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Twitter / 3PennyMovies: #ArtHistory Emily Carr was …

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19 September 2012

Twitter / chandler_selin: just found out i made a 98 …

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18 September 2012

Mark Murphy : Scribble 08: Empire by Martin Wittfooth and Review

Empire, the new solo exhibition by Brooklyn, NY painter Martin Wittfooth presents a landmark achievement. Large-scaled, animal-centric allegories take over the gallery walls of Corey Helford in Culver City. The central canvas provides a subtle nod to Occupy Wall Street, (Occupy, Oil on Linen, 100 x 73", below right), while many paintings pay homage to the masters, providing fresh perspectives to historical works. Empire presents twelve dramatic canvases revealing societal condition through the …  »

18 September 2012

Looking Down Into the Abyss: Bertalan Székely and the Perils of Love | Hungarian Art History

In my previous post I took a somewhat critical look at artistic ‘greatness’ understood as a quality that sharply distinguishes ‘great’ artists and their works from ‘ordinary’ people and everyday life. For art to move us, does it necessarily have … Continue reading →

18 September 2012

Twitter / UmmYellwoah: Just finished my first college …

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18 September 2012

What the brain draws from: Art and neuroscience – CNN.com

Art is not reality, and yet we recognize our reality in it and find at least some of it beautiful. Scientists have been working on understanding how the brain perceives art and what about it people tend to find attractive.

18 September 2012

Petition | Westminster Council: Save Cork Street: A British art institution threatened by developers | Change.org

URGENT! SAVE CORK STREET!  Cork Street, the iconic international art street, is in danger of being demolished and turned into luxury apartments,…

18 September 2012

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18 September 2012

England’s National Media Museum Discovers First Color Films Ever Made | Artinfo

The National Media Museum in Bradford, England, has discovered what’s believed to be the first color films ever made.

18 September 2012

World’s oldest color film footage discovered in museum archive (video) – Engadget

Cached away for over a century, the world’s first color moving pictures have been shown for the first time yesterday, according to the National Media

17 September 2012

Rebirth for Cave Buddhas

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“Echoes of the Past” brings to the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World sixth-century treasures from Chinese Buddhist cave temples and showcases modern efforts to save them.

16 September 2012

Twitter / zuckonittt: i love this. #beauty #arthistory …

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16 September 2012

KU historian discovers a masterpiece in our midst – KansasCity.com

A decades-long art mystery has been solved, and the results will be on display starting this weekend in a new exhibit at the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence.

16 September 2012

Remodeled Hunterian Art Gallery In Glasgow Reopens With Rembrandt Exhibition | Gadling.com

The Hunterian Art Gallery, part of the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, has just reopened after a nine-month remodel that exp

16 September 2012

What is Contemporary Art History? free mind map download

This is a mind map that I created whilst studying toward an MA in Art History with The Open University. The module A841 was called ‘Themes and Issu…

16 September 2012

Growing Pains: The Autobiography of Emily Carr: Emily Carr,Ira Dilworth,Robin Laurence: 9781553650836: Amazon.com: Books

Growing Pains: The Autobiography of Emily Carr [Emily Carr,Ira Dilworth,Robin Laurence] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. <DIV><I>Growing Pains</I> tells the story of writer and painter Emily Carr’s life,from a proper Canadian girlhood

16 September 2012

Emily Carr House | Heritage Site in Victoria BC

Emily Carr House, 207 Government Street, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8V 2K8 is a National and Provincial Historic Site dedicated to the art, writings and life of renowned Canadian icon, Emily Carr.

16 September 2012

Art History T-Shirt Woot! « Emanata (Dr Ben Harvey)

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Aaaagggghh! The new school year beckons and life will soon become a lot more hectic. It’s time to look at calendars, devise courses, write syllabi, and plan one’s autumn art history wardrobe! Those who know me will have no trouble identifying this last item as the odd one out. I’m a reliably disheveled looking professor: I don’t care much about what I wear; my beard is not so much a beard as the absence of a shaving regime; and I generally try to extend the time between my haircuts far beyond t…  »

16 September 2012

Thomas Gladysz: The Movies: 10 Must-Read Books Coming This Fall

Seen the movies? Now read the books. Here’s a guide, ordered by date-of-release, to the big new releases and lesser-known titles which should pique the interest of film buffs and book lovers alike.

15 September 2012

BBC News – World’s first colour moving pictures discovered

The world’s first colour moving pictures dating from 1902 have been found by the National Media Museum in Bradford in a remarkable discovery.

15 September 2012

Desperation, music and laughter ~ the filming of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ draws to a close | sophieneville

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Director Claude Whatham Our director, Claude Whatham had a problem. Despite two attempts he had failed to shoot the key scene when the Swallows, who had just arrived at Holly Howe, discover the Peak at Darien and look out over the lake to spot Wild Cat Island for the very first time. He saw it as crucial to the motivation of the story.  Claude had shot the sequence of us running down the field at Bank Ground Farm in the evening light. He had what would technically be called our POV (point of vi…  »

15 September 2012

BBC News – World’s first colour film footage viewed for first time

Who won the race for colour? The earliest natural colour film in the world is viewed for the first time.

15 September 2012

BBC News – Spanish fresco restoration botched by amateur

An elderly parishioner stuns Spanish cultural officials with an alarming do-it-yourself attempt to restore a prized fresco of Jesus Christ.

14 September 2012

Twitter / artcity: Girl cutting up book at Ceal …

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12 September 2012

Twitter / charlottefrost: the 500 page Documenta 13 …

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12 September 2012

Twitter / nthq: Jacques-Louis David – Napoleon …

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12 September 2012

Twitter / nthq: Francisco Goya – The Third …

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12 September 2012

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12 September 2012

Twitter / MeganAlys: #wayoverthis #arthistory …

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12 September 2012

BBC News – ‘Renoir painting’ snapped up at US flea market

Experts say a painting bought for a few dollars at a US flea market may turn out to be a a work by French master Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

12 September 2012

Twitter / nthq: Ivan Aivazovsky – The Ninth …

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12 September 2012

Twitter / nthq: Eugène Delacroix – Liberty …

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12 September 2012

Twitter / nthq: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres …

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12 September 2012

John Seed: Is Smarthistory the Art History Textbook of the Future?

Professors have scrapped their ancient Kodak slide projectors and carousels packed with slides. At least, in this time of digitally driven change, academics have been at least able to take comfort from one source of constancy: their textbooks.

12 September 2012

Twitter / Vambreen: At the Piano (ca 1859) by James …

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12 September 2012

For Museum, Long-Lost Picasso Is Too Costly To Keep : NPR

For more than 40 years, Pablo Picasso’s Seated Woman with Red Hat went unnoticed in the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science’s storage area. Now that it’s resurfaced, the Indiana museum says it can’t afford to insure the multimillion-dollar artwork.

12 September 2012

It’s About Time: 19th century American Folk Art from the Prior-Hamben School

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. Prior-Hamblen School Portrait of woman attributed to EW Blake c 1845 Here are more paintings from the Prior-Hamblen or Hamblin School. Five artists are general identified as being part of the Prior-Hamblin School who were influenced by artist William Matthew Prior: Sturtevant Hamblen or Hablin,Prior’s brother-in-law, whose family the Prior family lived with in Maine, & in Boston, during the 1830’s – 1840’s; George Hartwell, whose niece Elizabeth Hartwell married a Hamblen son, James Ha…  »

12 September 2012

Twitter / Obridge: Media loves to remind us of …

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12 September 2012

Call for Papers: Art History and Sound, The Courtauld Institute of Art « British Art Research

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Three workshops: 6 December 2012, 14 March and 30 May 2013 (10.00 – 12.00), The Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Cfp Deadline: 28 September 2012 Art historians constantly encounter traces of sound. These can take the form of notes in an illuminated manuscript, a textual echo of past noise and lost voices, or depictions of [...]

12 September 2012

Today in Art & Design History on the Behance Network

"Today in Art & Design History" is a feature for my professional Facebook page. It incorporates my love for history and research with my love of sketching and drawing.

12 September 2012

Twitter / Obridge: cont… The independent neglected …

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12 September 2012

EuroTravelogue™: ArtSmart Roundtable – The Early Italian Renaissance

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12 September 2012

Twitter / ArtHistoryProf: I know the seat is comfortable …

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10 September 2012

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The first known painting by Salvador Dali – painted at age 6 Source

10 September 2012

Twitter / jennnxhall: Death on paper… #arthistory …

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10 September 2012

A Renoir At A Flea Market? Possible ‘Paysage Bords De Seine’ For $7

A woman who bought a $7 box lot at a flea market may have unwittingly scored an original painting by Pierre-August Renoir. An auction house believes the landscape to be Renoir’s “Paysage Bords de Seine,” which it values between $75,000 and $100,000.

10 September 2012

Rediscovered Edward Burne-Jones painting reveals artist’s love-triangle angst – Telegraph

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A long-lost painting by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones, one of the leading lights of the radical Victorian art movement, has been rediscovered and will be exhibited for the first time.

10 September 2012

Twitter / TEMAmagazine: Investigate the simplicity …

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10 September 2012

Twitter / michelleartus: Decided to write him back. …

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10 September 2012

‘Children of Paradise’ restored to 4K – Creative COW

Children of Paradise [Les Enfants du Paradis] is perhaps the most stunning classic film you’ve probably never seen. The movie was made in 1943 – 1944, when the Nazis forbade the making of films longer than 90 minutes, and released in 1945. It was last shown in the U.S. 30 years ago, despite the fact that 600 French critics, directors, actors and technicians have voted it as "Best French Film Ever." Join Debra Kaufman as she brings the restoration of this classic beauty to light the story of ho…

10 September 2012

The 50th Day ~ making the movie ‘Swallows and Amazons’ in 1973 | sophieneville

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Producer Richard Pilbrow with production associate Neville C Thompson on Derwentwater in the Lake District in 1973 This photograph of Richard and Neville sitting on the deck on the houseboat in the pouring rain must epitomise the struggles they went through to work around the weather and bring ‘Swallows and Amazons’ in on budget.  It was Claude Whatham’s dream to end the movie with an aerial shot of Swallow and Amazon sailing away from Captian Flint’s houseboat.  He had a helicopter pilot stand…  »

8 September 2012

Wall Photos | Facebook

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

5 September 2012

Outmane Amahou’s Clever Minimalist Art Movement Posters (PHOTOS)

Keeping track of all the movements in art history can be a difficult thing. We know Impressionism predated Post-Impressionism, but what did Fauvism or Futurism look like?

5 September 2012

Leonardo’s Measure – The Genitals of Vitruvian Men | Jill Burke’s Blog

There seems to have been something of a genital fixation amongst commentators on Vitruvius’  in the 1490s and early 1500s. Vitruvius’ book on architecture was a favourite for many renaissance theorists, and his small passage about human proportion was revisited … Continue reading →

4 September 2012

EuroTravelogue™: ArtSmart Roundtable – The Early Italian Renaissance

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Florence, Italy—Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. All content is the property of EuroTravelogue™ unless noted. Unauthorized use is prohibited.  Welcome to the ArtSmart Roundtable—a company of travel bloggers who seek out art while traveling around the world. Each month, we publish a feature on a particular subject with our personal reflection of those experiences encountered along the way. This month, we are thrilled to announce our newest member of the ArtSmart Roundtable Lesley Peterson …  »

4 September 2012

From ‘ism’ to vision – FT.com

What Are You Looking At? 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye, by Will Gompertz, Viking, RRP£20, 464 pages On April 2 1917, Marcel Duchamp purchased a urinal from a plumbing firm on Fifth Avenue and contemporary art was born. The premise

4 September 2012