published in The New Yorker and shown in various galleries, hatched “Every Person In New York” in March 2008. “I love interactive projects,” says Polan, who studied art and anthropology [...]

THE HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK Patrick was born in Britian. His father was a wealthy alderman and a Christian. When Patrick was 16 years old, pirates captured him during a raid and sold him as a slave in Ireland.  He served as a shepherd of an Irish Chieftain in Ulster. During his captivity, he dedicated [...]

Not a normal post for Gilbert Musings, but as a Brooklynite, I was shocked to hear and see what took place recently in a neighborhood I used to frequent. A freak wind storm with 70 plus MPH winds blew through Marine Park section of Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night, uprooting trees and caused some major [...]


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