Friday, February 29

Hana Purkrabkova


She in combing out, 2005
"She is a unique person in the field of Czech figurative sculpture. Her typical material is raw fire-clay with pating or fine colour tones, as well as in bronz sculptures."
Hana Purkrabkova

Trading Places


"Asia used to be known as 'The East Indies'. Pepper, spices, medicinal drugs, aromatic woods, perfumes and silks were rare commodities in Europe, and therefore valuable."
The British Library

Astronomischer Bilder-Atlas


Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology - "Astronomischer Bilder-Atlas is a collection of engraved plates published sometime around 1870 by W. Nitzschike of Stuttgart, Germany. They are a German translation of a set first published in England by James Reynolds in 1850."
Linda Hall

Thursday, February 28

Steve Reich


"From his early taped speech pieces It's Gonna Rain (1965), and Come Out (1966) to his and video artist Beryl Korot's digital video opera Three Tales (2002), Mr. Reich has embracer not only aspects of Western Classical music, but the structures, harmonies, and rhythms of non-Western and American vernaculal music, particularly jazz."
Steve Reich, Wikipedia, New England Conservatory, Whitney, NPR-1, NPR-2, Video results, YouTube-1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Wednesday, February 27

Abandoned Places


"You can find a set of photographs from my trips to the abandened and forgotten. There are some best interesting information about the objects and most importent informations from its history. Abandened factories, forgotten cemeteries, ruins, closed hospitals, old palaces and residences..."
Chris

Neil Young


Rock and Roll - "Neil Young is one of rock and roll's greatest songwriters and performers. In a career that extends back to his mid-Sixties roots as a coffeehouse folkie in his native Canada, this principled and unpredictable maverick has pursued an often winding course across the rock and roll landscape."
Rock and Roll, Wikipedia, Neil Young, MSN, YouTube

Phillip Estlund


Orange Crush, 2007
Born, 1974, Athens, Greece.
GAVLAK

Tuesday, February 26

Barbara Kruger


The Art History Archive - "American conceptual/pop artist Barbara Kruger was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1945 and left there in 1964 to attend Syracuse University. Early on she developed an inerest in graphic design, portrt, writing and attended poetry readings."
The Art History Archive, Barbara Kruger, Whitney Museum of American Art, Wikipedia, U. Michigan, art:21, Image results

Old Staten Island


"Were there really three airports here? Was the Staten Island Airport shut down each night to ensure no peril to the patons of the drive-in theater? Did rides and trolleys really exist on the South Beach - Midland Beach Boardwalk?"
Old Staten Island

Monday, February 25

Su Blackwell


"Paper has been used for communication since its invention, either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. I employ accessible medium and use irreversibe, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions."
Su Blackwell

Images of Asia


Gate where Pipe Line starts near. Dungagali.
"Images of Asia is images of the 50 countries of the world between the Suez Canal and the Sea of Japan. Nearly 60% of the world's population. Over 3.7 billion people order of population."
Images of Asia

Sunday, February 24

David Maisel


Lake Project 10
"His large-scaled photographs show the physical impact on the land from industrial efforts such as mining, logging, water reclamation, and military testing. Because these sites are often remote and inaccessible, Maisel frequently works from an aerial perspective, thereby permitting images and photographic evidence that would be otherwise unattainable."
David Maisel

Saturday, February 23

Sylvia Plath


Academy of American Poets - "Often, her work is singled out for the intense coupling of its violent or disturbed imagery and its playful use of alliteration and rhyme."
Academy of American Poets, Modern American Poetry, Wikipedia, My Sylvia Plath, Literary History, NPR, Stanford

Copernicus Films


"The films in this series are on subjects such as the Soviet and Russian poet Mayakovsky, the artist and photographer Alexander Rodchenko, Meyerhold and Russian Avant-garde architecture as well as other figures of the Russian Avant-garde." Michael Craig, Copenicussun.
Copernicus Films, YouTube

Friday, February 22

Koichiro Kurita


"The world of nature embraces, Terrasphere, Hydrosphere and Atmosphere. Each surface has a connecting border in mysterious ways. And in those expanses, all the things and phenomena including living things exist in time as independent entities."
Koichiro Kurita, John Stevenson

Provenance Research Project


Andre Derain - L'Estaque [Paysage a l'Estaque]. 1906.
"The Museum of Modern Art owns approximately 600 painting created before 1946 and acquired after 1932, that were or could have been in Continentel Europe during the Nazi era."
MOMA

Thursday, February 21

Shadow play


Wikipedia - "Shadow play ... is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment using opaque, often articulated figures of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images. It is popular in various cultures. At present, more than 20 countries are known to have shadow show troupes. The art form is sometimes called shadow puppetry or shadow theatre when shown under a grand presentation."
Wikipedia, Chinese, Turkey, Playing with Shadows, Greece, Oregon, Anaphoria, Wayang Kulit

Alex Katz


White Hat, 1990
Wikipedia - "Alex Katz (born July 24, 1927) is an American figural artist associated with the Pop art movement. In particular, he is known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints."
Wikipedia, Alex Katz, artnet

Keith Barrett


"This site represents my life as a politically and environmentally conscious artist. My art work explores the human relationship with landscape and the environment. I use a strong awareness of aesthetic to design form that successfully communicates its meaning."
Keith Barrett, GreenMuseum

Wednesday, February 20

Pharos


Pieter Brueghel II, 1564-1638. A Village Festival in honour ..., 1627
"Pharos, the lighthouse at Alexandria, was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Towering 440 feet above the harbour, it guided seafarers towards the Egyptian city, home to the great library and museum."
The Fitzwilliam Museum

Historic Colorado Photographs


Lake Loveland at Loveland, Colorado
"Over the last 25 years Art Source International has assumulated over 2000 original glass plates, negatives and original photographs of Colorado. The photographs date from around 1865 to 1940."
Art Souce Interntional

Tuesday, February 19

Francis Alys



Postmedia - "Francis Alys was born in 1959 in Antwerp, Belgium, and currently lives in Mexico City. ... When Faith Moves Mountains (2002), in which 500 people at Ventanilla, outside Lima, Peru, formed a single line at the foot of a giant sand dune and moved it four inches using shovels."
Postmedia, Hammer Museum, Carnegie International, DIA

The Empire That Was Russia


Pinkhus Karlinskii...Supervisor of Chemigov Floodgate, 1909
"The photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) offerr a vivid portrait of a lost world - the Russian Empire on the of World War I and the coming revolution."
Library of Congress

Monday, February 18

Pablo Neruda


Nobel Winners - "Chilean poet, diplomat, and politician who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. He was perhaps the most important Latin-American poet of the 20th century."
Wikipedia, Nobel Prizes, Winners, Elementary Odes, Mother Bird, Plagiarist, Books and Writers, Emory Unv.

Carleton E. Watkins, 1829-1916


Cape Horn, Columbia River, Oregon
The Getty - "At twenty-one, Carleton Watkins left New York and headed out to California to make his fortune. After working as a daguerreotype operator in San Jose, he established his own practice and soon made his first visit to the Yosemite Valley."
Carleton Watkins

Sunday, February 17

Theoi Greek Mythology


Orpheus
"The site now contains more than 1,500 pages profiling the Greek gods and other characters from Greek mythology and 1,200 full sized pictures."
Theoi Greek Mythology

Keith Morris Washington


Cordie Cheek: Junction of Route 50 & 50A, Near Columbia, TN. 1999.
AAVAD - "Media: Oil, pencil, silkscreen, lithography. Imagery: Mural sized American landscape paintings depicting individual historic lynch sites; mass gravesites in Iraq; portraiture, flowers, landscape, lynching, mourning, gravesites, African American history, family portraits."
AAVAD

Saturday, February 16

Heidi Kirkpatrick


Gallipolis, Ohio 2001
Richard Speer - "She photographs antique objects - a toothbrush shaped like a naked woman, a knife adorned with a picture of Marilyn Monroe's Playboy centerfold, a salt shaker in the shape of a buxom blonde - and presents them in a curio cabinet, the photos on black mattes floating above a deep-set plane, scribbled over with cryptic, auto-biographical confessions."
Heidi Kirkpatrick

Collier Schorr


Gate
Dominic Eichler - "Collier Schorr's immersion in the photographic - not just as an artist but also, during the 1990s, as an art writer and occasional curator - could perhaps be construed as being about a desire to make difference visible, possible and appealing."
303 Gallery

Friday, February 15

Aleksandr Rodchenko, 1891-1956


Lily Brik, 1924
Howard Schickler - "This series of portfolios is dedicated to the first ever complete examination of the photgraphic oeuvre of the noted Russian Constrsctivist artist and photographer Aleksandr Rodchenko."
Aleksandr Rodchenko

Rarindra Prakarsa


"I live in Jakarta, Indonesia. A semipro photography."
Rarindra Prakarsa

Thursday, February 14

Rick Chapman


Bent Oak, Califorrnia
"His portrait strive to explore that which ties us all together as humans, the essence of what is common to all of us. There is no formula for this. "
Rick Chapman

Green Integer

"Essays, Manifestos, Statements, Speeches, Maxims, Epistles, Diaristic Jottings, Narratives, Natural histories, Poems, Plays, Performances, Ramblings, Revelations, and all such ephemera as may appear necessary to bring society into a slight tremolo of confusion and fright at least."
Green Integer

Vesalius


British Librarary - "De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body) is one of the most influential works in the history of Western medicine."
British Library

Wednesday, February 13

James Brown


Wikipedia - "As a prolific singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer, Brown was a pivotal force in the evolution of gospel and rhythm and blues into soul and funk. He left his mark on numerous other musical genres, including rock, jazz, disco, dance and electronic music, reggae and hip hop. Brown's music also left its mark on the rhythms of African popular music, such as afrobeat, juju and mbalax, and provided a template for go-go music."
Wikipedia, James Brown Homepage, Rolling Stone, Hall of Fame, MSN, Video results

Historical Chinese Postcard Project: 1896-1920


A loaded wheelbarrow is pulled across water
Institut des Sciences de l'Homme - "The database focuses on early (1896-1920) postcards of China. This project studies the first wave of postcards with a Chinese subject. We show them, disuss what they are, who produced them and where, how they were used, their significance - in short, their historical context."
ISH

Tuesday, February 12

Francis Ponge


Wikipedia - "In his most famous work, Le parti pris des choses (1942) ..., he meticulously described common things such as oranges, potatoes and cigarettes in a poetic voice, but with a personal style and paragraph form much like an essay. ... Ponge avoided appeals to emotion and symbolism, and instead sought to minutely recreate the world of experience of everyday objects."
Wikipedia, Green Integer, Free Verse - Andrew Boobier, Preface to a Bestiary - Translated by Serge Gavronsky, BNET, The Cat Flap, Stanford, Answers

Monday, February 11

Bianca van der Werf


"Welcome to my personal website and porlfolio. My name is Bianca van der Werf and I was born on the 11th of october 1972 in The Hague, the Netherlands. Always drawing and painting as a child, so it was no beg surpise that I ended up at the Royal Academy of Art in the same town a few years later."
Bianca van der Werf

Photographic Views of Meiji


Kimbei, Mt. Fujiyama, c. 1885
Richard W. Gadd - "A strict policy of isolationism and non-interference was instituted by Japan's Shogun Tokugawa in the early 17th century, resulting in a medieval society locked in time."
Stanford

Albert Ranger-Patzsch, 1897-1966


Schubrt & Salzer factory, Ingolstadt, Germany. 1950s.
Zabriskie Gallery - "Breaking new ground in the Bauhaus, Renger-Patzsch's photgraphy from the 1920s to 1950s excavate startling beauty and clarity from mundane sights of plants, buildings, and industrial machines."
Albert Ranger-Patzsch

Sunday, February 10

Harappa


Nuwara - Eliya, Ceylon
"Glimpses of South Asia before 1947. 1,150 illustrated pages by the world's leading Ancient Indus Civilzation scholars. 774 photographs, postcards, lithographs, engravings, and archival film of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka before 1947."
Harappa

Documenting America


John Vachon
Ben Shahn, John Vachon, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, Gordon Parks.
FSA

Saturday, February 9

John Cage


Wikipedia - "A pioneer of chance music, electronic music and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde of many, the most influential American composer of the 20th century."
Wikipedia, EPC, Uncyclopedia, Ubu Web Sound, Ubu Film, Video results, WNYC, WNYC-1

Friday, February 8

Arabic Manuscripts


UNESCO - "The collection of Arabic manuscripts held in the National Library of the Czech Republic contains 200 entries. It is a component of the Oriental manunscrits collection, especially Persian, Turkish, and Indian."
UNESCO, American University of Beirut

German Herrera


The Invitation
"Most of these images were felt, not thought. The reason for their creation is because they can be created. ..."
German Herrera

Thursday, February 7

Victor Reijs


Cong Abbey, County Mayo
The Picts, Maga and Other Pre-Colombian Civilization, Agates, Megaliths, Cambodia, Writing of Stones, Landscapes of Britain & Ireland, Pictures of Turkey.
Lithos Graphics

Paul Kos


Canary/Coal (Wait for a Song), 2007
Gallery Paule Anglim - "Since the early 1970's Paul Kos's work has challenged convention of art media and subject matter. For a global audience he staged new possibilities for artistic treatments of time, space and cultural systems."
Paul Kos

The Sforza Hours


British Library - "The lavish decoration of the Sforza Hours was painted in two stages: the first around 1490 for Bona Sforza, widow of Galeazzo Sforza, Duke of Milan, and the second for her nephew's widow, Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands, who inherited the manuscript in 1504."
British Library

Wednesday, February 6

Jiri Kolar


Byzantine Motif
"During the 1940s, he became a member of the 'Art Group 42' and in the 1950s was imprisoned for his activities. He could publish and exhibit only shortly in the end of of the 60s."
Jiri Kolar

Roman Loranc


Renaissance
"Some photographers believe their their strongest work comes from exploring their immediate surroundings."
Roman Loranc

Tuesday, February 5

Joe Brainard


Kenward Elmslie - "His early paintings and assemblages showed the influence of Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and Joseph Cornell, but Joe's work soon distingushed itself by its lyricism, wit, warmth, and generosity, combined with his penchand for making art that was unabashedly beautiful."
Joe Brainard, PENNSOUND