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Giant Vagina Installation Sparks Controversy in South Africa

Giant Vagina Installation Sparks Controversy in South Africa | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Young South African artist Reshma Chhiba recently created a bold art installation, and her work has sparked debates.
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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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Did the invention of photography kill the painted portrait?

Did the invention of photography kill the painted portrait? | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
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Luminous-Lint - Home

Luminous-Lint - Home | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Luminous-Lint is an online scholarly non-commercial resource that has been constructed collaboratively over the last eight years to share information on the history of photography worldwide. Over 2,300 people, estates and institutions have provided information: the website is robust, highly interconnected, and has over 10 million page views a year. 

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Titian

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See the history of art by mapping Titian’s paintings across time and space

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that 'more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use.' Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum). In making this announcement, the Met joined other world-class museums in putting put large troves of digital art online.
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17th Century Color Manual Finally Gets Its Due

17th Century Color Manual Finally Gets Its Due | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
A handwritten Dutch manuscript from 1692 offers a detailed guide to every hue imaginable. Sorry, Pantone.
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The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman

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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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In India, Hindu gods get a muscular makeover. Check out Shiva's biceps

In India, Hindu gods get a muscular makeover. Check out Shiva's biceps | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
In new comics, paintings and popular books, depictions of Hindu deities are being reimagined.
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Polly Apfelbaum Gets Up Off the Floor

Polly Apfelbaum Gets Up Off the Floor | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
The artist's new installation, "A Handweaver's Pattern Book," features printed fabric works meant to hang on the walls.
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Theaster Gates: The Rise of an Unconventional Art Star

Theaster Gates: The Rise of an Unconventional Art Star | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Theaster Gates believes that good art can rescue bad neighborhoods. Here’s how he has convinced the international art world to buy into his vision.
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Van Dyck and Self-Portraiture

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The National Portrait Gallery’s acquisition of Van Dyck’s last self-portrait (1640-1) after a big campaign is a perfect moment to consider the Flemish artist’s huge contribution to the genre and to the cult of the artist. Read on for a discussion by James Hall, author of the bestselling Spring book The Self-Portrait.

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