Art & Architecture

Q&A with Denise Murrell, author of Posing Modernity

Yale University Press: Posing Modernity began as a term paper that became a dissertation and has now become both an exhibition and a book.  What changes or shifts in focus have you encountered since you started the project? Denise Murrell: The main change was to shape the initially academic project

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The What and the Where of Color

David Scott Kastan & Stephen Farthing— Our lives are saturated by color. The sky above us is blue (or gray or pink or purple or nearly black). The grass we walk on is green, though sometimes it is brown. Our skin has color, though not exactly the color we normally

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Meet the innovative printmaker, Rembrandt van Rijn

Timothy J. Standring– Rembrandt van Rijn was the Alfred Hitchcock of the Golden Age of Dutch painters.  Like the British director—who made cameo appearances in many of his films—Rembrandt placed himself in his compositions: as a mendicant, as a helper who holds the arm of Christ in the Descent from

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Destabilizing the Image: An Andy Warhol Retrospective

Interview with Donna De Salvo by David Ebony New art’s never new when it’s done. . . It’s not new art. You don’t know it’s new. You don’t know what it is. It doesn’t become new until about ten years later, because then it looks new. — Andy Warhol, The

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Ep. 66 – Miyazaki and Anime

We’re talking about the legendary Hayao Miyazaki: his works, his legacy, and anime in general on the podcast this week.   Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Soundcloud

Marcel Duchamp and the Museum    

Matthew Affron–                       Marcel Duchamp had a large role in his own enshrinement at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He helped the Los Angeles collectors Walter and Louise Arensberg to form their outstanding holdings of modern art, including the largest, most

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Six Tips for the Bird Photography Enthusiast

David Tipling— Ever since I took my first bird photo as a young teenager, I have never stopped learning and developing my technique. Perhaps that is one of the lures that has us hooked on taking pictures and striving for that next winning shot. Below are a few tips that

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The Origin of Empathy

Susan Lanzoni— Is it possible to empathize with lines in an abstract design, with the expansive reach of a tree, the sweep of a bird’s flight, or the imposing rise of a range of mountains? Can we “feel into” forms and shapes? If today we know empathy as a way

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The Art of Anime

Susan Napier— Who’s the good guy? Who’s the bad guy? Why isn’t there more dialogue?  It seems kind of slow. Why are their eyes so big? Shouldn’t the music be more Japanese-y? Hey, did I just see the hero die? These are the kind of questions I’ve gotten in the

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The Modernist Émigrés in America

Dominic Bradbury– Migration has become one of the defining subjects of our time. It has helped to shape contemporary politics in both Europe and America, as well as other parts of the world, and has become a constant topic of debate. It is well worth taking a moment, given this

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