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Auguste Rodin never saw the Parthenon and believed it should one day return, like the human beings who made it, to dust. When the greatest of all classical monuments was damaged by an earthquake in 1894, he campaigned against its restoration. Given the profound influence of classical art on his own ...
Posted on the wall of Elizabeth Moss Galleries is a statement by painter Richard Brown Lethem that explains his process. Brown notes his use of the Surrealist technique “automatic writing.” He tries to free himself from conscious intention and lets his subconscious thoughts lead the way. In other words, he ...

Art Review: 'Wheels' at Studio B takes a look at humanity ... Colebrookdale Railroad, SlyFox Brewing Co. and the Carousel at Pottstown. A big thank you for supporting the arts. This exhibition is a must-see for biking enthusiasts in particular and is an incentive to go outside, enjoy the weather and get some ...
THE ART OF READING. By Damon Young. Scribe. 167 pages. $14. Damon Young wants us to summon our inner critic. The erudite, sometimes playful Australian philosopher and columnist is the most avid of readers. And he feels we gain the most from reading when we are demanding of both the writer ...
The ensemble of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, now playing at the Children's Theatre Company. Photo by Dan Norman. “[U]nless someone likes you cares a whole awful lot,. nothing is going to get better. It's not.” These words sum up the essence of the Children's Theatre Company's current musical production of ...
To get to the theater where the Mark Morris Dance Group is performing this week and next, on the top floor of the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, you have to enter through what is essentially a neighborhood dancing school. The theater itself is little more than a large studio, which gives the ...

the president of Bard College says early in “The Test and the Art of Thinking,” a documentary about the SAT exam. His sentiment is echoed throughout this insightful film as the director, Michael Arlen Davis, interviews dozens of exasperated students, academics and others who declare that the SAT (and the ...
The ensuing Arts and Crafts movement that sprang up in England and quickly spread across the European continent and to our own shores is the focus of a major exhibition at the McKissick Museum. Nostalgia for Nature features more than 90 stunning examples of both art glass and art pottery handmade ...
As Richard Thomson, curator of Monet & Architecture, remarked at the press view for the exhibition, at first sight the title sounds counter-intuitive. On the one hand Monet was first of all a landscape painter and on the other the formalities of architecture seem scarcely to fit the art of atmosphere and dissolving ...
At 21 years old and all grown up, Art All Night is leaving home. This year, Lawrenceville's free, uncensored, non-juried art show moves to South Side's Highline. “We worked really hard to find a place in Lawrenceville,” says Art All Night's self-defined “publicity poobah” Kate Bechak, who explains that the ...
'Astonishing, ravishing, sublime' – Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece review ... Its title is perhaps an attempt to deflect the argument, though, for this show is not about Greek art in general but rather about Rodin's obsession with the Parthenon marbles – and how modern, how alive, how strange and ...
Their lives, the young men insist, should not be reduced to stories, to the sort of sentimental or sensational anecdotes that might captivate a college admissions office. The anxious heroes of Lucy Thurber's “Transfers” are boys from the Bronx who find themselves amid the manicured groves of a New ...
The story toggles back and forth in time, juxtaposing scenes of the headstrong student and the comfortable art-world star to make points about fame and complacency. Dates and locations are put onscreen to help us navigate and to signal historical scrupulousness. The sense of veracity is reinforced by the ...
In journalism, the "vox pop" interview — short for vox populi, or voice of the people — places the reporter on the street, asking passersby their thoughts on a particular subject. The method is meant to suggest authenticity, an unscientific but real barometer of what "the people" know or believe, or how they are ...
Overcome by medical bills and responsibilities, Eddie brings his children to stay with relatives, leaving them at the mercy of ferocious disciplinarian Grandma Kurnitz and capriciously cheerful Bella, who swings between offering ice cream sundaes to threats with the slightest misunderstanding. The family's ...
... the universality of listening and respecting a person's personal story, be they the daughter of a coal miner or a legendary artist from one of cinema's most revered periods. Who else wants a sequel with Varda and JR plastering the walls of other countries with his gorgeous, touching works of massive art?
Isola #1 is a very atmospheric and art-intensive read which relies more on its visuals than narration or dialogue. There is still dialogue, but it's minimal and takes place mostly in one-sided conversations between Rook and the tiger queen. The comic leaves it to you to put the pieces together as to what is ...

Since the first episode of Netflix's “Master of None” was released on Nov. 6, 2015, the show has already won or been nominated for countless awards. At first, the show seemed like something I wasn't sure I could get into, and I'll admit for a long time I had it hovering on my Netflix dashboard, as if it was ...
The Irish Famine had no Goya or Otto Dix to record its horrors. While the country lost 1.5m people, its artists painted bucolic landscapes, historical scenes and society portraits. The singular exception is Daniel Macdonald's romanticised work: An Irish Peasant Family Discovering the Blight of Their Store.
Timeless, an alternate-universe, middle-grade, illustrated first-novel from artist, animator, and writer Armand Baltazar, offers excellent storytelling in both text and image. Set in a post-apocalyptic world in which time and space have fractured, forcing different eras and historical cultures into a wild mashup, ...
SEATTLE — Stress over sequels isn't just for Hollywood moguls. Contemporary classical heavyweights can feel it, too. In the music world, few recent works loom as large as John Luther Adams's “Become Ocean,” from 2013. The follow-up to “Become River” (2010), for chamber orchestra, “Ocean” won the ...
Jenny Saville has come to occupy something of a mythical place in the history of contemporary art in Scotland: her degree show work from Glasgow School of Art was bought by Charles Saatchi, then came London, New York, and representation by Gagosian. New paintings are snapped up by private ...
It took only a couple of minutes of Strauss's “Der Rosenkavalier” for the conductor Kirill Petrenko and the Bavarian State Orchestra to claim this score as their own on Thursday at Carnegie Hall. In the introduction to the opening act, the orchestra plays the rising, athletic motif of young Count Octavian, then ...
All of that Southern-ness, all those obsessions, and all her strengths are on view in a deftly chosen and admirably displayed exhibition in Washington covering most of her 40-plus-year career: “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings,” at the National Gallery of Art. There, 108 images — 47 of them never before ...
RIVERDANCE visited Dallas last week, March 20th - 25th, during the show's 20th-anniversary tour. A company of talented performers took the stage at the Winspear Opera House to showcase a unique combination of choreography and music in a love letter to Irish dance and culture. The first act centers ...
Despite the art school offers, he likes the idea of combining other elements of a multifaceted university with one that has a “very good graphic design program.” Along with the scholarships, Sykora said Wilde was awarded the best in show prize in the graphic arts category. The eight categories featured were ...
It's no secret that classical music institutions are struggling to attract new audiences. This challenge is often on my mind, but I had something of an epiphany about it on Sunday afternoon at Carnegie Hall. The place was packed for a concert performance of Handel's opera “Rinaldo.” It was the latest in a ...
“Transmissions” is an installation, a collage of several art forms, a revisionist investigation of New York modernism and sexual expression, and an essay in queer theory. One of its binding threads is ballet (excitingly linked to the visual arts in a number of prestigious commissions). At its center are live ...
Born in 1936, Jonas trained as an art historian, studied kabuki in Japan in the early 60s, where she bought her first video camera, worked with sculptor Richard Serra and choreographer Trisha Brown. She is a veteran of New York's downtown scene and a pioneer of performance art, with an unusual ...
Pulp magazine lovers should be delighted with The Art of the Pulps: An Illustrated History, the first definitive visual history of the genre magazines that provided popular “literary” entertainment before the birth of paperback books, circa 1900-1949. The Art of the Pulps is a treasury of pulp magazine facts, ...
FAIRBANKS — McRoy & Blackburn, Publishers, located in Ester, has published nothing but Alaska fiction for a quarter century. One of the many small regional presses in America that focus on small niches in the book market, the company fills the void that exists in Alaska fiction between self-published ...
The conclusion of the recent Green Lanterns arc ends with a “meh” instead of a bang. After the disappearances of several heroes on earth, the Green Lanterns find that they are all connected to a dating app. When they go to confront the developers, they find former Omega Man, Scrapps, snooping around ...
Described by the museum as a show that “explores the experiential, psychological and metaphorical implications of the nonvisual in American art from the 1960s to today,” it, in fact, goes far beyond its thumbnail billing. Note my initial phrasing of “now on view,” despite the fact the exhibition includes work ...
Pulp magazine lovers should be delighted with The Art of the Pulps: An Illustrated History, the first definitive visual history of the genre magazines that provided popular “literary” entertainment before the birth of paperback books, circa 1900-1949. The Art of the Pulps is a treasury of pulp magazine facts, ...
... is a fantastic place and Hirst provides decent summer entertainment for its visitors. He could make a good living as the art equivalent of a steam fair touring stately homes to amuse the summer crowds. I remember when he was an artist, granddad will reminisce, while the kids climb the anatomical figures.
For decades, he has cultivated a style of Formalist Pop Surrealism that balances between fine and commercial art. His precedents include the proto-Pop paintings of Gerald Murphy; Paul Outerbridge's advertising photography; and Picabia's mechanical portraits which Mr. Winkfield might be said to have ...
Strecker's art pieces are set up in a large circular structure made of wood and screen. This method of presentation really immerses the audience in the forest art and creates a very minimalistic atmosphere that makes each piece of art stand out. On the other side of the Morlan Gallery stands the side exhibit, ...
It's all about the human body and face — the most transparently accessible, frequently depicted subjects in the history of western art — and the human .... head of the Met's modern and contemporary art department, and Luke Syson, head of European sculpture and decorative arts — may be germane to its ...
New York — If Congress and the courts ultimately fail to protect the residency status of DACA recipients — young people known as “dreamers” who were brought to this country before they were old enough to have a say in the matter — what will their expulsion look like? Will there be videos of Immigration ...
Barbara Balmer, who died on the last day of 2017, aged 88, was an artist who never quite achieved the reputation she undoubtedly deserved. The exhibition of her work currently at the Fine Art Society, though far too small to be described as a retrospective, does do something to put that right. It was not ...
Valley Reads Book Club to Review 'Little Bee'. By Mark van de Kamp for city of Santa Maria | March 14, 2018 | 2:17 p.m.. Share on email Share on print ?Share. The Santa Maria Public Library will present its monthly book club The Valley Reads, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Shephard Hall, 421 S. McClelland St ...
That's a question we've all heard in some variety or another. It occurs in collegiate philosophy courses, high school English classrooms, and more message boards and social media platforms than it's worth counting. It is a question that arises, even if only subtextually, whenever we discuss art, whether ...
Nevertheless, “The Art of the Deal” is another successful episode of The Magicians overall. Although there are plenty of questions left unanswered about Alice and the Library, about Josh's unfulfilled discovery, about Penny's role in the quest, and about what Kady is up to, the mysteries pull us along in our ...
The two books I address this month may not seem to have much in common at first glance. “100 Years of Railroad Art” is aimed at adults, railroad aficionados in particular. “The Dinosaur at the Grocery Store” is children's fiction, written by a grandmother. I am lumping them together for a couple of reasons.
Equal parts trade fair, arts festival and synergistic marketing opportunity, New York's Asia Week, March 15-24, involves auctions at Bonhams, Christie's, Doyle and Sotheby's; scores of appointment-only private dealers opening their doors to the public; and tied-in museum shows as far afield as Newark, ...
For much of European art history, religious authorities had the whip hand when it came to painting: They controlled the imagery, owned the prime real estate and could pay top ducat for the best work. These days, the ranks of the European faithful have thinned, though, and many congregations — even the ...
A selection of these family pictures is on view in “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings” at the National Gallery of Art, a much-anticipated overview of Mann's long engagement with the South. (The show was co-organized by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., where it will travel this summer before ...
Today's Conjuring-loving audiences may have forgotten that James Wan delivered a bull's eye of a Death Wish remake in 2007's Kevin Bacon-starring Death Sentence. Now, along comes Eli Roth to exclaim more loudly that he has remade the Charles Bronson vehicle (no one really thinks he is adapting ...
Artists and community members provided a great turnout to the Hampshire County Arts Council's 2018 Spring Fine Arts Show hosted last Friday at the Hampshire County Public Library in Romney. After HCAC president, Charlie Sneed, announced the winners, attendees watched an enlightening video of ...
Best of Show winner Elizabeth Braun (left) with second place Vincent Melzac Award winner Paige Tighe (right). Share? Rules of Conduct. 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be ...


 

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