Long before Stephen King appropriated it, there was but one murderous clown. Si chiama Pagliacci. Welcome to the brutal embrace of Leoncavallo’s bloody masterpiece.
Yes, he spoke to a truck in a movie, but the unique work that Shia LaBeouf is producing surely makes him as an artist we should listen to.
Not just words to fill out funerals or film scripts, the elegy possesses a great power to move the most stoic of listeners. Get better acquainted, you lot.
We’re all familiar with pa, but his kids (all ten of them) didn’t do too badly in their own right. Strap in, because we’re bringing sexy Bach.
Arguably more famous than the versions carved by Chaplin and Bugs, The Barber of Seville is an enduring classic for a reason. (Spoiler alert – it involves cockblockery.)
What inspires the artist? The process is varied as much as it is guarded, so we’re asking some to share. First up, musician Anita Lester on religion and living death.
The National Art school has produced some of our greatest artists with their unique teaching method, and the proposed changes to this system make no sense whatsoever.
Given the choice to kiss, kill, or steal from, a famous artist, what would you do? Our writers decided to share their picks. Today, the large cheese: Mathew Mackie.
The Turnbull government’s move to gut the tertiary funding of the arts, forcing them to rely solely on universities, is a grave misstep.
Hockin’ jewellery, songs about drinking and a stoush with the missus’ new/old bae. Verdi’s La Traviata is not a block of flats in Western Sydney, but a towering ode to doomed love.
We all know the name, but what do we know of the man’s work beyond that ceiling that he painted? Michelangelo gets the treatment in this week’s Know who you’re Googling.
Tim Ferguson talks keeping it simple, both on and off the set of Spin Out – the veteran comedy writer’s directorial debut in cinemas now.
There’s a reason opera is used to sell pasta sauce and score slow-motion sequences in Hollywood. The kernel of that is Verdi’s Rigoletto.
The term “Kafkaesque” is bandied about the round table of discussion, but what the hell does it mean? And what of the man’s body of work?
Austra-alien in LA, @tashihonnery, gives TBS the lowdown on all things creative, artistic, expressive, weird and abnormal on her Instagram.
The National Gallery of Victoria’s Simon Maidment speaks to TBS about Everyday Divine, Subodh Gupta’s exhibition showcasing a lesser-known side of India.
Colloquially, Oedipus is known as the guy who fancied his mum. But the full story of this historic Greek tragedy is far filthier.
Australian pianist Casey Golden talks to TBS about his musical upbringing, The Casey Golden Trio, their new EP and the strange process of creating jazz.
With the backlash surrounding the recently erected statue of Mary Seacole, we look back at historical erections that brought the greatest ire.
Given the choice to kiss, kill or steal famous artists, who would be your choices? Our writers decided to share theirs. First up, Loretta Barnard.
Now that the government has made further cuts to the arts, is it time for the arts to stand on their own two feet and govern themselves?