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Historic Film on Baroque in Piedmont

This thirty-five minute film was apparently produced to complement the enormous 1963 exhibition on Baroque art and architecture held in three venues in and around Turin, the Mostra del Barocco Piemontese. 259 more words

Architectural History

Gombrich: The Story of Art

If the cover tells you that the book in front of you has been sold for over six million times, you just know that you’ve purchased quality (meanwhile over seven million!). 210 more words


En Pleine Mer... Zarh Pritchard's Underwater Paintings

On the 29th of August 1956, British-American artist and the pioneer of underwater painting Zarh Pritchard died in Austin, Texas. ”Zarh Prichard was the first painter to compose based on observations… 563 more words


Some Notes on the Apparently Mutually Exclusive Status of (M/m)odern (A/a)rt and Socialist Realism

I have recently—and finally—had the time to read Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe (London: Reaktion, 2012), by the great (and unfortunately now deceased) art historian Piotr Piotrowski. 2,614 more words

Stanford University Assistant Professorship in American Art

Deadline: October 15

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: ” Applications are especially welcome from scholars with expertise in Native American art, African American art, Latin American/ Latino/Chicano Art, and/or American art in a global context (for example, the art of immigrants or expatriates).” 6 more words


(Art)Books we love | Frank Auerbach 

It’s #artbookfriday again. Thank God there are more than enough art books to write about as there are new ones published every day. Today is about a book by art historian Catherine Lampert. 525 more words

Art Books

The Big Bad Wolf Gets A Rebranding; A new way to look at the wolf in arts and literature.

The wolf has been given a bad rap through-out western culture. The visual arts and literature has played an active role in perpetuating this fear and hate of wolves. 636 more words