Posts Tagged ‘Art’

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No Museum is an Island

November 11, 2008

“All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated…As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness….No man is an island, entire of itself…any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

 

 

 

A scene from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" shot at the Art Institute of Chicago.

A scene from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" shot at the Art Institute of Chicago.

This quote from John Donne’s “Meditation XVII” explains no person is isolated and we are all interconnected. Read the rest of this entry ?

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The Art of Transparency

November 7, 2008

Last week, I mentioned in my post that the curator of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, Artistic Luxury, had a blog and a vlog to talk about the exhibit.  That got me thinking.  I realize that most people outside of the art world don’t know much about it, which is why art institutions are so important.  They are great places for people to improve themselves and learn about ideas they haven’t been exposed to before. Read the rest of this entry ?

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What to do about controversy?

October 14, 2008

Art has always been controversial.  Even artists like Monet were not free from criticism for being too “out there”.  When Monet was working, art critics often would joke that his paintings were made up of spots and splashes and weren’t worth looking at.  Art critics even called Impressionist works l’ecole des taches, the school of spots.

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It’s Beautiful Inside PR

September 24, 2008

Damien Hirst next to one of his sculptures.

Damien Hirst next to one of his sculptures.

Damien Hirst, business artist extraordinaire, has done it again.  He is always up to something crazy, but this time he has even topped himself.

Hirst has fired all his art dealers and is now taking his work to auction from now on.

Last week, Hirst broke all kinds of records at a huge auction he held at Sothebys.  According to the New York Times, Hirst auctioned off 223 works which brought in $200.7 million.  Some of the works auctioned include a tiger shark suspended in a tank of formeldehyde, his famous butterfly paintings, and his dot paintings.  The whole collection is called, “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever”. Read the rest of this entry ?