Category: Art History

Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation (Leonardo Book Series)

By Steve Dixon

The previous decade has visible an awfully extreme interval of experimentation with machine expertise in the acting arts. electronic media has been more and more integrated into stay theater and dance, and new sorts of interactive functionality have emerged in participatory installations, on CD-ROM, and on the internet. In Digital Performance, Steve Dixon lines the evolution of those practices, provides targeted money owed of key practitioners and performances, and analyzes the theoretical, creative, and technological contexts of this kind of latest media artwork. Dixon unearths precursors to present day electronic performances in earlier kinds of theatrical know-how that variety from the deus ex machina of classical Greek drama to Wagner's Gesamtkunstwerk (concept of the full artwork), and attracts parallels among modern paintings and the theories and practices of Constructivism, Dada, Surrealism, Expressionism, Futurism, and multimedia pioneers of the 20th century.

For a theoretical viewpoint on electronic functionality, Dixon attracts at the paintings of Philip Auslander, Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, and others. To rfile and examine modern electronic functionality perform, Dixon considers alterations within the illustration of the physique, house, and time. He considers digital our bodies, avatars, and electronic doubles, in addition to performances by way of artists together with Stelarc, Robert Lepage, Merce Cunningham, Laurie Anderson, Blast thought, and Eduardo Kac. He investigates new media's novel techniques to making theatrical spectacle, together with digital truth and robotic functionality paintings, telematic performances during which distant destinations are associated in genuine time, Webcams, and on-line drama groups, and considers the "extratemporal" phantasm created by means of a few technological theater works. ultimately, he defines different types of interactivity, from navigational to participatory and collaborative. Dixon demanding situations dominant theoretical methods to electronic functionality -- together with what he calls postmodernism's denial of the recent -- and provides a chain of boldly unique arguments of their place.

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

By Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter

While Adolf Hitler was once trying to take over the western global, his armies have been methodically looking and hoarding the best artwork treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had all started cataloguing the paintings he deliberate to assemble in addition to the artwork he could spoil: "degenerate" works he despised.
In a race opposed to time, in the back of enemy strains, frequently unarmed, a distinct strength of American and British museum administrators, curators, artwork historians, and others, referred to as the Monuments males, risked their lives scouring Europe to avoid the destruction of hundreds of thousands of years of tradition.
Focusing at the eleven-month interval among D-Day and V-E Day, this attention-grabbing account follows six Monuments males and their most unlikely challenge to save lots of the world's nice paintings from the Nazis.

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Dosso Dossi: Court Painter in Renaissance Ferrara

mind's eye, sensual pride, a pointy wit—these features have been significantly prized in sixteenth-century Ferrara, the place essentially the most cultured and robust courts of the excessive Renaissance held sway. Dosso Dossi was once the idiosyncratic, extraordinary painter such a lot chargeable for turning these values right into a excellent creative fact. Dosso's wealthy colour schemes are similar to these of his fellow North Italian Titian; he realized anything approximately leading edge composition from Raphael and concerning the strength of the physique from Michelangelo, yet his work have a really person allure. In leafy ordinary atmosphere containing an array of animals and heavenly our bodies, occasions spread which are frequently enigmatic, enacted by way of characters whose interrelationships elude definition. Dosso's painted international stocks the spirit of contemporaneous epic poetry - equivalent to Ariosto's Orlando Furioso - imbued because it is with secret and transformation, power and invention.

together with his predecessor Giorgione, Dosso used to be one of many first painters to improvise at the canvas. instead of following cautious preparatory drawings, he composed and recomposed as he painted - a remarkably unfastened method that's in actual fact printed in new x-ray and infrared photos. Dosso's virtuosic portray functionality used to be therefore itself one of those magical invention. The play of his mind's eye is clear not just within the many images representing mythological or literary matters but additionally in his non secular work, that are lyrical and unique, packed with staggering visible results and touches of humor.

whilst Ferrara's fortunes replaced, on the finish of the 16th century, so much of Dosso's work have been taken to Rome and eventually dispersed. For this exhibition, just about all the surviving work were introduced jointly; within the catalogue entries each gets a clean and complete scholarly dialogue. additionally comprises essays that describe Dosso's inventive profession and the hugely charged global of the court docket at Ferrara and that probe the visible poetry and sophisticated wit of his paintings. The illuminating result of an intensive crusade of technical exam, undertaken in reference to the exhibition, are mentioned and illustrated in more essays and in observations that accompany entries all through. The ebook encompasses a complete evaluation of the scholarly literature, colour reproductions of the work, many comparative illustrations, a chronology, and an entire bibliography.  [This booklet used to be initially released in 1998 and has long gone out of print. This version is a print-on-demand model of the unique book.]

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The Complete Etchings of Rembrandt: Reproduced in Original Size (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

Rembrandt is respected not just as a painter, yet as a superb grasp of drawing and etching besides. His paintings in etching spanned so much of his occupation and embraced the big variety of topics he pursued in his portray: snap shots, landscapes, biblical scenes, images with allegorical and mythological subject matters, and extra. This entire assortment comprises Rembrandt's entire etchings — over three hundred works — proven of their unique dimension. they've been reproduced without delay from an extraordinary assortment famed for its pristine situation, clean, fresh impressions, wealthy contrasts, and remarkable printing.
Among the etchings incorporated are: Self portrait drawing at a window (1648); Abraham's sacrifice (1655); Christ preaching ["The undered-guilder print"] (ca. 1643–49); Christ crucified among the 2 thieves ["The 3 crosses"] (1653); The go back of the prodigal son (1636); The 3 timber (1643); Faust (ca. 1652); Jan Six (1647); The nice Jewish bride (1635); The jogging musicians (ca. 1635).
The etchings are reproduced of their real dimension instead of from lowered images, which could leave considerably in caliber from the originals. Fourteen oversize etchings, reproduced in aid contained in the booklet, also are integrated at complete dimension on 3 sheets positioned in a pocket in the back of the book.
This good-looking quantity is stuffed with info serious to completely appreciating the intense photos it includes. distinct captions indicate gains of particular curiosity and supply very important info equivalent to name, signature, date, assortment, Bartsch quantity, country of impact reproduced, and overall variety of states. additionally incorporated are a chronology of Rembrandt's lifestyles and etchings, a dialogue of the means of etching in his time, and a very good bibliography. paintings fans, students, scholars of etching, and somebody with an curiosity in Rembrandt and his paintings will locate during this appealing publication an extraordinary and interesting visible experience.

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Homosexuality in Art (Temporis Collection)

By James Smalls

This booklet isn't really a panegyric of homosexuality. it's a medical examine led by way of Professor James Smalls who teaches paintings background within the prestigious collage of Maryland, Baltimore.
Abandoning all classical clichés and sociological techniques, the writer highlights the sensibility specific to homosexuals.
This ebook examines the method of production and permits one to appreciate the contribution of homosexuality to the evolution of emotional conception. In a time whilst all obstacles were triumph over, this research bargains a brand new knowing of our civilisation’s masterpieces.

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Philosophy of Art: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy)

Philosophy of Art is a textbook for undergraduate scholars attracted to the subject of philosophical aesthetics.
It introduces the recommendations of analytic philosophy in addition to key themes corresponding to the representational concept of artwork, formalism, neo-formalism, aesthetic theories of artwork, neo-Wittgensteinism, the Institutional idea of artwork. in addition to ancient techniques to the character of art.
Throughout, summary philosophical theories are illustrated by means of examples of either conventional and modern paintings together with common connection with the avant-garde during this method enriching the readers realizing of artwork concept in addition to the appreciation of art.
Unique gains of the textbook are:
* bankruptcy summaries
* summaries of significant theories of paintings and recommended analyses of the real different types used while speaking and taking into account art
* annotated steered readings on the ends of chapters.

Also to be had during this series:
Epistemology Pb: 0-415-13043-3: £12.99
Ethics Pb: 0-415-15625-4: £11.99
Metaphysics Pb: 0-415-14034-X: £12.99
Philosophy of Mind Pb: 0-415-13060-3: £11.99
Philosophy of Religion Pb: 0-415-13214-2: £12.99

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Gauguin

Paul Gauguin used to be first a sailor, then a winning stockbroker in Paris. In 1874 he started to paint at weekends as a Sunday painter. 9 years later, after a stock-market crash, he felt convinced of his skill to make money for his kinfolk by means of portray and he resigned his place and took up the painter’s brush complete time. Following the lead of Cézanne, Gauguin painted still-lifes from the very starting of his inventive occupation. He even owned a still-life via Cézanne, that is proven in Gauguin’s portray Portrait of Marie Lagadu. The 12 months 1891 was once an important for Gauguin. In that yr he left France for Tahiti, the place he stayed until 1893. This remain in Tahiti made up our minds his destiny existence and occupation, for in 1895, after a sojourn in France, he back there for stable. In Tahiti, Gauguin chanced on primitive paintings, with its flat kinds and violent colors, belonging to an untamed nature. With absolute sincerity, he transferred them onto his canvas. His work from then on mirrored this kind: a thorough simplification of drawing; great, natural, vivid shades; a decorative variety composition; and a planned flatness of planes. Gauguin termed this variety “synthetic symbolism”.

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Christ in Art (Temporis Collection)

 

because the sunrise of Christianity, artists were interested and stirred by way of the determine of Christ. His likeness looks in frescoes at the partitions of catacombs that date from Roman occasions; he's featured within the stained glass home windows of Gothic church buildings; and he are available in a variety of varieties in today’s pop culture.The Biblical Saviour isn't a static, immaterial deity: Christ’s mortal beginning, strange lifestyles and dramatic loss of life make him an available topic for spiritual and secular artists alike. whether or not they express the spirituality of God Incarnate or the earthly features of a flesh-and-blood guy, inventive depictions of Christ are the main debatable, relocating or inspirational examples of non secular art.

This richly illustrated e-book explores a few of the ways in which Christ is rendered in artwork, from Cimabue’s Nativity scenes and Fra Angelico’s work of the Crucifixion to the provocative photos of Salvador Dalí and Andres Serrano. writer Joseph Lewis French publications the reader during the such a lot iconic representations of Christ in paintings – delicate or photograph, classical or extraordinary, those pictures of the Messiah show the various roles of the Son of God within the social milieus and private lives of the artists.

 

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Vermeer's Wager: Speculations on Art History, Theory and Art Museums (Essays in Art and Culture)

By Ivan Gaskell

Vermeer’s bet stands on the intersection of paintings historical past and feedback, philosophy and museology. utilizing a well-recognized and celebrated portray via Johannes Vermeer as a case learn, Ivan Gaskell explores what it could suggest to understand and use a piece of paintings. He argues that artwork background as ordinarily practised, whereas effectively saying yes claims to wisdom, fails take into consideration points of the original personality of artworks. Our dating to artwork is mediated, not just via copy - relatively images - but additionally via screens in museums. In an research that levels from seventeenth-century Holland, via mid-nineteenth-century France, to artists’ and curators’ perform this day, Gaskell attracts on his event of Dutch artwork background, philosophy and modern paintings criticism.

Anyone with an curiosity in Vermeer and the afterlife of his artwork will price this booklet, as will all who imagine heavily in regards to the position of images in notion and the middle reasons of artwork museums

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Auguste Rodin (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

By Rainer Maria Rilke

"Rilke's observations are splendidly astute. For readers attracted to both [sculpture or poetry], this quantity is a treat." — The Christian technology Monitor
During the early 1900s, the good German poet lived and labored in Paris with Auguste Rodin. In a piece as revealing of its writer because it is of his recognized topic, Rainer Maria Rilke examines Rodin's lifestyles and paintings, and explains the customarily elusive connection among the artistic forces that force undying literature and nice art.
Rilke served for a number of years as Rodin's secretary — residing within the sculptor's workshops, looking at the shaping of his creations, and discussing his perspectives and ideas. Written in 1903 and 1907, those essays in regards to the master's paintings and improvement as an artist mark Rilke's access into the area of letters. Rodin himself paid the poet the final word tribute, mentioning those meditations the preferrred interpretation of his paintings. this glorious translation, complemented through 33 illustrations, will fascinate scholars of literature, philosophy, and paintings history.

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