Why would prehistoric humans decorate an object?
A short video from the New York Times, 9/7/14: “On Sunday, Picasso’s “Le Tricorne” was removed from the Seagram Building, where it had been on display for 55 years. Moving a canvas that age and size required extreme delicacy.”
The cleaning and conservation of Raphael’s frescoes in the Vatican apartments are now complete. But a mystery remains. Who put the cooked beans in the Fire in the Borgo?
Sometimes art works, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes plans for works seem more complete than the finished work. These are things to consider when we watch the video of “Explosion Event.” Also ask yourself: What do you expect to see when you hear about a holiday tree “exploding”? Are you judging the event based on what’s possible in computer games or Hollywood? Keep the materials in mind here, as well as the things one can’t plan for, such as the wind!
The artist, Cai Guo-Qing, is the last artist discussed in Janson (8th ed.). Read this (p. 1106) before reading the articles and watching the video, then enjoy the video.
Here’s a link to the article in the Washington Post (November 29, 2012); be sure to watch the video of the event.
Here’s some background on the Sackler Museum and the artist…follow the links for more on the artist.
, video artist, speaks at MIT, March 10, 2009. The videos are amazing. “Things are not what they seem.”
Scholars are rethinking the date of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa…possibly as late as 1519…based on his drawing of a rocky outcropping from of 1510-15.
Is Leonardo’s Battle of Anghiari really here? Cerca trova….
A current exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts focuses on sculptures from the workshop of Claus Sluter. Take a look at this link for more information about the works from Dijon. The exhibit is up through April 15, 2012.