Archive for the 'Art' Category

Inside LA’s Newest Art Museum, the Private Foundation of Fashion Moguls

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Inside LA’s Newest Art Museum, the Private Foundation of Fashion Moguls: A new private museum has taken over a former Masonic lodge in LA and transformed it into a 55,000-square-foot contemporary art venue by Tod Seelie on the HyperAllergic Website on June 22, 2017.

An exterior view of the building from the sculpture courtyard. (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

The Unrealized Visions of Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Unrealized Visions of Frank Lloyd Wright: A new show at MoMA celebrates his 150th birthday, and the archive he left behind. by Josephine Livingstone in The New Republic on June 22, 2017

Remembering Homework: Rokhl’s Golden City: Bringing Yiddish children to life, while 1970s New York drops dead

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Remembering Homework: Rokhl’s Golden City: Bringing Yiddish children to life, while 1970s New York drops dead
By Rokhl Kafrissen on the Tablet Website on June 21, 2017

Looking for Traces of Lenin in Ukraine

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Looking for Traces of Lenin in Ukraine: The former Soviet republic, which used to have the most Lenin statutes per capita, has dealt with its old communist monuments in a myriad of ways by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on June 18, 2017.

Why Egon Schiele is one of art’s greatest provocateurs

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why Egon Schiele is one of art’s greatest provocateurs: From art school drop out to seminal psychosexual provocateur, here’s everything you need to know about the 20th-century Austrian Expressionist who inspired Francis Bacon and David Bowie by Philomena Epps on the Dazed website on June 19, 2017.

The North’s Role in Supplying the South with Confederate Monuments

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The North’s Role in Supplying the South with Confederate Monuments: Confederate monuments would not exist in such large numbers without mass production, which, in the wake of the Civil War, took place more often in the North than in the South.
by Lola Arellano-Fryer on the HyperAllergic website on June 14th, 2017.

Click Here to Read About and Purchase: On The Pleasures of Owning Persons: The Hidden Face of American Slavery by Volney Gay on IPbooks.

Shamanistic Paintings as Metaphors for Connectedness

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Shamanistic Paintings as Metaphors for Connectedness: In his first solo show, Franck Lundangi uses mystical imagery to portray links between humans and nature by Joseph Nechvatal on the HyperAllergic website on the HyperAllergic website on June 10, 2017.

Franck Lundangi, “Dialogues I” (2017), aquarelle on paper, 102×66 cm (all photos courtesy of Galerie Anne de Villepoix)

First House Built by Antoni Gaudí Will Become a Museum

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: First House Built by Antoni Gaudí Will Become a Museum: Following a major two-year restoration, Casa Vicens is opening to the public for the first time in the building’s 130-year-old history by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on June 7, 2017,

Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum 2nd Season – 2016-2017

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum 2nd Season – 2016-2017 on the VMP website.

Why We Need to Start Seeing the Classical World in Color

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why We Need to Start Seeing the Classical World in Color: The equation of white marble with beauty is not an inherent truth of the universe; it’s a dangerous construct that continues to influence white supremacist ideas today by Sarah E. Bond on the HyperAllergic website on June 6th, 2017.

Large polychrome tauroctony relief of Mithras killing a bull, originally from the mithraeum of S. Stefano Rotonodo (end of 3rd century CE), now at the Baths of Diocletian Museum, Rome (photo by Carole Raddato/Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Massive Freud Collection for Sale

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Massive Freud Collection for Sale By Barbara Basbanes Richter on the Biblio Blog website.

Laughing at the Jokes on Ancient Greek Vases

Monday, June 5th, 2017


Click Here to Read: Laughing at the Jokes on Ancient Greek Vases: An exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum showcases the vessels of the so-called Berlin Painter, highlighting the oft-overlooked comedy in Greek ceramics by Daniel Larkin on the HyperAllergic website on May 1, 2017.

One of the World’s Oldest Art Workshops Is a Cave in Ethiopia

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: One of the World’s Oldest Art Workshops Is a Cave in Ethiopia: According to a new study, the Porc-Epic Cave served as a site for the continuous production of ochre powder for at least 4,500 years by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on June 1, 2017.

View of Porc-Epic Cave (photo by A. Herrero; all images © 2017 Rosso et al., used under CC BY 4.0 license)

Saul Steinberg’s View of the World

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Saul Steinberg’s View of the World by Chris Ware in the New York Review of Books Daily on May 26, 2017.

Saul Steinberg: New York Moonlight, 1974-1981; The Saul Steinberg Foundation

The Eclectic Objects that Inspired Matisse’s Art

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Eclectic Objects that Inspired Matisse’s Art: Matisse in the Studio, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is the first exhibit to focus specifically on Matisse’s objects and how they influenced his art making by Debbie Hagan on the HyperAllergic website on May 24, 2017.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, “Matisse with his collection of Kuba cloths and a Samoan tapa on the wall behind him, Villa La Rêve, Vence” (1944) (© Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos, image courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Chronicling the Rivalry and Camaraderie of Michelangelo and Sebastiano

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Chronicling the Rivalry and Camaraderie of Michelangelo and Sebastiano: The exhibition methodically and academically does what it says on the tin: offer compelling instances of collaboration and reveal the twists and turns of a 25-year friendship and artistic relationship by Olivia McEwan on the HyperAllergic website on May 24, 2017.

Sebastiano del Piombo, “The Judgement of Solomon” (c. 1506-9) tempera (lower layers) and oil on canvas, traces of gold leaf (in half-dome) 208 x 318 cm, Kingston Lacy, the Bankes Collection (National Trust) (© National Trust images by Derrick E. Witty)

The 2017 Whitney Biennial—a survey of contemporary American art: What does it show?

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The 2017 Whitney Biennial—a survey of contemporary American art: What does it show? By Clare Hurley on the World Socialist Web Site on May 25, 2017.

Botticelli’s Venuses and Our Enduring Need for Beauty

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Botticelli’s Venuses and Our Enduring Need for Beauty: The Botticelli exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, so filled with the hopes and ambitions of the Renaissance, seems especially timely in our deplorable political moment by Susan Silas on the HyperAllergic website on May 19, 2017.

Sandro Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” (1444 or 1445–1510)

The Graphic Persuasiveness of 20th-Century Communist Posters

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Graphic Persuasiveness of 20th-Century Communist Posters: The first major survey of communist poster art considers the visual legacy of propaganda graphic design in nations around the world by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic Website on May 18, 2017.

Central Academy of Fine Arts Woodblock Print Combat Group, “Smash the Old World. Establish the New World” (People’s Republic of China, 1967) (courtesy University of Chicago Press)

The Lost Sights and Sounds of Storyville, New Orleans’s Red Light District

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Lost Sights and Sounds of Storyville, New Orleans’s Red Light District: Through guidebooks and rare artifacts, the New Orleans Historic Collection considers the complicated legacy of Storyville, the city’s former red light district by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on May 18, 2017.

A woman in striped stockings in New Orleans’s Storyville red light district (1912), attributed to E. J. Bellocq (via Wikimedia)