History

Islamic Art – “Mirror of the Invisible World”

January 3, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday A New Series – Islamic Art Islamic Art is a vast as the areas where it originated. This post is the first in an occasional series in 2018. The series will explore a number of aspects of Islamic Art including architecture, calligraphy, painting,  […]

Is There a Connection Between Science and Art?

December 13, 2017, by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. The painting above is from the National Gallery’s collection.  It depicts an Egyptian noblewoman and is a Fayum portrait, a type of painting that was attached to mummies of that time and believed to depict the image of a real person. Science and […]

Francis Bacon, Titian, and Influence on the ‘Screaming Popes’

November 15, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up  Weekly Every Wednesday. Fine Art in the New Media One of the tremendous benefits of fine art in the new media is the ability to see works of art close up, closer than you can see them in real life, and look at them for […]

See this 17th Century Portrait Restored to its Original Brilliant Colors on Twitter!

November 8, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday Varnish and Old Paintings Oil paintings are usually coated with varnish to provide a protective coating, but as the varnish inevitably ages, the it turns yellow and obscures the brilliant colors of the orignal, often making the painting look dark and muddy. Fine […]

Rodin, the Met, and the New Media

September 20, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Rodin at the MET  – September 16, 2017 – January 15, 2018   “On the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates its historic collection of the artist’s work. Nearly 50 marbles, bronzes, plasters, and terracottas […]

“A Clockwork Orange” and “The Shining”- Music Composed by Wendy Carlos

July 5, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Wendy Carlos’s Synth Scores- the Near-Unbearable  Tension’s in Kubrick’s Worlds Wendy Carlos’ theme music for Stanley Kubrick’s  A Clockwork Orange and The Shining “are indispensable in creating the dread and horror that carry through these cinematic masterpieces. As you can hear in the opening title […]

IIIF – New Tools to Zoom, Compare, and Annotate Images – From the Getty Museum – Fine Art in the New Media

June 7, 2017 New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba. The Book and Fine Art in the New Media  IIIF – and the Getty Museum – Fine Art in the New Media IIIF is a new digital tool that allows you to bring together images from different institutional websites for comparison, manipulation and […]