Home » article (page 29)

article

The Human Face of an American Icon

Jane Addams Allen 1987 SUMMARY: Georgia O’Keeffe cultivated an image as hard and austere as the bones and mountains that were her favorite subjects. But a National Gallery of Art exhibition featuring rarely seen works and many of O’Keeffe’s personal letters offers another view and makes clear that she was an intensely alive artist, passionate about her work. We are …

Read More »

Gaining Recognition: The Dream Denied and now Defined

Argument: The corruption that infects the art world is not one of the heart, but one of control. The liberal condition has become one that hides decision making and takes constructive criticism as an attack. The malaise in the community arises from accepting that, because there are more choices and more artists, the culture is necessarily healthy, inclusive, diverse and …

Read More »

Speakeasy

The Problematics of Black Representation Interviewer: Do you consider yourself a painter or a black painter? Basquiat: Oh I use lots of colors not just black. I’m not a betting man, but I’ll wager $10 that 15 years ago the average MFA student would have been hard pressed to name 10 African-American artists contemporary or otherwise. Today, the task is …

Read More »

A PETITION TO REVERSE ELISABETH MURDOCH’S APPOINTMENT TO ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

A PETITION TO REVERSE ELISABETH MURDOCH’S APPOINTMENT TO ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND Sir Nicholas Serota Chair of Arts Council England Arts Council England 21 Bloomsbury Street London WC1B 3HF ACE decision to appoint Elisabeth Murdoch to National Council Dear Sir Nicholas Serota, Artists’ Union England calls on Arts Council England, to reverse the decision to appoint Elisabeth Murdoch as a member …

Read More »

Sol Lewitt Demystified

Behind the blind spot Sol LeWitt’s visual art shows the geometric complexity of dynamic expansions, and he’s also a highly respected art theorist whose statements on conceptual art establish him as one of the leading intellectual lights of that movement. Unfortunately Sol Lewitt’s writing makes no sense at all. Lewitt’s visual achievements none can doubt, he’s among the best, but his …

Read More »

Fashionably Recycled

This is a photograph of a bike sharing graveyard in China taken from a drone, which has assumed its own beauty. This leads to the consideration in an indirect way of the fashion attire represented in racing cyclists. Maria Teresa Castelli of Studio Taste in Italy has become a leading designer for racing cyclists, which is attracting attention. Ever since …

Read More »

Notes on the Dallas Art Scene

Dallas is a mythical concept. It is America in ways that New York, Chicago or Los Angeles are no longer. It is further from convention, and wrapped within its locality and character in a manner that causes other cities to seem timid in their skins. Dallas embodies its country’s most dynamic hallmarks—economic growth, technological advancement and unceasing civic development—while remaining …

Read More »