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Course Notes - Modern Art and Modernity [9.9.14]

I am trying something completely new, which will hopefully become standard for storing my course notes on this blog. Since I habitually scribble all of my notes longhand, I have decided to digitally embed scans of my notebook. 85 more words

Course Notes

death of marat

Today marks the 266th birthday of Jacques-Louis David. I almost named my dog Jacques, but I went with Omar. Sorry not sorry.

This is the… 86 more words


Clever Photoshops of Contemporary Magazine Covers Into Classic Artworks

Filipino artist Eisen Bernard knows Tilda Swinton belongs in a work of art — which is why he Photoshopped her into one, along with dozens of other celebrities featured on magazine covers, for his… 137 more words


Embedded Symbolism: The Putin Complex

Barry Blitt, cartoonist for The New Yorker (TNY), has made a career out of political satire. He is possibly best known for his controversial 21 July 2008 cover for TNY of US presidential candidate at the time, Barak Obama. 944 more words

Embedded Symbolism

Murder and the Masterpiece: Did an Artwork Solve a Decades-old NYC Crime?

Robert Rauschenberg’s ‘Collection’ & the Case of the Four Boys

Andrew Scott Cooper writes: Murderous deeds have inspired artists like Caravaggio, Jacques-Louis David and Paul Cézanne… 674 more words

Art & Culture

A request

I usually keep a short list around of subjects I’d like to draw on the whiteboard.  That list is currently empty and I need to replenish it.  295 more words

Q&A Art. Napoleon crossing the Alps

Napoleon Bonaparte is possibly the greatest military strategist of all time, but he also understood that paintings could be harnessed to help him achieve his bold political aims.  657 more words

Art And Literature