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Tag Archives: Volume 34 no 6 July / August 2020

On Olympia

by Josephine Gardiner in Cornwall The reason why Manet’s painting of Victorine Meurent in Olympia outraged the gallery-going public of 1865 was that it appeared to show a prostitute: the artist included many items which, apparently, were associated with prostitution in mid 19th-century Paris, though their significance would be lost on the modern viewer. Worse, this prostitute showed no sign …

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The Mindless Image Making of A.I.

by Stephen Luecking in Chicago There is a romantic notion that art is the last bastion of truly human expression. Consequently, news of inroads of artificial intelligence into art invariably generate apprehensions of AI’s deleterious effect on all things human. At the center of that phobia is the algorithm. Somehow this seemingly mysterious entity has taken the role of a …

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Reviewing the Reviewer

A Review of Peter Schjeldahl Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988-2018 by Victoria Howard in Cornwall Jarrett Earnest has compiled 100 of the art writings of Peter Schjeldahl, the art critic on The New Yorker. I imagine Earnest and Schjeldahl chose together which pieces would go in the final version. Earnest’s other contribution adds little to the book. …

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From Digital to Material

The Curious Case of the Nativity with St Francis and St Lawrence by Caravaggio by Anita Di Rienzo in Milan In 1936 Walter Benjamin published The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, a short essay on the reproducibility of artistic artefacts through the technological innovations of the 20th century and the consequent repercussions on the art scene. …

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Slavery Refined for Liberals

by Annie Markovich When it was possible to visit the Tate in person, toward the end of February, all the press packs for Fons Americanus were gone. A double bill with Olafur Eliasson’s In Real Life drew crowds, and on a Friday night Tate Turbine was packed, hopping with a dance club atmosphere. Massive halls, which seemed to be looking …

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