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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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How an Epic Painting Became a Monumental Flop: The Perils of Art and Politics

Katie Hornstein — Powerful rulers have always relied on visual images to bolster their standing and seek public support for their military endeavors.  While these sorts of images can be broadly understood as propaganda, the question of their effectiveness as art in the service of power is anything but assured,

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Political Cartoons in the Digital Age

David Francis Taylor— In 2004 Morten Morland published a cartoon in the Times that took aim at Anglo-American attempts to broker peace between Israel and Palestine. He did so by adapting a much older image: James Gillray’s “Sin, Death, and the Devil” of 1792. Gillray’s caricature responded to the sacking

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Ep. 49 – Picasso and Drawing

Drawing serves as a vital thread connecting artist Pablo Picasso’s entire body of work. Christopher Lloyd – former Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures in the British Royal Collection – talks to George Miller about Picasso’s drawings, tracing the artist’s lifelong achievement as a draughtsman. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud

Sneak Peek: In the Shadow of Velázquez by Jonathan Brown

This June, we will publish a new book by the eminent art historian Jonathan Brown.  Entitled In the Shadow of Velázquez: A Life in Art History, it blends personal history and art history to show the interrelationship between the two in a life devoted to the study of Spanish art.

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August Theme: Public Art

Summer may be winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to take advantage of the plethora of seasonal art exhibitions and festivals, through both the world-at-large and the world of books. At Yale University Press, we’re proud to publish and disseminate the importance of these iconic cultural works and

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Caribbean Art

When flipping through Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads, the reader will encounter Arnaldo Roche Rabell’s We Have to Dream in Blue. The image is arresting: a dark figure in jungle covering appears from the brush, watching with bright, blue eyes. Whether man or woman; European, African, or Caribbean indigent; the uncommonly

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Michael Peppiatt on The Art of Interviewing Artists

Follow @yaleARTbooks Michael Peppiatt is a world renowned art critic, author, and art historian, who has interviewed some of the 20th century’s most eminent artists. Here, he discusses his new book, Interviews with Artists, 1966-2012, an informal, behind-the-scenes account of his interviews with such art world giants as Bacon, Dubuffet, Moore, Balthus

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Roy Lichtenstein’s Love Affair with Chinese Landscape

Follow @yaleARTbooks When we’re asked to envision pop art, we tend to think of an art form that draws its objects and ideas from commercial culture: advertising, celebrity, mass production, etc. What we don’t tend to associate this particular movement with is the painterly. After all, one of the proclaimed

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Roots of the Japanese Visual Narrative

Appreciation for graphic art and visual narrative is prevalent in Japanese pop culture from the fantastical animations of Hayao Miyazaki to page-turning manga comic books and cartoon anime characters appearing on everything from book bags to pencil cases. This love for the illustrated arts is the product of Japan’s rich

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