Art History

Sexuality

Jonathan Jones: The naked truth about nudes

Jonathan Jones: The naked truth about nudes

Posted November 25th, 2008

Art History, Sexuality

Jonathan Jones: The naked truth about nudes | Art and design | guardian.co.uk: “The last critic to write seriously about the nude in art was Kenneth Clark, the posh, brilliant art historian whose television series Civilisation is still talked about and argued with. Clark’s book… Read More

USA

The Moon Museum

The Moon Museum

Posted November 12th, 2008

Art History, Popculture, USA

“Moonworks: Proposal for a drawing on the Moon, #1, Sea of Nectar (detail)”shown here with:Bottom Left: Nazca Lines, PeruBottom Middle: Michael Heizer, Circular Surface Planar Displacement Drawing, 1970Bottom Right: Dennis Oppenheim, Relocated Burial Ground, 1978, El Mirage Dry Lake, California greg.org: “In 2003, Craig Kalpakjian… Read More

Ukraine

The Old Odessa Boheme

The Old Odessa Boheme

Posted November 12th, 2008

Art History, Europe, Literature, Ukraine

19th-century postcard of Richelieu Street in Odessa. Wikipedia: “Odessa or Odesa is the administrative center of the Odessa Oblast (province) located in southern Ukraine.(…)In 1819 the city was made a free port, a status it retained until 1859. It became home to an extremely diverse… Read More

India

Qatar will share flask with V&A in London

Qatar will share flask with V&A in London

Posted November 11th, 2008

Arab World, Art History, India

The Art Newspaper: "The Clive of India Flask, which was bought by Sheikh Saud al-Thani for Qatar, is expected to go on long-term loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Four years ago the V&A tried to buy the flask for nearly £3m while… Read More

Science

From Cave Paintings to the Internet

From Cave Paintings to the Internet

Posted November 6th, 2008

Art History, Reference, Science

A timeline on the history of information and media on historyofscience.com.

Reference

History of Graphic Design

History of Graphic Design

Posted November 6th, 2008

Art History, Bauhaus, Design, Reference

Great site!

USA

Getty Foundation helps explore L.A.'s post-WWII arts

Getty Foundation helps explore L.A.'s post-WWII arts

Posted October 28th, 2008

Art History, Museums, Shows, USA

Los Angeles Times: “The J. Paul Getty Trust is stepping up its support of projects that tell the story of post-World War II art in Los Angeles. The Getty Foundation, the philanthropic branch of the trust, has already awarded about $2.7 million to local museums… Read More

Shows

Hidden Treasures From the National Museum, Afghanistan

Hidden Treasures From the National Museum, Afghanistan

Posted October 27th, 2008

Art History, Asia, Museums, Shows

National Geographic: “n the summer of 2003, Afghanistan announced the discovery of several museum boxes in the presidential bank vault in Kabul. Inside these boxes were priceless artifacts rescued after being hidden 14 years earlier by National Museum workers during the chaos of civil war…. Read More

Politics

Documentary: The Rape of Europa

Documentary: The Rape of Europa

Posted October 27th, 2008

Art History, Documentaries, Europe, Politics

The Rape of Europa tells the epic story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures during the Third Reich and the Second World War. In a journey through seven countries, the film takes the audience into the violent whirlwind… Read More