Romanticism

sculpture

These Sad Clown Sculptures Are Way Too Realistic Not to Feel You

In ‘The World Just Makes Me Laugh,' sculptor Ugo Rondinone brings his trippy, sad clowns to UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
DJ Pangburn
6.18.17
Essays

IDM Was the Romanticism of the New Millennium

What do Aphex Twin and Brahms have in common? What if we told you that Beethoven used the same expository technique as Autechre?
Giovanni Coppola
6.10.17
painting

Gucci’s Favorite Painter Is a Self-Taught Instagram Star

“Unskilled Worker” started painting at 48 and became internationally famous by 50.
J.H. Fearless
4.8.17
Valentine's Day

Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” Is Truly the Great Romantic Ballad of a Generation

It's not only because it has "Love" in the title, though that helps.
Phil Witmer
2.14.17
Postscript

'Dear Esther' Offers A Different, Romantic Sort of Apocalypse

The debut game by The Chinese Room makes us confront our cosmic smallness. Also you walk a lot.
Cameron Kunzelman
11.11.16
Art

These Paintings Take a Fairytale Turn to a Forest Far, Far Away

Enter Andy Kehoe’s nymphic fantasy world.
Diana Shi
7.17.16
desserts

How Gothic Romanticism Inspires My Desserts

My desserts are kind of like my taste in music and my wardrobe. I definitely consider myself to be a little witchy in the way I dress every day, and I love the Misfits and Black Flag.
Maya Erickson
10.22.15
barcelona

Barcelona and the Burden of Beauty

As the team struggles on the pitch, Barcelona's front office is bleeding front-office types and losing its claim as the world's most beautiful team.
Colin McGowan
1.6.15
Booze

Next Level Absinthe Tripping Has Always Been Psychosomatic

Lofty 19th century Romantics were really into knocking back absinthe because they believed that it allowed them to transcend the mere mortals of this earth. Sadly, absinthe isn't actually hallucinogenic and any tripping was all in their heads.
Emily Steer
9.16.14