For those interested in the history and theory of art
Christina Spiker deposited Nostalgic Femininity / From Flowers to Warriors: Japanese Woodblock Prints in the St. Catherine University Archives & Special Collections in the group History of Art on Humanities Commons 1 week, 5 days ago
The prints featured in this exhibition are all products of the Meiji period (1868–1912), a time of massive cultural and institutional transformation in Japanese culture. The era is characterized by rapid westernization brought about after the opening of Japanese ports in 1854 and the subsequent restoration of the Meiji Emperor in 1868. The p…[Read more]
The Index of Deities and Demons is the heart of One Godz. This Index presents almost all Deities and Demons represented on the cave walls of Chauvet and Lascaux along with their defining Basis Points drawn from Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns. This chapter demonstrates the actual process of attaching meaning to symbolism while mediating subjectivity.
This Primer provides a methodology for mitigating subjectivity when attaching meaning to preholocene rock art. It provides an introduction to basic syntax, grammar, and some vocabulary. It identifies four non-verbal languages of the Upper Paleo.
The coffered ceiling of Nossa Senhora dos Réis de Lamalonga church is one of the largest and most important nucleus of painting in the northeastern region of Portugal. Given the ambitious programme of interceding saints it appears that the work was largelly triggered by the human tragedy in Lisbon earthquake of 1 November 1755. Joaquim Manuel da…[Read more]
The different sensations resulted from Vieira Lusitano garnish and ungarnish drawings observation, registered in a few museums in our country, led us to consider other reasons beyond the painter intentions to promote this creative step in art itself. Painters ennoblement was more dependent in social origins rather in artistic merits, besides they…[Read more]
Lécio Leal deposited Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição, Padroeira e Rainha de Portugal. Pintura de Francisco Xavier Lobo na Igreja de Santa Maria da Devesa de Castelo de Vide. in the group History of Art on Humanities Commons 2 months, 1 week ago
First known and signed work of Francisco Xavier Lobo, translator, playwright, poet and painter from Lisbon during the eighteenth century for the collegial-church of Espírito Santo (Castelo de Vide), heavily marked by decency concerns as response to a progressively more sensual painting.
Lécio Leal deposited O Retrato pouco Consentido de Francisco Pérez Bayer, por Manuel José Pinheiro, na Pinacoteca de D. Frei Manuel do Cenáculo in the group History of Art on Humanities Commons 2 months, 1 week ago
Efforts had been made to portrait Francisco Pérez Bayer in his visit to Portugal in 1782, but with a «shadowing memory» result as we seen today at Évora Museum reserves and originally from D. Frei Manuel do Cenáculo’s pinacotheca. Portraits of edifying figures of society had been included in his collection reinforcing the position of this genr…[Read more]
Weimar antimilitarist imagery shows that ideals of manliness and maternity, concepts central to the German patriotic view of World War I, were not limited to use by the political right but were redefined and deployed by antiwar artists Otto Dix and Käthe Kollwitz, and in photographs published by the pacifist propagandist Ernst Friedrich, who…[Read more]
On the photographs of torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the visual politics of power
On pacifist and patriotic visual imagery and the tenth anniversary of the First World War in Weimar German
On the work of Krzysztof Wodiczko
On looking at lynching photographs
The politics of Rivera’s RCA mural in New York City.
One of the most pressing challenges in the world today is access to clean water. This chapter explores the crises of contaminated water in Flint, water shutoffs in Detroit, and larger questions about the control of water by private corporations and the changing nature of urbanization. As neoliberal policies seek to privatize infrastructure and…[Read more]
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