Irving Penn, who died in 2009, would have been 100 this year. To mark the occasion, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is celebrating the influential photographer, whose work it now holds in great depth. News of a Penn retrospective might conjure up fashion images. What better than to augment the crowds already coming to see the Met’s Costume Institute shows? Penn’s fashion pictures can be dazzling and filled with ingenious tricks in their details.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema was once one of the most sought-after painters in Europe during the 19th century for his pictures depicting the stern rulers and handsome youth of ancient Greece and Rome. The producers and designers of the Hollywood Roman epic Gladiator pored over Alma-Tadema’s visions of that era for the film, according to Ridley Scott’s production designer, who was spotted by the Guardian at an Alma-Tadema exhibition in Holland last year.
One of the objects that catches your eye in “Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection,” which just opened at the Metropolitan Museum, is not what you might have expected to see at a show of Japanese art. The work, from the late 19th century, is called Bowler Hat. It is a black derby, but this one is constructed from bamboo and rattan rather than felt. It’s impossible not to conjure up comparisons with the work of the surrealist Rene Magritte, who was famously a painter of derby hats.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".