Archive for the 'Art' Category

From Birthday to Funeral, Rare Footage of Picasso Surfaces in AP Archives

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: From Birthday to Funeral, Rare Footage of Picasso Surfaces in AP Archives by Claire Voon on the Hyperallergic blong on July 24, 2015.

Picasso at his 80th birthday celebration (screenshot via YouTube)

The Exuberant Postcard Art of the First Bauhaus Exhibition

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Exuberant Postcard Art of the First Bauhaus Exhibition by Allison Meier on the  Hyperallergic website on July 20, 2015.

Paul Häberer, “Bauhaus Ausstellung Weimar Juli–Sept, 1923, Karte 13″ (1923), lithograph, 3 15/16 x 5 7/8 inches (all images courtesy Museum of Modern Art, Committee on Architecture and Design Funds, photos by John Wronn)

Why the “mad genius” is a myth

Friday, July 17th, 2015

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Click Here to View: Why the “mad genius” is a myth on the Verge.com website on July 14, 2015.

Revisiting Le Corbusier as a Fascist

Monday, July 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Revisiting Le Corbusier as a Fascist by Joseph Nechvatal on the Hyperallergic blog on July 10, 2015.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Offer Dueling Accounts of Detroit’s Industrial Glory

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Offer Dueling Accounts of Detroit’s Industrial Glory by Lisa John Rogers on the Hyperallergic blog on July 8, 2015.

Frida Kahlo, “Self-Portrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States” (1932), oil on metal (private collection)

It’s not ethical to review works by friends, so I’ll simply praise some

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: It’s not ethical to review works by friends, so I’ll simply praise some by Paul Levy on his Plain English Blog on July 9, 2015.

Michael Craig-Martin, “Eye of the Storm,” 2002 (detail)

China’s Young Postmodern, Post-Mao Artists

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: China’s Young Postmodern, Post-Mao Artists by John Seed on the Hyperallergic website on July 7, 2015.

Chi Peng, “Sprinting Forward 4″ (2004), C-print, 55 x 81 x 2 1/2 in. (framed) (Collection of Andrew and Heather Rayburn, all images courtesy the Orange County Museum of Art).

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