A VR Concept of the “Museum Without Walls” In 1947 André Malraux began his book, and project the “musée imaginaire (Museum Without Walls). Malraux used the new media of his time to create a ‘museum without walls,’ as he described it, a montage of photographs of art from all around the globe and throughout history, […]
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 […]
“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 […]
Alexander Solzhenitsyn Centenary Celebrated in Moscow “Alexander Solzhenitsyn was exiled from the Soviet Union in the 1970s following the publication of the “Gulag Archipelago“, a major expose of the country’s labour camps. He and his family spent most of a two-decade exile in Cavendish, a small town in the US state of Vermont. He returned […]
Art Videos: Does the Script Enhance the Art? The Art Video The internet is replete with videos of Art, some good, some not so good. The videos are produced by museums, galleries, academic institutions, and auction houses. The video above was produced by Christie’s. Many of them have voice over or a presenter, in addition […]
Caravaggio “Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio [c.1571- 1610] was probably the most revolutionary artist of his time, for he abandoned the rules that had guided a century of artists who had idealized both the human and religious experience. He can be said almost single-handedly to have created the Baroque style.” Caravaggio.org “Under the direction of founder Ludovica […]
Little House installation view. The Little House “Once upon a time there was a little house.” – Virginia Lee Burton The Story “The story centers on a house built at the top of a small hill, far out in the country in 1900 America. Her builder decrees that she “may never be sold for […]
Fine Art in the New Media So, we chose this clip to report the news of the restoration of Rembrandt’s Night Watch over all other video and print media reporting on the same topic. The BBC, The New York Times. The Guardian, The Telegraph, Artsy.net, and The Rijksmuseum itself ,among others because it is a […]
Marceau helped a group of children escape Nazi-occupied France by using his skills of mimicry to safely lead them into Switzerland. YouTube.
“He later said that he used his pantomime skills to keep the children silent during the most dangerous moments,” writes David B. Green for Haaretz.