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Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein Devotes the First Comprehensive Museum Exhibition to Nora Turato

Nora Turato “Nora Turato (* 1991 in Zagreb, Croatia) scripts powerful narratives from text fragments gleaned from advertising, social media and everyday life. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is devoting the first comprehensive museum exhibition to the Amsterdam-based artist. ” (ArtDaily)             “Her spoken-word performances garnered notice at the Venice Biennale in 2015, […]

The Intimate and Iconic Photos Nickolas Muray Took of Frida Kahlo

“This portrait is one of almost 90 known images Muray took of Kahlo between 1937 and 1948, a period when the painter made her most celebrated canvases, solidified her personal image, and navigated a life of growing renown, chronic illness, and temperamental love. As friends and longtime lovers, Muray and Kahlo worked collaboratively to frame […]

Sam Francis by The Getty – The Fine Art Print Book Lives

Sam Francis “At the age of twenty, Sam Francis was hospitalized for spinal tuberculosis and spent three years virtually immobilized in a body cast. For physical therapy he was given a set of watercolors, and, as he described it, he painted his way back to life. The exuberant color and expression in his paintings celebrated […]

Michelangelo – A Different View

Every year, four million people visit the Sistine Chapel in Rome to admire the beautiful ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo. The exhibition ‘A Different View’ offers the unique opportunity to look at his timeless work in a different way – they are displayed on the floor! The exhibition “A Different View” at the Beurs van Berlage […]

Cubism at Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou takes a fresh look at one of modern art history’s founding movements, Cubism (1907-1917), through a comprehensive overview. The first exhibition devoted to Cubism in France since 1953, the project’s originality lies in its unusual stance, broadening a standpoint usually focused on its two inventors, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, to other […]

The Purpose of “Newspeak” in George Orwell’s 1984.

“NEWSPEAK” “The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible.”- George Orwell In the recording above, George Orwell explains the purpose of “Newspeak.” While, in terms of time on the […]

Yale University Press published the most comprehensive, definitive study of Jasper Johns’s work

Whither the The Book? In the digital age, the printed Fine Art Book survives. Jasper Johns Book “Redo an Eye” “Yale University Press, in association with the Wildenstein Plattner Institute,  released a spectacular single-volume book that presents the most comprehensive, definitive study of Jasper Johns’s work ever published. ” “The book is Jasper Johns: ‘Redo […]