Some artists anticipate the future without even being consciously aware of it themselves. The self-indulgent individualism of 1960s California, the youths splashing around in swimming pools in David Hockney's iconic paintings seem like they anticipated a future in which the working class adopted all the trapping of middle-class pleasures.
Even after his death, artist Christo's dream project of wrapping up Paris' Arc de Triomphe in silvery-blue recyclable fabric will go ahead next year in line with his wishes, organisers said on June 2.
From Paris's oldest bridge to Berlin's Reichstag, the Bulgarian-born artist spent decades wrapping landmarks and creating improbable structures around the world.
Hobbies are great ways to explore areas of ourselves; we do not get to engage at work. You do not have to be good at a hobby to enjoy it. You just need to enjoy it. Not every hobby you try will be something that you want to stick with, but that is no reason not to try. Now is the perfect time to try out and pick up new hobbies for yourself that you can do at home.
Influential contemporary artist Hristo Vladimirov Javacheff "Christo" passed away of natural causes at the age of 84 in New York, his representatives announced little before midnight on May 31. "Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it," his office said.