The Google Arts and Culture app launched “Faces of Frida”, the largest collection of Frida Kahlo artifacts for free.

The Google Arts & Culture platform presented on Wednesday its first collection of retrospective art that users can access through the Internet, summarizing the work of one of the most representative Latin American artists of the twentieth century: Frida Kahlo.

For Google, Kahlo was an artist “capable of writing her own story and challenging the social paradigms that prevailed during the era in which she lived”, so they decided to include it in this digitalization project dedicated to the most representative artistic pieces in the world.

The virtual collection consists of more than 800 pieces, which includes around 700 files with photos, letters, and portraits, 20 ultra-high resolution images, 5 virtual tours with Street View, as well as several Virtual Reality experiences; The project was developed with the support of 33 partner museums in 7 countries.

Among the pieces are some private collections such as View of New York, created in 1932 by Kahlo while watching the city through the window of the Barbizon Plaza Hotel, as well as some versions of the first works of Frida.

If you want to visit the digital experience Faces of Frida visit g.co/facesoffrida or download the app on either iOS or Android to learn more about the many faces of Frida.

 

The philanthropist and American businessman Bill Gates published a list of his favorite books for the summer holidays of 2018. It is a yearly tradition that he started in 2013.

“I’ve read some terrific books lately. When I pulled together this list of five that you might enjoy this summer, I realized that several of my choices wrestle with big questions. What makes a genius tick? Why do bad things happen to good people? Where does humanity come from, and where are we headed?” says Gates in his blog.

Despite these big questions, the Microsoft co-founder says his recommendations are “pretty fun to read.”

The founder of Microsoft carries out this tradition since 2013.

Leonardo da Vinci (by Walter Isaacson), 2017: The author of this book, who wrote the biographies of Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs, tells the life and work of the famous painter through scientific research. “I think Leonardo was one of the most fascinating people ever. Although today he’s best known as a painter, Leonardo had an absurdly wide range of interests, from human anatomy to the theater,” says Gates.

Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved (by Kate Bowler), 2018: The author of this book tells about her search for answers after she was diagnosed with cancer. “Is it a test of her character? The result is a heartbreaking, surprisingly funny memoir about faith and coming to grips with your own mortality,” says the philanthropist.

Lincoln in the Bardo (by George Saunders), 2017: “I thought I knew everything I needed to know about Abraham Lincoln, but this novel made me rethink parts of his life. It blends historical facts from the Civil War with fantastical elements—it’s basically a long conversation among 166 ghosts, including Lincoln’s deceased son,” Gates says in his blog.

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything (by David Christian), 2018: “David created my favorite course of all time, Big History. It tells the story of the universe from the big bang to today’s complex societies, weaving together insights and evidence from various disciplines into a single narrative. If you haven’t taken Big History yet, Origin Story is a great introduction. If you have, it’s a great refresher,” says Microsoft’s co-founder.

Factfulness (by Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund), 2018: “I’ve been recommending this book since the day it came out. Hans, the brilliant global-health lecturer who died last year, gives you a breakthrough way of understanding basic truths about the world—how life is getting better, and where the world still needs to improve. And he weaves in unforgettable anecdotes from his life. It’s a fitting final word from a brilliant man, and one of the best books I’ve ever read,” Gates said.

Dua Lipa performing before Real Madrid vs Liverpool.

This year the 22-year-old from London will open the show in Kiev.

Every year the UEFA Champions League Final sees two of Europe’s biggest teams go head to head in the biggest match in the domestic football calendar and 2018 is no different. Liverpool and Real Madrid have had plenty of success in Europe in the past and will both be looking to add some silverware to their trophy cabinet.

But as much as we’re loving the football, we’re also excited to see Dua Lipa perform ahead of the game!

I was honoured to be asked by UEFA and Pepsi to perform at the ‘UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony’ – it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity”.

 

What will she be performing at the Champions League Final?

The ‘New Rules’ singer remained tight lipped ahead of her performance, but given the fact that she’s got plenty of HUGE songs under her belt already, we’re expecting to hear the likes of ‘IDGAF’, ‘New Rules’ or maybe even her recent collaboration with DJ superstar Calvin Harris ‘One Kiss’.