Art History

Russia

Battleship Potemkin – Your guide in 7 steps

Battleship Potemkin – Your guide in 7 steps

Posted July 7th, 2009

Art History, Design, Film, Russia

Guardian: “Your guide to Eisenstein’s revolutionary Russian classic … in seven easy steps”

Women

Study finds that prehistoric cave artists were women

Study finds that prehistoric cave artists were women

Posted July 6th, 2009

Art History, Women

Signs of the Times News: “Archeologists say the hand stencils created by ancient Europeans were mostly artworks imprinted by female members of prehistoric societies. Measuring and analyzing the hand stencils surrounding the famous ‘Spotted Horses’ mural in France’s 25,000-year-old Pech Merle cave, Pennsylvania State University… Read More

Museums

The new Acropolis Museum

The new Acropolis Museum

Posted July 4th, 2009

Architecture, Art History, Design, Greece, Museums

Yatzer: "The New Acropolis Museum in Athens is a fact. For Yatzer, the Greek originated global online destination for those who are passionate about design and architecture ( more), no other happening could possibly hold the title of the major event that marked June of… Read More

Old Masters

Rembrandt: a portrait of the artist as a young lad

Rembrandt: a portrait of the artist as a young lad

Posted June 29th, 2009

Art History, Europe, Old Masters

The Independent: “Dr Arthur Wheelock of the National Gallery of Art in Washington believes the blue-cloaked figure, centre, in Lievens’ The Cardplayers is Rembrandt at 16 Jan Lievens painted Rembrandt at the age of 16, as the central figure in The Cardplayers, which is believed… Read More

Politics

Nazi art thefts under summit spotlight

Nazi art thefts under summit spotlight

Posted June 28th, 2009

Art History, Art Theft, Europe, Politics

ABC News: “Jewish groups and representatives of 49 countries are meeting in Prague for talks on returning art and property stolen by the Nazis. The Nazis stole an estimated 650,000 religious items and works of art from European Jews during World War II. While much… Read More

Reference

British Library publishes online archive of 19th-century newspapers

British Library publishes online archive of 19th-century newspapers

Posted June 18th, 2009

Art History, England, Media, Reference

The Guardian: “Over two million pages of 19th and early 20th century newspapers go online today, part of the vast British Library collection. The 49 British national and regional titles cover events including the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 – ‘Vague reports have been… Read More

TV

Pre-Raphaelite art: the paintings that obsessed the Victorians

Pre-Raphaelite art: the paintings that obsessed the Victorians

Posted June 17th, 2009

Art History, England, Shows, TV

Pre-Raphaelite art: the paintings that obsessed the Victorians – Telegraph: “In 1849, a radical group of artists calling themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, led by John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, took the British art world by storm. In that same year,… Read More

Videos

The New Wave (1973)

The New Wave (1973)

Posted June 16th, 2009

Art History, TV, USA, Video Art, Videos

“1973 WGBH Boston Public Television program exploring the relatively new area of video art. The program highlights several video artists exploring the video medium and pushing its boundries, with a focus on artists working with video synthesizers.”Part 2-6 are over here!

Graphic Art

Wonderful Victorian Graphics

Wonderful Victorian Graphics

Posted June 9th, 2009

Art History, Design, Graphic Art

Don’t miss Sheaff-Ephemera if you wanna know where Chris Ware got his inspiration from: “A place for show-and-tell, wondering aloud, and wandering the trails of curiosity . . .”