Archive for the 'Art' Category

Icelandic Scientists Find Link Between Creativity and Mental Disorders

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Icelandic Scientists Find Link Between Creativity and Mental Disorders by Laura C. Mallonee on the Hyperallergic website on June 11, 2015.

Vincent van Gogh, “Self-Portrait” (1889), oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC (image viaWikimedia)

Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series depicts a vital chapter in American history

Monday, June 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series depicts a vital chapter in American history By Fred Mazelis on the World Socialist Web Site on June 8, 2015.

In every town Negroes were leaving by the hundreds to go North and enter into Northern industry.

‘From your luscious fruit’. . . Lucian Freud’s amazing love letters to poet Stephen Spender are revealed for the first time after 70 years

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: ‘From your luscious fruit’. . .  Lucian Freud’s amazing love letters to poet Stephen Spender are revealed for the first time after 70 years by Gordie Grieg in the Daily Mail on June 6, 2015.

‘Frankly sexual': One of Lucian Freud’s letters to the 1930s poet Stephen Spender

Painter Kehinde Wiley at the Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Painter Kehinde Wiley at the Brooklyn Museum: Trappings of empire and power By Clare Hurley on The World Socialist Web Site June 6, 2015.

Napoleon Leading the Army Over the Alps (2005)

1933 Article on Frida Kahlo: “Wife of the Master Mural Painter Gleefully Dabbles in Works of Art”

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: 1933 Article on Frida Kahlo: “Wife of the Master Mural Painter Gleefully Dabbles in Works of Art” on the Open Culture Website on March 16th, 2015.

Emma Sulkowicz’s “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol”: An Explainer

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Emma Sulkowicz’s “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol”: An Explainer by Rebecca Vipond Brink on the Frisky website on June 5, 2015/

The National Gallery is erasing women from the history of art

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The National Gallery is erasing women from the history of art on The Conversation website on June 3, 2015.

Mary Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, 1878, National Gallery of Art.

Reunion with looted painting is ‘second victory against the Nazis’

Monday, June 1st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Reunion with looted painting is ‘second victory against the Nazis': David Toren remembers staring at Max Liebermann’s Two Riders on a Beach as his great-uncle signed over his estate to a Nazi general. Now his family has it back on the Guardian Website on May 27, 2015.

Two Riders on a Beach, 1901, by the German painter Max Liebermann, is to be sold by Sotheby’s on 24 June

China’s Invisible History: An Interview with Filmmaker and Artist Hu Jie

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  China’s Invisible History: An Interview with Filmmaker and Artist Hu Jie by Ian Johnson in the New York Review of Books on May 27, 2015.

Hu Jie in his studio in Nanjing, 2015

The Venice of the Sands in Peril

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Venice of the Sands in Peril by G.W. Bowersock in The New York Review of Books on May 25, 2015.

Funerary relief of a laden camel and two traders, from the Valley of the Tombs, Palmyra, 2nd-3rd century AD. Gianni Dagli Orti/DEA/Getty Images

Jewish artifacts in ISIS’s hands after capture of ancient city

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Jewish artifacts in ISIS’s hands after capture of ancient city By Julia Marsh in The New York Post on May 26, 2015.

The ancient Syrian city of Palmyra Photo: Getty Images

Woman in Gold and an Old Toyota

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Woman in Gold and an Old Toyota: Remembering Maria Altmann, the uncompromising Klimt owner behind Helen Mirren’s portrayal in ‘Woman in Gold’ By Frances Brent on The Tablet Website on May 18, 2015.

Detail of ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,’ 1907, by Gustav Klimt. (© 2015 Neue Galerie New York Photograph by Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York)

Assistant for 30 Years: Life With Louise Bourgeois

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Assistant for 30 Years: Life With Louise Bourgeois By Katy Diamond Hamer on the Vulture website on December 18, 2014.

Louise Bourgeois and her assistant Jerry Gorovoy in Carrara, Italy, in 1981. © The Easton Foundation. Photo: ? The Easton Foundation

Modernist Furniture Designer Maciej Markowicz Premieres Objets D’art at ICFF

Monday, May 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Modernist Furniture Designer Maciej Markowicz Premieres Objets D’art at ICFF: Global début of Wiczny Armchair, inspired by Felix Augenfeld’s 1930 chair made for Sigmund Freud, and other new works by acclaimed Polish artisan Markowicz on the PR Web Website.

Lucian Freud nude sale sets new record for artist

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Lucian Freud nude sale sets new record for artist on the BBC News website on May 14, 2015.

My Narrative Art: Mr. Lucas, Are You There?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: My Narrative Art: Mr. Lucas, Are You There? by NSpira on his A Deeper Look blog on May 11, 2015.

In ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ Eastern Culture Meets Western Fashion

Friday, May 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Review: In ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ Eastern Culture Meets Western Fashion By Holland Cotter in The New York Times on May 7, 2015.

Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Art Gallery of Ontario: Graffiti, fame and the art market

Friday, May 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Art Gallery of Ontario: Graffiti, fame and the art market By Lee Pars on the World Socialist Web Site on May 8, 2015.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Obnoxious Liberals, 1982 Acrylic, oilstick, and spray paint on canvas 172.72 x 259.08 cm The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2014) Licensed by Artestar, New York

 

Julian Barnes: ‘Art doesn’t just capture the thrill of life … sometimes it is that thrill’

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Julian Barnes: ‘Art doesn’t just capture the thrill of life … sometimes it is that thrill’ When Julian Barnes was growing up, going to a gallery felt like an obligation. Then he discovered modernism, with its slicings, whirls and brainy grids. Later, realism seemed just as fascinating and truthful. He reflects on a life looking at art by Julian Barnes on the Guardian Website on May 2, 2015.

The Persistence of Memory (1931) by Salvador Dalí. Photograph courtesy of Salvador Dalí, Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dalí, DACS, 2007 Photograph: PR

 

Anti-Semitism of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Anti-Semitism of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s on the McMaster University website.