Seeing Art (After a Fashion) In New Ways
Post #1520 • February 17, 2012, 9:08 AM • 3 Comments
Via Web video:
For two decades David Dawson worked as Lucian Freud's assistant and, occasionally, his model. His photographs of the artist at work are the subject of a new exhibition in London.
Viewing an art exhibition on the big screen of a movie theater is not my idea of an optimal art experience. But if, like me, you wish, or even half-wish, that you had traveled to London for the blockbuster exhibition devoted to Leonardo da Vinci that recently completed its three-month, sold-out run at the National Gallery, you may find yourself doing just that, and gratefully.
Through the javscript viewer:
Before you text “I luv u” to your partner on this Valentine’s Day, you might want to visit the newly digitized collection of correspondence between the Victorian poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett for inspiration. (Warning: These letters are likely to make you far less sanguine about your own relationship’s fire.)
Wellesley College and Baylor University collaborated on the project, which began today with more than 1,400 letters by the poets available online. Of those, 573 represent the complete set of love letters, and at least 1,500 additional pieces of correspondence to other people the couple knew are to be up by summer.
The driving passion behind "exhibbit" is the concept of freeing art and the artist from the limitations of the physical exhibition space.
An "Exhibbit" virtual exhibition provides the artist with unlimited space to work with, as well as a stunning environment to showcase their art.
A newly published study finds people are more likely to be moved and intrigued by abstract paintings if they have just experienced a good scare. This suggests the allure of art may be “a byproduct of one’s tendency to be alarmed by such environmental features as novelty, ambiguity, and the fantastic,” argues lead author Kendall Eskine, a research psychologist at Loyola University New Orleans.
The moral of the story, if there is one (there isn't), is program or be programmed. If you'd like to have some say in the matter, I recommend you sign up for this free beginning computer science course at Udacity, a new educational venture founded by three of the country's premier roboticists. (I'm enrolled in the intermediate class, since I know a thing or two already.)