Art History

Art History

Art historians claim Van Gogh's ear 'cut off by Gauguin'

Art historians claim Van Gogh's ear 'cut off by Gauguin'

Posted May 5th, 2009

Art History

The Guardian: “Vincent van Gogh’s fame may owe as much to a legendary act of self-harm, as it does to his self-portraits. But, 119 years after his death, the tortured post-Impressionist’s bloody ear is at the centre of a new controversy, after two historians suggested… Read More

TV

Baroque! First global art movement gets TV show

Baroque! First global art movement gets TV show

Posted March 11th, 2009

Art History, Baroque, TV

At Times Online Waldmar Januszczak writes: “So, when the BBC approached me about encapsulating its achievements in a three-part series, my first instinct was to laugh in Auntie’s madly optimistic face. The baroque in three films? That is like putting Everest in your garden. Or… Read More

Literature

Painting of Shakespeare was hiding in plain view

Painting of Shakespeare was hiding in plain view

Posted March 10th, 2009

Art History, England, Literature

TheStar.com : “The Bard, or not the Bard? That is the question posed by Monday’s unveiling of a centuries-old portrait of a dark-eyed, handsome man in Elizabethan finery. Experts say it is the only portrait of William Shakespeare painted during his lifetime – in effect,… Read More

Videos

smarthistory

smarthistory

Posted February 7th, 2009

Art History, Blogs, Education, Internet, Reference, Videos

smarthistory: “smARThistory.org is a free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional and static art history textbook. Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker began smARThistory in 2005 by creating a blog featuring free audio guides in the form… Read More

Typography

A Designer’s Portfolio, 16th Century-Style

A Designer’s Portfolio, 16th Century-Style

Posted January 27th, 2009

Art History, Design, Typography

CR Blog: “Before black vinyl folders, and way before the website, the Mediaeval ancestors of today’s graphic designers produced ‘model’ or ‘pattern’ books to show their work to potential clients. Only a handful survive but the British Library has recently discovered a prime example –… Read More

England

Ancient rock art baffles experts

Ancient rock art baffles experts

Posted January 15th, 2009

Art History, England

Telegraph: “While some people dream of the warm sun of southern Spain for their retirement, David Jones chose high fells, the sharp teeth of a gale and the quest to find 5,000-year-old artwork. ‘I decided to build a new life when I retired,’ says the… Read More

Design

Draw Me Schools Of Commercial Art

Draw Me Schools Of Commercial Art

Posted December 16th, 2008

Art History, Commercial Art, Design

Design Observer: “Long before isms, ologies and otics. Before the Chicago Bauhaus, Yale, RISD, Cranbrook and Cal Arts. Before commercial art was called visual communications, the correspondence school was the principal American academy of art and an early training ground for American graphic designers. Scores… Read More

Charity

Matisse to be returned to UK charity supporting medical rescue in Israel

Matisse to be returned to UK charity supporting medical rescue in Israel

Posted November 25th, 2008

Art History, Art Theft, Charity

Taipei Times: “Finally, justice for Henri Matisse’s Le Mur Rose. The oil painting, which was stolen from a rich German Jewish family sometime after 1937 and kept by a Nazi officer responsible for delivering poison gas to Auschwitz, is to be given tomorrow to a… Read More

Galleries

Only known painting of Lucrezia Borgia discovered in Australian gallery

Only known painting of Lucrezia Borgia discovered in Australian gallery

Posted November 25th, 2008

Art History, Australia, Galleries

Times Online: “A mysterious Renaissance portrait that has hung in an Australian art gallery for 43 years has been identified as potentially the only painting in existence of the infamous femme fatale Lucrezia Borgia”