Neanderthals May Be Responsible for 51,000-Year-Old Deer Bone Art. The engraved deer bone, which was found in a cave in Germany.
ScienceAlert / YouTube According to new research that was published this week in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, a bone belonging to a prehistoric deer has been discovered in a cave in Einhornhöhle, Germany that bears evidence of being engraved by members of an ancient society. Given that tests conducted with the material have determined that it is more than 51,000 years old, researchers are asserting that the carved bone was manipulated by Neanderthals. Before Crypto Art there was Fluxus, the Ultimate Avant-Garde Movement of the 60s. This Is "The End": A Video Exploration of The Doors' Existential Epic. If you had broken up with your college boyfriend and he told you that he written an 11-minute song about you while on enough LSD to kill a horse, would you want to hear it?
Or would you block his number on your phone? Or maybe because said boyfriend is Jim Morrison and the band is the Doors and the song is “The End,” we’ll let it slide, because whether or not you think Jim’s lyrics are super deep or supercilious, the groove is undeniable, four small furry musicians gathered together in a studio and grooving on a raga, conjuring up Eastern mysticism with Western instruments. In Polyphonic’s explainer video on “The End,” he pulls apart The Doors’ magnum opus, the closer to its 1967 debut album, analyzing the song in real time as it unspools. (There’s a few moments where Polyphonic and Morrison are vocalizing at the same time—we recommend turning on captions). Early Humans Made Animated Art - Issue 11: Light - Nautilus. Stone steps descended into the ground, and I walked down them slowly as if I were entering a dark movie theater, careful not to stumble and disrupt the silence.
Once my eyes adjusted to the faint light at the foot of the stairs, I saw that I was standing in the open chamber of a cave. Where the limestone wall arched into the ceiling was a line of paintings and drawings of animals running deeper into the cave. The closest image resembled a bison, with elongated horns and U-shaped markings on its side. The bison followed several horses painted solid black like silhouettes; above them was an earthy-red horse with a black head and mane. Francis Bacon’s Frightening Beauty. Toward the end of the war, Bacon seems to have felt the forces in his life, as in the world, converge, and in 1944 he painted a triptych that he called “Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion.”
The figures in question were not those one ordinarily saw in paintings of the Crucifixion. There was no Madonna in her blue cloak, no Mary Magdalene in red, but, rather, three Furies from Aeschylus’ Oresteia, gray-white creatures, monstrously truncated, looming from a livid orange background. In the left panel is a shrouded figure, its face ominously turned away. The creature in the middle panel is an ovoid shape, seemingly trapped in the corner of a room.
Its long neck sticks out to the side, terminating not in a head, exactly, but just an open mouth, with two rows of threatening teeth, and a dripping bandage where its eyes might be. The Meaning of Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights Explained. Over the half-millennium since Hieronymus Bosch painted it, The Garden of Earthly Delights has produced an ever-widening array of interpretations.
Is it “a painting about sexual freedom”? A “medieval acid trip”? An “erotic fantasy”? Jerry Gogosian, Meme-Maker, Deeply Understands the Art World. Curator and artist Hilde Lynn Helphenstein, a.k.a.
Jerry Gogosian. Jerry Gogosian Saying the art world has an elitism problem is like saying sharks have a teeth problem, but all the same, it’s an observation worth making because of how much still needs to be undone. Via the internet, an entirely new generation of fans of the arts have been able to comfortably cultivate their obsessions, but when it comes to the art world itself, there are enormous barriers guarding access to information, opportunities and wealth. That’s why people like Hilde Lyn Helphenstein, an independent curator and an artist herself, are so essential to the art world as it fluctuates.
Tracey Emin Says She Was Sexually Assaulted by a Famous Woman Artist. Tracey Emin (photo by Piers Allardyce, via Wikimedia Commons) In a recent interview, British artist Tracey Emin said that she had been sexually assaulted by a well-known woman artist, though she did not name her alleged attacker.
“The irony is it happened to be a woman that grabbed hold of my crotch, slammed me against a wall and I threatened to punch her lights out,” Emin told collector Kenny Goss in an interview, as the Sun first reported on Sunday. The Melancholy Marriage of Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch. LONDON — Edvard Munch and Tracey Emin — what a gloom-struck pair!
We see them together, in two photographs hung side by side on the wall, as we enter the exhibition at the Royal Academy. They look uncannily of a pair, help-mates perhaps, fellow sufferers certainly, almost drowning in their dark, almost sepia withdrawnness from the world. He is long dead. Astounding 10 billion pixel panorama of vermeer’s girl with a pearl earring. The Met Collection. The Aesthetic of Evil. Inside the U.S. Army’s Warehouse Full of Nazi Art.
Two years later, after Gilkey completed his mission, he put the art he had recovered—thousands of pieces of it—on a ship bound for the United States.
The Strange Story of Richard Wright’s Lost Crime Novel, Savage Holiday ‹ CrimeReads. Since discovering the books of Richard Wright when I was a teenager hanging out at Hamilton Grange Library in New York City, I’ve been an admirer of his writing style, dapper suit wearing style and expat lifestyle as a Black writer dwelling in Paris after World War II.
Wright’s celebrated career began with the short story collection Uncle Tom’s Children in 1938, but his literary reputation skyrocketed with the publication of his first novel Native Son. Published in 1940, the tale of Bigger Thomas and his murderous ways was partially influenced by newspaper clippings about accused killer and rapist Robert Nixon, who was placed on death row in Chicago and was executed in the electric chair at the Cook County Jail 1938. The book made Wright into a literary sensation. In photographs he always looked so distinguished, but memories of childhood hunger, pain and brutality were always in his mind. Fowler was thrust into a “lost weekend” scenario that became a bleak psychodrama. The Philosopher and the Detectives: Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Enduring Passion for Hardboiled Fiction ‹ CrimeReads.
The scene is London; the year, 1941. Ludwig Wittgenstein, likely the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century, has taken a hiatus from his Cambridge professorship to do “war work” in a menial position at Guy’s Hospital. Cézanne’s Hard Truths. If nothing else, the COVID-19 crisis has encouraged introspection. In my case, it’s been a chance to wander and weed through a library of several thousand volumes accumulated over half a century.
As I was doing some routine fact-checking for this review, I opened a book on Cézanne and something fell out by surprise. What? Nothing less than my textual version of Proust’s madeleine! Why Post-Impressionist Painter Paul Cézanne Is Known as the “Father of Modern Art” This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. In the late 19th century, Post-Impressionism emerged in France. Unified by a subjective approach to painting, this major art movement was pioneered by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne, a French painter whose work is characterized by painterly brushstrokes, an avant-garde approach to perspective, and a vivid color palette.
In addition to his role as an important Post-Impressionist, Cézanne is celebrated as the forefather of Fauvism and a precursor to Cubism. The unrelenting vision of Lucian Freud. Sometimes when a painting was nearing completion, Freud would step back from the canvas and “as though taunting himself” would murmur “How far can you go?” Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Towards the end of his life, Lucian Freud attended the 80th birthday party of a friend, where a little girl was told not to touch him.
“I’m not an object,” he protested. Perhaps she’d mistaken him for one of his portraits, because over the previous decades no artist had been better at manipulating canvas and paint to give the illusion of real human bodies, stilled lives. Everything about a self-portrait like Reflection (1985), from its intent pink-rimmed eyes to the shiny patch on its forehead, makes it look as if it is not a painting but a person, who is on the verge of leaning out of the frame to touch the viewer—though whether to kiss them or headbutt them it is hard to say.
Hanging scroll. A hanging scroll is one of the many traditional ways to display and exhibit East Asian painting and calligraphy. The hanging scroll was displayed in a room for appreciation; it is to be distinguished from the handscroll, which was narrower and designed to be viewed flat on a table in sections and then stored away again. Hanging scrolls are generally intended to be displayed for short periods of time and are then rolled up to be tied and secured for storage. The hanging scrolls are rotated according to season or occasion, and such works are never intended to be on permanent display. The painting surface of the paper or silk can be mounted with decorative brocade silk borders. In the composition of a hanging scroll, the foreground is usually at the bottom of the scroll while the middle and far distances are at the middle and top respectively. History The story behind surrounded islands in miami at PAMM by christo and jeanne-claude.
Update 06/01/2020: yesterday on may 31, 2020, christo sadly passed away of natural causes at his home in new york city. you can read designboom’s full dedication to the bulgarian artist here. the perez art museum exhibition tells the story of surrounded islands, installed in 1983 — 35 years ago — in miami’s biscayne bay through archival documentation, objects, drawings, models, and a film. for the striking pink installation that took place for just two weeks in may, christo and jeanne-claude encircled 11 islands in the bay with 6.5 million square feet of pink fabric. today, people can experience every detail of the artwork through a show curated by josy kraft with the assistance of lorenza giovanelli and jonathan henery, and coordinated at pérez art museum miami by PAMM’s curator rené morales. photographs and video are by wolfgang volz and designboom. © christo 1983, image by wolfgang volz christo supports his work by selling preparatory drawings and collages image by wolfgang volz.
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