Art History

Videos

Baroque Art

Baroque Art

Posted August 4th, 2009

Art History, Baroque, Videos

Eggman913: “Music: Bach’s Prelude And Fugue No. 1 In C Major – BWV 846 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 performed by Daniel Ben Pienaar”

Shows

Evolution makes for inspired art

Evolution makes for inspired art

Posted August 4th, 2009

Art History, England, Science, Shows

The Independent: “If 150 years after the On the Origin of Species there aren’t any obvious examples of Darwinian art, you might suppose that there simply aren’t any at all. So go to the new exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, and think completely… Read More

Technology

15 Da Vinci War Machines

15 Da Vinci War Machines

Posted August 4th, 2009

Art History, Italy, Technology

The Toy Zone: “The Great Leonardo Da Vinci designed many weapons, including giant crossbows, machine guns, siege towers, cluster bombs and even a precursor to the modern-day tank.”

Theatre

The art and culture of the year of revolt

The art and culture of the year of revolt

Posted August 2nd, 2009

Art History, Europe, Film, Germany, Politics, Theatre

Russian artist Dmitry Vrubel paints a mural of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev kissing his East German counterpart Erich Honecker, painted on a segment of East Side Gallery, the largest remaining part of the former Berlin Wall. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images The Observer: “The cataclysmic… Read More

Shows

Huge da Vinci collection to be displayed for first time in Italy

Huge da Vinci collection to be displayed for first time in Italy

Posted July 29th, 2009

Art History, Italy, Shows

Yahoo! News: “An enormous collection of writings and drawings by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci will go on public display for the first time in September, organisers said Monday. The Codex Atlanticus contains a vast array of his work, from studies of bird flight to… Read More

Germany

Biggest-Ever Bauhaus Exhibition in Berlin

Biggest-Ever Bauhaus Exhibition in Berlin

Posted July 26th, 2009

Architecture, Art History, Bauhaus, Design, Germany

Dr. Walter Adolf Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus, in front of his design for the Chicago Tribune Tower of 1922. Photo: Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin/Centre Pompidou, Pari NYTimes.com: “It wasn’t a happy ending. Once celebrated as Europe’s leading art and design school, by early 1933 the… Read More

Science

Audio slideshow: Darwin's Endless Forms

Audio slideshow: Darwin's Endless Forms

Posted July 20th, 2009

Art History, Audio, Science

BBC: “The scientific legacy of Charles Darwin is well documented, but the impact he had on the 19th Century art world is less well known. As part of celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of his birth, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge is hosting an exhibition… Read More

TV

Models, muses, lovers: Bringing art history to the screen

Models, muses, lovers: Bringing art history to the screen

Posted July 19th, 2009

Art History, Books, England, TV

The Independent: “BBC2′s Desperate Romantics harks back to an earlier generation of artistic enfants terribles. Based on the book by Franny Moyle, the new six-part TV drama meshes the stories of Pre-Raphaelites William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the influential critic… Read More

Japan

Architecture – Kisho Kurokawa’s Future Vision, Banished to Past

Architecture – Kisho Kurokawa’s Future Vision, Banished to Past

Posted July 11th, 2009

Architecture, Art History, Japan

NYTimes.com: “How old does a building have to be before we appreciate its value? And when does its cultural importance trump practical considerations? Those are the questions that instantly come to mind over the likely destruction of Kisho Kurokawa’s historic Nakagin Capsule Tower. A rare… Read More