Books

Modernism

Zervos – THE Picasso Catalogue Returns

Zervos – THE Picasso Catalogue Returns

Posted November 27th, 2013

Art History, Books, Modernism

Picasso biographer John Richardson, Cahiers d’Art’s Staffan Ahrenberg and Sotheby’s Philip Hook preview the extraordinary new edition of Christian Zervos’ enequalled and historic 33-volume Picasso Catalogue.This massive undertaking became Zervos’s life work and one of the most influential pieces of scholarship on the 20th century’s… Read More

Videos

From Paper to Screen – The Evolution of Typography

From Paper to Screen – The Evolution of Typography

Posted November 25th, 2013

Animation, Books, Design, Typography, Videos

Animation which shows typography evolution from paper to screen. The animation is divided in two parts. The first deals with the basic rules of typesetting. The second, is about the evolution of typography in cinema used mainly for Opening and Closing title. By Thibault de… Read More

Curators

Artspeak and how to speak it

Artspeak and how to speak it

Posted November 7th, 2013

Books, Contemporary Art, Criticism, Curators

Artspeak, the mysterious and often empty language of the art world also known as International Art English has created it’s own version of the English language. Philip Hook, director of Sotheby’s has written a new guide to help decode the “meaningless” terms used by the… Read More

Paintings

Nature Morte: Contemporary artists bring back still life tradition in new book

Nature Morte: Contemporary artists bring back still life tradition in new book

Posted October 29th, 2013

Books, Contemporary Art, Paintings

Thought-provoking and richly visual, Nature Morte brings together, for the first time, the poignant, provocative re-imaginings of the traditional still life by over 180 international contemporary artists. This visually stunning and timely book reveals how leading artists of the 21st century are reinvigorating the still… Read More

Shows

Island – Exhibition based on novel by Aldous Huxley in London

Island – Exhibition based on novel by Aldous Huxley in London

Posted October 16th, 2013

Books, Contemporary Art, Shows

The Dairy Art Centre’s second major exhibition, Island, based on the novel by Aldous Huxley and curated by Sarina Basta, opened on 11 October 2013. The exhibition runs until 5th of December 2013. The show captures various moments from Aldous Huxley’s finalnovel Island (1962), written… Read More

Science

The Book of Secrets by Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi

The Book of Secrets by Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi

Posted August 2nd, 2013

Arab World, Art History, Books, Calligraphy, Science

The Book of Secrets was copied in 1266 (in Toledo) from an original dating back to the eleventh century by the Andalusian engineer Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi. It is an extraordinarily important manuscript in the field of the history of science, because it represents one of… Read More

Modernism

The Modern Art Cookbook by Mary Ann Caws

The Modern Art Cookbook by Mary Ann Caws

Posted July 30th, 2013

Books, Food, Modernism

Matisse, Picasso, Hockney—they may not have been from the same period, but they all painted still lifes of food. And they are not alone. Andy Warhol painted soup cans, Claes Oldenburg sculpted an ice cream cone on the top of a building in Cologne, Jack… Read More

Education

Interaction of Color – App based on Josef Albers classic book

Interaction of Color – App based on Josef Albers classic book

Posted July 25th, 2013

Apps, Books, Design, Education

Fifty years after first publishing Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color—a classic that is now widely revered as one of the most influential art books ever written—Yale University Press announced the launch of the Interaction of Color app available exclusively for iPad. This app faithfully honors… Read More

USA

Norman Rockwell – Behind the Camera

Norman Rockwell – Behind the Camera

Posted July 18th, 2013

Books, Paintings, Photography, Shows, USA

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera is a landmark exhibition exploring in depth Rockwell’s richly detailed study photographs, commissioned by the artist as references for his iconic paintings. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, this presentation at the Mcnay in Texas reveals a rarely seen yet… Read More