Archive for the 'Art' Category

Should the National Cathedral remove its Robert E. Lee windows?

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Should the National Cathedral remove its Robert E. Lee windows? It’s complicated By John Reeves in The Washington Post on April 28, 2017.

A detail of a stained-glass window in the Washington National Cathedral honoring Robert E. Lee. (John Kelly/The Wwashington Post)

Philip Johnson’s First House Needs a New Owner

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Philip Johnson’s First House Needs a New Owner: The owners of the concrete residence known as the Booth House in Bedford, New York, are now trying to sell Johnson’s 1946 building within a month by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on April 24, 2017,

Interior of the Booth House (all photos by Robert Gregson unless otherwise noted, courtesy Matt Damora)

The Painter and the Novelist

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Painter and the Novelist: Review of: Vanessa Bell (1879–1961) an exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, February 8–June 4, 2017 Catalog of the exhibition edited by Sarah Milroy and Ian A.C. Dejardin, and Philip Wilson, sex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion an exhibition at Two Temple Place, London, January 28–April 23, 2017, Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision, Catalog of an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, by Frances Spalding, London: National Portrait Gallery, 191 pp., £22.50 (paper), Vanessa and Her Sister: A Novel by Priya Parmar and Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read by Barbara Lounsberry Reviewed by Paul Levy in the New York Review of Books. MAY 11, 2017 Issue.

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven/Estate of Vanessa Bell/Henrietta Garnett
 Vanessa Bell: Self-Portrait, circa 1915

See incredible pictures of a giant statue of the Goddess of Beauty being built in China

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   See incredible pictures of a giant statue of the Goddess of Beauty being built in China by Megan Eaves on the Lonely Planet website on April 20, 2017.

The construction site as it is today and on the right, an artist’s rendering of the completed statue. Image by: Imagine China

Weaving Together the Story of a Forgotten Pop Artist and Her Rugs: In the annals of overlooked artists, Dorothy Grebenak is an extreme case.

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Weaving Together the Story of a Forgotten Pop Artist and Her Rugs: In the annals of overlooked artists, Dorothy Grebenak is an extreme case.
by Glenn Adamson on the HyperAllergic Website on April 4, 2017.

Dorothy Grebenak, “NRA Tapestry (National Recovery Administration)” (1963), wool, 54 x 41 in. (all images courtesy Allan Stone Gallery and the artist’s estate)

How To Be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry, review – ‘exhilarating’

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   How To Be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry, review – ‘exhilarating’: The psychoanalyst investigates the world of Dalí, Buñuel and Man Ray on BBC Four by Sarah Kent on the The Arts Desk website on April 04. 2017.

Philippa Perry: richly informative

The Stories of Asian American Activism in 1970s LA

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Stories of Asian American Activism in 1970s LA: The Chinese American Museum’s exhibition Roots uses books, posters, films, and music to examine the politicization of Asian Americans by Abe Ahn on the HyperAllergic website on March 22, 2017.

Installation view of publications in Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968–80s at the Chinese American Museum (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

From a Jade Suit to Bronze Dildos, Ancient Tomb Luxuries of the Han Dynasty Elite

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read: From a Jade Suit to Bronze Dildos, Ancient Tomb Luxuries of the Han Dynasty Elite: Even in death the Han Chinese thought that life continued in its own way so they buried the deceased with luxurious objects that continue to impress.by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website.

Jade suit, unearthed from Tomb 2, Dayun Mountain, Xuyi, Jiangsu (2nd century BCE) (photo © Nanjing Museum)

The Mysterious Experiments of Hercules Segers, a 17th-Century Art Radical

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Mysterious Experiments of Hercules Segers, a 17th-Century Art Radical: The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first major retrospective on the radically experimental 17th-century Dutch artist by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on March 27, 2017.

Hercules Segers, “Ruins of the Abbey of Rijnsburg from the South” (1625-30), line etching printed with tone and highlights in yellow-white, on a dark brown ground, Sheet: 7 7/8 × 12 9/16 inches (courtesy Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin)

 

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)