Archive for the 'Art' Category

What Happened to Frida Kahlo’s Missing Adultery Painting?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: What Happened to Frida Kahlo’s Missing Adultery Painting? After Frida Kahlo discovered that her beloved husband Diego Rivera had conducted an affair with her younger sister Cristina, she painted ‘The Wounded Table.’ Then it disappeared. Allison McNearney on the Daily Best Wesbite on March 25, 2017,

The Violence of the 2017 Whitney Biennia

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Violence of the 2017 Whitney Biennial: One of the themes of this year’s Whitney Biennial appears to be violence, and not every artist has the ability to transform it into a successful work of art by Hrag Vartanian on the HyperAllergic website on March 21, 2017.

Jordan Wolfson’s “Real Violence” (2017) on display at the 2017 Whitney Biennial (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted)

 

 

Painting on Message at the 2017 Whitney Biennial

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Painting on Message at the 2017 Whitney Biennial: This year, the Whitney Biennial includes plenty of painting. And — for the most part — the painting is on message. It’s eccentric figuration with political content by Jennifer Samet on the HyperAllergic website on March 20, 2017,

Henry Taylor, “Ancestors of Ghenghis Khan with Black Man on horse” (2015-17), acrylic on canvas, 104 x 250 inches (all images by Benjamin Sutton for Hyperallergic, unless stated otherwise)

Isamu Noguchi’s Voluntary Stay in a Japanese-American Incarceration Camp

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Isamu Noguchi’s Voluntary Stay in a Japanese-American Incarceration Camp: The modernist sculptor voluntarily entered one of the many incarceration camps for Japanese Americans, and it was an experience that deeply impacted him by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on March 16, 2017.

Isamu Noguchi, “Yellow Landscape” (1943) (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

Hanne Darboven Reflects the Infinite Feeling of History

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Hanne Darboven Reflects the Infinite Feeling of History: The artist’s “Kulturegeschichte 1880–1983” (“Cultural History 1880–1983”) is a seemingly endless archive that renders the viewer mute by Cynthia Cruz on the HyperAllergic website on March7, 2017.

Installation view, Hanne Darboven, “Kulturegeschichte 1880–1983 (Cultural History 1880–1983)” (1980–83) at Dia:Chelsea (© 2016 Hanne Darboven Foundation, Hamburg/Artists Rights Society, ARS, New York; photo by Bill Jacobson Studio, New York, courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York)

38,000-Year-Old Cave Paintings Could Have Huge Impact on Archaeology and Modern Art

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  38,000-Year-Old Cave Paintings Could Have Huge Impact on Archaeology and Modern Art
By John Bonazzo on the Observer website on March 01, 2017.

Some of the newly discovered cave paintings. Randall White, et al.

Georgia O’Keeffe: The Brand A new show at the Brooklyn Museum reconstructs one of the 20th century’s most enduring personas. BY RUMAAN ALAM March 3, 2017

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Georgia O’Keeffe: The Brand: A new show at the Brooklyn Museum reconstructs one of the 20th century’s most enduring personas by Ranaan Alam on the New Republic website on March 3, 2017.

In Protest of Trump’s Travel Ban, Davis Museum Will Remove All Art Made or Donated by Immigrants

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: In Protest of Trump’s Travel Ban, Davis Museum Will Remove All Art Made or Donated by Immigrants: From tomorrow until Presidents’ Day, the Davis Museum at Wellesley is deinstalling or shrouding all of its art by immigrants as a statement against Trump’s travel ban by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on February 14, 2016.

Adolf Ulric Wertmüller (b. 1751, Stockholm, Sweden – d. 1811 Wilmington, Delaware), “Portrait of George Washington” (1794-96), oil on canvas (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Munn, courtesy Davis Museum at Wellesley College) Class of 1909

The Lifespan of Bauhaus Utopianism

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Lifespan of Bauhaus Utopianism: An exhibition at Paris’s decorative arts museum hones in on the myriad ways that students and teachers at the Bauhaus sought to integrate art, architecture, and design into total artworks by Joseph Nechvatal on the HyperAllergic website on Feburary 8. 2017.

Erich Consemüller, “Woman in a B3 Club Chair by Marcel Breuer wearing a Mask by Oskar Schlemmer and a Dress by Lis Beyer” (1926) (© Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin)

Here’s How Emma Sulkowicz, The Columbia Mattress Artist, Plans To Resist Trump

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Here’s How Emma Sulkowicz, The Columbia Mattress Artist, Plans To Resist Trump by Gabrielle Moss on the Bustle website on February 7, 2017.

SOURCE: Emily Belshaw

From Montage to Mounting: The Surprisingly Sexual Drawings of Sergei Eisenstein

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: From Montage to Mounting: The Surprisingly Sexual Drawings of Sergei Eisenstein: Over the course of his life, Sergei Eisenstein amassed 5,000 sketches, including his “sex drawings,” which depict various sex acts that are not limited to humans by Tanner Tafelski on the HyperAllergic website on on February 1, 2017.

Sergei Eisenstein, “Untitled” (c. 1931), colored pencil on paper, 10.67 x 8.27 in (Private collection, image courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York and Matthew Stephenson, London)

Why Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Colorado Project Succeeded Despite Its Failure

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Colorado Project Succeeded Despite Its Failure: “Over the River” was never about the sculpture, it was about the attempt by Adam Milner on the HyperAllergic Website on January 30th, 2017.

Christo in his studio working on a preparatory collage for “Over The River” in 2011 (photo by Wolfgang Volz, © 2011 Christo)

A Book and Exhibition Reveal Josef Albers’s Rarely Seen Photocollages:

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read: A Book and Exhibition Reveal Josef Albers’s Rarely Seen Photocollages: In his only lecture on photography, Albers warned students against approaching photography carelessly, and the collages he made of his own photos show how he put that mantra into practice. Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on January 18, 2017.

Josef Albers, “Bullfight, San Sebastian” (1929), the Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired through the generosity of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, and Jon L. Stryker (all images © 2016 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society, New York)

Philip Johnson’s ‘Glass House’ Is Subject Of New Book By Psychoanalyst

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

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Click Here to Read and Listen to: Philip Johnson’s ‘Glass House’ Is Subject Of New Book By Psychoanalyst By Davis Dunavin on the WSHU.org website on January 3, 2017.

An exterior view of the Glass House in New Canaan, Conn.
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5 Books to Read About Artists Under Nazism: How do artists function under tyranny?

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: 5 Books to Read About Artists Under Nazism: How do artists function under tyranny? by Giovanni Garcia-Fenech on the HyperAllergic website on December 12, 2016.

A 1938 poster for a “degenerate art” exhibition in Germany (image via Wikimedia Commons)

Artists, writers to revive freud’s surrealism in present day Bengaluru

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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Click Here To Read: Artists, writers to revive freud’s surrealism in present day Bengaluru By Express News Service on the NewIndiaDxpressNewsService.com website on December 7, 2016.

Participants at a previous Gathr event in the city

An Alluring Glimpse into Japan’s Embrace of Art Deco

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: An Alluring Glimpse into Japan’s Embrace of Art Deco: An exhibition in Washington, DC examines how Japanese artists and designers adopted Art Deco to capture the seductive qualities of a rapidly modernizing society by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic Website on December 4, 2016.

Paintings by Enomoto Chikatoshi on view in Deco Japan at Hillwood Museum (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

197 Years After It Opens, the Prado Museum Gives a Woman a Solo Show

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: 197 Years After It Opens, the Prado Museum Gives a Woman a Solo Show
Today, Spain’s national art museum opened its first solo exhibition devoted to a female artist ever by Benjamin Sutton

Clara Peeters, “Still Life with Sparrow Hawk, Fowl, Porcelain, and Shells” (1611), oil on panel (Museo del Prado, via Wikimedia Commons)

Picasso and the Perfectly Bearable Likeness of Being

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Picasso and the Perfectly Bearable Likeness of Being by Paul Levy on the An Arts Journal Blog website on October 11, 2016.

Woman with Joined Hands (Marie-Thérèse Walter) by Pablo Picasso (Private Collection)

Stolen Van Gogh Paintings Found by Italy Anti-Mafia Police

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read and View:  Stolen Van Gogh Paintings Found by Italy Anti-Mafia Police by Alastair Jamieson on the NBC News Website on September 30, 2016.