Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Discovery of 1500 Works of Modern Art Thought Destroyed by the Nazis

For students in History of Modern Art.  We've studied Matisse, Marc, Kirchner, and the Nazi Degenerate Art Exhibition of 1937.  News flash!! About 1,500 works of art thought to be lost and destroyed by the Nazis have been discovered.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/arts/design/in-a-rediscovered-trove-of-art-a-triumph-over-the-nazis-will.html?hp&_r=0

"Landscape With Horses" by Franz Marc (1880-1916)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Armory Show at 100

The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution is at the New-York Historical Society, Museum & Library, until February 23, 2014.  Great destination for students in VAFA193 History of Modern Art!
Marcel Duchamp, (French, 1887-1968), Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), 1912. Oil on canvas, 57 7/8 x 35 1/8 in. Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950, 1950-134-59 © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris/Succession Marcel Duchamp. Reproduction, including downloading this work, is prohibited by copyright law without written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Also check out the Archives of American Art Journal edition on The Armory Show at 100:


Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Viking exhibition opens at the British Museum



Swords and axes, coins and jewellery, hoards, amulets and religious images show how Vikings created an international network connecting cultures over four continents. At the centre of the exhibition will be the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship, the longest ever found. 
http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/vikings.aspx

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Christian Iconography

For students in VAFA192 Art History After 1450 -- here's a great resource for researching the attributes of the Christian Saints.


J. R. Stracke, "Christian Iconography," Augusta State University (accessed 2/7/13) <http://www.aug.edu/augusta/iconography/index.html>