Saturday, December 27

Three Belgian Autochromists


Woman and girl by a brook - c. 1910. Corbet.
"The subject of these lectures focused on the autochromes of Charles Corbet, Paul Sano and Alfonse Van Besten."
Three Belgian Autochromists

UBU: Pina Bausch

Directed by Anna Linsel, Germany, 2006. "Before choreographer Pina Bausch and her Tanz-theater Wuppertal were known around the world, her new, unusual and body language ill-received." Germany...
UBU

Friday, December 26

Henry Cowell


Wikipedia - "Henry Cowell (March 11, 1897 - December 10, 1965) was an American composer, musical theorist, pianist, teacher, publisher, and impresario."
Wikipedia, Subversive Prophet: Henry Cowell as Theorist and Critic, University Libraries Music Library

Protecting the Word: Bookbidings of the Morgan


Roger Bartlett Mosaic Binding
"Begun energetically by Pierpont Morgan himself before the turn of the twentieth century, the collection has grown to over 1,000 volumes."
The Morgan Library & Museum

White Nights: Russia After the Gulag


"Two years later, the Bolsheviks sentenced 70,000 men, women and children to corrective Labour Camps, as they were now called."
Donald Weber

Thursday, December 25

The Flatiron Building


"Designed by the Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, known for his skyscraper, this steel-framed terra-cotta and stone-clad skyscaper represents this developers' first (and ultimately unsuccessful) attempt to create a new business center north of Wall Street."
New York Architecture

Christmas under Fire (1941)

"All of the fims available to view here are from the BFI National Archive - the world's largest and most diverse film and TV archive."
YouTube

Clare Leighton


Loading, 1931
Wikipedia - "Clare Veronica Hope Leighton (1899-1989) was an English/American artist, writer and illustrator, best known for her wood engravings."
Wikipedia, Artwork, Paramour Fine Arts

Liza Lou


"Liza Lou is an art whose work combines visonary, conceptual, traditional and vernacular approaches to create a new kind of scuptural experience."
Deitch

Wednesday, December 24

Florin Ion Firimita


The Summer You Turned Into a Butterfly
"The journeys are soul searching. I never view a piece of art by Florin and walk away unchanged. I've had a conversation. We've exchanged important ideas. His works of art make me think more carefully about the work of living."
artspan

Alex Kanevsky


"The life cycle of a wave is measured in seconds, and because of that each painting is not an image of a particular wave, but a cumulative image of waves observed over several days in various conditions."
Alex Kanevsky

Otis Redding


Wikipedia - "...synonymous with the term soul, music that arose out of the blues experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm and blues into a form of funky, secular testifying."
Wikipedia, Google, Otis Redding, YouTube, (1), (2), (3)

Tuesday, December 23

ICE: A Victorian Romance


William Hulme Hooper, The Months among the Tants of the Tuski, 1853
"In 1818, the British began infatuation with the Arctic. It started innocently enough, with the Admiralty trying to find an outlet for naval officers and seamen who had been idled by the end of the Napoleonic wars."
A Victorian Romance

Runa Islam


White Cube - "Runa Islam makes film and video installations that use overlapping layers of narrative to explore notions to truth and fiction, subjectivity and authorship."
White Cube, Tate, Wikipedia

William S. Burroughs's "The Junky's Christmas"

Guardian - "Wading through the sentimental seasonal schlock online, we fell on this moody, gritty little yuletide masterpiece for blessed relief."
Guardian - (1), (2)

Monday, December 22

Digital Snow Museum


Central Park, New York City, February 21, 1929.
Digital Snow Museum

Bernadette Mayer


Wikipedia - "Bernadette Mayer (born May 12, 1945) in Brooklyn, New York, United States) is a poet and prose writer."
Wikipedia, EPC, PENNSOUND

Art and Love in Renaissance Italy


Botticelli, The Banquet in the Pinewoods
Met Museum - "This exhibition explores the various exceptional objects creates to celebrate love and marriage in the Italian Renaissance."
Art and Love in Renaissance Italy

Sunday, December 21

Silent Night


Wikipedia - "Silent Night (Stille Night, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol."
Wikipedia, another 120 languages, English (Sinead O'Connor), German, Irish (Enya), Arapaho (Jana Mashonnee), Russian, Norwegian, Spanish (Gloria Estefan). Simon & Garfunkel, Bing Crosby, Stevie Nicks, Johnny Cash and Friends, Tammy Wynette, Cats. Merry Xmas ... twoleftfeet.

Six Degrees of Barack Obama


TIME - "Though he never appeared in Footloose, Barack Obama does have connections to every one of his Person of the Year predecessors, from initial Charles Lindbergh (1927) to inanimats like the Personal Compoter (1982) and the Earth (1988)."
TIME, Wikipedia, Cafe Press

Robert Bresson


Wikipedia - "Robert Bresson .. (September 25, 1901 - December 18, 1999) was a French film diretor known for his spiritual, ascetic style."
Wikiipedia, Robert Bresson, senses of cinema

Saturday, December 20

Theo Ellsworth


"Theo Ellsworth is a self-taught artist living in Portland, Oregon. He writes and draws comics, makes art zings, draws constantly, and on occasion, teaches workshops."
Art Capacity

Year by Year 1930-1931


James Van Der Zee (1886-1983), Evening Attire
"After World War I, architects in Europe and the US were full of new ideas. They now thought of buildings not only only as prototypes for the future of architecture but also as an integral part of their surroundings, whether rural, suburban, or urban."
Art of the 20th Century

cabaio/stencilsysem


Wooster Collective - cabaio/stencitsysem

Friday, December 19

Man Ray


Spanish Hands
Wikipedia - "Perhaps best described simply as a modernist, he was a significant to both the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal."
Wikipedia, artnet, Art Minimal & Conceptual Only, PBS

Art and China's Revolution


Asia Society - "The exhibition brings together large-scale oil paintings, ink paintings, sculptures, drawings and artist sketchbooks, woodblock prints, posters, and objects from everyday life, many never before shown in the United States."
Art and China's Revolution, The Brooklyn Rail

Auguste Rodin


The Kiss
Wikipedia - "Auguste Rodin (born Francois-Auguste-Rene Rodin; 12 November 1840- 17 November 1917) was a French artist, most famous as a sculptor. He was the preeminent French sculptor of his time, and remains one of the few sculptors widely recognized outside the visual arts community."
Wikipedia, Rodin, Rodin Museum

Tuesday, October 7

Pentangle


Wikipedia - "Pentangle is British folk rock (or folk-jazz) band. The original band was active in the late 1960s and early 1970s; its successor has been active since the early 1980s."
Wikipedia, MySpace, YouTube, (1), (2), (3)

Akhetaten


Dynasty XVIII
"Descending the Nile, as we follow its flow from south to north, we leave Thebes behind. After adimiring the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, the sanctuaries of Osiris at Abydos, the Coptic monasteries at Sohag, we arrive at Tell el Amarna, on the east bank of the Nile."
Tell El-Amarna, Capital of the Disk, MFA, The Lost City of the Pharaohs

Pearl Primus


The Negro Speaks of Rivers, 1944
flickr - "American dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, and teached whose performance work drew on the African American experience and on her research in Africa and the Caribbean."
flickr, Wikipedia, PBS

Monday, October 6

Alfred Sisley


Lane near a Small Town, 1864
WebMuseum - "By the time, however, he had started to frequent the Cafe Guerbois, and was becoming more deeply influenced by the notions which were creating Impressionism."
WebMuseum, Wikipedia, Sisley

Jean Tinguely


Baluba III
Wikipedia - "He is best known for his sculptural machines or kinetic art, in the Dada tradition; known officially as metamechanics."
Wikipedia, Museum Tinguely, YouTube, (1), (2)

FC Barcelona


Wikipedia - "There is often a fierce rivalry between the two strongest teams in a national league, and this is particularly the case in La Liga, where the game beween FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF is known El Clasico. From the start the clubs were seen as representatives of two rival countries in Spain, Catalonia and Castile, as well as of the two cities themselves."
Wikipedia, FC Barcelona

Sunday, October 5

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E


Arthur Tress
Wikipedia - "The Language poets (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets, after the magazine that bears that name) are an avant garde group or tendency in United States poetry that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s."
Wikipedia, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Magazine

Eric Aho


White Turn in the River
Peter Campion - "Aho dwells in the borderland between self and world, and he attends to its shifting weather with a fierce subtlety."
Eric Aho, Tory Folliard Gallery, artnet

Saturday, October 4

David Lynch


Wikipedia - "David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, cartoonist, composer, video and performance artist."
Wikipedia, David Lynch, YouTube, (1)

Friday, October 3

Mike & Doug Starn


Structure of Thought 15, 2001-2004
"Mike and Doug Starn, American artists and identical twins, were born in New Jersey in 1961. Working collaboratively in photography since age thirteen, they continue to defy categorization by effectively combining traditionally separate disciplines such as sculpture, painting, video, and installation."
mike + doug starn, artnet

Susan Weil


Wooden Tree, 2005
Wikipedia - "Susan Weil (born in New York, 1930) is American artist best known for experimental three-dimensional paintings, which combine figurative illustration with explorations of movement and space."
Wikipedia, ARTINFO

Thursday, October 2

World Chess Championship 1972


Wikipedia - "The World Chess Championship 1972 match between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky in Laugardalsholl, Reykjavik, Iceland, has been dubbed the Match of the Century."
Wikipedia, chessgames.com, YouTube, (1)

Angela Drury


Passage
"Growing up in New Orleans has given Angela an eye for architectual and cultural detail and she has traveled the world focusing her camera on the detais often overlooked by others."
Angela Drury Pictures, Angela Drury Photography

The B-52's


Wikipedia - "The B-52's originated as a New Wave rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, United States, in 1976. The band's name comes from a particular beehive hairdo resembling the nose cone the airplane of the same name."
Wikipedia, last.fm, Rolling Stone, YouTube, (1)

Wednesday, October 1

Jo Freeman


Jo Freeman - "I've been collecting buttons since 1964 when my local pusher enticed me with freebies until I was hooked. My passion has waxed and waned with time, so I now have somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 different buttons - a paltry number to the serions collector, who usually loses count at 20,000."
Jo Freeman

Season 4


"Visually captivating and intriguing, contemporary art is admired and appreciated by many in museums and galleries. Yet few are given access to the creative processes behind the work - the inspirations and ideas that translate into compelling finished objects."
Art:21

Ostia


Ethereal winged figures dance
NYT - "The ruins of Ostia, an ancient Roman port, have never captured the public imagination in the same way as those of Pompeii, perhaps because Ostia met with a less cataclysmic fate."
New York Times, Wikimedia

Tuesday, September 30

Olivia Parker


A Book of Knowledge, 2000
"In 1982, while sitting on the floor of the library at Philadelphia College of Art, I discovered a remarkable book, Signs of Life, that opened my eyes to the wonder of photography and its amazing capabilities."
Edelman Gallery, Joseph Bellows, Olivia Parker

Inverted Jenny


Wikipedia - "The (C3a) Inverted Jenny (or Jenny Invert) is a United States postage stamp first issued on May 10 1918 in which the image of the Curtiss JN-4 airplane in the center of the design was accidentally printed upside-down; it is probably the most famous error in American philately."
Wikipedia

Monday, September 29

Gavin Bryars


Micheal Ondaatje - "The music of Gavin Bryars falls under no category. It is mongrel, full of sensuality and wit and is deeply moving. He is one of the few composer who can put slapstick and primal emotion alongside each other."
Gavin Bryary, Wikipedia, last.fm, YouTube, (1), (2)

Bill Fontana


Panoramic Echoes
"These days, the birds singing in New York City's Madison Square Park sound hyperreal. The air is filled with their exotic arias that seem to descend from the sky in waves, somehow loud enough to supplant the din of nearby traffic with the beauty of birdsong."
Resoundings.org, Wikipedia, UC Berkeley Art, L & S Online America

Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730-2008


"The Continuing Curve: 2008 - Rococo's most significant later interpretation occurred internationally from about 1880 to 1915, when designers found inspiration in the natural flow of the rococo aesthetic for a new design concept known as Art Nouveau."
Rococo

Sunday, September 28

Federico Garcia Lorca


Wikipedia - "Federico Garcia Lorca (5 June 1898 - 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet and dramatist, remembered as a painter, pianist, and composer. An emblematic member of the Generation of '27, he was killed by Nationalist partisans at the age of 38 at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War."
Wikipedia, Federico Garcia Lorca, Imagi-nation

Saturday, September 27

Gregory Crewdson


Wikipedia - "Gregory Crewdson (born September 26, 1962) is an American photographer who is best known for elaborately staged, surreal scenes of American homes and neighborhoods."
Wikipedia, Luhring Augustine, Gagosian Gallery

Dag Alveng


Summer Light, 2000
Robert Adams - "Artists don't take vacations. Their work is their pleasure. Dag Alveng's report of his summer days on an island is therefore not the record of an escape but an embrace."
Dag Alveng

Friday, September 26

Pet Shop Boys


Wikipedia - "Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant, who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasionally guitat, and Chris Lowe on keyboards ossasionally on vocals."
Wikipedia, petshopboys, last.fm, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)