Archive for the 'Art' Category

A Retrospective of Andrew Wyeth, a Painter Both Loved and Loathed

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   A Retrospective of Andrew Wyeth, a Painter Both Loved and Loathed: In Chadds Ford, at the Brandywine River Museum, a comprehensive exhibition on Andrew Wyeth has the potential to inspire or disgust, weary or delight by Rob Colvin on the HyperAllergic website on September 4, 2017.

Andrew Wyeth, “Anna Christina” (1967) tempera on panel, 21 ½ x 23 ½ in. jointly owned by the Brandywine River Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, anonymous gifts, 2002 (© 2017 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS))

Enlightenment-Era Teaching Cabinet

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Enlightenment-Era Teaching Cabinet: The small chamber was at the heart of intellectual life in New England from 1766 to 1820, and then it all but disappeared by Mary Louise Schumacher on the HyperAllergic website on August 31, 2017.

Installation view of the loosely reconstructed Philosophy Chamber, with large portraits by John Singleton Copley and bird specimens prepared by Charles Willson Peale. The red wallpaper is inspired by a fragment of the original wallpaper donated to the chamber by John Hancock, c. 1772. On view in the The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820 at the Harvard Art Museums (photo by Katya Kallsen, © President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Tracing the Lives of Women in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:    Tracing the Lives of Women in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations: Illuminating Women in the Medieval World at the Getty Center in Los Angeles explores the lives of women in the Middle Ages through their representation in illuminated manuscripts by Allison Meier on the HyperAlleric website on August 28, 2017.

Master of the Chronique scandaleuse, “Denise Poncher before a Vision of Death” (Paris, France, about 1500), tempera colors, ink and gold on parchment; Leaf: (5 1/4 × 3 7/16 inches) (courtesy the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 109, fol. 156)

How Eva Hesse Embraced Absurdity in Life and Art

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  How Eva Hesse Embraced Absurdity in Life and Art: In this exclusive clip from the documentary Eva Hesse, Lucy Lippard, Nancy Holt, and others reflect on the intimate character of Hesse’s sculptures by Benjamin Sutton on the HyperAllergic on August 28, 2017.

Mourning a Legacy of Racial Violence

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Mourning a Legacy of Racial Violence: Using narrative to heal intergenerational trauma. by Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on her Me in We blog on the Psychology Today blogs on August 13, 2017.

Source: author’s photo, used with permission

Proust and Gauguin on Art

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Hard Looking: Proust and Gauguin on Art: Gauguin’s art furthered the dematerialization of beauty that Proust discerned in Rembrandt’s use of light by freeing color from form and drawing from realism by Thomas Micchelli on the HyperAllergic website on January 7, 2017.

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, “The Ray” (1728), oil on canvas, 114 x 146 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris (all images via wga.hu unless otherwise noted)

Mapping the Mysterious Ancient Carvings of Naked Women Across Ireland

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Mapping the Mysterious Ancient Carvings of Naked Women Across Ireland: No one can say for certain when, how, where, or why the Sheela-na-gigs were made, or even what they are meant to represent by Diana Setter on the HyperAllergic website on August 20, 2017.

The Cavan County Sheela-na-gig on view at the National Museum Ireland (all photos courtesy of John Harding, The Sheela Na Gig Project, unless noted)

The Early-20th-Century Painter Who Captured Solar Eclipses

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Early-20th-Century Painter Who Captured Solar Eclipses: In 1918, painter Howard Russell Butler precisely captured what the camera could not: the fiery colors of a solar eclipse by Allison Meier3 on the HyperAlergic on August 16th, 2017.

Howard Russell Butler, “Solar Eclipse, Lompoc 1923” (1923), oil on canvas (gift of H. Russell Butler Jr., courtesy Princeton University Art Museum)

Eclipses, Comets, and Dragons in a 16th-Century Chinese Text

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Eclipses, Comets, and Dragons in a 16th-Century Chinese Text: A manuscript compendium from China, currently available for purchase from Jonatha A. Hill, Bookseller, records prognostications related to astronomic phenomena, including the possible meanings of eclipses by Jonathan A. Hill on the HyperAllergic website on August 16, 2017.

A rich and finely illustrated manuscript entitled Yu zhi tian yuan yu li xiang yi fu [trans.: “Essay on the Astronomical & Meteorological Presages by Emperor Renzong of Ming Dynasty”] on paper with 878 vividly colored illustrations, 10 volumes, tall agenda format (360 x 190 mm.), original wrappers preserved in modern wrappers, modern stitching

Damien Hirst’s Shipwreck Fantasy Sinks in Venice

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Damien Hirst’s Shipwreck Fantasy Sinks in Venice: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is supposed to be Hirst’s major comeback, a rebuke to his diminished popularity and slumping market value by Tiernan Morgan on the HyperAllergic website on August 9, 2017,

Damien Hirst, “The Fate of a Banished Man (Standing),” Carrara marble, 387 x 399 x 176 cm. The work stands at the entrance of the Punta Della Dogana (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic; works described as they appear in the exhibition guide, all are undated)

Another reactionary attack on artist Dana Schutz, this time in Boston—and a healthy response

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Another reactionary attack on artist Dana Schutz, this time in Boston—and a healthy response By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on August 10, 2017.

Why Edvard Munch Began Painting Portraits of the Soul

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why Edvard Munch Began Painting Portraits of the Soul: An exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art illustrates how, over time, Munch moved away from observational painting toward something more symbolic and emotional by  Bridget Quinn on the HyperAllergic website on July 7, 2017.

Edvard Munch in his winter studio (1938) (image courtesy the Munch Museum, Oslo)

Twelve Ways of Looking at Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright with a model of the Guggenheim Museum, 1945

Click Here to Read: Twelve Ways of Looking at Frank Lloyd Wright by Martin Filler in The New York Review of Books in the August 17, 2017 Issue.

Frank Lloyd Wright with a model of the Guggenheim Museum, 1945

Michel Houellebecq’s Cynicism Persists in His Photographs

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Michel Houellebecq’s Cynicism Persists in His Photographs: For his US gallery debut, Michel Houellebecq presents an exhibition which amounts to a theory attempting to explain the dysfunction of French society by Michael Valinsky July 27, 2017.

Installation View of Michel Houellebecq: French Bashing at Venus, New York (all images courtesy Venus, New York.)

Fernand Léger and the Rise of the Man-Machine

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Fernand Léger and the Rise of the Man-Machine: A major retrospective of the French artist’s work at the Centre Pompidou-Metz highlights how he anticipated the accelerating mechanization of human life by Joseph Nechvatal on the HyperAllergic website on July 23, 2017.

Fernand Léger, “Le Cirque Médrano” (1918), oil on canvas, 58 x 94.5 cm (
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne – Centre de création industrielle; 
© Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Jacques Faujour/Dist. RMN-GP © Adagp, Paris, 2017)

 

NEA, NEH, and Smithsonian Would Lose Millions in Funding in House Appropriations Committee Bill

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: NEA, NEH, and Smithsonian Would Lose Millions in Funding in House Appropriations Committee Bill
The Committee’s Interior and Environment Appropriations bill now goes before the Senate, where a final federal budget for 2018 will be hammered out in the coming months by Benjamin Sutton on the HyperAllergic Website on July 18, 2017.

Signs at the Women’s March on Washington (photo by Jillian Steinhauer/Hyperallergic)

The Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum Season II video

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

We invite you to view a video of selected highlights from the 2016-2017 season’s exhibits in the Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum.

Click http://tinyurl.com/ya7epoye to see the video.
 
We hope that these artistic displays of music, art, and photography applied to our field will whet your appetite and lead you to explore the entire museum online.  Click http://virtualpsychoanalyticmuseum.org to enter the museum and explore on your own.
Our museum team is very grateful to work with such wonderful guest curators, presenters and artists, which in this season include: guest curators Jane S. Hall and Beth Reese, presenter Maxine Nelson, and artists Ittai Shapira, Shahid Najeeb, Terrance McLarnan, and Kamila Ženatá.
Enjoy!
Nancy Goodman, Museum Director
Batya Monder, Marilyn Meyers, and Paula Ellman, Curators
Arnold Richards, Publisher (IPbooks)
Devra Hall Levy, Producer/Webmaster

The Playful, Feminist Sculptures of a Member of the Peruvian Avant-Garde

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Playful, Feminist Sculptures of a Member of the Peruvian Avant-Garde: Teresa Burga’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States focuses on her contributions to the Peruvian avant-garde and questioning of art-world hierarchies by
Julia Friedman on the HyperAllergic website on July 17, 2017.

Teresa Burga, “Mano mal dibujada No. 1 – 9” (2015-17), steel, varnish, approximately 16.5 x 14.2 x 3.3 inches, installation view, SculptureCenter (image courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, photo by Kyle Knodell, all images courtesy SculptureCenter)

Duchamp’s Spinning Optical Experiments

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Duchamp’s Spinning Optical Experiments by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic Website on September 26, 2016

Marcel Duchamp, “Rotorelief No. 5 – Poisson Japonais” (recto) (GIF via televandelist.com)

Helen Frankenthaler’s Panoramas of Paint:

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Helen Frankenthaler’s Panoramas of Paint: Dual retrospectives of paintings and woodcuts underscore Frankenthaler’s restless experimentation in image and materials by Thomas Micchelli on the HyperAllergic Website on July 14, 2017.

Helen Frankenthaler, “Madame Butterfly” (2000), 102-color woodcut from 46 woodblocks on three sheets of handmade paper, 41 3/4 x 79 1/2 inches, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation (© 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York)