A young girl lies in water in Andrea Arnold's movie Bird

Bird | Andrea Arnold brings to Cannes her cinema of the soul

The director and the cast talk about Bird, one of the movies in the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival

How to recognize a dragon | Representing dragons in fantasy and art

In the art universe the modern artists who depicted dragons are countless, starting from Rubens to the Pre-Raphaelites.

Impressionism turns 150 | A long-lasting revolution

Besides revolutionizing painting between the 19th and 20th centuries, Impressionism inspired a creative expansion in many other arts.

The Beatles' Strawberry Fields Forever | Digital necromancy in music

Ghosts have always been present in media, but AI seems to be opening up what experts call digital necromancy. By Mirko Vercelli

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Impressionism turns 150 | A long-lasting revolution

Impressionism turns 150 | A long-lasting revolution

It was on April 15th, 1874 that the photographer Felix Nadar made a presentation in his studio in Boulevard des Capucines in Paris, a group exhibition that would mark the…

If Blue Monday was an artwork | From Hayez to Pixar's Inside Out

If Blue Monday was an artwork | From Hayez to Pixar's Inside Out

From Hippocrates' Theory of Humors to the era of Blue Monday: over the centuries, blue has become the color of melancholy.

Red as an endless ocean | A history of the red color in the arts

Red as an endless ocean | A history of the red color in the arts

From the dawn of humankind, red has carried countless symbolic meanings. Here is the History of this color through the arts.

The Sims series | What can you create in seven days?

The Sims series | What can you create in seven days?

What makes The Sims one of the most known and sold franchises of all time is in fact simply freedom; to do and be anything the mind can think of.  

Ridley Scott 85 | The Last Film Craftsman

Ridley Scott 85 | The Last Film Craftsman

On his 85th birthday, we celebrate Ridley Scott, one of the last film craftsmen, and his career.

Proust 100 | A Symphony of memory

Proust 100 | A Symphony of memory

One hundred years ago, in 1922, the 18th November was a Saturday. The First World War had ended, and then followed the Spanish flu epidemic that had decimated Europe: photographic…

Euphoria, a snapshot on the life and aesthetics of Gen Z

Euphoria, a snapshot on the life and aesthetics of Gen Z

Euphoria is an illuminating kaleidoscope of cultural touchpoints between fashion, beauty and the social tensions of nowadays' teenagers

The Defeat of Darkness

The Defeat of Darkness

The symbolic meanings of light and dark throughout classical art. The first Hypercritic Exhibition.

Impressionism turns 150 | A long-lasting revolution

15 April, 2024

Impressionism turns 150 | A long-lasting revolution

It was on April 15th, 1874 that the photographer Felix Nadar made a presentation in his studio in Boulevard des Capucines in Paris, a group exhibition that would mark the…

If Blue Monday was an artwork | From Hayez to Pixar's Inside Out

15 January, 2024

If Blue Monday was an artwork | From Hayez to Pixar's Inside Out

From Hippocrates' Theory of Humors to the era of Blue Monday: over the centuries, blue has become the color of melancholy.

Red as an endless ocean | A history of the red color in the arts

14 February, 2023

Red as an endless ocean | A history of the red color in the arts

From the dawn of humankind, red has carried countless symbolic meanings. Here is the History of this color through the arts.

The Sims series | What can you create in seven days?

04 February, 2023

The Sims series | What can you create in seven days?

What makes The Sims one of the most known and sold franchises of all time is in fact simply freedom; to do and be anything the mind can think of.  

Ridley Scott 85 | The Last Film Craftsman

14 December, 2022

Ridley Scott 85 | The Last Film Craftsman

On his 85th birthday, we celebrate Ridley Scott, one of the last film craftsmen, and his career.

Proust 100 | A Symphony of memory

18 November, 2022

Proust 100 | A Symphony of memory

One hundred years ago, in 1922, the 18th November was a Saturday. The First World War had ended, and then followed the Spanish flu epidemic that had decimated Europe: photographic…

Euphoria, a snapshot on the life and aesthetics of Gen Z

22 September, 2022

Euphoria, a snapshot on the life and aesthetics of Gen Z

Euphoria is an illuminating kaleidoscope of cultural touchpoints between fashion, beauty and the social tensions of nowadays' teenagers

The Defeat of Darkness

01 September, 2022

The Defeat of Darkness

The symbolic meanings of light and dark throughout classical art. The first Hypercritic Exhibition.