September 2022 Blog Posts
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA — The Savannah College of Art and Design welcomes a new season of exhibitions at the renowned SCAD Museum of Art, uniting an international roster of emerging and established artists whose practices reflect vital conversations within contemporary art discourse.
Philip Guston was one of the most courageous and controversial painters to come out of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism. Critics called the 1950s Guston’s “mandarin” (influential) years. For years, he’d been creating paintings that were abstract and lush. Suddenly, he deviated, yearning to break free.
On Sunday, September 18th, Hurricane Fiona slammed into Puerto Rico with devastating effects. With over two feet of rain causing mudslides and destroying homes, Fiona has left Puerto Ricans without electricity, water, and shelter, bringing back agonizing memories of another storm, Hurricane Maria, that hit the island almost five years prior in 2017.
A fascinating thing about our eyes is their ability to deceive us. From how our visual system and brain perceive an image in front of us, the optical illusion prevails. Imagine you stroll down a cement sidewalk and stumble upon what appears to be a massive gap. You’ll most likely back up, blink a few times, and suddenly that enormous ditch evolves into a complex sketch manifested out of colored chalk.
Folk art reflects the stories of survival and heritage among often underrepresented peoples. Its distinction as being a separate entity from fine art was originally due to the class structure of European society since it was classified as “an expression of the common people” in 1932 by Holger Cahill, then-director of the MoMA.
The oldest building in New York City is a 400-year-old farmhouse in Brooklyn.
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was born in Rome and died in Naples, by which time she was arguably considered one of the most significant Italian Baroque painters. At the age of seventeen, Gentileschi was sexually assaulted which some scholars suggest explains the dramatic nature and subject matter of her art.
NEW YORK (August 2022) – Salon Art + Design, the leading collectible design and art fair produced by Sanford L. Smith + Associates, announces its exhibitor line-up and 11th edition at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from November 10 - 14, 2022. Featuring 52 exceptional exhibitors, Salon Art + Design will welcome international galleries back into the fold to present the world’s leading design – vintage, modern and contemporary - and blue-chip 20th century art.