Archive for the 'Art' Category

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.

Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test at the Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, November 30th, 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.

This Artist Made Stunning Illustrations About Modern Society

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  This Artist Made Stunning Illustrations About Modern Society: “I am trying give some social messages through illustrations. Generally, my illustrations call for peace, tolerance, and secularism.” by Javier Moreno on November 27, 2017.

An Art Nouveau Interpretation of the Minoan World

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   An Art Nouveau Interpretation of the Minoan World: Restoring the Minoans: Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World revisits the archaeology of Knossos through a contemporary video installation by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on November 26, 2017.

Photo prise par Harrieta171.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

: The Iconoclastic Kinship of Kiefer and Rodin

Monday, November 27th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Here to Read:  The Iconoclastic Kinship of Kiefer and Rodin: In the new exhibition Kiefer Rodin, Anselm Kiefer draws a straight line between himself and the grand old man of French sculpture by Thomas Micchelli on the HyperAllergic website on November 24,2017.
Monumenta @ Le Grand Palai: Monumenta 2007 – Anselm Kiefer exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris. France Robin Berjon from Paris, France. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Le Penseur at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor by Yair Haklai. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Four Centuries of Mapping the Subterranean World

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Four Centuries of Mapping the Subterranean World: Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center is exhibiting maps of volcanoes, catacombs, mines, subways, sewage systems, and other underground cartography by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on November 20, 2017.

Tabula Rogeriana, 1154: Date 1300 (French) or 1486 (Bodleian) copy of a 1154 original Source Konrad Miller’s collage of the Bodleian MS. Pococke 375 or possibly another based on the French National Library’s MS. Arabe 2221 Author: Al-Idrisi. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

6 Questions for an Art Historian About Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi”

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: 6 Questions for an Art Historian About Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi”: David Nolta doesn’t mince words in his assessment of “Salvator Mundi.” “The sale does not necessarily have any more to do with scholarship than the picture has to do with Leonardo,” he explains Hrag Vartanian on November 21, 2017.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi Public Domain Via Wikimedia Commons

Ancient Cave Art Depicts Oldest Evidence of Dogs Wearing Leashes

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Ancient Cave Art Depicts Oldest Evidence of Dogs Wearing Leashes by Ryan F. Mandelbaum on the Gizmodo website on November 20, 2017.

Big Blue Dog on Leash by Yuval Y in Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Thousands of Objects Tell of Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence Across the Centuries

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Thousands of Objects Tell of Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence Across the Centuries: Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence in the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library at Harvard’s Houghton Library explores the human desire to escape the ordinary by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic Website on November 10, 2017.

Waching Eye Public Domain Image

Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum 3rd season opening

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

The 2017-2018 season at the Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum has opened.
Welcome to the beginning of our third season!

We invite you to enter the Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum for a new experience of psychoanalytic understanding.

Our first new exhibit for this season is Winnie’s Gallery: Psychoanalysis and Dogs. Winnie is our first canine curator who, with the help of Arlene and Arnie Richards, has assembled several vignettes and chapters on the subject.

We are also keeping exhibits from last season available in the Main Entry Hall for now. As new exhibits become ready for launch we will move older exhibits to the Past Galleries and Exhibits area where they will remain accessible along with those from our first season.

Newly Unearthed Miniature Carving Changes Our Understanding of Bronze Age Art

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Newly Unearthed Miniature Carving Changes Our Understanding of Bronze Age Art: A newly discovered warrior tomb suggests Bronze Age Aegean culture was more interested in naturalism and the human form than previously believed by Hrag Vartanian on the HyperAllergic website on November 13, 2017,

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, a Conversation with Curator Deborah Wye

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, a Conversation with Curator Deborah Wye: Wye provides an expert overview not only of Bourgeois’s prints and artist’s books, but her work as a whole by Christopher Lyon on the HyperAllergic website on November 3, 2017.

Louise Bourgeois’ Maman, located outside the National Gallery of Canada. Personal photo by user:Radagast.

Ancient Mediterranean Oil Lamps Capture the Pop Culture of Their Time

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Ancient Mediterranean Oil Lamps Capture the Pop Culture of Their Time: J. Paul Getty Museum published a free, digital catalogue documenting one of the richest troves of lamps from the ancient Mediterranean world by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on October 20, 2017.

Exhibitions at the America Folk Art Museum

Friday, October 27th, 2017

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An interview with a Loving Vincent painter-animator

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Click, Here to Read:  An interview with a Loving Vincent painter-animator By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on October 19, 2017

Amedeo Modigliani’s Identity Politics

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Amedeo Modigliani’s Identity Politics: A half-Italian, half-French Sephardic Jew, Modigliani was a cultural mixed bag from the get-go by
Thomas Micchelli on the HyperAllergic website on October 4, 2017.