Sunday, November 26, 2006

Painting - Timeline Index

Painting - Timeline IndexI've posted this once before but the point is that there are more and more excellent online resources for the student of art history. Are there any art history students still out there?

Van Gogh and Expressionism from Art Daily.Com

Vincent van Gogh, The Yellow House (The Street), 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Stichting).
Wassily Kandinsky, Murnau Street with Women, 1908. Private collection, Courtesy Neue Galerie New York.
In keeping with the recent trend for exhibits that link an artist and a related movement or area of art historical relevance (“Picasso and American Art @The Whitney”, Soutine and Modern Art @ Cheim & Reid last spring), along comes another winner: Van Gogh and Expressionism scheduled to come to the Neue Gallery in NYC this spring. I have been amazed at the sort of neon colors and nineteen-sixties flavor acheived by Kandinsky in the first decade of the last century! - The First Art Newspaper on the Net

Frank Gehry IAC Model / Building

From concept to execution, the new Frank Gehry building for Interactive Corp (IAC) on the West side of Manhattan is almost finished.

If you are a Frank Gehry fan, check out the "Frank Gehry Sketches" DVD.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Real 'Turkey Art'

This is the real deal. Good to see that ceramics is alive and well in Turkey.

Bad Turkey Art

I can’t believe it, but there are still teachers making ‘Turkey Art’ out there.
I hate to be negative on this Thanksgiving Day, but please...

"Using a white piece of paper and crayons, trace around one hand of the child. Enclose the space left by the wrist and add legs. Draw wattle, beak, and eyes on the thumb (head). Color the feathers (fingers)"

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

El Greco to Picasso@Guggenheim

Picasso Bullfight Mash up! This image is based one a painting now appearing at the Guggenheim. I have yet to see this show but it promises to be a stunner. El Greco, Velasquez, Zurbaran, Goya, Miro, Dali, Picasso: who could ask for more?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Jennifer Steinkamp @ Lehman Maupin, Chelsea until 11/25

Looks like an interesting show, thanks to Modern Art Obsession for pointing this out.

The panoramic The Wreck of the Dumaru is a site-specific installation encompassing every wall of the first room of the gallery. The work references her great uncle who became delirious and died at sea during World War I. Steinkamp portrays a forceful sea in hallucinogenic colors rising from the gallery floor. A languid blue acts as a tranquil background while the slow moving, yet dynamic waves rise and fall. Reaching extraordinary heights, the waves are disorienting as they crash and crest around the gallery.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Brian Eno: 77 Million Paintings!

Yes, 77 Million Paintings!! No two alike! Brought to you by Brian Eno, formerly known for his music. I happened to be listening to Steve Reich's Drumming Part 1 while viewing this web page which definitely enhanced the whole experience.

Monday, November 06, 2006

What to See in NYC: Brice Marden @ MoMA

Brice Marden / Pablo Picasso
Interesting comparison, n'est-ce pas? Everything comes from Picasso in NYC right now. The Brice Marden show @MoMA looks to be an eye-opener. The Picasso pictured above is on sale this week @ Sotheby's.
Don't forget the Picasso and American Art @ the Whitney. A must-see.