Archive for the 'Art' Category

Four Centuries of Mapping the Subterranean World

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Four Centuries of Mapping the Subterranean World: Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center is exhibiting maps of volcanoes, catacombs, mines, subways, sewage systems, and other underground cartography by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on November 20, 2017.

Tabula Rogeriana, 1154: Date 1300 (French) or 1486 (Bodleian) copy of a 1154 original Source Konrad Miller’s collage of the Bodleian MS. Pococke 375 or possibly another based on the French National Library’s MS. Arabe 2221 Author: Al-Idrisi. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

6 Questions for an Art Historian About Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi”

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: 6 Questions for an Art Historian About Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi”: David Nolta doesn’t mince words in his assessment of “Salvator Mundi.” “The sale does not necessarily have any more to do with scholarship than the picture has to do with Leonardo,” he explains Hrag Vartanian on November 21, 2017.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi Public Domain Via Wikimedia Commons

Ancient Cave Art Depicts Oldest Evidence of Dogs Wearing Leashes

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Ancient Cave Art Depicts Oldest Evidence of Dogs Wearing Leashes by Ryan F. Mandelbaum on the Gizmodo website on November 20, 2017.

Big Blue Dog on Leash by Yuval Y in Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Thousands of Objects Tell of Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence Across the Centuries

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Thousands of Objects Tell of Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence Across the Centuries: Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence in the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library at Harvard’s Houghton Library explores the human desire to escape the ordinary by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic Website on November 10, 2017.

Waching Eye Public Domain Image

Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum 3rd season opening

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

The 2017-2018 season at the Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum has opened.
Welcome to the beginning of our third season!

We invite you to enter the Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum for a new experience of psychoanalytic understanding.

Our first new exhibit for this season is Winnie’s Gallery: Psychoanalysis and Dogs. Winnie is our first canine curator who, with the help of Arlene and Arnie Richards, has assembled several vignettes and chapters on the subject.

We are also keeping exhibits from last season available in the Main Entry Hall for now. As new exhibits become ready for launch we will move older exhibits to the Past Galleries and Exhibits area where they will remain accessible along with those from our first season.

Newly Unearthed Miniature Carving Changes Our Understanding of Bronze Age Art

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Newly Unearthed Miniature Carving Changes Our Understanding of Bronze Age Art: A newly discovered warrior tomb suggests Bronze Age Aegean culture was more interested in naturalism and the human form than previously believed by Hrag Vartanian on the HyperAllergic website on November 13, 2017,

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, a Conversation with Curator Deborah Wye

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, a Conversation with Curator Deborah Wye: Wye provides an expert overview not only of Bourgeois’s prints and artist’s books, but her work as a whole by Christopher Lyon on the HyperAllergic website on November 3, 2017.

Louise Bourgeois’ Maman, located outside the National Gallery of Canada. Personal photo by user:Radagast.

Ancient Mediterranean Oil Lamps Capture the Pop Culture of Their Time

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Ancient Mediterranean Oil Lamps Capture the Pop Culture of Their Time: J. Paul Getty Museum published a free, digital catalogue documenting one of the richest troves of lamps from the ancient Mediterranean world by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on October 20, 2017.

Exhibitions at the America Folk Art Museum

Friday, October 27th, 2017

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An interview with a Loving Vincent painter-animator

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Click, Here to Read:  An interview with a Loving Vincent painter-animator By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on October 19, 2017

Amedeo Modigliani’s Identity Politics

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Amedeo Modigliani’s Identity Politics: A half-Italian, half-French Sephardic Jew, Modigliani was a cultural mixed bag from the get-go by
Thomas Micchelli on the HyperAllergic website on October 4, 2017.

Explore the World’s Largest Online Database of Jewish Art, from Antiquity to Today

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Explore the World’s Largest Online Database of Jewish Art, from Antiquity to Today: The database’s 260,000 catalogue entries, the fruits of 30 years of research, range from modernist synagogues to ancient Hebrew illuminated manuscripts by Claire Voon on September 27, 2017.

Mosaic floor depicting Helios from a synagogue in Hammath Tiberias, Israel (286–337 BCE) (all images courtesy Center for Jewish Art / Hebrew University)

Two Thousand Years of Inuit Art Goes on Display at the Frieze Masters Art Fair

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Click  Here to Read:   Two Thousand Years of Inuit Art Goes on Display at the Frieze Masters Art Fair: Dozens of objects make up Donald Ellis Gallery’s exhibition of art by the indigenous people of North America’s arctic region by Hrag Vartanian on the HyperAllergic Website on September 22, 2017.

Female Figure, Pre-Koniag Culture, Kodiak Island, Alaska, Uyak Lower Level (500–200 BCE), marine mammal ivory, height: 8 1/2 (all images courtesy Donald Ellis Gallery, New York)

What Prehistoric Cave Paintings Can Teach Us About the Psychology of Creativity

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   What Prehistoric Cave Paintings Can Teach Us About the Psychology of Creativity by Nicola Brown on the Sky Word website on September 11, 2017.

The Print Legacy of Louise Bourgeois Unfolds at MoMA

Thursday, September 21st, 2017


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 The Print Legacy of Louise Bourgeois Unfolds at MoMA: A new exhibition gathers some 300 works, including 265 prints, to show the increasingly central role printmaking played in Bourgeois’s practice through the decades by Benjamin Sutton on the HyperAllergic website on September 19, 2017.

From the KKK to Darfur, Reflecting on Evil as a Deliberate Ac

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  From the KKK to Darfur, Reflecting on Evil as a Deliberate Act: Evil: A Matter of Intent at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU features works from 1940 to the present, with each addressing evil in its various incarnations by Monica Uszerowicz on the HyperAllergic website on September 17, 2017.

Evil: A Matter of Intent at Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, installation view (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

An Exhibition About Revolution that Keeps Faith with Ringgold

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Click Here to Read: An Exhibition About Revolution that Keeps Faith with Ringgold: It is a great irony that the Faith Ringgold’s first public commission was effectively imprisoned for over 40 years, but this situation raises valuable questions regarding our notions of the public and how that public is served.
by Ramsay Kolber on the HyperAllergic website on September 14, 2017.

Faith Ringgold, “For the Women’s House” (1971) oil on canvas, 96 x 96 (243.8 x 243.8 cm) (courtesy of Rose M. Singer Center, Rikers Island Correctional Center 2017 © Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

Unique Egyptian Gilded Coffin Acquired by the Metropolitan Museum

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Unique Egyptian Gilded Coffin Acquired by the Metropolitan Museum: The museum’s ancient Egyptian art collection now has a highly ornamental coffin belonging to a high-ranking priest by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on September 12, 2017.

Detail of a gilded coffin lid for the Priest Nedjemankh (late Ptolemaic Period, 150-50 BCE) (all images © the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

 

The Passion and Pain of Carol Rama

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Passion and Pain of Carol Rama: Rama’s paintings confront us with empowered female sexuality and insanity by Natalie Haddad3 on the HyperAllergic website on September 9. 2017.

Carol Rama, “La Mucca Pazza [The Mad Cow]” (1998), inner tube, acrylic, and pencil on mail sacking, 22 7/8 x23 1/4 inches (© Archivio Carol Rama, Turin. Photo by Pino Dell’Aquila)

The Portraiture of Paul Cézanne

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Portraiture of Paul Cézanne: Portraits by Cézanne at the Musée d’Orsay includes 60 psychologically loaded canvases from all periods of the artist’s career by Joseph Nechvatal2 on September 6, 2017.

Paul Cézanne, “Portrait de l’artiste au fond rose” (all images courtesy of Musee d’Orsay)