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Art and Baseball

Art and Baseball

Baseball and literature have long been a doubleheader. Put these names in your rotation and watch the W’s pile up: Ring Lardner, Bernard Malamud, John Updike, Philip Roth, and Don DeLillo. “The Art of Baseball” exhibition (The Boston Globe, Article of Mark Feeney on April 23, 2015) reminds us that […]

Art, Science and Science Fiction

Art, Science and Science Fiction

The mad scientist, that enduring cultural archetype, has been with us at least since Victor Frankenstein, in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel. Part of the fascination of the exhibition “Past Futures: Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas”, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art at Brunswick (Maine), is […]

The Guerrilla Girls: 30 years

The Guerrilla Girls: 30 years

It is 30 years since the Guerrilla Girls– a shifting collective of activists committed to exposing inequality in the art world – came into being, during which time a lot has changed, and a lot hasn’t. As they point out in their latest campaign, galleries that once showed only 10% […]

“Don’t sell your family silver”?

“Don’t sell your family silver”?

The director of the Münster art museum here dreads the idea of losing some of his town’s biggest cultural attractions. He worries about a Henry Moore sculpture that has been on exhibition for almost 40 years, knowing it could vanish along with Renaissance panels and Eduardo Chillida benches in a […]

The world’s most popular artist in 2014

The world’s most popular artist in 2014

In “The Guardian” of 2 April 2015, Alex Needman, explain us than according to a survey of museum attendance in 2014, the most popular artist in the world is a woman – Japan’s Yayoi Kusama. Yet a survey of solo exhibitions in American galleries over the past six years has […]

Francis Bacon’s vision of the Crucifixion

Francis Bacon’s vision of the Crucifixion

Francis Bacon was obsessed with the art of the past, drawing elements of Rembrandt, Titian and Cano into his macabre takes on Bible scenes. His love of the work of the old masters was personal, but he also believed that the study of their art should be a prerequisite for […]

Purpose of art

Purpose of art

Art has had a great number of different functions throughout its history, making its purpose difficult to abstract or quantify to any single concept. This does not imply that the purpose of Art is “vague”, but that it has had many unique, different reasons for being created. Some of these […]

Motivated functions of art

Motivated functions of art

Motivated purposes of art refer to intentional, conscious actions on the part of the artists or creator. These may be to bring about political change, to comment on an aspect of society, to convey a specific emotion or mood, to address personal psychology, to illustrate another discipline, to (with commercial […]

Creative art and fine art

Creative art and fine art

By a broad definition of art, artistic works have existed for almost as long as humankind: from early pre-historic art to contemporary art; however, some theories restrict the concept to modern Western societies. The first and broadest sense of art is the one that has remained closest to the older […]

What is an artist?

What is an artist?

What is an artist? Are there different concepts after this word? Do the different disciplines in the artistic creativity, produce different types of artists? Is it possible to establish a categorization of artists, and a categorization for different types of creativity? Some answers could be very different and, perhaps, clearly […]