Katrin Trautwein is the founder of kt.COLOR, a Swiss manufacturer of handcrafted paint colors sourced from around the world. She is also the author of 128 Colors and Black. Before participating in the Zócalo/Getty “Open Art” event “What Does Blackness Mean?”, she talked about the one sandwich in Switzerland that’s worth eating, the smells of a sailing trip from Sweden to Majorca, and the difference between Swiss German and plain old normal German.
Cambridge University Scholar and Writer John Harvey
I Can’t Resist the Tingle of Retsina
John Harvey is a longtime member of the English faculty at Cambridge University and in 2000 became a university reader in literature and visual culture. He is the author of …
How I Knifed The Swiss Army
Twenty-Five Years Ago, Young Swiss Activists Used a Ballot Initiative to Try to End My Country’s Military. They Won, Because They Knew How to Lose.
Some people in my home country of Switzerland keep trying to weaken the Swiss Army, which is famous worldwide for its neutrality and knives. The latest attempt—a national ballot initiative …
The Alchemy of Paint
The Alchemy of Paint: Art, Science and Secrets from the Middle Ages
by Spike Bucklow
–Reviewed by Saskia Vogel
Does Jerry Buss know just how fitting the purple and gold of his …
Heaven’s Nice, But Hell’s More Fun To Paint
Our Depictions of the Afterlife Are As Varied As Our Cultures
Where’s heaven? What’s it like? Who gets in? And what tortures await those of us who land in the alternative destination?
Scholars of religion, history, and art asked these questions during …