Category Archives: Art History Miscellany
More Jazz instrumentals from Max Ridgway and company. Before looking at this video slide show, I never really cared for Motherwell’s work. Coming across this collection, I now appreciate the shapes Motherwell created with only black paint. It made me think of Asian calligraphy. The splatter of paint in some works reminded me of explosions.
I suppose one can find street art in any major city, but Barcelona was filled especially with a lot of interesting works, most of which I stumbled upon on random walks through narrow and oftentimes deserted alleyways.
You can easily find some great pieces throughout the city if you just take the time to explore, like this well-done copy of Picasso's famous painting.
'Measuring the Universe' - an art installation by Slovakian artist Roman Ondák first installed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 2007. Over the course of the exhibition, attendants mark Museum visitors' heights, first names, and date of the measurement on the gallery walls. Beginning as an empty white space, over time the gallery gradually accumulates the traces of thousands of people.
I agree with him wholeheartedly, and I love the examples he thought as truly surreal.
"Saint Laurent’s Paris apartment on the Left Bank was originally designed by Bérard’s friend and sometime collaborator—the icon of Art Déco design—Jean-Michel Frank. Frank and Bérard’s interiors were madly dapper and stylish yet at the same time modern classics. The pair were celebrated not only in France but also in America, where they designed one of New York’s greatest Déco interiors: the Nelson Rockefeller apartment on Fifth Avenue.