Friday, March 30, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Closer to Van Eyck: Rediscovering the Ghent Altarpiece is an online presentation of the results
of a research project that examined the artist’s extraordinary masterwork in extreme detail, both to assess and record its condition for conservation.
The site opens up with a full image of the panels of the altarpiece; from there you can drill down into individual panels to levels of wonderful detail. You can also bring up images from the various panels in split screen view for as many as four at once and zoom in simultaneously.
The images include not only macrophotography, but infrared macrophotography, infrared reflectography and X-radiography, which reveal the master’s underlying layers and aspects of his working process.
"The 1913 Armory Show: America's First Art War," Tom McCormack travels back to a controversial exhibition that long preceded Sensation.
Nettrice Gaskins's essay, "Polyculturalist Visions, New Frameworks of Representation: Multiculturalism and the American Culture Wars Taking a close look at the controversy surrounding Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial
In "The 'Black Gash of Shame,'" Elizabeth Wolfson considers what it is that makes public memorials such charged sites for viewers and visitors of all stripes.
"Art and Morality under Neoliberalism: Reflections on 'Blasphemous' Art from the East," Ania Szremski finds myriad connections between the controversial practices of Eastern European artists in the 1990s and Egyptian artists in the early 2000s.
Beth Capper dives into the nuances of the National Portrait Gallery's recent censorship of A Fire in My Belly (1987) by David Wojnarowicz. In "Recombinant Wojnarowicz," she critiques not only the cries of "hate speech" by right-wing conservatives but also the distortion of Wojnarowicz's film by progressive journalists and activists.
Monday, March 26, 2012
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John Balistreri, Professor of ceramics at Bowling Green State University, explains the wood firing process and BGSU's Anagama Kiln and it's effect on the University, students, and staff. BGSU's wood kiln has played host to a number of famous ceramic artist, including Peter Voulkos. For more information On Bowling Green State University visit www.bgsu.edu - For more information on John Balistreri visit www.johnbalistreriartist.com
Sunday, March 25, 2012
For Teesha and Tracy Moore, with love.
A 1000 Journals DVD Bonus.
Artfest, in Port Townsend, WA, is an annual workshop weekend, where hundreds of artists from around the world gather to create, inspire, and learn from each other.
Many of the 1000 Journals popped up at Artfest over the years...
2012 marks the 13th anniversary of Artfest, and it may or may not be the last...
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Let me start by very loosely paraphrase from the writing of Jean-Jacques Rousseau when he said: 'Artists are born free, but everywhere they are in chains.' Whether we are talking about the chains of the conceptual,...or the dungeons of deconstruction....the leg irons of irony.... or the shackles of shock,...All "have been forged link by link and yard by yard," ...paying lip service to composition and design while long ago having Abandoned all of the parameters of fine art where paramount was the need to harmonize great subjects and themes with drawing, modeling, perspective, color, and tone, and expert manipulation of the paint. Subjects and themes which more often than not are a form of ...dare I say the word out loud..."storytelling."
their history, they have served a huge variety of purposes, from
functional to entertainment. Now, 25 years after the first GIF was
created, they are experiencing an explosion of interest and innovation
that is pushing them into the terrain of art. In this episode of Off
Book, we chart their history, explore the hotbed of GIF creativity on
Tumblr, and talk to two teams of GIF artists who are evolving the form
into powerful new visual experiences.
Patrick Davison, MemeFactory
Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader, Reed+Rader
Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, Cinemagraphs
Story Development: Mike Rugnetta, Internet Culture Researcher, MemeFactory
Friday, March 16, 2012
The series covers three topics -- Women, Leaders and Land Art - with each programme traversing the globe - from Easter Island to Africa, from Peru to Tahiti -- looking for the most impressive and weirdest sculptures in existence. Featuring the work of James Turrell, Orlan, Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt, this pioneering series traces the origins of sculpture's most important themes back to distant prehistory.
The Sculpture Diaries, Women - part 1/5
The Sculpture Diaries, Women - part 2/5
The Sculpture Diaries, Women - part 3/5
The Sculpture Diaries, Women - part 4/5
The Sculpture Diaries, Women - part 5/5
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Jean Giraud, the French comic book artist better known as Moebius — who was a pioneer in that country’s vibrant science-fiction and fantasy comics fields for his futuristic narratives set in the American West, and was perhaps best-known stateside as a co-founder of the influential magazine “Heavy Metal” and the visionary behind many classic sci-fi films’ distinctive style — died this weekend. He was the subject of a 2007 BBC documentary, now available online in full (see below), and featuring interviews with Giraud, as well as filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky and American comics legend Stan Lee. ...http://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2012/03/13/watch-a-documentary-about-the-late-comic-book-legend-moebius/
Jean 'Moebius' Giraud (1938 - 2012) RIP / Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUT1LH8ZlXo
Part 2 - http://goo.gl/0ymIi
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvf75C4XFcI
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Uploaded by RustyScupperton on Mar 6, 2012
Laura Pritchard creates densely detailed and highly imaginative images using the medium of batik. Her current exhibition takes place at Philadelphia's Rosenfeld Gallery.
see more of her work here
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Artist & Activist - watch video
Faith Ringgold is one of America’s most gifted and generous visual storytellers. Though originally trained as a painter, she has worked to superb effect across media. Ringgold is best known for the painted story quilts in which she draws on African American folklore tradition, often to dramatize—to humanize—institutional and national histories. The quilts are dazzling in their brilliant colors, their patterns and their interplay of the visual and textual. Fierce strength, good humor, eros, heartbreak and perseverance abound. Born in 1930 in New York City, Ringgold is a daughter of the Harlem Renaissance and the artistic sister of Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, James Baldwin and Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones).
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Check out this short film on Charles Garabedian, working in his studio in 2006. Video by Betty Cuningham Gallery (http://www.bettycuninghamgallery.com/).