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The Victorian Era.  Women were bound by corsets, morality, and domesticity, stuck at home caring for their children and attending to their husbands’ needs.  Or not.  726 more words

Art

Avis Berman, writer, curator, historian of American art, architecture and culture

THE ROLE OF THE ART HISTORIAN IS CRUCIAL TO THE KNOWLEDGE AND APPRECIATION OF OUR CULTURAL LEGACY IN THE VISUAL ARTS. THE HISTORIAN IS THE KEEPER OF OUR HERITAGE DOCUMENTING AND SHARING HISTORICAL AND GEOPOLITICAL INFLUENCES ON ART, DEEPENING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF A WORK OF ART BOTH IN TERMS OF ITS MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES AND ITS PLACE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PERIOD IN WHICH IT WAS CONCEIVED. 754 more words

Notes on the Death of Andrew Wyeth

First of all, this is not an article on the history of the Wyeths, in particular, Andrew Wyeth, but a musing about the nature of art and art criticism. 911 more words

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Mark Ryden - challenging the social norms

Mark Ryden (b1963) challenging the social norms. This painting Saint Barbie (1994) is only the light verson of Ryden’s provoking, deliberately mispleasing and expressive depiction of the modern society and norms. 74 more words

Contemporary Art

"Art in the Catskills" Third Edition Now Available as Paperback and E-Book

Art in the Catskills, The Definitive Guide to the Catskills’ Rich Cultural Life is a compendium of one hundred and thirty-three arts organizations, events and other attractions in the Catskills and surrounding area, some in the neighboring Hudson Valley, and others elsewhere upstate New York. 72 more words

The Catskills

Now available: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Governor’s Chair, London, England, ca. 1750, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Portrait of Louisa Airey Gilmor and Her Daughters, Jane and Elizabeth, Charles Willson Peale, Baltimore, Maryland, 1788, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation… 747 more words

Humanities & Social Sciences

Now available: Amistad Research Center

Artstor and the Amistad Research Center are now making available in the Digital Library nearly 300 images from the Center’s art collection, focusing on works by Harlem Renaissance masters from the Harmon Foundation. 195 more words

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