According to Critic JoAnn Cannon, the key to Italo Calvino's renowned final novel, "Mr. Palomar" (1983), lies in several innovative literary ideas outlined in three essays written in the 1950s (and now included in the 1982 collection "Una pietra sopa"). These essays grappled with his contemporaries'
Credited as a founding father of Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual art, Jasper Johns was one of the first painters to use everyday objects and commonplace images in his art, thus paving the way for artists like Warhol and Oldenburg.
Beginning in the mid-'50s, Johns painted canvases that depict, or s
"Witty, warm, colorful, and hearty," gushes the mother of fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi in the documentary "Unzipped," referring both to her son and to his fashion designs. Mizrahi's clothes are like lovely comedies, mixing both vibrant and soft shades of color with shapes and fabrics previously use
For more than 20 years, Gianni Versace's sexy, outrageous, theatrical Couture has captured the hearts -- and the purse strings -- of fashion-followers around the globe. Versace used fashion to reshape public opinion about exhibitionism, sensuality, and taste. His style was influenced in equal parts b