This Week on Google Arts & Culture
Discover the details you might have missed in Sigmar Polke's artwork Kathereiner´s Morning Wood, including where Polke has hidden his name, why he's written his signature upside down, and the ironic reason behind the Matisse attribution in the corner.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is Australia's most famous and well-loved LGBTQI event. It began as a street festival, which was descended on by police for its brave celebration of gay rights in 1978, when homosexuality was still illegal, and is now a thriving jubilee of self-expression. This exhibit tells its story, through the protests, pride and heroic moments 🏳️🌈.
Round off your Halloween week by taking a look at these paintings from art history full of creepy characters that go bump in the night, from incubus demons to the devil masquerading as a large male goat.
Ever wondered what life is like on an aircraft carrier? Explore the experiences of crew members aboard the USS Intrepid during the Vietnam War, from what they did with their time off in exotic foreign ports, to how they were disciplined when they got caught being drunk and disorderly...🍻
The Völklinger Ironworks in Germany is a World Cultural Heritage Site that provides a glimpse into the sprawling complexities and bleak beauty of industrial architecture. Take a tour of the well-preserved site and marvel at the awe-inspiring power of the production machinery.
Artist of the Week
Zaha Hadid was a British architect, famous for works such as the wave-like aquatic centre for the London 2012 Olympics and the Guangzhou Opera House in China. Born in Iraq, Hadid was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Street View Pick
St Paul's Cathedral, London's Anglican cathedral, has been the location of many significant services in British history, including the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, the Queen's 90th birthday and Winston Churchill's funeral. Check out its stunning dome, designed by Christopher Wren, in Street View.
Mexico's most popular holiday, Day of the Dead, honors the mystery of death and celebrates it as an inevitable part of life—not something to be afraid of. This project explores its traditions, including; the vibrant altars filled with ofrendas, the history, the colorful sugar skulls, artistic representations of calveras, and more.