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Museums Embrace Works Made of Sound

Museums Embrace Works Made of Sound | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Both the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art have new exhibitions dedicated to sound art.
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Sally Mann’s Exposure

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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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Olafur Eliasson on Turning Light into Color

Olafur Eliasson on Turning Light into Color | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
For the past six years, the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has been working with a color chemist to produce paint pigments that correspond to each nanometer of the visible light spectrum.
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Chris Ofili: Can art still shock us?

Chris Ofili: Can art still shock us? | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
A new exhibition by Chris Ofili has been greeted with rapturous praise – where once he was highly controversial. What’s changed? Alastair Sooke explains.
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Recreating Adam, From Hundreds of Fragments, After the Fall

Recreating Adam, From Hundreds of Fragments, After the Fall | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
A dozen years after a 500-year-old marble Adam by the Renaissance sculptor Tullio Lombardo broke into hundreds of pieces, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is poised to reintroduce it to the public.
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Dancing in the Dark: Matisse

In his cut-outs, it may seem like Matisse went from wild beast to tame decorator. But there's more to his dancers than meets the eye.

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16 cartoonists who changed the world

16 cartoonists who changed the world | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Who were the original comic artists that left an indelible mark upon the world, paving the way for those who followed? Monte Beauchamp identifies the genre's early masters
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Unsettling Psychic Photography from the 1930s

Unsettling Psychic Photography from the 1930s | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
On May 15, 1934, a man named Mr. C.P. MacCarthy of Sheffield sent a letter confirming a meeting where he would "demonstrate under test conditions Fake Psychic Photography."
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Yale Launches an Archive of 170,000 Photographs Documenting the Great Depression

Yale Launches an Archive of 170,000 Photographs Documenting the Great Depression | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
During the Great Depression, The Farm Security Administration—Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) hired photographers to travel across America to document the poverty that gripped the nation, hoping to build support for New Deal programs being...

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Nick Cave on the Artist's Responsibility

Nick Cave on the Artist's Responsibility | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
“I began thinking more about myself as an artist with a civic responsibility,” said artist Nick Cave to Mass MoCA curator Denise Markonish during a conversation last Friday evening at Jack Shainman...
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Nick Cave Scavenges From a Shameful History | Artinfo

Nick Cave Scavenges From a Shameful History | Artinfo | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Marcel Duchamp, father of the readymade, forced the world to consider mundane things as significant objects, worthy of greater-than-average contemplation — yet his bicycle wheel, shovel, and urinal di
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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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Artists' Books | Smithsonian Libraries

Artists' Books | Smithsonian Libraries | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Click below to see all of the Artists' Books in the Smithsonian Collections Search Center. There, you can get more details and filter on topic, name, language and more. 

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David Hockney on the Purpose of Artists

David Hockney on the Purpose of Artists | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
British artist David Hockney, whose work is on view at Pace Gallery in Chelsea, talks about blonds, graven images and painting as socializing.
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Cracking Open the Seductive History of Porcelain

Cracking Open the Seductive History of Porcelain | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at Meissen
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What Do Classical Antiquities Look Like in Color?

What Do Classical Antiquities Look Like in Color? | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that classical sculpture is white. Think of the gleaming marble of artworks like the Belvedere Torso and "Laocoön and His Sons" — the whiteness imparts a kind of purity, a sense of b...
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World's oldest art found in Indonesian cave

Analysis of images discovered in 1950s counters Eurocentric view of creativity's origins.
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Animating the Battles and Mythology of Greek Vases

Greek vases have some of the most lively of ancient art with their flat figures engaged in combat, sports, and epic mythology. A duo called Panoply has been turning these vases into animations to explore their stories and make classical archaeology more engaging for a younger crowd.

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The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman

The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
The history of the comic-book superhero's creation seven decades ago has been hidden away—until now
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Google Street View Brings Egypt's Pyramids To A Computer Near You

Google Street View Brings Egypt's Pyramids To A Computer Near You | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
From ancient citadels to the Great Sphinx, you can now explore Egypt's wonders in the digital world

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So Sue Us: Why the Portlandia statue failed to become an icon.

So Sue Us: Why the Portlandia statue failed to become an icon. | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
The Statue of Liberty is a defining symbol of the United States. Her likeness appears on everything from quarters to tacky bobbleheads. She’s had a cameo role in countless films. This story,Cover Story
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