What is a Japanese (or another culture’s) craft tradition you would like to see preserved and made more visible around the world? How would you add your own twist to it?
Something to enjoy, to ease us back and into the autumn semester. If you’re ready to start, try doing a little research on van Gogh, or one of his contemporaries. Or you could try finding something about him in the news, like these two pieces: “Does Van Gogh’s Starry, Starry Night feature the Milky, Milky Way?” (from The Art Newspaper), and this, which is a bit darker, more somber: “Van Gogh’s ‘terrifying environment’ of French asylum revealed” (from The Guardian).
Here are a couple of short videos about the 11-year-old artist from Lagos, Nigeria who’s gone viral this month. He’d be a good person to do your profile/biography task about.
And here’s his Instagram.