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The Shop Window Renaissance

How is it that the Italian shop windows are amongst the most beautiful in the world? A less important aspect of the shopping experience in some countries, in Italy window design is an essential element of the merchandising package, just like the wrappings of a present or the bag that is used to carry away purchases, even for small shops. …

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Anne Truitt – An Act of Resistance

The mid 1960s saw an array of overlapping art styles vying for dominance, from Warhol’s Pop icons to Lewitt’s Conceptual work and Judd’s cool Minimalism. Exhibitions attempting to define these movements were often organized by their canonical male figures and even institutional surveys that aimed at enshrining the avant-garde rarely included women. With few exceptions, women were not recognized as …

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Master of the Line

SUMMARY: A new exhibition of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s works at New York’s Museum of Modern Art makes it clear that for Lautrec, the color lithograph, not the painting, was the ultimate work of art. The “how” of the artist’s intense printmaking method is explained by a series of exhibits showing his step-by-step process from rapid sketch to completed print. The …

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Life in the Margins

It’s time that the extraordinary life and work of Anya Berger was acknowledged First published 27 February on http://frieze.com   Anna Zissermann was born in Manchuria in 1923. In different countries, under different names, she shaped the horizons of the English-speaking left on issues of race, gender and class, and it’s time this was recognized. Anna – affectionately called Anya …

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Theology in Art

The Old Gods “These two disciplines used to be inextricably connected … Artists were theologians, students of God who sought to convey his beauty and truth using material means …” (Victoria Emily Jones) “Throughout history, the arts in all their forms have mirrored cultural change and even injected prophetic voices into our theological understanding.” (The Fuller Theological Seminary) These two …

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Speakeasy volume 32 no 5 May / June 2018

Seize The Means Of Creating Culture Former Green Party Vice Presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka recently made the observation, “From Wakanda with its ‘Black identity extremist’ and nice CIA agent to Hoover’s FBI as noble and honest institution, the ‘American’ people are propagandized to their very bones. Critical thinking is replaced by fear, mindlessness and the manipulated passions of the herd.” …

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volume 32 no 5 May / June 2018 Letters

Perplexed Poetry Editor, Call me the Devil’s Advocate I am perplexed. I had understood that the NAE was dedicated to opposing all that is deliberately misleading in the Art world and fighting against all that is overblown and pretentious and yet, in this recent issue, my senses are assaulted by an article, with poem attached, that begins with a sentence …

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Editorial Volume 32 no. 5 May June 2018

I write from Washington DC as the New Art Examiner opens a new chapter in the most powerful city in the world. Unlike most capital cities, Washington DC does not have a lively art scene. Political considerations dominate. American politics is in turmoil and the news media every day is breaking news of the deepening political drama. The question is …

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