Posts Tagged ‘art’

The Art of Latte

October 23, 2020

Korea-based barista and coffee shop owner Lee Kang Bin illustrates his customers’ coffee drinks. In color.

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Picasso At Work

August 7, 2020

In 1956, Henri-Georges Clouzot made a clever film, Le Mystère Picasso, showing Pablo Picasso creating paintings for the camera. Here’s a clip.

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Happy Birthday Frida Kahlo

July 6, 2020

Happy Birthday Frida Kahlo

Mexican painter and activist Frida Kahlo de Rivera  was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico. The National Museum of Women in the Arts is celebrating with a virtual Happy Hour today, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Eastern. Reserve your spot and mix up a cocktail. ¡Salud!

Related:

Frida Kahlo at MoMA

Frida Kahlo: The Complete Works, Frida-Kahlo-Foundation.org

“Frida Kahlo Was a Painter, a Brand Builder, a Survivor. And So Much More.” Rebecca Kleinman, New York Times

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Art Nouveau Birthed the Sixties’ Psychedelic Style

January 31, 2020

Maybe you’ve seen some of your grandpa’s trippy psychedelic posters. The style’s origins are even older than Gramps, though. Marie Cascione explains. A Vox video.

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Guernica

January 23, 2020

“In 1937, in one of the worst civilian casualties of the Spanish Civil War, Fascist forces bombed the village of Guernica in Northern Spain. For Pablo Picasso, the tragedy sparked a frenzied period of work in which he produced a massive anti-war mural, titled “Guernica.” How can we make sense of this overwhelming image, and what makes it a masterpiece of anti-war art? Iseult Gillespie investigates.” A TED-Ed video.

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“Picasso’s Guernica: 80 Years Later,” Jacque Venus Tobias, The Artifice

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Rolling Art of India

November 8, 2019

Heavy trucks are central to India’s economy, but they’re more than logostical necessities. They’re works of art. a Vox video.

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Olympia

November 4, 2019

“Western art followed the same rules for centuries. Until Olympia.” a Vox video by Marie Cascione and Coleman Lowndes.

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Van Gogh’s Ugliest Masterpiece

September 9, 2019

Evan Puschak at The Nerdwriter explores what Vincent van Gogh called “one of the ugliest pictures I have done,” The Night Café.

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“Van Gogh’s The Night Café Was Among His ‘Ugliest Pictures,’” Jason Kottke, Kottke.org

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Trump Steaks in the Meatpacking District

April 22, 2019

Trump Steaks in the Meatpacking District

Photographer-artist-provocateur Andres Serrano has assembled an array of 1,000 Trump-related objets in an exhibition called “The Game: All Things Trump” at 409 W 14th Street, in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Mr. Serrano has been assembling his collection for thirty years, and organized the exhibition to show that President Trump “didn’t appear out of nowhere.” Exhibits include a slice of cake from Donald and Melania’s 2003 wedding, Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, remnants of the Trump Shuttle, and a Trump University diploma.  “I wanted to paint a portrait of Donald Trump using his own brushes,” Mr. Serrano told the Washington Post.

The show’s title is drawn from the 1989 Milton Bradley board game “Trump: The Game,” released with the tagline “It’s not whether you win or lose, but whether you win!”

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“All things Trump: behind Andres Serrano’s memorabilia museum,” Nadja Sayej, The Guardian

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Migrant Mother

February 21, 2019

An exhibition of Dorothea Lange’s photographs, The Politics of Seeing is currently on display at the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris. Her most well-known photograph is her 1936 portrait of Florence Owens Thompson, popularly known as “Migrant Mother.”

A video from the WorldCrunch OneShot photography series.

More:

“The Assignment I’ll Never Forget: Migrant Mother,” Dorothea, Lange, Popular Photography (1960).

“Unraveling the Mysteries of Dorothea Lange’s ‘Migrant Mother,’” James Estrin, New York Times

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