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The history of design in six short videos

The history of design in six short videos | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

The Open University sums up six key design movements in a cute new animated series...Each one is a snapshot of a key 20th century design style or movement, so we’ve got Gothic Revival, Arts and Crafts, Bauhaus, Modernism, American Industrial Design and Postmodernism.

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Why Jeff Koons Made Michael Jackson White

Why Jeff Koons Made Michael Jackson White | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Koons knows that his audience wants art that is as well-made and unblemished as Gwyneth Paltrow’s porcelain white skin, and will all too willingly confuse his fixated perfectionism with genius.

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The Artists' Books Showcase

The Artists' Books Showcase | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

The Artists' Books Showcase is a digital exhibition meant to highlight pieces in the Manuscript, Archive, and Rare Book Library's extensive collection of artists' books. These books, often made in small, limited editions, are pieces of art that purposefully make use of, question, or explore the format of the book as an artistic medium. Art historians trace the history of this form back to the limited editions of William Blake and William Morris, or to the livres d'artistes made by Surrealists and Dadaists, with the genre emerging as its own distinct art form in the 1960s. The works included here, dating from 1995 to the present, are meant to show what directions this unique art form is taking.

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Playfulness abounds in dazzling Dutch designer Femke Agema's fashions

Playfulness abounds in dazzling Dutch designer Femke Agema's fashions | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Femke’s work marries technical skill with some fantastical ideas as proved by her two most recent collections. For Elders, her 2013 spring/summer range, she took inspiration from our primordial emotional response to the onset of spring, “the simple joy we feel in being let loose into the wild to play in an environment overflowing with possibilities.”

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Michael Landy's brilliant new exhibition animates the gruesome legends of saints

Michael Landy's brilliant new exhibition animates the gruesome legends of saints | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Michael took up residency at the National Gallery in 2010, and his imagination was captured by the images of saints dotted around the museum and how their single-mindedness lead to horrific deaths and self-harm. He wanted to bring back these “bad saints” whose stories had fallen into obscurity.

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Watch Picasso Create Entire Paintings in Magnificent Time-Lapse Film (1956)

Watch Picasso Create Entire Paintings in Magnificent Time-Lapse Film (1956) | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

How did Pablo Picasso do it? Art historians have spent much time and many words answering that question, but in the video above, you can watch the painter in the act of creation — or, rather, you can watch a series of his paintings as they come into being, evolving from spare but evocative collections of marker strokes into complete images, alive with color. We see Picasso’s visual ideas emerge, and then we see him refine and revise them, sometimes toward a surprising result. All of this happens in under two minutes, since filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot shot the artist working with time-lapse photography, compressing each creative process into mere seconds.

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In Defense of the Artist Statement

In Defense of the Artist Statement | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

As a writer who works with visual artists, I was inspired to address Iris Jaffe’s recent post, “The Anti-artist-statement Statement. “I hate artist statements,” Iris began. “As an artist, they are almost always awkward and painful to write, and as a viewer they are similarly painful and uninformative to read.” No! I disagree!

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Judge says Sid Vicious street art breaks copyright

Judge says Sid Vicious street art breaks copyright | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

The Los Angeles-based street artist Thierry Guetta, better known as Mr Brainwash, has lost a copyright case involving a 1977 photograph of the punk rock musician Sid Vicious shot by the British photographer Dennis Morris. Guetta had claimed that the seven works he created using Morris’s black and white photograph, including one mural and one collage made of broken vinyl records, were sufficiently altered to be protected by the fair use defence, which allows for the use of copyrighted material for commentary, criticism and parody.

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VIDEO: The “Phantasmatical: Self Portraits” of Anne Harris

VIDEO: The “Phantasmatical: Self Portraits” of Anne Harris | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

The unusual and fantastical silhouettes in Anne Harris’ oil paintings stem from a personal place. In “Phantasmatical: Self-Portraits” at New York's Alexandre Gallery, Harris depicts the emotional and physical facets of women at middle age in a series of new paintings. Both liberating and vulnerable, these nude portraits appear to emerge from thin air and teeter in a state of obscurity and visibility, emphasizing the notion of a maturing woman “being exposed but not looked at.” Harris shared with BLOUIN ARTINFO her personal experiences that led to the visceral self-portraits.

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A Degas Sculpture Inspires a New Musical

A Degas Sculpture Inspires a New Musical | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
“Little Dancer,” directed by Susan Stroman, is to have its world premiere at the Kennedy Center in Washington in October 2014.
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Byzantine Collections — Dumbarton Oaks

Byzantine Collections — Dumbarton Oaks | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

The Byzantine collections at ICFA comprise a study collection of images and an assortment of fieldwork archives, which have been processed to varying degrees and digitized in limited fashion. Visit the pages below for more details about each collection and how to access the materials.

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Cary Graphic Arts Collection

Cary Graphic Arts Collection | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

In keeping with its policy of generous access, the Cary Collection is pursuing a number of digital initiatives that will enable users all over the world to sample the wealth of rich materials housed in the library. These include the development of a substantial digital archive of images from the collection and an on-line digital library of public domain titles from the renowned Middleton Collection on bookbinding.

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Learning to Love Your Image: Fan Art Meets Contemporary Art

Learning to Love Your Image: Fan Art Meets Contemporary Art | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Anyone who has ever spent more than three consecutive hours listening to their favorite band on repeat, attempted to dress up as the lead singer, or camped out overnight to get tickets has more than just a passing interest in said band. This person, a bit fanatical in their behaviors and emotional connection with the band, is a fan. Many of these fans also happen to be artists, who are either making art about their obsessions or have “grown up” and stopped indulging in their teenage-scented fantasies.

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Your Thievin' Art? At Play in the Field of Fair Use

Your Thievin' Art? At Play in the Field of Fair Use | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Your mug shot. Your profile picture. Your breakfast table. Is anything safe from appropriation artists?

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Women in art: why are all the 'great' artists men?

Women in art: why are all the 'great' artists men? | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

An audit of the art world shows that every artist in the top 100 auction sales last year was a man, and just 8% of public art in central London was created by women. But things are changing...

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Laura Brown's comment, July 31, 2013 11:20 PM
In history, being able to create art has been a luxury which most people could not manage. Also, there is the endurance factor. A lot of art created by women would have been made for practical use, rather than decorating a church. So the art would not survive many generations and it would not be thought of as art so much as a useful tool.
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David Smith - the sculptor who drew with metal

David Smith - the sculptor who drew with metal | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
When he died in a car crash the artworks for his last show remained unsold - today they grace the best collections around the world.
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Sabastiao Salgado: Western Exposure

Sabastiao Salgado: Western Exposure | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Sebastião Salgado photographs of nature are undeniably beautiful, but they also portray a typical Western gaze.
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Reflecting on Jeff Koons's Hollow Triumph in Chelsea

Reflecting on Jeff Koons's Hollow Triumph in Chelsea | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
The double dose of Koons at Gagosian and Zwirner marks his first solo appearances in New York in years. Has he learned anything?
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Balboa Park Commons: Collections Sets

Balboa Park Commons: Collections Sets | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Balboa Park Commons: Collections Sets includes images from Mingei International Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego Air and Space Museum, The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego Natural History Museum, and Timken Museum of Art

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Marina Abramovic, With ‘Boléro’ at Paris Opera Ballet

Marina Abramovic, With ‘Boléro’ at Paris Opera Ballet | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Marina Abramovic, a performance artist whose mostly solo works often involve feats of endurance and madness, has found pleasure working with the Paris Opera Ballet.
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Index of Christian Art: Additional Resources

Index of Christian Art: Additional Resources | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
The Index of Christian Art, Princeton University
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Photographer Kyoto Hamada creates an alter ego for ongoing project

Photographer Kyoto Hamada creates an alter ego for ongoing project | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Everyone is terrified of getting old, from that first grey hair we deny even existed to shedding a tear at your first wrinkle. It may flabbergast you, but Kyoto Hamada has donned a grey wig, latex makeup and floral patterns to become an old lady in a project called I used to be you. She goes by the name of Kikuchiyo-san, and accompanied by a series of photographs, she goes about her life sewing buttons, going to museums and doing her laundry.

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