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Master of Light: A Close Look at the Paintings of Johannes Vermeer Narrated by Meryl Streep

Joe Krakora’s 2001Vermeer: Master of Light, a rich look at the paintings of the well-known visual chronicler of seventeenth-century middle-class Dutch life, whose use of color could reach pretty formidable heights of scintillation itself. 

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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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Tracing a Lineage of Tech-Minded Women Artists

Tracing a Lineage of Tech-Minded Women Artists | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
It's hard now to go more than a couple months without stumbling across another exhibition showing "artists [who] question the boundary between art and technology." It's enough to make you never giv...
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Yves Klein: The man who invented a colour

Yves Klein: The man who invented a colour | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Yves Klein was an artist, showman and inventor – who created a hue that had never existed before. How did he achieve this? Alastair Sooke reports.
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Andy Goldsworthy: 'Lying down in Times Square in the rain is bound to attract attention'

Andy Goldsworthy: 'Lying down in Times Square in the rain is bound to attract attention' | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
The artist talks to Fiona Maddocks about making work that disappears, getting funny looks while doing so, and the Scottish referendum
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Improve Your Figure Drawing with a Free Online Class from Craftsy

Improve Your Figure Drawing with a Free Online Class from Craftsy | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Learn how to draw lifelike figures that jump off the page. Get lifetime access to the online Craftsy class "Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide" for free, and enjoy instruction from renowned artist ...
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22 Questions for Iranian Artist Shirin Nashat

22 Questions for Iranian Artist Shirin Nashat | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
The artist is known for her work in film and photography, which often addresses the experiences of women in the Islamic world.
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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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New Evidence that Neanderthals Made Art

New Evidence that Neanderthals Made Art | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Researchers have uncovered further evidence that human ancestors may have begun producing cave art earlier than previously thought. A
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Is Banksy Over?

Is Banksy Over? | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Could he now be considered part of art history? Or would he start to mean less to the general public and the street art community? I hope not....
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Online Scholarly Catalogues | The Art Institute of Chicago

Online Scholarly Catalogues | The Art Institute of Chicago | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
As part of an effort to shape the future of scholarly publishing, the Getty Foundation in 2009 invited the Art Institute of Chicago and eight other museums to participate in a venture called the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative.
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Short Film Features Five South Korean Pottery Masters

Short Film Features Five South Korean Pottery Masters | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
We were thinking about taking a ceramics class but after seeing this we are signing up for two! This beautiful 7-minute short film features five South...
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