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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

Wagner and Revolution

(Article, ‘Revolution’, was originally published in The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia, ed. Nicholas Vazsonyi and Mark Berry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) Revolution was a constant specter for nineteenth-century Europeans, both a recurring, self-transforming event and a Grundbegriff: a “fundamental concept,” (Reinhart Koselleck), an inescapable piece of socio-political vocabulary crystallized in a single term. Others relevant to Wagner include “state,” “ morality ...
Tags: Europe, France, Religion, Vienna, Paris, Cambridge, Dresden, Zurich, Burlington, Wagner, Saxon, Prussia, Siegfried, Jacques Louis David, Cambridge University Press, Hagen

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

A few tombs...

During a recent visit to the Père Lachaise cemetery (see previous posts here and here), I thought I should look, among the about 70.000 tombs, for the ones of some famous painters, sculptors… They are not always that easy to find – there are not the same crowds around them as e.g. with the tombs of Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison… Well I found a few, which I will show without any particular order. Here is the one of Théodore Géricault (1791-1824), of course especi...
Tags: Travel, Wikipedia, Gertrude Stein, Montmartre, Charlie Hebdo, Hemingway, Picasso, Pere Lachaise, Rosa, Marie, Chopin, Max Ernst, Peggy Guggenheim, Apollinaire, Gustave Caillebotte, Modigliani

I can see Odysseus lashed to the mast of this ship, struggling to resist the Sirens’ song | Natalie Haynes

The eerily beautiful wreck discovered in the Black Sea takes us right back to Homer’s GreeceIn 399BC, Socrates drank hemlock to fulfil the orders of the Athenian law court, which had sentenced him to death for impiety and corrupting the young.His friends begged him to leave Athens instead, accompanying them into banishment. He refused and died as he had lived for 70 years, arguing the ethical superiority of his own decision. The scene was immortalised by Plato in his dialogue Phaedo and later by...
Tags: Europe, Books, New York, Science, Greece, Education, World news, Culture, Heritage, Athens, Classics, Bulgaria, Archaeology, Black Sea, British Museum, Classics And Ancient History

If You Want To See The Art In Beyoncé & Jay Z’s Video, The Louvre Has You Covered

Calling all fans of stunning, historically significant art and the greatest performer of our time: you can now re-enact your own “APESHIT” music video. Travel and Leisure reports that the Louvre Museum in Paris, France is now offering a self-guided audio tour of the works featured in Bey and Jay’s music video, the first single from their first joint album Everything is Love. The “APESHIT” video was filmed in the famed art museum, which uses its cherished paintings to explore themes of coloniali...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Jay Z, Jay, Napoleon, Louvre, Paris France, Bey, Antioch, Josephine, Ella Mai, Leonardo da Vinci, Tanis, Louvre Museum, Jacques Louis David

Jay-Z and Beyonce-themed Louvre tour

It might not be the tour of choice for art purists, but this 90-minute Beyonce and Jay-Z tour is the Louvre’s newest attraction. The museum was the site of the music video for Apes**t, the couple’s successful new song, and the tours (only available in French) will highlight 17 pieces of art featured in the video. These include Marie-Guillemine Benoist’s Portrait d’une négresse (1800), Jacques Louis David’s The Coronation of Napoleon (1806-07), and Théodore Géricault’s The Charging Chasseur (1...
Tags: Travel, Beyonce, Jay-z, Pop Culture, Napoleon, Louvre, Jacques Louis David, Carters, Marie Guillemine Benoist, Museum Tour, Théodore Géricault

Beyoncé & Jay Z’s New Video Is A Major Lesson In Art History

When Beyoncé and Jay Z dropped Everything Is Love this weekend, they reminded us that they are untouchable. After all: who else can you imagine renting out the goddamn Louvre for a music video?The star couple took us on a specially curated tour of the Parisian museum in their video for “APESHIT,” featuring everything from the Venus de Milo to the massive Galerie d’Apollon (which offered up a close-up of Bey’s star sign, Virgo). Over a dozen works were featured in the video — not to mention clos...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Jay Z, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Nike, David, Egypt, DEA, Louisiana, Hermès, Audrey Hepburn, Jay, Caribbean, Black


The Château de la Malmaison is situated in the western suburbs of Paris. It has a long history and has been rebuilt, modified, during several centuries, but today it looks very close what it looked like during its most celebrated years, the beginning of the 19th century, when it was the home of Napoleon and especially of his first wife, Josephine. Josephine acquired the château in 1799. It needed heavy restorations, but, decorated in the typical Empire style, she and Napoleon made it to the...
Tags: Travel, France, Spain, Paris, St Helens, Napoleon, Malmaison, Josephine, Jacques Louis David, Napoleon III, Peter Olson, Josephine Josephine, Marie Louise Josephine, Eugène de Beauharanais, Jonas Philip Hagerman, Daniel Iffla Osiris

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

Is Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Son the most disturbing painting?

In the latest installment of Nerdwriter, Evan Puschak explains why Francisco Goya’s painting Saturn Devouring His Son is so disturbing, not only from the standpoint of the subject matter but also the circumstances surrounding its creation. I am especially fond of Art History Nerdwriter because the first video of his I ever watched was on Jacques-Louis David’s The Death of Socrates. I’ve been a fan ever since. Tags: art   Evan Puschak   Francisco Goya   video [Author: Jason Kottke]
Tags: Goya, Jason Kottke, Socrates, Francisco Goya, Jacques Louis David, Nerdwriter Evan Puschak, Evan Puschak Francisco Goya

See Tuesday’s top photos and viral videos from around the country and the world

Rohingya Muslim refugee looks on as they stand outside their camps in the earley morning at the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Ukhia district on November 6, 2017. More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August carrying accounts of murder, rape and arson at the hands of Myanmar’s powerful army during a military crackdown dubbed as “ethnic cleansing” by the (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images) Matthew Mata and Erika Gonzalez participate in a memorial service for the...
Tags: Photos, Asia, London, News, California, North Korea, Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Philippines, Sydney, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Rue des Thermopyles

The more you walk around the 14th arrondissement, the more you discover some really charming streets, narrow alleys… Here is another one with the name Rue des Thermopyles. The name of the street is a bit surprising, it refers to a coastal passage in Greece, Thermopylae, where a number of battles have taken place, …. the most famous obviously between the Greek / Spartan and Persian forces in 480 BC (illustrated by Jacques-Louis David in 1814) and the – hopefully – last one in 1...
Tags: Travel, Samuel Beckett, Alberto Giacometti, Jacques Louis David, Peter Olson, Paris 14, Greece Thermopylae, Hippolyte Mandron Picasso Braque

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

Adelina von Fürstenberg and ART for the World Remember Stolen Lives and Legacies

Stories on Human Rights, trailer, 2008, created and produced by ART for The World. Made in observance of the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 22 three-minute films were made by some of the world's most prominent filmmakers, artists, and writers and compiled in one feature-length film with music by Michael Galasso. Read more about the film on the ART for the World website. For the past 20 years Adelina von Fürstenberg has been curating international exhibiti...
Tags: New York, News, Mexico, Iraq, India, New York City, Africa, Israel, US, Syria, World, David, Beijing, Canada, United States, Egypt

Adelina von Fürstenberg, ART for the World and 384 Member Nations

Stories on Human Rights, trailer, 2008, created and produced by ART for The World. Made in observance of the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 22 three-minute films were made by some of the world's most prominent filmmakers, artists, and writers and compiled in one feature-length film with music by Michael Galasso. Read more about the film on the ART for the World website. Adelina von Fürstenberg is the founder and director of ART for the World, a non-govern...
Tags: New York, News, Mexico, Iraq, India, New York City, Africa, Israel, US, America, Syria, World, David, Beijing, Canada, United States

Film Meets Art

Vugar Efendi has made a pair of videos showing scenes from films that have been inspired by famous paintings. The second video is especially good, showing references in There Will Be Blood, Lost In Translation, and a Jacques-Louis David reference from About Schmidt. Tags: art   movies   remix   video   Vugar Efendi [Author: Jason Kottke]
Tags: Jason Kottke, SCHMIDT, Jacques Louis David, Vugar Efendi

The School of Life: An Interview With Alain de Botton

The author of "How Proust Can Change Your Life" tells it like it is Alain de Botton is one of my favorite living writers. Best known for brilliant, genre-rattling books that include How Proust Can Change Your Life, Essays in Love, Status Anxiety, and most recently How To Think More About Sex, the Swiss-British philosopher, television presenter, public intellectual, and entrepreneur has made a career out of smuggling high-minded topics onto bestseller lists as way of getting "ideas to impact on t...
Tags: UK, London, News, US, David, Atlantic, United States, Oxford, Cambridge, Switzerland, Jewish, Huffington Post, Zurich, Alain De Botton, King s College, GEIST

Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist of the French Revolution

National Gallery, London Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France, an exhibition now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a long-overdue retrospective of the artist known as France's last great portraitist, Louise Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun enjoyed the patronage of powerful women during a turbulent era. The exhibition presents 79 of the artist's portraits; a veritable Who's Who of Europe's women of the era (plus some men in very spiffy costumes as well). Vigée Le Brun and her most...
Tags: Europe, France, David, Vienna, Italy, Charles, National Gallery, Catherine, Huffington Post, St Petersburg, Naples, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, New Republic, Lynda

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

Metropolitan Museum buys $840 Jacques-Louis David Masterpiece

by Joseph K. Levene $840 Jacques-Louis David Bought by The Metropolitan Museum of ArtLot 228 As Described in Swann Galleries Auction Catalogue January 29, 2013 A post in the Swann Galleries... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Joseph K. Levene)]
Tags: Auctions, Sotheby's, Swann Galleries, Art Blog, Jklfa, The Fine Art Blog, Attribution, Jacques Louis David, Metropolitan Museum, Old Master, Joseph K Levene, Jacques Louis David Masterpiece, Metropolitan Museum of ArtLot

Napoleon’s famed two-cornered hat sold at auction for $2.4 million

Napoleon’s hat will be among the items on sale this weekend as Monaco's prince raises funds. — Bloomberg Luxury (@BloombergLuxury) November 13, 2014 Napoleon Bonaparte’s trademark bicorn hat sold at auction near Paris on Sunday for roughly $2.4 million, according to news reports. A South Korean collector, whose name was not released, paid nearly five times more than the minimum price set for the two-cornered, black felt hat that was appare...
Tags: Europe, Ap, History, Bbc, Auctions, Paris, Auction, Alps, Associated Press, Monaco, Francee, Napoleon Bonaparte, Pbs, Napoleon, Osenat, Jacques Louis David