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Division of Birds: A Group Show at Paradigm Gallery Celebrates Feathered Life

 Art #birds #books #collage #embroidery #feathers #sculpture August 5, 2022 Colossal Felicia Chiao. All images © the artists, shared with permission The Division of Birds, housed inside Chicago’s Field Museum, boasts one of the largest scientific avian collections in the country, representing about 90% of the world’s genera and species and containing more than …

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A New Book Plunges into the Vast Diversity of the World’s Oceans Across 3,000 Years

 Art History Illustration Photography Science #books #coral #drawing #fish #installation #oceans July 28, 2022 Grace Ebert Carl Chun, Polypus levis, from Die Cephalopoden (1910–15), color lithograph, 35 × 25 centimeters. Image from the Biodiversity Heritage Library/Contributed by MBLWHOI Library, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library, Massachusetts. All images © Phaidon, shared with …

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Great Women Painters: An Enormous Volume Surveys the Work of 300 Artists Across 500 Years

 Art History #art history #books #painting July 20, 2022 Grace Ebert Lubaina Himid, “Le Rodeur: The Exchange” (2016), acrylic on canvas, 72 × 96 inches. Image © Lubaina Himid, courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London, by Andy Keate. All images courtesy of Phaidon, shared with permission In the same vein as Phaidon’s …

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Wildflowers, Trees, and Quaint Cabins Spring From Su Blackwell’s Book Sculptures

 Art #books #flowers #narrative #paper #sculpture May 19, 2022 Grace Ebert “Nature in Britain” (2012). Photo by Jaron James. All images © Su Blackwell, shared with permission The enchanting, imaginative narratives usually bound between the covers of a book burst from the page in the sculptures of Su Blackwell. Often sourcing materials from secondhand …

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Activist Symbols and Witty Scenarios Are Woven into Towering Hair Sculptures by Laetitia Ky

 Art #activism #books #hair May 13, 2022 Gabrielle Lawrence All images courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press, shared with permission Laetitia Ky exercises art activism by braiding African identity into hair sculpture. Born from the lack of representation she experienced growing up on the Ivory Coast, her practice started by cutting the silky straight strands …

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PRIME: A Behemoth New Book Surveys A Broad Segment of Millennial Artists Working Today

 Art Photography #books #installation #painting #sculpure May 12, 2022 Grace Ebert Tau Lewis. All images courtesy of Phaidon, shared with permission Across nearly 450 pages, PRIME: Art’s Next Generation offers a broad and insightful survey of the Millenials defining the future of the art world. As its title suggests, the massive tome is a …

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A New Book Illuminates the Lives of the Elusive, Pink-Plumed Flamingos in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

 Photography #birds #books May 6, 2022 Grace Ebert The fluid that feeds the nestling is called crop milk. Both adults produce this secretion in the upper part of the intestine. All images © Photo © Claudio Contreras Koob and Nature Picture Library, shared with permission In the Yucatán Peninsula, the rich wetland environment of …

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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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Foliage and Moss Renew Abandoned Sites Around the Globe with Verdant Signs of Life

 Photography #architecture #books #nature #ruins April 21, 2022 Grace Ebert A train repair workshop in Hungary. All images © Jonk, shared with permission Spanning an open-air Taiwanese warehouse to a Cuban theater teeming with vibrant leaves, the sites that Jonathan Jimenez visits are relics of the industries and cultural institutions of the past. The …

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A New Book Explores the Innovative Sculptures of Abstract Artist El Anatsui

 Art #books #metal #multiples #sculpture #wood March 30, 2022 Kate Mothes All images courtesy of Damiani Publishing, shared with permission Ghanaian-born Nigeria-based artist El Anatsui is known for sprawling metal sculptures that drape, twist, and fold across expansive surfaces in colorful, undulating patterns. A forthcoming book, El Anatsui: The Reinvention of Sculpture, traces his …

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