Aesthetics

Science of the arts: The new field of neuroaesthetics is probing the relationship between art and the brain - Washington Post

This browser is not fully supported. Please update for the best experience.<p>This is your brain on art<p>By Sarah L. Kaufman, Dani Player, Jayne Orenstein, May-Ying Lam, Elizabeth Hart and Shelly Tan<p>Published Sept. 18, 2017<p>Scroll down to continue.<br>Presentation includes sound.<p>Published Sept. 18, …

The Brain

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh

<b>ALL SCULPTURE</b> in the present seems to have acquired the condition of the book, to paraphrase Walter Pater: the status of total obsolescence, …

Arts notes

I don’t know how many were present a week ago at <i>The Speccie</i> prolonged lunch but do know that I found myself in total agreement with almost everyone I spoke with. This has never happened to me before in Australia. As someone – possibly Tony Abbott – remarked as we gathered for drinks overlooking the …

Art

Carol Brown Goldberg

AT THE CENTER<p><i>A center, in the dynamic sense of the term, acts as a focus from which energy radiates into the environment. The forces issuing from the</i> …

Art

This Wood Pavilion Was Designed With References To Early Slavonic Aesthetics

Russian designer Vlad Kissel, has created a wood pavilion in Moscow, Russia, that has a drop like shape that references early Slavonic …

The Art of Imitation

AVEDON x ERIC KIM TRACEThe secret to your beginning development as an artist and photographer is to IMITATE artists you admire.AVEDON BEEKEPERWhere …

Eric Kim

Uptopia’s Titan Concrete Speaker Blends Brutalist Aesthetics and High-End Specs

Handcrafted in Hungary.<p>Following the ongoing and frankly excellent trend for brutalist homeware, Hungarian design studio Utopia has now given the concrete treatment to a new high-spec speaker. Handmade in Budapest, the Titan Concrete Speaker houses a low resonance enclosure that ensures an …

Audiophile

Perspectives: Negotiating the Archive | Tate

Archives, it seems, are everywhere, both in popular culture and academic discourse. The BBC’s Radio 4 has taken to using the word ‘archive’ as a …

John Piper

In Conversation with Ilya and Emilia Kabakov - Journal #40 December 2012 - e-flux

<b>Anton Vidokle:</b> I’d like to start by asking you about artistic independence. Your oeuvre strikes me as an example of one of the most independent …

Art

John Divola at Maccarone

The full title of this piece is <i>“The Green of this Notebook.”</i> The piece is based on Jean-Paul Sartre’s book <i>“Being and Nothingness”</i>. In this book …

Art

Aesthetics The Label Timelessly Versatile Womenswear

Make a statement with your fashion when you wear the Aesthetics The Label Timelessly Versatile Womenswear. Featuring high-quality fabrics and …

Want a satisfying relationship? Don’t present yourself as a sex object

Is objectification bad — if you welcome sexualized attention?<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>When Joan Holloway — the bombshell office worker on the show “Mad Men” — enters a room, she knows she looks good and is going to turn heads. Every morning, Joan meticulously does …

Feminism

Aesthetic Evolution In The Animal World

At the heart of Richard O. Prum's new book <i>The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World — and Us</i> is a bold idea:<p>"... that animals are not merely subject to the extrinsic forces of ecological competition, predation, climate, geography, and so on that …

Art

How documenta 14 Failed Everyone but its Curators

We look at how art suffers when the political or ethical imperatives override artistic claimsThe post How documenta 14 Failed Everyone but its …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

From the Archives: Jean-Paul Sartre on Alexander Calder, in 1947

Although many of Alexander Calder’s sculptures are meant to move, they’re sometimes presented as still objects, which does them something of a …

Art

Book Review: Foucault on the Arts and Letters: Perspectives for the Twentyfirst Century edited by Catherine M. Soussloff

<b>Foucault on the Arts and Letters: Perspectives for the Twentyfirst Century</b><i>, edited by</i> <b>Catherine M. Soussloff</b><i>, explores the oft-neglected intersection</i> …

UK Universities

Want a satisfying relationship? Don't present yourself as a sex object

When Joan Holloway – the bombshell office worker on the show “Mad Men” – enters a room, she knows she looks good and is going to turn heads. Every …

Feminism

Design principle: Aesthetics

Today’s article is about understanding what is aesthetic design and its importance for the perception of usability. Humans like pretty and shiny …

UX Design

Catcalling and street harassment is happening more often than you might think

New research shows street harassment is happening more often than you might think, with young women experiencing catcalling, wolf-whistles, stares, …

Feminism

Hey, sexy: objectifying catcalls occur more frequently than you might think

Hey, sexy.<p>Damn, girl.<p>What’s up, beautiful?<p>These are just some of the many comments directed toward Shoshana Roberts as she walked along the streets …

Feminism

Razer upgrades Blade Stealth to a 13.3-inch display and tones down aesthetics

Razer has gone and sharpened its Blade Stealth gaming laptop with a few key upgrades, not the least of which is a bigger 13.3-inch panel squeezed …

Laptops

The 10 Essays That Changed Art Criticism Forever

Over the last 60 years, 10 art critics altered the course of art history. Here's who they are, and what they wrote.

Art

Madeleine Atkinson | Guided History

The Renaissance was an era of cultural rebirth and achievement that occurred in Italy during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. The …

Boston University

A Sobered Communist: psychological vignettes of Romania’s proletariat by Callum Royle

<b>Callum Royle</b> is a multidisciplinary film photographer and graphic artist who divides his artistic drive across multiple projects of highly …

Music (Australia)

Contemplations on the idea of home: in conversation with Ranjit Hoskote, curator of Dwelling I & II

Ranjit Hoskote—contemporary Indian poet, art critic, cultural theorist, and independent curator—curated the two-part exhibition for Galerie …

Why The Big Basquiat Sale Is Art’s Capitalist Apocalypse

An untitled painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold on May 15th for $110.5 million at a Sotheby’s auction. To which the only sensible response is – so …

Jewish Culture

Remix and Reconfigure: the Radical Cut-Up Method of Lukas Feireiss

For all the haranguing and hand-wringing about originality and novelty in the discipline, architecture is, at its core, a remix practice. Most …

Hip Hop Culture

Psychology vs. philosophy: Beauty requires thought

In a recent study, two of Immanuel Kant's theories on experiencing beauty were assessed. The conclusion is that beauty might be in the eye of the …

Medicine

Philosophy Just Launched A Powerful Campaign

For Mental Health Awareness Month<p>May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This has sparked a number of brands and celebrities to speak out in an attempt to break down the many stigmas surrounding the matter and normalize the conversation about women’s health. Everybody’s favorite skin-care brand, …

Beauty

Dove Takes Objectification of Women to Another Level

Objectification is not a metaphor. It is a term you can use to describe treating or perceiving women <i>like</i> objects, but in advertising it involves …

Feminism