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Black Luminosity foregrounded visibility as an act of refusal

The group exhibition at SMAC gallery, curated by Gcotyelwa Mashiqa, revisited the chromatic and social properties of blackness in contemporary South African visual art The post Black Luminosity foregrounded visibility as an act of refusal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Tim Clark, Friday, Visual Art, Colour, Jacques-louis David, Blackness, Ralph Ellison, SMAC, Art Exhibitions, South Africa (country, Young Gifted and Black, Smac Gallery, Zandile Tshabalala, Mary Sibande, Alexandra Karakhashian

Why Is Napoleon’s Hand Always in His Waistcoat?: The Origins of This Distinctive Pose Explained If the name of Napoleon Bonaparte should come up in a game of charades, we all know what to do: stand up with one foot in front of the other, stick a hand into our shirt, and consider the round won. Yet the recognition of this pose as distinctively Napoleonic may not be as wide as we assume, or so Coleman Lowndes discovered in the research for the video above, “Napoleon’s Missing Hand, Explained.” Asked to act out the image of Napoleon, not all...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, Wikipedia, Russia, History, Ted, David, Bill Murray, Napoleon Bonaparte, Bill, Vox, Seoul, Charlie Chaplin, Napoleon

The Face of Bill Murray Adds Some Joy to Classic Paintings

Bill Murray isn’t one of those actors who disappears into a role. Nor is he much of a chameleon on canvas, however iconic, as artist Eddy Torigoe demonstrates with a series that grafts Murray’s famous mug onto a number of equally well-known paintings. Torigoe told Digg that he was inspired by accident, when he was struck by the uncanny resemblance between Gilbert Stuart’s Lansdowne portrait of George Washington, and a photo of Murray posted by a Reddit user. He downloaded both images and busied...
Tags: Google, Art, Comedy, Film, College, Washington, History, Reddit, Bill Murray, Whistler, Napoleon, Digg, Murray, Picasso, George Washington, Martin Luther

Two Napoleons in Brooklyn, One in Timberlands

The Brooklyn Museum has hung Jacques-Louis David’s “Bonaparte Crossing the Alps” alongside an adaptation by Kehinde Wiley. It’s a face-off between two visions of the political power of art.
Tags: Art, News, David, Brooklyn, Museums, Wiley, Napoleon, Kehinde Wiley, Bonaparte, Brooklyn Museum, Jacques Louis David, Race and Ethnicity, Brooklyn (NYC, Kehinde, Jacques-Louis, Apes**t (Song

Donor Saves Canada's National Gallery From Having To Sell Painting

The National Gallery announced on Thursday it will not pay a penalty itself for withdrawing the 1929 work The Eiffel Tower from auction, the proceeds of which it had planned to use to buy a Jacques-Louis David painting from a Quebec church. The gallery said an unidentified donor had agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to Christie’s […]
Tags: Art, Canada, Eiffel Tower, National Gallery, Quebec, Visual, Christie, Jacques Louis David, 05.10.18

Nigel Farage gave Steve Bannon a painting in which Bannon is Napoleon

A New York Magazine profile of racist media kingpin and White House Pepe-tender Steve Bannon reveals that his office sports a framed mashup of Jacques-Louis David's 1812 painting "The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries" with Bannon's head in place of the Emperor Napoleon. (more…)
Tags: Art, Post, News, Nigel Farage, The White House, Mashups, New York Magazine, Napoleon, Jacques Louis David, Bannon, Steve Bannon, Tuileries, Steven Bannon, Christ What A Pair Of Assholes, White House Pepe

Horrifyingly Detailed NSFW Images Of Surgical Procedures From The Early 1800s

Jean-Baptiste Marc Bourgery began what would equate to his life’s work, Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme comprenant la médecine operatoire or The Complete Treatise or the Anatomy of Man Including Operative Medicine in 1830. A series of eight books in total, Bourgery would complete the final publication just before he died in 1849. The massive 2108-page work would finally be published in its entirety in 1853. h/t: dangerousminds Though the book would not have been possible without Bour...
Tags: Design, Inspirations, Jacob, Jacques Louis David, Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery, Bourgery, Nicholas Henri Jacob

Download Influential Avant-Garde Magazines from the Early 20th Century: Dadaism, Surrealism, Futurism & More

“I’m tired of politics, I just want to talk about my art,” I sometimes hear artists—and musicians, actors, writers, etc.—say. And I sometimes see their fans say, “you should shut up about politics and just talk about your art.” Given the current onslaught of political news, commentary, scandal, and alarm, these are both understandable sentiments. But anyone who thinks that art and politics once occupied separate spheres harbors a historically naïve belief. The arts have always been political,...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, College, Magazines, Italy, Literature, Princeton, Weimar Republic, Art Nouveau, Picasso, Facebook Twitter, U S, Dada, Tristan Tzara, Josh Jones

5 Suggestions To Help You Deal With Creative Block

Whether you are a beginner or you are already a photographer with an established photography business, creative block is something that can be quite damaging if it catches you unprepared. If you own a photography business, it can even result in significant financial damage. One of the most important things when it comes to creative blocks is being prepared for it. It is inevitable and it will occur sooner or later. That doesn’t mean that it is the end of the world and, rest assured, it can alway...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Ideas, Sketch, Scenery, Break, Random, Creative Block, Block, Classical Art, David Oath, Jacques Louis David, Rajesh Kumar, Dave Kleinschmidt, Jonas Weckschmied

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