Posts Tagged ‘art’

The Peacock Clock

March 31, 2021

Prince Grigory Potemkin commissioned the workshop of London goldsmith and craftsman James Cox to produce a timekeeping automaton as a gift for Catherine the Great in 1777. Today the device is in The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

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The British Museum is full of stolen artifacts

March 3, 2021

The British Museum stores the loot of Empire, and just plain loot. A Vox video.

Related:

The Museum of Stolen Art

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Delicious Needlework

January 28, 2021

Kyoto artist Ipnot creates food fiber art, including hamburger, sushi rolls, strawberries, hotdogs, pizza ,and cookies.

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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!

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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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Image (“Frida in Shades, after Frida Kahlo”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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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.

Related:

“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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