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Flora and Fauna Assume Eccentric Guises in Bill Mayer’s Wryly Playful Portraits

 Art Illustration #animals #art history #gouache #painting #portraits #still life May 11, 2022 Kate Mothes “The Wakening”. All images © Bill Mayer, shared with permission Royal frogs, masquerading lemurs, and florals with human faces are just some of the eccentric characters in acclaimed illustrator Bill Mayer’s (previously) gouache paintings. The traditional aesthetic of European …

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Traditional Portraits Are Reimagined in an Exploration of Concealment and Identity by Shawn Huckins

 Art #acrylic painting #art history #clothing #painting #portraits #textiles May 5, 2022 Kate Mothes “The Artist’s Wardrobe, Mary Greene (after Copley)” (2022). All images © Shawn Huckins, shared with permission A new series of paintings by New Hampshire-based artist Shawn Huckins (previously) proposes thinking about how we wear clothing and textiles in a fresh …

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A Mammoth Three-Volume Book Collection Presents Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in Stunning 1:1 Detail

 Art Design #art history #books #Michelangelo #Renaissance #Sistine Chapel April 26, 2022 Kate Mothes Millions of tourists stream through the hallowed halls of Vatican City to see one of Western art history’s most treasured artworks: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Gazing up 44 feet from the floor, visitors witness dramatic biblical scenes unfold throughout the monumental …

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In ‘King Pleasure,’ Family Stories and Personal Artifacts Illuminate Basquiat’s Life and Work

 Art #art history #drawing #exhibition #painting April 11, 2022 Grace Ebert All images by Ivane Katamashvili, shared with permission An expansive exhibition sprawling through the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Chelsea offers an intimate and holistic glimpse at the life that inspired Jean-Michel Basquiat’s body of work. Opened Saturday, King Pleasure is curated by the artist’s …

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An Immense New Book Surveys the Work of More Than 300 African Artists

 Art History Photography #art history #books October 15, 2021 Grace Ebert Zanele Muholi, Bhekezakhe, Parktown (2016), gelatin silver print, 50 × 35.9 centimeters. Photo © Zanele Muholi. Stevenson, Amsterdam, Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Yancey Richardson, New York One of the most expansive volumes of its kind, African Artists: From 1882 to Now compiles a …

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The Exhausted Subject of a Newly Attributed Van Gogh Sketch Embodies All of Us Right Now

 Art History #art history #drawing September 21, 2021 Grace Ebert “Study for ‘Worn Out,’” around November 24, 1882, pencil on paper, 48.8 x approximately 30 centimeters. Courtesy of Van Gogh Museum Hunched over with his face hidden in his palms, the weary subject of a sketch recently attributed to Vincent van Gogh (previously) embraces …

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Archaeologists Uncover Children’s Hand and Foot Prints in What’s Thought to Be the Oldest Cave Art To Date

 Art History #art history #cave art #feet #hands #kids September 16, 2021 Grace Ebert Image via Science Bulletin A series of hand and foot impressions uncovered in the Quesang village in the Tibetan Plateau might rewrite the art-historical timeline. According to an article published this month in Science Bulletin, researchers believe the ancient prints …

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‘Fantastic Landscapes’ Surveys the Vivid Use of Color in Hokusai and Hiroshige’s Woodblock Prints

 Art History #art history #landscapes #printmaking #ukiyo-e #woodblock prints July 16, 2021 Grace Ebert Utagawa Hiroshige, “Yamashiro Province: The Togetsu Bridge in Mount Arashi (Yamashiro, Arashiyama Togetsukyo),” from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-Odd Provinces (Rokujuyoshu meisho zue), 1853 An exhibition opening this weekend at the Art Institute of Chicago plunges into the …

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Glitches Distort Household Objects and Art Historical Figures in Sculptures by Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford

 Art #art history #sculpture June 25, 2021 Grace Ebert “Garden Gipsoteca: Hercules” (2019), marble, resin, pigment, urethane foam, steel, abd wood, 84 x 36 x 24 inches. All images © Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, shared with permission Artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford reenvisions classical sculptures as chaotic, glitched assemblages that piece together fragmented bits of the original work. …

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