History

“Whose Afraid of Modern Art?” Art History – The Städel Course on Modern Art

April 19, 2017. The Book and Fine Art in the New Media by Jack Dziamba. New Post Every Wednesday. The Städel Course On Modern Art “This is the best digital tool that I have ever seen and used. It is a great delight to learn more about art with this course. User of the course. […]

Bosch “Garden of Earthy Delights,” Fine Art in the New Media – 500 Years Later

April 5, 2017. Books and Fine Art in the New Media. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba. Explore Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights in an Amazing, Annotated Interactive Video “Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights” has bewitched and bewildered art fans and historians alike for centuries. It’s crowded, complicated, and […]

Mega Book Deal for “Les Mis”

Les Misérables was born of one of the riskiest—and shrewdest—deals in publishing history. In Hugo, Inc., The Paris Review March 23, 2017, Nina Martyris writes, “In a new book, The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of ‘Les Misérables’, the professor and translator David Bellos condenses tranches of research into a gripping tale about […]

60 Free Film Noir Movies – “The Most American Film Genre” from Open Culture

Re Posted from Open Culture * “During the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood entered a “noir” period, producing riveting films based on hard-boiled fiction. These films were set in dark locations and shot in a black & white aesthetic that fit like a glove. Hardened men wore fedoras and forever smoked cigarettes. Women played the femme […]

Photoshop Before Photoshop: Ansel Adams and James Dean

March 8, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday.   Photoshop Before Photoshop Our post, ANSEL ADAMS, AND PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE PHOTOSHOP ,(2013), has been a perennial favorite since its publication in February, 2013. The popularity of the post is epitomized by the Before and After prints of Adams’ iconic image, “Moonrise,” which […]

Is this our Chauvet Cave, is this our Lascaux? The Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes 375,000 Images of Fine Art Available Under a Creative Commons License

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes 375,000 Images of Fine Art Available Under a Creative Commons License* On February 7, 2017, The Met announced, “As of today, all images of public-domain works in The Met collection are available under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). So whether you’re an artist or a designer, an educator or a […]

500 Year Old Rare Book Recounts Journey to the East 100 Years Before Marco Polo

McMaster University Library “McMaster University Library,  has recently acquired the first Latin translation of The Travels of Benjamin Tudela, a travelogue originally written in Hebrew by Benjamin of Tudela, a Jewish merchant from Zaragoza in Andalus, now southern Spain.” 100 Years Before Marco Polo “The book recounts Benjamin’s 13-year journey which, from 1160 to 1173, took […]