Monthly Archives: September 2017

An eye-opening look at Soviet-era propaganda posters

Collection of Svetlana and Eric Silverman/Bowdoin College Museum of Art Georgi Vladimirovich Kibardin’s “Let Us Build a Dirigible Fleet in Lenin’s Name.” BRUNSWICK, Maine — Mao Zedong, who knew something about the subject, famously said that a revolution is not … Continue reading

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Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites review – not worth a look

The Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood are the most successful frauds in art history. These mediocre Victorian painters knitted together a pseudo-intellectual style from bits of John Ruskin’s theories, quotations of popular poems and pretentious artistic references. Their very name reveals their heavy … Continue reading

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‘Will & Grace’ reboot breathes fresh life into familiar characters

Sure, it’s just a comedy, but among all the recent TV reboots and resuscitations — “Star Trek,” “Dynasty,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Full House,” “SWAT” — “Will Grace” has the most at stake upon its return to prime time. The show, which … Continue reading

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The Moody Blooms: Dark florals move from runway to rooms – Winston

We know that what brews in fashion percolates into decor. This season, it’s floral prints loaded with depth and drama. Anna Sui’s fall 2017 show was replete with deep, moody florals on velvet, silk and chiffon. Recent collections from Dolce … Continue reading

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Bombardier Says There’s Still Life in C Series Despite Ruling

Bombardier Inc. remains confident that it will win orders for its C Series jetliner this year, even after losing a ruling in a trade battle with Boeing Co. that essentially shuts off the U.S. market. “We’re working opportunities in many, many … Continue reading

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Some of earliest US landscape photos coming to New Orleans

But, he said, “In many ways, when photography comes to the East, people have reshaped the land, and people photograph that process.” And, by the end of the century, photographers were taking note of industry’s devastation and pushing for preservation … Continue reading

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Changing landscapes at the Bolinas Museum

The complex interdependence of ocean, land and human activities, locally and globally, is explored through a blend of science and fine art in the Bolinas Museum’s current exhibitions.  Here in the Bay Area, non-native people have radically altered the environment … Continue reading

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Landscapes for Landsake art sale and exhibition

COILA — For 27 years the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) has worked to accomplish a singular mission: protect the farms, rich soils and agricultural landscape in Washington and Rensselaer counties for future generations. In that time they’ve managed to conserve … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Guggenheim

“Untitled, Public Opinion” consists of individually wrapped pieces of black licorice, representing desire, loss, and anger (COURTNEY BROGLE/THE OBSERVER) By COURTNEY BROGLEStaff Writer The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum hosts a wide variety of unique art pieces that spark exploration into … Continue reading

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In Silicon Valley, An Ever-Growing Market for South Asian Art

On a recent Saturday morning, a handful of people milled about a spacious private home in Saratoga, looking at paintings leaning up against the walls and hitched up on easels. The home’s owner, clinical psychologist Anu Singh, has become a … Continue reading

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