Abstract And Modern Art

Impressionism was called “The New Painting” and just what did the nineteenth-century artistic world mean by that? Nebraska Art Today: A Centennial Invitational Exhibition. Omaha, NE: Joslyn Art Museum, 1967. Rykov, M. (2001). Facing the music: Speculations on the dark side of our moon. Journal of Palliative Care, 17(3), 188-192. The Anarchy of Silence – John Cage and Experimental Art. Exh. cat. Barcelona: Museu d’art contemporani de Barcelona, 2009. After graduating, Donald pursued a life-long interest in the theatre. Starting with community and educational theatre around central Scotland, he then moved to Cardiff to take up Postgraduate studies in theatre design and production at University College Cardiff, returning to Scotland in 1989. Donald started to pursue a freelance career in theatre design and scenic art with many Scottish theatre companies, including: The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, The Citizens Theatre and the Tron Theatre, Glasgow and Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet as … Read the rest

Impressionism was called “The New Painting” and just what did the nineteenth-century artistic world mean by that? Nebraska Art Today: A Centennial Invitational Exhibition. Omaha, NE: Joslyn Art Museum, 1967. Rykov, M. (2001). Facing the music: Speculations on the dark side of our moon. Journal of Palliative Care, 17(3), 188-192. The Anarchy of Silence – John Cage and Experimental Art. Exh. cat. Barcelona: Museu d’art contemporani de Barcelona, 2009. After graduating, Donald pursued a life-long interest in the theatre. Starting with community and educational theatre around central Scotland, he then moved to Cardiff to take up Postgraduate studies in theatre design and production at University College Cardiff, returning to Scotland in 1989. Donald started to pursue a freelance career in theatre design and scenic art with many Scottish theatre companies, including: The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, The Citizens Theatre and the Tron Theatre, Glasgow and Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet as … Read the rest

#EndSARS: Banky W talks about a Nationwide Zoom Conference

Nigerian singer and politician, Bankole Wellington popularly referred to as Banky W has revealed his ideas to organize a nationwide zoom conference to keep the EndSARS conversations going and give survivors a platform to be open about their experience at the Lekki Tollgate Massacre.

Banky W as he is professionally referred to, expressed openly his idea for a nationwide zoom conference on his Twitter page on the 23rd of October 2020. He hopes the conference can propel best ways forward and also be a platform for victims to share their stories as well as protesters discussimg their protest experiences. Banky tweeted:

What do we think about having a nationwide zoom conference? We can share victims stories, talk about our protest experiences, and exchange ideas about the way forward. We can’t lose hope. It’s a marathon not a sprint. Police reform is just step one, the journey has just begun.

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German Artist Collective Claims to Have Stolen Joseph Beuys Sculpture

The artist collective Frankfurter Hauptschule claims to have stolen one of Joseph Beuys’s 1985 Capri Battery works from an exhibition in Oberhausen, Germany. According to a report by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, the group says that they have given the artwork to a museum in Tanzania as part of a “symbolic act of restitution to the former German colony.”

In a video posted to YouTube, Frankfurter Hauptschule appears to document the heist, which the group claims took place on October 18. That video also includes footage of them transporting the work to Tanzania’s Iringa Boma museum. The group has titled their campaign “Bad Beuys go Africa,” and a description accompanying the video states that the Beuys work is now on permanent display at that institution.

“The museum, which is located in a former military hospital of the German colonial rulers, now displays the ‘Capri-Battery’ alongside traditional objects … Read the rest

History, Characteristics, Movements

Andy Warhol was a famous and well-respected American ‘Pop’ artist, considered even as a ‘Post Renaissance Man’ for his unique and unmatched style. I wondered: Could our processing of music be so different, or so basic, that abilities relating to it remained accessible in people so limited in function? In 1978, little was known about music and brain function. Today, as a result of exponentially increasing research, particularly over the past five years, we can venture some initial answers to my question. Music has been shown to trigger the nucleus accumbens in the brain, and that structure is also associated with dopamine, the chemical the brain releases during eating and sex, so experts believe that music is biologically desired and rewarded. There was another study that used an fMRI machine to examine the activity of the nucleus accumbens while people listened to music. Researchers played 60 clips of novel songs … Read the rest

#EndSARS: DJ Switch Gives First Official Statement Since Lekki Tollgate Massacre & It’s Worse Than We Saw!

Nigerian Disc Jockey and one of the heroes of the Lekki Tollgate Massacre that took the lives of many,  DJ Switch has finally dropped her first official statement since the Lekki Tollgate massacre which happened on the 20th of October and according to her, the incident was more than what she streamed, it was more than what she witnessed.

DJ Switch

Still shaken, the DJ and singer stated on the 23rd of October that she had to come give her statement because of some reports she was seeing online that were obviously not true, cautioning the government to not trivialize the pain of Nigerians who did not just go thr0ugh death that night, but also died at the hands of the people whose sole job is to protect them.

She said;

my life was being threatened for speaking up… I don’t wanna talk too much, I just want to clear

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Patty Chang’s Affecting Videos and Photographs Find Emotion in Breast Milk, Death, and More

In March, at the start of what would become a global lockdown, Los Angeles–based artist Patty Chang emailed a Google survey to residents in the city, soliciting lists of their personal fears.

“Personal, global, societal, mundane, or profound,” the survey read. “Everything is valid. Just write down quickly any thoughts that come to your head.” The dozens of responses that Chang received went into the latest iteration of Milk Debt, an ongoing video project based on collective fear—and by extension, fear’s frequent companions of dread, despair, and uncertainty.

In May, with a scheduled solo exhibition postponed by the pandemic, Chang and the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, California, streamed a preview of the new piece online. The 10-minute clip featured a Zoom call with an unidentified blonde performer who, opening her palm-leaf printed robe, attaches a mechanical milk pump to each of her bare breasts.

As the … Read the rest

Famous Paintings Of Unicorns

Jackson Pollock, a great American painter of the 20th century, established a distinct way of painting that produced a major impact on the world of art. Moreover, monks represented one of the most literate segments of the population of late antique Egypt. That literacy is typically attributed to the insistence in the Pachomian cenobitic tradition on teaching monks to read. In fact monastic education that was steeped in scripture and theology rather than the classics of Greek and Latin literature of worldly education helped to create and sustain a predominantly scriptural perspective across all monastic practice.E.g., H. Lundhaug, Memory and Early Monastic Literary Practices: A Cognitive Perspective,” Journal of Cognitive Historiography 1, no. 1 (2014): 98-120. On this scripturalism, see D. Burton-Christie, The Word in the Desert: Scripture and the Quest for Holiness in Early Christian Monasticism (New York, 1993). As concerns Apollo’s monastery, Alain Delattre has established the literacy … Read the rest

#EndSARS: “Ignorance is not an excuse before the law” – Ruggedman Raises Alarm Over Stolen Items

Nigerian veteran rapper, Ruggedman sounds an alarm to Nigerians to watch out for stolen items because ignorance is not an excuse before the law.

Ruggedman

The recent upheaval within the country had witnessed the looting of privately owned businesses by hoodlums, therefore Ruggedman took the initiative to advise Nigerians to carefully observe what they purchase within this period so as not to end up buying stolen items.

Ruggedman tweeted the following via his Twitter page on the 23rd of October 2020:

SAFETY!
Following the destruction of businesses, looting & carting away of goods by thieves in the past days , I’ll advise we all be careful of what we buy from individual sellers. Especially electronic devices. As ignorance is not an excuse before the law. #DontBuyStolenGoods

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21 Black Female Painters

Figurative art, alternatively known as figurativism, is a style in art forms -predominantly in paintings and sculptures. Downtown Gallery, New York. Paintings, Water Colors, Drawings, and Sculptures by Leading Contemporary American Artists. 2 – 22 June 1931. Catalogue. Artists from Babbarra Women’s Centre in Arnhem Land curate an exhibition on the theme of Kunmadj or woven vessels. This is the Kuninjku word used for material culture or woven objects including dilly bags, while fish traps are referred to as mandjabu. The exhibition theme showcases ancient and contemporary knowledge, and reflects the craft associated with the dilly bag which is both a sacred ceremonial symbol and a utilitarian object. This kind of program was likely also diagrammatic and directive in facilitating the social organization of the monastic this they resonate with later practices developed in monastic tradition in the medieval West. See Carruthers, Mechanisms,” and eadem, The Craft of Thought: Rhetoric, … Read the rest

Royal Opera House’s $16.8 M. Hockney Stars in Christie’s $118 M. Paris-London Series

To get the backstory behind buyers and sellers in Christie’s Paris and London October evening sales, read Colin Gleadell’s detailed Art Market Monitor report available to AMMpro subscribers.

On Thursday, Christie’s brought in a total of £90.3 million ($118 million) with buyer’s premium across four sales at its Paris and London headquarters. In the auction series, titled “20th Century: London to Paris,” the house deployed the live-streamed format, with Christie’s France president Cécile Verdier and its Europe president Jussi Pylkkänen at the helm.

The total hammer price was £77.9 million ($101.9 million), landing at the low end of the pre-sale estimate of £76 million ($99.4 million). With premium, the sales generated a total £90.3 million ($118.4 million), achieving a solid 84 percent sell-through rate.

Still unable to host large live audiences, auction houses have engineered new set-ups that focus attention on the bidding dynamic across specialists and auction staff—which acts … Read the rest