Aesthetics

A Meeting of Graffiti Legends - SEEN And RISK at UAF Paris 2017

Even though it was only the second edition of Urban Art Fair in Paris this April, it’s proving to be <b>one of the most important events of its kind</b> in …

Street Art

The Incredible Elongated Head Culture of the Mangbetu People

Mangbetu people live in Central Africa, in northeastern Congo. The name Mangbetu refers, strictly speaking, only to the aristocracy, which in the …

History

Padraig Mac Miadhachain obituary

My friend the artist Padraig Mac Miadhachain, who has died aged 88, lived most of his life at Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, and also had a long association with St Ives, Cornwall, where he was a member of the Penwith Society of Arts and maintained a studio for many years.<p>Paddy travelled …

Ireland

Joseon Korea—Court Treasures and City Life

The Sun, Moon and Five Peaks on a 6-fold royal screen at the Joseon Korea—Court Treasures and City Life exhibition at the ACM. The sun and moon …

Ancient History

Art Beijing promises visual treat for capital's residents

Art Beijing, launched in 2006, has grown into one of the capital's biggest art events.The show helps launch young artists' and galleries, while it …

Art

Young artists encouraged to be brave

A man with a fox head puts a stone in a bottle; another with a bird's head looks directly out from the canvas, while a large green cupboard with many …

Art

The Importance of Coexistence - A Talk with Daniela Perez, PArC Fair Curator

<b>PArC Art Fair Lima</b> or the <b>PArC – Perú Arte Contemporáneo</b> returns in 2017 for its fifth edition. Situated in the capital of Perú, the fair is among the …

Artists

Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists review – a passionate project

Donna Seaman resurrects forgotten artists and their work in inspiring fashion<p>In this passionate book, Seaman (daughter of artist Elayne Seaman) asks why seven American female artists – Louise Nevelson, Gertrude Abercrombie, Loïs Mailou Jones, Ree Morton, Joan Brown, Christina Ramberg, Lenore Tawney …

Literature

Dinner with Georgia O’Keeffe

Included in a new book by Robyn Lea, titled “Dinner With Georgia O’Keeffe,” is a full-page photograph of the artist standing at her kitchen table, in New Mexico, slicing vegetables. She wears a starched white apron over a dark work shirt. Behind her is a modest, four-burner white stove, the same …

10 books that bring forward the glory of art and crafts

HomeArts<p>0<p>The panorama of Indian crafts is a patchwork quilt of many hues and shades of meaning, reflective of interactions with social, economic, …

Textiles

Renowned Soviet avant-garde art collection comes to Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Lysenko's painted bull stares with flat black eyes like a double-barrel shotgun, one of his horns festooned in a mosaic of bright rectangles, the tip of his tail stretched toward a glowing orange globe that may be the sun.<p>Over the years, the painting has become one of the …

World News

New York City after the second world war - in pictures

Todd Webb’s photographs of postwar New York depict the warmth and diversity of the city. He studied under Ansel Adams, and his beautiful black and white shots reflect that influence. The Museum of the City of New York is hosting a retrospective of his work, Todd Webb: A City Seen until 4 September

New York City

Turkey's Unique Art Event - Mamut Art Project Comes to Istanbul

A truly unique and interconnecting art event in Turkey, <b>Mamut Art project</b> will be engaging emerging artists with new collectors, galleries and …

Art

UEA art installation 'nothing to do with suicide', Gormley

<b>Acclaimed sculptor Antony Gormley has defended criticisms of his latest installation featuring life-size human statues on top of university buildings.</b><p>Some students at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich claimed the figures resemble people contemplating jumping off.<p>But Gormley said all …

Art

Georgia Mancio and Alan Broadbent: Songbook review – uplifting

(Roomspin)<p>It’s rare to find a songwriting and performing partnership so well matched, yet this is the first album of their joint compositions. Alan Broadbent’s lucid melodies and Georgia Mancio’s delicately evocative lyrics already have that inseparable feeling. There’s a quiet elegance, too, in …

Music

A Major Retrospective of Irving Penn Photography Soon at The Met!

The most comprehensive exhibition of the great <b>Irving Penn photography</b> will soon be presented as a retrospective at <b>The Metropolitan Museum of Art</b>, to …

Fashion Photography

On the edge of madness: the terrors and genius of Alberto Giacometti

He drank with Sartre, mocked Picasso and took silent walks with Beckett – but his work was going nowhere until a vision on Boulevard Montparnasse left him trembling. Ahead of a major Tate show, we explore the obsessions of Giacometti<p>In 1957, the writer Jean Genet described the studio of his friend …

Art

Impressions from the Venice Biennale

by Paula de la Cruz<p><i>The Venice Biennale kicked off a few weeks ago and will last until November 24, 2013. Paula de la Cruz reports from the Grand</i> …

Mediterranean

How reprioritizing aesthetics in formal criticism can save the world

Socially conscious criticism doesn't take artistic expression too seriously; it doesn't take art seriously enough<p>As I plunk down at a too-high bar stool in a coffee shop to write this screed, I’m assailed, out of the corner of my eye, by a headline of a local alt-weekly paper spelled out in big, …

Liberal POV

The art of ‘Black Radical Women’ breaks down all-white stereotypes of 1960s feminism

A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum explores intersectionality<p>Women were breaking open the art world starting in the 1960s, but that that didn’t …

Feminism

Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit examines modern art pioneer in global context - Entertainment

The Art Gallery of Ontario's Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit, opening Saturday, explores six decades of the modern art pioneer's career, including her …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

2017)

<b>DORE ASHTON CAME OF AGE IN A GALVANIZING PLACE AND TIME</b>—New York in the 1950s—when Abstract Expressionism was giving the art of the United States …

Art

Coming Home: Modernism and the Shchukin Collection

HENRI MATISSE’S <i>Harmony in Red</i> is one of those famous paintings few have actually seen with their own eyes. Well known is its deluge of patterned …

Art History

Donna Seaman on the Forgotten Women Artists of America

<i>Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists</i> by Donna Seaman is a passage through the lives of various extraordinary women—all of …

Art

Man Defaces Painting at Metropolitan Museum

POSTED April 21, 2017<p>Just after 5 PM on Thursday, April 20, a man vandalized a student’s painting on view in the education center at the Metropolitan …

He Says: The Hairy Ape Spinning Out, Caged | Times Square Chronicles

He Says: The Hairy Ape Spinning Out, Caged<p>The streets that haunt the soul of the bewildered Yank are where this exceptional revival of Eugene …

Aubrey Beardsley’s The Peacock Skirt: a bold vision of female sexuality

This work, created for Oscar Wilde’s play Salome, would surely have floored the late Victorian establishment with its nonconformist take on gender roles<p><b>Vamping it up</b><p>This is one of the illustrations that Beardsley created for Oscar Wilde’s play Salome. Banned for translating biblical characters to …

Gender

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA's collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including …

Art Galleries

Sian Davey & Joseph Szabo Portray 50 Years of Youth Culture

Sian Davey and Joe Szabo are both exhibited in the Michael Hoppen gallery in London. Through these cliches, the viewer discover teen-agers daily life …

Design

How the CIA Secretly Funded Arab Art to Fight Communism

Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted art to help build appreciation for Arab culture and counter pro-Israel influence on U.S. foreign policy.

Foreign Policy