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Murals for a modern world: Diego Rivera at MoMA

Murals for a modern world: Diego Rivera at MoMA | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it

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When I saw the Diego Rivera frescoes at the MoMA, what immediately came to mind was the timeliness of the exhibit.  The frescos were originally commissioned by the museum in 1931, during the Great...

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Ever thought about collecting art? | artsnapper

Ever thought about collecting art? | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
Though I've never collected art (yet!) and cannot claim to be knowledgeable at all about that world, this seemed like a handy little guide for getting into art collecting. “Tips to Starting a Collection” from The Wall Street Journal ...
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West Coast Hip Hop Revisited | artsnapper

West Coast Hip Hop Revisited | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
From the late 80's through the 90's hip hop climbed the rungs and had come to its most recognizable form in gansta rap. The names that are household today were dangerous then and were associated with gangs, violence, ...
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What is Outsider Art? | artsnapper

What is Outsider Art? | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
I love this piece about outsider art, written after the Outsider Art Fair hit New York the weekend of January 28th-29th. If we need a pithy definition of outsider art, it refers to “art created outside the boundaries of official culture” ...
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Photography of the Now: The Radical Camera at the Jewish Museum

Photography of the Now: The Radical Camera at the Jewish Museum | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
Photography is an artistic medium that we entirely take for granted.  Today, anyone with a cell phone can be a photographer.  Anyone with Facebook or Flickr or Instagram can share their photos wi...
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Art, According to Me | artsnapper

Art, According to Me | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
To me, understanding art is a way of understanding the world. It is about being imaginative, curious, and open to life's possibilities. It's not about accepting the world as it is, but envisioning how it could be.
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DUMBO Arts Festival 2011 | artsnapper

DUMBO Arts Festival 2011 | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
February 6, 2012 by artsnapper · 0 Comments. The WalkWay™ is excited to announce its 5th annual group show for DUMBO Arts Festival “Love this Town !- BROOKLYN Digital Perception”. Each year the DUMBO Arts Festival seeks to ...
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Spot the Art | artsnapper

Spot the Art | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
Damien Hirst's “spot” paintings are being shown in over 11 galleries across three continents in a recent blitz which promises a signed piece of a work to anyone that makes the trip to all 11 galleries.
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STREET ART | LNY x Sean 9 Lugo | artsnapper

STREET ART | LNY x Sean 9 Lugo | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
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The Subjectivity of Art | artsnapper

The Subjectivity of Art | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
When talking about art my reference point is always Jackson Pollock. Do I like Jackson Pollock? I never met him, but as for his art, no. So why then do I bring him up? I bring up Jackson Pollock because his artwork was the first ...
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China Reshapes the World of Art Sales | artsnapper

China Reshapes the World of Art Sales | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
With the surge in China's economy over the past years it's no surprise that some of the largest and most expensive collections of art belong to a few extremely wealthy individuals in China. The art market, much like the world ...
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A Gallery Tour on 57th Street | artsnapper

A Gallery Tour on 57th Street | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
Truth be told, as much as I love art, I've never been much of a gallery-goer. I have always constantly visited museums, but galleries are an entirely different monster. A gallery's primary purpose is to sell artwork, and usually its ...
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Light Up My Life | artsnapper

Light Up My Life | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
Between LED screens, shop windows, and the tip of the Empire State Building, New York City does not exactly lack nighttime illumination. However, through “video mapping” technology, lights are now animating the city ...
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Terrywood | artsnapper

Terrywood | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
Terry Richardson's first solo exhibition, aptly titled “Terrywood,” opened last weekend in Los Angeles and will run until the end of March. While I've never cared for tabloid culture, or who's who in Hollywood, Richardson's lens ...
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Backwoods Gallery Presents Usugrow | artsnapper

Backwoods Gallery Presents Usugrow | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
One thing I believe unwaveringly, and will never, ever doubt, is that the Japanese know how to do what others have started better then they could've imagined. My affinity for the Japanese punk and metal scene as well as ...
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When Art Goes Viral | artsnapper

When Art Goes Viral | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
Artists have been the image-makers of all of history; the internet is greatest image-purveyor of today. More than ever, the two are going hand-in-hand. Not only is art being shared and written about on the internet, it is now ...
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Pianos as Art, not Music | artsnapper

Pianos as Art, not Music | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
A collaborative effort by Shauna Holiman and Penny Putnam, “Piano as Art” is an exhibition in which old pianos have been dismantled and worked into various designs and shapes. What took me immediately about this body ...
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(Yarn) Bombs Away | artsnapper

(Yarn) Bombs Away | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
As both a fiber and street art enthusiast, I absolutely love the concept of yarn bombing (if you're not familiar, prankster knitters and crocheters stealthily cover objects in public places with a yarn sheath).
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Artists use facebook just like us! | artsnapper

Artists use facebook just like us! | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
For most of us, Facebook is just a fun way to keep up with friends. But for some artists—especially for those whose subject matter is contemporary social issues—Facebook provides endless fodder for their work, acutely ...
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Futura 2000 – Expansions | artsnapper

Futura 2000 – Expansions | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
While I'm admittedly a lightweight in the world of street art and graffiti, there was something about Futura 2000's latest exhibit, Expansions, which clicked with me immediately. After reading a small quote about his recent work, ...
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Sand Sculptures by Carl Jara | artsnapper

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The Crevasse – Making of 3D Street Art | artsnapper

The Crevasse – Making of 3D Street Art | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
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How to appreciate art | artsnapper

How to appreciate art | artsnapper | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
Having dragged my friends along with me to museums many times despite their protests of “I don't get art,” I was excited to find this cartoon as a model to show them how to appreciate a painting. …Okay, so maybe this isn't the ...
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Everybody’s talking about Damien Hirst

Everybody’s talking about Damien Hirst | Cris Val's Favorite Art Topics | Scoop.it
Contemporary artist Damien Hirst is no stranger to provocative art.  He’s displayed dead animals, some preserved in formaldehyde (such as “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of So...
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