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Art History Resources for Students, Enthusiasts, Artists and Educators - Artist Biographies - Art Timelines - Images and Picture Galleries

Art History Resources for Students, Enthusiasts, Artists and Educators - Artist Biographies - Art Timelines - Images and Picture Galleries

ENIGM-ART Art History History of art The history of art is the history of any activity or product made by humans in a visual form for aesthetical or communicative purposes, expressing ideas, emotions or, in general, a worldview. Over time visual art has been classified in diverse ways, from the medieval distinction between liberal arts and mechanical arts, to the modern distinction between fine arts and applied arts, or to the many contemporary definitions, which define art as a manifestation of human creativity. The subsequent expansion of the list of principal arts in the 20th century reached to nine: architecture, dance, sculpture, music, painting, poetry (described broadly as a form of literature with aesthetic purpose or function, which also includes the distinct genres of theatre and narrative), film, photography and comics. Prehistory[edit] Paleolithic[edit] Neolithic[edit] [edit] Ancient art[edit]

Paintings Paintings The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. Enjoy free entrance 361 days a year. Explore the collection Discover the collection online Virtual tour Get closer to the paintings Take a virtual tour of the National Gallery and get a closer look at over 300 paintings Take a virtual tour of Gallery rooms Picture of the month Peter Paul Rubens, 'Peace and War', 1629-30 When art meets politics Find out more Research In depth Find out about conferences, Gallery publications and academic research Research at the Gallery Learn about art Great ways to discover paintings From Gallery talks to online guides The Art Fund The Art Fund has a long history of supporting National Gallery acquisitions. The Gallery and the Art Fund Latest arrivals New acquisition George Bellows, 'Men of the Docks', 1912 History of the Gallery From the 1820s to the present day Explore the history of the National Gallery Keep in touch Channel Tune in View the Channel Art posters and prints

Carolina Arts News Art history As a term, art history (also history of art) encompasses several methods of studying the visual arts; in common usage referring to works of art and architecture. Aspects of the discipline overlap. As the art historian Ernst Gombrich once observed, "the field of art history [is] much like Caesar's Gaul, divided in three parts inhabited by three different, though not necessarily hostile tribes: (i) the connoisseurs, (ii) the critics, and (iii) the academic art historians".[2] Art history is not only a biographical endeavor. Art historians often root their studies in the scrutiny of individual objects. They thus attempt to answer in historically specific ways, questions such as: What are key features of this style? The historical backbone of the discipline is a celebratory chronology of beautiful creations commissioned by public or religious bodies or wealthy individuals in western Europe. Definition[edit] Methodologies[edit] Art historians often examine work in the context of its time.

Art Gallery Software and web agency | Curator Studio Les cours de la ville de Paris à L’Ecole du Louvre Les cours gratuits sont assez nombreux à Paris et j’estime qu’il est utile de faire un article sur chacun d’entre eux. Aujourd’hui ce sera sur les fameux cours gratuits de l’École du Louvre. Organisé avec le concours de la Ville de Paris, ce cours hebdomadaire se déroule, de novembre à mai et change de thématique chaque année. En 2011/2012 ce cour abordera le sujet de « Paris sur scène : Les spectacles à Paris, du Moyen Age aux années 60 » et à commencé le 18 novembre 2011. Ces cours ont lieu tous les vendredis de 18h30 à 19h30, sont gratuits et accessible à tous dans la limite des places disponibles (600 places). N’hésitez pas à aller y assister, ce sont des cours de qualité. Amphithéâtre Rohan / 99, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris Si ce sujet des cours gratuits vous intéresse, j’ai également fait un autre article sur les cours de cinéma du Forum des Images.

X-rays show why van Gogh's yellows have darkened - physics-math - 14 February 2011 Video: Tiny X-ray saves Van Gogh A bright yellow pigment developed in the 19th century was a gift to the Impressionists – it allowed the likes of Vincent van Gogh to create his vibrant sunflower paintings. But not all the works that used chrome yellow have fared well over time: the yellow areas in some of them have darkened considerably. No one knew why – until the powerful X-ray beam generator at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, was turned on the paint. Janssens's team took samples of the pigment – lead chromate – from three century-old tubes of chrome yellow. They had to use old paint because the pigment was discovered to be toxic in 1950, and its use was discontinued. In the paint from one of the tubes, a nanometre-thick layer on the surface of the pigment darkened a little. Barium bad move So much for the oil paint in the tubes. "The mixture of sulphate and chromate is very sensitive to darkening under UV light. "And temperature may be important too.

Mark Harden's Artchive Main Street Museum, White River Junction, Vermont Independent Collectors The Curve | MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Jacob Hashimoto's "Gas Giant", on view March 1–June 8, 2013 at MOCA Pacific Design Center. Photo by Raymundo Barrera MOCA curatorial assistant Selene Preciado interviewed artist Jacob Hashimoto in conjunction with his exhibition Gas Giant, on view March 1–June 8, 2014 at MOCA Pacific Design Center. SELENE PRECIADO Jacob, can you please talk about the role that architecture played in each interpretation of Gas Giant and how it has tested “the limits of language, to reinterpret the space of the piece” especially in the case of the third and final presentation at MOCA Pacific Design Center? JACOB HASHIMOTO The MOCA Pacific Design Center is a very peculiar building. It changes the language of the piece again. Untitled (process drawing 24), 2013. SP Can you please tell us how your work is conceptually related to sacred architecture—a subject you have mentioned as being of interest? Untitled (process drawing 21), 2013. Read the rest of this entry » 2 comments »