Tag Archive | Fine Art

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 […]

Four Ways of Looking at Art – Monet’s “Wheatstacks”

FINE ART IN THE NEW MEDIA Here are four ways of looking at art, in this case, Claude Monet’s Meule, through the New Media tools of the internet which, when put together, present a new and exciting way of looking at art. 1. The first, above, is by an image of the work itself. The […]

Did You Ever Think Edvard Munch Could Be THIS Exciting?

November 17, 2016 by Jack Dziamba Click Here Edvard Munch, Girls on the Bridge. (Image: France4) What Every Art Video Should Hope to Be* This video is what every art video should hope to be. This presentation is on fire with the joy that should come with experiencing art. In this digital age, a lot […]

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 […]

Surrealism – More Than a Prank?

September 28, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba Surrealism – More Than a Prank? Surrealism “drew upon the private world of the mind, traditionally restricted by reason and societal limitations, to produce surprising, unexpected imagery.” (Source: The MET) Origins “Surrealism originated in the late 1910s and early ’20s as a literary […]