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Fjordenhus (Fjord House), first building by Olafur Eliasson and his studio, opens in Vejle, Denmark.

June 20, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Fjordenhus “Fjordenhus (Fjord House), the first building designed entirely by artist Olafur Eliasson and the architectural team at Studio Olafur Eliasson, opened on 9 June in Vejle, Denmark. Commissioned by KIRK KAPITAL, the company’s new headquarters  …  incorporating remarkable site-specific artworks by Eliasson […]

Through the Louvre Lens

May 23, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Louvre Lens While it may well be said that all art is viewed through the “lens” of the Louvre, this post is about the Louvre Museum in Lens in northern France.  Lens is a former coal mining town that has suffered d greatly […]

What’s So Good About a Video of an Art Exhibition? “Dreams of Frozen Music.”

May 16, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Videos of an Exhibition There are many videos of art exhibitions available on the internet. They range from the talking heads to a full walk-through of an exhibition. While we may take these videos for granted, here we want to focus on the […]

The Getty Saves 300+ Books

The headline above is intended to get the reader’s attention to the fact that an Art Museum, here, The Getty, has added over 300 Art Books to its Virtual Library, which are available , free, to Read Online  and to Download as a PDF. The Virtual Library “In 2014, Getty Publications launched its Virtual Library […]

The White Marble Sculptures of Ancient Greece

December 21, 2016 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday The Colors of Ancient Greece Tracing the Colors of Ancient Sculpture- Science and Art – Getty Museum Using ultraviolet and raking light, archaeologist Vinzenz Brinkmann examines marble sculptures of Athena and Paris from the Temple of Aphaia, now in the Glyptothek in Munich. […]

Beyond Words – Whither the Book c. 1400?

Whither the Book in the 1400s? Just as we, today wonder about the continued existence of the Print Book, ” Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books,” at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston, deftly puts this “new” wonder into perspective, “Just as we question today whether printed books will become extinct in the digital age, this […]

Summer Reading – 100,000 Free Art History Texts Now Available Online from the Getty Research Portal

June 29, 2016. Summer Posts: By-weekly posts on Wednesdays for July and August , by Jack Dziamba Paradise ‘“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library,”’ Jorge Luis Borges famously wrote. Were he alive today, he might well regard the internet as becoming more paradisiacal all the time, at least in the sense […]