Sunday, December 30

Francesca Berrini


1911-1919
Viveza - "Since the startof my exploration into mapmaking, I have become increasingly fascinated by the intersection of manmade and natural forms made visible in maps and atlases."

Pripyat and the 30K Zone


Sinking boat on the Pripyat River, Chornobyl, October 1998
"The exclusion zone is a remarkable and surprising place, not dead and static, as one would expect, but full of growth and change." David McMillan.
Pripyat and the 30K Zone

Henri Cartier-Bresson


Henri Matisse, 1944
"To take a photograph means to recognize - simuitaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organisation of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye, and one's heart on the same axis." Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Wikipedia.

Saturday, December 29

Carlos Cortez


Before the Disappearance
"Carlos Cortez was an extraordinary artist, poet, printmaker, photographer, songwriter and lifelong political activst. His mother was a German socialist, and his father was a Mexican Indian organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), also known as the Wobblies."
Carlos Cortez, Artwork.

Friday, December 28

Whole Earth Catalog

About Whole Earth - "Whole Earth is committed to a vision of what's needed to challenge ingrained patterns and stale assumption. Curiosity. Exploration. Independence. Community. Living fearlessly. Principles. Tools and ideas."
Whole Earth Catalog, Wikipedia. Small Is Beautiful: Wikipedia. Stewart Brand, Wikipedia. E.F. Schumacher, Wikipedia.

Sigismundus of Luxemburg


Road to Calvary, c. 1530, Turin Book of Hours (Jan van Eyck?)
"The goal of the exhibition is to present the personality and times as well as the artistic milieu of Sigismund of Luxemburg, the king of Hungary (1387), and king (1410/11) and later emperor (1433) of the Holy Roman Empire."
The Age Sigismund

Thursday, December 27

Pete Seeger


"Musician, singer, songwriter, folklorist, labor activist, environmentalist, and peace advocate, Seeger was born in Patterson, New York, son of Charles and Constance Seeger, whose families traced their ancestry back to the Mayflower. Seeger grew up in an unusually politicized environment."
Pete Seeger, Wikipedia, Notable American Unitarians, Pandora.

Adrienne Rich


The Kelly Writers House Fellows Program - "Poet, essayist, and cultural critic Adrienne Rich is among the most widely admired and thought provoking writers in the United States."
Adrienne Rich, PENNSOUND

Guido Tramontano Gurreitore


" ... Milky Way, Solar Sys, Earth, Europe, Italy, Salreno.."
PBase

Ubu Gallery


Wols (Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze), Portrait Nicole Boubant. ca. 1933
Ubu Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in Art 38 Basel. "Founded in 1994, Ubu Gallery has presented approximately 60 exhibitions of 20th-century avant-garde art, with an emphasis on the inter-war period of the 1920s-1930s, particularly the Dada, Surrealist, and Constructivist movements."
Ubu Gallery, Art Basel Catalogue

Wednesday, December 26

Sasha Rudensky


"Sasha Rudensky was born in Moscow, Russia in 1979. She immigrated to the United Stater with her family in 1990. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2001 with a degree in Studio Art and Russian Studies."
Sasha Rudensky

Death in Art


Marianne Stokes, Death and the maiden
"The big plague epidemic of the middle of the 14th century, which decimated approximately a third of Europe's population, was not the only one. New outbreaks occurred, and for all the inhabitants of Europe, the fear of plague was part of everyday life."
Death in Art

The Essence of Line: French Drawings From Ingres to Degas


Antoine-Louis Barye
"Welcome to this database of nineteenth-century French drawings. From revealing preparatory sketches to exquisite finished watercolors, more than 900 works by artists such as Eugene Delacroix, Honore Daumier, Paul Cezanne, and Edgar Degas illuminate the range of French art over the course of a century of innovation."
The Essence of Line

Monday, December 24

Cuba Chronicles: Elaine Ling


Havana Bayan, Havana 2002
"In Cuba, an island caught between the grandeur of old world glory and the decay of the immediate epoch, I found an urban landscape that reflects a struggle between daily life and the slow forces of Nature, and a religion that has superimposed the old world African demigods onto the new world Roman Catholic saints."
Cuba Chronicles

A Show of Emotion: Victorian Sentiment in Prints & Drawings


Myles Birket Foster, The Milkmaid, 1860
"Sentimental subjects span many genres of artistic exression, from highly finished exhibition watercolours to music sheet covers."
A Show of Emotion (V&A)

Terry O'Neill in St. James's

"Exciting images post-war photographers complete our wealth of British works of paper. Click see Terry O'Neil ... rich tones of monochrome to explore fame and fashion, repotage and social reality."
Terry O'Neill (Chris Beetles)

Sunday, December 23

Cliff House Project


Owned by Martha Anderson
"The goal of this website is to preserve the visual imagery of Adolph Sutro's Victorian Cliff House. ... Sadly, its existence was short-lived. It was constructed in 1896 and, like so many wooden structures of that era, burned completely to the ground in September of 1907."
Cliff House, photo

Edward Dorn, 1929-1999


Ed Dorn with life mask, Amsterdan, 1979. Photo by Ira Cohen.
James Campbell, The Guardian, December 14, 1999. "Poet rooted in the imagery of the dispossessed, of working-class America and the mythology of the wild west. The poet Edward Dorn, who his died aged 70, had a loyal readership in Britain, despite having published little in this country for almost 25 years."
Ed Dorn/Buffalo, PENNSOUND

Fine Art In Hungary


Pushing a Cart, 1930. Jozsef Klein.
"This site is dedicated to fine art in Hungary from the beginnings in the Romanesque period up to the mid 20th century. The exhibition, opened in 1997, was continuosly developed since its opening however, it was in 2003 when an opportunity arised to redesign and significantly enhance. it." Artist Index, A, B, C...
Fine Arts in Hungary

Saturday, December 22

Jason de Caires Taylor


"Creator of the world's first underwater sculplture park, Jason de Caires Taylor has gained intrenation for his unique work. His sculptures highlight ecological processes whilst exploring the intricate relationships between modern art and environment."
Jason de Caires Taylor

Women In Art

Philip Scott Johnson. "500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art".
YouTube, eggman913.

Friday, December 21

The Psychedelic '60s


Jimi Hendrix Experience. Axis: Bold as Love. Polydor, 1967.

University of Virginia Library - "Over thirty years later, we who came of age during the turbulent decade of the sixties are dismayed to realize that, to the young adults of today, those years are now ancient history."
Literary Tradition and Social Change

Santa's Ghetto


Banksy
"Santa's Ghetto is probably the world's most low-concept art event. Every year we assemble a loose collection of the great unwashed to hawk their artistic wares on high steet amongst the mindless sham and drudgery of the christmas season."
Bethlehem 2007

Terry Riley


"California Composer Terry Riley launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic In C in 1964. This seminal work provided a new concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns."
Terry Riley

Tuesday, December 18

20th International Snow Sculpture Art Expo


Sun-Sentinel - "'Romantic Feelings', measuring approximately 115 feet high and 656 feet long, is designed to be the world's largest snow sculpture." Harbin of Heilongiiang Province, China.
Snow sculpture expo

Andre Joosse


"My name is Andre Joosse, born in 1975 in my hometown Goes. I work in the Eyehospital in Zierikzee and I'm also active as a part-time firefighter. As a child I always had the interest for industrial photography. Ever since my first visit to an abandoned shipyard near my home the adrenaline rush didn't stop."
UrbEXnl

Alison Garnett


FILE: A COLLECTION OF UNEXPECTED PHOTOGRAPHY - "Match Maker is a selection of matched images - mostly pairs - by art director and photographer Alison Garnett."
Alison Garnett

Gerard de Nerval


GREEN INTEGER, Monique DiDonna - "Gerard de Nerval's greatest subject was himself. Throughout his tempestuous life that ended with suicide by hanging, this French Romantic poet journeyed to distant parts of the globe in order to comprehend and articulate the demons that assailed his inner-most being." May 22, 1808 - January 26, 1855.
Gerard de Nerval, Wikipedia, Answers.com, The Lied and Art Song Texts Page, BookFinder.com, Access My Library, The Chimeras, Translated by Mark Lamoureux, Les Chimeres, The New Criterion, Translated by Daniel Mark Epstein (1), Issue No. 19 of the Marlboro Review - Diane Furtney, Penguin Classics, Hieronymo's Mad Againe: On Translating Nerval by Richard Sieburth, Quotations, Find A Grave, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, GREEN INTEGER.

Monday, December 17

John Paskievich


GEIST: IDEAS & CULTURE, Stephen Osborne. "Invisible City - John Paskievich has been photographing the North End of Winnipeg for more than thirty years, and the body of work that he had built up in that time is a revelation of the particularity of people and place."
John Paskivich

Gustave Courbet


Gustave Courbet, The Peasants of Flagey
Musee a'Orsay - "After the fall of the Second Empire, Courbet was elected President of the Federation of Artists. Courbet stayed in Paris while it was besieged by the Prussian armies, and when many were fleeing the capital."
Courbet Dossier

The Mercator Atlas of Europe


Portugal
British Library - "This atlas was put together in the early 1570s by the Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator, perhaps the best-known mapmaker of all time, to help with planning the grand tour of Europe of his patron's son, the crown prince of Cleves."
British Library

Astronomy Picture of the Day


The Fairy of Eagle Nebula
"Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer."
Astronomy Picture of the Day

Eclipse


"Eclipse is a free on-line archive focusing on digital facsimiles of the most radical small-press writing from the last quarter century Eclipse also publishes carefully selected new works of book-length conceptual unity."
Eclipse

Chinese Posters


Stefan Lanfsberger - "Through all of its long history, the Chinese political used the arts to propagate correct behaviour and thought. Literature, poetry, painting, stage plays, songs and other artistic expressions were produced to entertain, but they also were given an important didactoc function: they had to educate the people in what was considered right and wrong at any time."
Chinese Posters