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“Terminal” – A Near – Death Experience by Artist Karolina Halatek

(April 11, 2018) Karolina Halatek – Light on the Threshold of Death “Karolina Halatek (b. 1985 Lodz/Poland) studied Design for Performance at the University of the Arts London, Great Britain, Fine Arts at the Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany and Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw/Poland. [She] uses light as the […]

Museum Attendance and Free Hi-Resolution Images

Free Hi-Res Images An impressive number of museums have made hi-resolution images of their collections, which can be downloaded for free, and used with no restriction. Thus you may not only download a hi-resolution suitable for printing and framing, but you may use the images anyway you want to, even editing, and combining images, with […]

The grit and the glory: French ballet star Marie-Agnès Gillot looks back on stunning career – via twitter

March 14, 2018, by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday.       twitter                     ______________________________________________________                                                                                                                                  Marie-Agnès Gillot                                                        “Growing up in the northern French town of Caen,Marie-Agnès, Gillot  never even heard of the Paris Opera Ballet. She was far more interested in animals and the countryside. But her ballet teacher was quick […]

“Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction,” MoMA (2017). Can You See it From Here?

“In 2017, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) present[ed] a major exhibition surveying the abstract practices of women artists between the end of World War II (1939-1945) and the onset of [this] Feminist movement in the late 1960s.  ‘Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction’ feature[d] approximately 100 works in a diverse range of mediums […]

Could Scribd Be the Netflix of Books?

February 7, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday Will Digital  Subscriptions For Access to Hundreds of Thousands  Books Ever Fly? In our post of October 9, 2013, titled E- BOOKS: COULD THIS BE “BOOKFLIX”?, we wrote, “Julie Bosman,  in an article in the New York Times  published on October 1, 2013 […]

What Can You Do With a Cézanne?

January 31, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Paul Cézanne 1839-1906 Still Life with Pears and Apples, Covered Blue Jar, and a Bottle of Wine.Watercolor over graphite, Thaw Collection. The Morgan Library & Museum. Cézanne’s Watercolors “It was often remarked by those who knew him that Cézanne cared little for his […]

Illuminating a Medieval Manuscript

December 27, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. Silver and Gold: Illuminated Manuscripts in the Middle Ages In 2003, the Getty had an exhibition dedicated to the “The Making of a Medieval Book,” which took the visitor through the various stages of the making of a Medieval book. One of the […]