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In the 1940s, Disney famously released a series of movies that were either shorter features or a collection of separate segments with or without a vaguely-defined overarching theme, known as “package films.” While they never received the commercial success of the 1950 golden age or
Documentation of art-induced fainting episodes dates back to the nineteenth century; the most famous account is that of French author Marie-Henri Beyle (1783–1842), whose pen name was Stendhal.
Darkrooms are instrumental in movie plots: tiny rooms, red lights, and photographs hanging from a piece of string. But developing a photograph is not as easy as it looks in the movies. It is a nuanced art form that depends on a combination of three elements: light, darkness, and time.
Jeff Koons discusses how Marcel Duchamp liberates artists from materiality, allowing them to pursue pure ideas.
The term zoomorphism, when applied to art, can mean any object that uses animals as a visual motif.
Gold is perhaps the most iconic metal—an immortal symbol of wealth. Even in the ancient world, this precious resource was an object of great attention, highly desired yet hard to find.
This past Satuday, Pace Gallery held a Benefit Gala to support the Nina Simone Childhood Home Benefit Auction co-hosted by tennis champion Venus Williams and artist Adam Pendelton.
Bonheur put a year and a half into location-based preparatory sketching for "The Horse Fair" and pulled from a number of unique masterworks to find inspiration for the final product. Unsurprisingly, it immediately drew praise upon its showing at the Salon of 1853.
One of the joys of spending time in a record store is not knowing what to choose. For those who go in “just to have a browse,” the risk is to spend hours flipping through countless records.
The popular imagination often dismisses Byzantium’s aesthetic as a static, even regressive contrast to classical technique. Sumptuous and flattened, Byzantine methods abhorred naturalism, and designed art as they did their empire (330 to 1453 CE): as an earthly mirror of Christian heaven. However, this stylization endowed art from the Eastern Roman empire—particularly mosaics—with a politicizing contemporaneousness.