Monthly Archives: May 2017

Artist uses taxidermy, bones and more to bring exhibit to life

May 30, 2017 ASU Art Museum features Mexico-based artist Gabriel Rico for his US debut using objects from School of Life Sciences Neon and taxidermy animals usually scream gun shop, feed store or Arizona honky-tonk. This time it says art. … Continue reading

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Anthropic Landscape – E

Anthropic LandscapeJune 23–August 27, 2017 Parc Saint Léger Centre d’art contemporain Avenue Conti F – 58320 Pougues-les-Eaux Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 2–6pm T +33 3 86 90 96 60 contact@parcsaintleger.fr www.parcsaintleger.fr Facebook Alice Aycock, Julian charrière, Toril Johannessen, Zdenek Košek, Katie Paterson, … Continue reading

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From the life of words, part 2

I am picking up where I left off last week. At first sight, nothing could be more straightforward than the adjective still. It has always meant “fixed, not moving.” We sit still, come to a standstill, and enjoy still lifes … Continue reading

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Canada’s weird, uncomfortable relationship with nakedness: Why our nude art genre never took off

Thousands of academics have gathered in Toronto this week for the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, presenting papers on everything from whether poutine is a form of cultural appropriation to the ampersand as a symbol of gentrification. … Continue reading

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‘Inside’ a work of art: A review of the exhibition The Drifting Canvas

Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky lived a life that was nothing short of epic in itself. Born in Russia, Kandinsky ended up teaching in Germany during the rise of the Nazis and eventually settled in France as a citizen. As a … Continue reading

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Literature, dance, art explore masculinity

May 30, 2017 —In novelist Paul Auster’s recent book “4 3 2 1,” young Archie Ferguson closely observes the fathers, sons, brothers, and husbands around him. He knows his own father, Stanley, best, so he judges him most harshly. Stanley … Continue reading

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Frédéric Bazille: Impressionist Painter of Light, Air—and Bromance …

THE DAILY PIC (#1781): I can’t say I have fallen wildly in love with any single picture by the obscure Impressionist painter Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870), now getting an important, rare survey at the National Gallery in Washington. But a number of … Continue reading

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ART AND EARTHLY MUSE: Artist trifecta pay tribute to the earth in new exhibit, “Elements of Creations”

ART AND EARTHLY MUSE: Artist trifecta pay tribute to the earth in new exhibit, “Elements of Creations” May 30 • Art, ARTSY SMARTSY, FEATURE SIDEBAR • No Comments on ART AND EARTHLY MUSE: Artist trifecta pay tribute to the earth … Continue reading

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The Expert Way to Arrange Spring Flowers—Inspired by French Impressionism

PARIS PEAKS IN MAY, some say. The gloomy weather lets up, and you might even catch a Parisian smiling. I couldn’t make it to France this spring, so I made do by diving into a book on the work of … Continue reading

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Exile in (artistic) Guyville: We gotta fight for our right to parity

 Why not just call it the ladies auxiliary art show? That’s what I think every time I see mention of “Women of Abstract Expressionism,” the year-long, magnificently curated traveling exhibit organized and opened by the Denver Art Museum that closes … Continue reading

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