Archive for the 'Art' Category

Stitching Together an Artist’s Meditations on Genocide and Trauma

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Stitching Together an Artist’s Meditations on Genocide and Trauma: A short film shared exclusively with Hyperallergic, timed for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, offers an insightful portrait of an artist who is the daughter of two Holocaust survivors by Monica Uszerowicz on the HyperAllergic website on January 25, 2018,

Diego Rivera in the Soviet Union: An exhibition in Mexico City

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Diego Rivera in the Soviet Union: An exhibition in Mexico City By Alex González on the World Socialist website on January 12, 2018.

Diego Rivera.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Temple to ancient Roman cult resurrected beneath London

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Temple to ancient Roman cult resurrected beneath London By Katy Scott on the CNN website on January 12, 2018.

Marble statue of Mithras slaying the bull (tauroctony), Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. Photo by Carole Raddato from  FRANKFURT, Germany.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Zoom Through European Art History in An Endless Vortex of Paintings

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Click Here to Read and View:   Zoom Through European Art History in An Endless Vortex of Paintings: A software engineer at Google used the computer vision program Deep Dream to create the mesmerizing, slightly dizzying video by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on January 2, 2017.

Frans Hals St. Matthew. Public Domain in the US via Wikimedia Commons

The Dynamic Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s and ’30

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  The Dynamic Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s and ’30s: Susan Pack’s Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde celebrates the experimental film posters from the pre-Stalin Soviet Union by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on Janaary 2, 2018.

A New Website Profiles Pioneering Female Architects

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Click Here to Read:   A New Website Profiles Pioneering Female Architects: The recently launched online portal features profiles of 50 women born before 1940 who made significant contributions to architecture in the US by Claire Voon on December 31, 2017.

Parkway House by Elizabeth Fleisher. Public Domain via Wikipedia Commons.

Birding with Max Ernst

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Birding with Max Ernst: In the Museum of Modern Art’s current Ernst retrospective, the artist’s avian alter ego, Loplop, reveals a realer reality by Michael Friedrich on the HyperAllergic website on December 28, 2017,

Max Ernst. Author: Unknown.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Artists Build a Holocaust Memorial Beside Far-Right German Politician’s House

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Artists Build a Holocaust Memorial Beside Far-Right German Politician’s House: In response to comments made by a senior member of the Alternative for Germany party about Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial, the artist collective Center for Political Beauty built a replica of it in the politician’s hometown by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on December 26, 2017.

Berlin Holocaust by Museum Mary-Grace Blaha Schexnayder. Public Domain Via Wikimedia Commons.

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Vienna finally gets its own Freud statue, via Swiss Cottage

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Vienna finally gets its own Freud statue, via Swiss Cottage on the etcetera website on December 21, 2017.

Statue of Sigmund Freud in London, with the Tavistock Clinic in the background.Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net). Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Best of 2017: Our Top 20 Exhibitions Around the World

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Best of 2017: Our Top 20 Exhibitions Around the World: We traveled around the world this year to look for some of the best art exhibitions and found some gems in Germany, South Africa, Spain, UAE, UK, and beyond on the HyperAllergic website on December 22, 2017.

Front view of Winter Palace, where Russian Tsars used to spend their winter months hiding the bitter cold. Sasha Petite from Singapore. Public Domain Wikimedia Commons

Reflections on the Bodleian’s Treasures — and a few others

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Reflections on the Bodleian’s Treasures — and a few others by Paul Levy on his Plain English website on December 21, 2017.

The Making of a Modernist in the First-Ever Biography of Alexander Calder

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Making of a Modernist in the First-Ever Biography of Alexander Calder: Jed Perl makes the case that Calder was both an avant-gardist and a populist by Edward M. Gómez on the HyperAllergic website on December 15, 2017.

How a Jewish Storytelling Tradition Is Reflected in Contemporary Ar

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read: How a Jewish Storytelling Tradition Is Reflected in Contemporary Art: With varying degrees of success, a show at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco looks at how storytelling can help us access spirituality Clayton Schuster on the HyperAllergic on December 10, 2017,

Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, CA, USA

For Its Centennial, the Allen Museum Focuses on the Important Roles Women Played in Its History

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   For Its Centennial, the Allen Museum Focuses on the Important Roles Women Played in Its History: The Allen Memorial Art Museum clearly understands the importance of the issue of gender equity by Diana Sette on the HyperAllergic website on Decedmber 13, 2017.

Allen Memorial Art Museum. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Cancellation of exhibition about Jewish art collector in Germany raises issue of Nazi-confiscated art

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Cancellation of exhibition about Jewish art collector in Germany raises issue of Nazi-confiscated art By Sibylle Fuchs on the World Socialist Web Site on December 13, 2017.

Max Stern Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Chaïm Soutine: the Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Chaïm Soutine: the Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker by Lucy Scholes on the New York Review of Books Daily website on December 7, 2017.

Chaïm Soutine (1893 – 1943), “Le Petit Pâtissier”, huile sur toile, 73 x 54 cm, Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

“Tortured” Artists Are Actually Less Creative, Study Suggests

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Click Here to Read: “Tortured” Artists Are Actually Less Creative, Study Suggests: In a new paper, two economists argue that artists’ creative output suffers in the periods immediately following the death of a loved one by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic Website on December 5, 2017.

1889 self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh, the unwitting poster boy for “tortured artists” everywhere (Public Domain image)

German Historical Museum exhibition presents the October Revolution as an event of world-historical significance

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  German Historical Museum exhibition presents the October Revolution as an event of world-historical significance
By Verena Nees on the World Socialist Web Site on December 6, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test at the Art Institute of Chicago—an introductory comment
Russian Revolutionary art exhibition opened October 29 By Jeff Lusanne and David Walsh On the World Socialist Web Site on October 31, 2017.

Click Here to Read: How the Bolshevik Revolution saved avant-garde art By Paul Mitchell on the World Socialist Web Site on November 30, 2017.

Day of the October Revolution , 1938 Image source: National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, New York.Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

 

A Power Pair: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  A Power Pair: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Portrait of a complex marriage: Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera painted each other for 25 years: those works give us an insight into their relationship, argues Kelly Grovier on the BBC Culture website on December 4, 2017.

Carl Van Vechten photograph collection (Library of Congress).  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Exhibition explores the lives and work of a number of women from the early history of psychoanalysis

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Exhibition explores the lives and work of a number of women from the early history of psychoanalysis on the Art Daily website.

Marie Bonaparte.  The lost gallery. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.