Thursday’s Art Notes
Mythical animals on the eaves of a pagoda are silhouetted against a near full-moon at a park in Beijing. December 31, the last day of the year and the decade, will see the rare occurance of the second full moon in a month, something that happens only once every two or three years, and because of its rarity been called a ‘blue moon’, even though the moon actually stays exactly the same color as a regular full moon. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
A painting by Degas has been stolen from an exhibit in Marseilles. The painting, which is worth over a million dollars, was missing Thursday morning when the museum opened.
Of all professions, architects were hit the hardest by the recession in 2009, reports MSNBC.
The man who wrote the book on New York architecture, the authoritative AIA guide, has died. Norval White, an architect himself, passed away at age 83 in France.
The Associated Press says goodbye to many of the artists and entertainers who died this year. NPR Music reminisces with a great multimedia interactive, where you can listen to a clip for each musician who passed away.