Art History

With “The Black Index”, the Palo Alto Art Center explores representation | New

When printed photographs became available to the public in the mid-19th century, the phrase “the camera never lies” was coined, in large part because the photograph was considered to be an accurate representation; an accurate and infallible record of people or events. We now know that the medium of photography …

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New art museum focused on contemporary Chinese art launched in Hangzhou

Event at Cang Art Museum Photo: Courtesy of Cang The Cang Art Museum, an arts institution that focuses on exploring the incorporation of fine arts into society, recently opened in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province, with a first exhibition focused on the development of international contemporary art. The Time Capsule …

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Outdoor Art, Summer 2021 – The New York Times

In the post-lockdown in New York, art has freed itself from months of digital quarantine. Museums are open; objects are present and people are flocking – or at least lining up to be admitted. The entry line to the Met last weekend stretched across the square and forward movement was …

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New York’s oldest museum expands

the the oldest museum in New York gets an upgrade. The New-York Historical Society will add more than 70,000 square feet to its building, including space for the American LGBTQ + Museum, the city’s first museum dedicated to LGBTQ history and culture. (The Leslie-Lohman Art Museum at SoHo only focuses …

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Nine NXTHVN scholarships awarded | Independent from New Haven

Seven artists and two curators won one-year scholarships to the Dixwell-based NXTHVN Art Center. The fellows are from Brooklyn, Texas and Ghana and topped out among more than 325 applicants to travel to New Haven. One of them, Africanus Okokon, was already living in New Haven and studying at Yale …

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Art Review: Although influenced by many, David Driskell was one of a kind

David Driskell, “Self-Portrait,” a 1953 oil on cardboard, 15-1 / 4 inches by 11 inches. Image by Luc Demers, from the collection of the Estate of David C. Driskell, courtesy DC Moore Gallery, New York Much has been written about the polymath nature of David Driskell: artist, curator, teacher, collector, …

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The halo: A symbol that has spread around the world

Then, with the growing acceptance of Christianity in the Roman Empire, artists began to portray Jesus with a halo, now considered the highest symbol of divinely sanctioned authority. This new arrival in Christian iconography occurred around AD 300, more than two centuries after its appearance in Buddhism. It was a …

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From Frankenstein to Freddy Krueger, the book “The Story of the Monsters by Pete Von Sholly” has an 18 foot book. long image, with more than 1000 designs

HOLLYWOOD – Pete Von Sholly is an artist. And his specialty is the world of movie monsters. He has a new book that chronicles some of our favorites … from Frankenstein to Freddy Krueger and many more. It’s an unusual picture book he calls “Pete Von Sholly’s Story of the …

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Still Life review: Sarah Winman’s exquisite testimony to life, love and art is a masterpiece

Still life Arah Winman 4th domain € 18.99 There is a passage right in the middle of this novel about art, life, love and a thousand other things, which distills its essence. In the passage, art historian Evelyn Skinner talks about still lifes. “The world of domestic cooking is a …

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