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How the Universal Symbols for Escalators, Restrooms, and Transport Were Designed

How the Universal Symbols for Escalators, Restrooms, and Transport Were Designed | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
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The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Artist, Her Mysterious Death and Cult Resurgence

The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Artist, Her Mysterious Death and Cult Resurgence | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
On the 30-year anniversary of her death, a powerful cult is growing around photographer and filmmaker Ana Mendieta.
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Termites Are Teaching Architects to Design Super-Efficient Skyscrapers

Termites Are Teaching Architects to Design Super-Efficient Skyscrapers | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Mound termites are pros at building self-regulating homes. Human architects want to get in on the action.
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On Negotiating Conflict and Privilege: An Interview with the Guerrilla Girls

On Negotiating Conflict and Privilege: An Interview with the Guerrilla Girls | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
MINNEAPOLIS — After 30 years, the Guerrilla Girls show no signs of slowing down.
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With Photography, Sarah Charlesworth Deconstructs the World

With Photography, Sarah Charlesworth Deconstructs the World | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Exiting the big, steel elevator to enter Doubleworld, the first major survey of Sarah Charlesworth's work currently at the New Museum, one steps into another, double, world and directly into the ga...
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When Photography Becomes a Weapon

When Photography Becomes a Weapon | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Photography has been used in many ways throughout its history: as documentation, propaganda, keepsake, etc. But never has it been so frequently used as a weapon as in the Information Age. As visual communication becomes the de facto language of social media, we can only surmise that we will see more and more examples of using photography for nefarious purposes.

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Joseph Cornell: how the reclusive artist conquered the art world – from his mum’s basement

Joseph Cornell: how the reclusive artist conquered the art world – from his mum’s basement | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Thinking inside the box: romantic, obsessive and shy, Cornell never moved out of his mother’s house, yet his strange, exquisite art brought him fame and friendships with Duchamp, Dalí and Warhol

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Watch: Mark interviews Ghost World cartoonist Daniel Clowes

Watch: Mark interviews Ghost World cartoonist Daniel Clowes | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
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The Machine Vision Algorithm Beating Art Historians at Their Own Game | MIT Technology Review

The Machine Vision Algorithm Beating Art Historians at Their Own Game | MIT Technology Review | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Classifying a painting by artist and style is tricky for humans; spotting the links between different artists and styles is harder still. So it should be impossible for machines, right?
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Sally Mann’s Exposure

Sally Mann’s Exposure | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
What an artist captures, what a mother knows and what the public sees can be dangerously different things.
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Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe

Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Circling Birdies by Cheko, Granada Spain

Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing the tally to 10,000, with coordinates pinpointing exact locations on all five continents (though as of this writing, things are a bit thin on the ground in Africa).
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Africans Turn to Local Art: Five Artists to Watch

Africans Turn to Local Art: Five Artists to Watch | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
As well-heeled Africans buy up contemporary art by local artists and the continent’s diaspora, here are five up-and-coming artists who are making waves
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Pantone's "Gender-Blurring" Colors Of The Year Are... Pink And Blue!?

Pantone's "Gender-Blurring" Colors Of The Year Are... Pink And Blue!? | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Because what better way to acknowledge gender diversity than totally binary baby colors?
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Black Artists and the March Into the Museum

Black Artists and the March Into the Museum | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
After decades of spotty acquisitions and token exhibitions, American museums are rewriting the history of 20th-century art to include black artists.
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Rare, Candid Photos Show Louise Bourgeois in Her Home and Studio

Rare, Candid Photos Show Louise Bourgeois in Her Home and Studio | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
When French photographer Jean-François Jaussaud asked an 84-year-old Louise Bourgeois for permission to photograph her at her New York home and studio, she gave him an intimidating stipulation.
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Dismaland - The Official Unofficial Film

A cinematic journey around Banksy’s Dismaland. Read about the project here: http://jamiebrightmore.com/filmmaking/dismaland-the-official-unofficial-film ©2015…
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Movers and image-makers: a masterclass in fashion photography from Nick Knight

Movers and image-makers: a masterclass in fashion photography from Nick Knight | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Fashion photography is a genre that continues to elude itself. Whether it's polished or undone, minimal or maximal, conservative or experimental, the only rule in fashion photography is that there are none. As the worlds of fashion and fine art have grown closer and closer together, the line between the two has become increasingly faint and has given way to a new generation of photographers who move effortlessly between the two worlds, creating some of the most exciting fashion images today.
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The Next Revolution in Photography Is Coming

The Next Revolution in Photography Is Coming | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Stephen Mayes looks at the future of photography and what it means for us today
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Here's How Ancient Romans Got Wild Animals Onto the Colosseum Floor

Here's How Ancient Romans Got Wild Animals Onto the Colosseum Floor | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
A reconstructed version of a complex lift and trap-door system, powered by workers turning a wheel, is on display at the Colosseum in Rome.
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Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes | ARTnews

Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes | ARTnews | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
white, Euro-American, heterosexual, privileged, and, above all, male.
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Cai Guo-Qiang on the State of Contemporary Chinese Art

Cai Guo-Qiang on the State of Contemporary Chinese Art | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
The artist known for gunpowder drawings and ‘explosion events’ on his latest shows and what today’s Chinese art is missing.
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The Suburban Dad Who Took the 1960s' Eeriest Photos

The Suburban Dad Who Took the 1960s' Eeriest Photos | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Save for his unusual name, Ralph Eugene Meatyard had all the trappings of an ordinary man.
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Sex and Suffering: The Tragic Life of the Japanese Courtesan

Sex and Suffering: The Tragic Life of the Japanese Courtesan | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
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Rome Reborn: Take a Virtual Tour Through Ancient Rome, 320 C.E.

Rome Reborn: Take a Virtual Tour Through Ancient Rome, 320 C.E. | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Christian churches were being built.' Rome Reborn offers, declared Matthias Rascher, 'a truly stunning bird’s-eye view of ancient Rome that makes you feel as if you were actually there.' You may also remember our posts on video analyses of great works of art by Khan Academy's Smarthistory.
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