Tag Archives: art
A photo of people looking at a painting at the De Young Museum in San Francisco.

Has Silicon Valley Lost its Taste for Art?

In the early days of the Silicon Valley tech explosion, it was pretty common for wealthy execs to invest heavily in their own art collections, many of which were eventually bequeathed to area art museums. The newest generation of tech wealth, however, seems less inclined to invest in quite the same way. Is there less […]

Continue Reading →
A photo of a naked woman covering her breasts and vagina with her hands.

Exploring the Line Between Art and Pornography

The line between art and pornography is a treacherous one, partly because it’s so hard to decipher. Because both “art” and “pornography” are subjective terms, they evade any attempts to define them. It’s like the old saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” So too is, “Pornography in the groin of the […]

Continue Reading →
A painting of a naked woman.

How to Be a Nude Model for an Art Class

For most people, posing naked in front of a classroom full of students sounds absolutely terrifying. But believe it or not, it’s not as nerve-racking as one might expect. That’s because artists view nudity in a completely different light than non-artists. Whereas the majority of society views the naked body as shameful and pornographic, artists […]

Continue Reading →
A photo of a swarm of pigeons flying between New York City skyscrapers.

Glass Pigeons Adorn New York City

200 more pigeons almost sounds like the last thing that New York City needs. But not when those pigeons are made of fused glass, decorating unlikely spots like lamp post skirts and bus stop shelters. The artist known only as GB began as one of New York’s many souvenir vendors, making the glass pigeons and […]

Continue Reading →
NYC skyline in black and white

Sharing Models

SITU Studio is an architecture firm based in Brooklyn. Architecture firms are the source (in various ways) of a lot of the many, many public art works across New York City, but this one seems special. Self-aware, maybe. “Sharing Models: Manhattanisms,” was conceptualized by SITU Studio and realized by the Storefront for Art and Architecture. […]

Continue Reading →
Street art by Hanksy

Hanksy: Punster Street Art in NYC

The Donald Trump presidential campaign inspired a lot of strong feelings across the country. Trump has been the subject of countless satirical pieces. One that became quite a sensation was a piece of art done on a wall in New York City. It was a mixture of Donald Trump and the poop emoji used on […]

Continue Reading →
A clean photo of the Intimisms exhibit.

Intimisms

Intimism is a genre of art (and occasionally literature) depicting close, confined, intimate scenes, often with emotional weight and implied story, often of the domestic sort. “The Bedroom” by Van Gogh would be an example, though he would not have identified it as such. The term came about just a little later, with artists like […]

Continue Reading →

A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Art

“Every man is an artist,” said German avant-garde sculptor and performance artist Joseph Beuys. It’s evident that a new generation has become enticed by the chances of finding new and potentially high-value artists. Living with an art collection (of any size) can be a rewarding experience for many reasons, especially if you’re passionate about it. […]

Continue Reading →
A colorful grouping of chairs

3 Furniture Design Books to Check Out

Furniture design is a special field where fashion and function collide. Furniture pieces not only add practicality to a space, but they also add personality and style. Furniture design has significantly evolved over time.  Some styles have remained somewhat constant throughout the years, whereas others have drastically changed or become outdated. Today, creating new furniture […]

Continue Reading →
Grotesque Face Jug.

High School Project Accidentally Valued at $50,000 on Antiques Roadshow

If you have elderly parents or basic cable, you know the show: people bring in family items or garage sale finds to have them appraised by experts, and with any luck, their finds are worth maybe a few hundred bucks. For one Antiques Roadshow participant, the number awarded his item was much higher: a whopping […]

Continue Reading →
%d bloggers like this: