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April 18.—Went out three or four miles to the house of Quincy Shaw, to see a collection of J. F. Millet’s pictures. Two rapt hours. Never before have I been so penetrated by this kind of expression.
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In the National Gallery of Australia is a work named Blue Poles by American artist Jackson Pollock. It is estimated to be worth $100 million dollars and that monetary value is often used to justify the decision of the Australian government to purchase the painting. 868 more words
Damien Hirst has always been about death. Dead sharks, rotting cow’s heads, dissected bodies, desiccated insects… Some of his work is revolting, such as when it incorporates living maggots, but some, like the kaleidoscopic butterfly paintings (and particularly the stained-glass variant), are beautiful. 500 more words
A recent foray through the 3D section of a college art department, one that grants a BFA, presented a stark and discernible contrast. The ceramics area was all alive with whimsical creations — creatures and humanoid figures, narrative and abstract shapes in bright and varied colors, textures and surfaces. 198 more words
Alys’s first web-project The Thief makes full use of pictorial tradition, it make reference to Alberti’s central perspective with a focal point that organizes pictures in section of visual pyramid with the midpoint into the observer’s eye: pictures become real open windows on illusory world that are optically credible. 170 more words