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  • THE FURNITURE OF WILLIAM MOORE: CRAFTSMAN SPOTLIGHT

    December 1st, 2016 · 1:02 pm  →  Art History Artist Spotlight Blog Furniture

    During the 18th century, Irish furniture design possessed a style so unique that it was distinguishable from its European counterparts. One of the most influential designers during this time was William Moore (Irish, active 18th century), who established his workshop in Dublin in 1782. Moore attended the Dublin Society Drawing School and then in theRead the Rest…

    THE PLASTIC GRAMMAR OF JOSÉ DE GUIMARÃES

    José Maria Fernandes Marques, known as José de Guimarães, was born in Guimarães, Portugal, in 1939. Guimarães studied engineering, obtaining his degree from the Academia Militar in Lisbon in 1965. At the same time, he independently studied the art of significant modern and historical painters, cultivating his own aesthetic based on the great works ofRead the Rest…

    REIMAGINING COLOR: ADOLPH GOTTLIEB AND HIS PICTOGRAPHS

    July 7th, 2016 · 12:00 pm  →  20th Century art Abstract Expressionism Art History Artist Spotlight Blog

    “The role of the artist has always been that of image maker. Different times require different images.” –  Adolph Gottlieb, December, 1947 Adolph Gottlieb was born in New York City in 1903. Not pleased with high school, Gottlieb decided to drop out in 1920, joined his father’s stationary business, and enrolled in art classes at theRead the Rest…

    ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM REDISCOVERED: THE WORK OF NORMAN LEWIS

    Norman Lewis was born in New York, NY, in 1909 to Bermudan immigrant parents. Lewis showed an interest in art from a young age and ravenously read and collected books on art history. He studied commercial design at the New York Vocational High School before traveling the world for two years as a worker onRead the Rest…

    MARCH 11TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The proposed conservation treatment for Leonardo Da Vinci’s “St. John the Baptist” painting has sparked a flurry of controversy within the conservation profession and the advisability of restoration for old Master paintings such as this. This back and forthRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has purchased the first Frida Khalo ever purchased. Painted in 1928 and purchased in 1929 by American Industrialist Cole Phillips, the painting has stayed in his family until recently. Now this purchase of “Does MujeresRead the Rest…

    OCTOBER 16TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Have you created your costumes yet? Halloween is coming up soon! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend is Chicago Open House! Check out all the beautiful architecture Chicago has to offer and visit behind the scenes of (usually) off-limit buildings!Read the Rest…

    OCTOBER 2ND: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s October! Our favorite month of gallery openings, galas, and costume parties! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Did you know that October is Chicago Artist Month?! All month long are great tours, exhibitions, openings, open studios, and performances. Since this year isRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 25TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s the first week of Fall and we have beautiful weather! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Tomorrow! Chicago magazine‘s 2015 Culture Festival! Programming begins at 11.00am and wraps up at 8.00pm with “An Evening with Angel Olsen moderated by Elly Fishman.” ARCHITECTURE:Read the Rest…

    ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM AND JOAN MITCHELL

    In the book The New York School; A Cultural Reckoning, writer, professor, and art critic Dore Ashton claims “With the emergence of Abstract Expressionism after World War II, American art made its force known for the first time in American culture and turned the attention of the international world from Paris to New York, itsRead the Rest…