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A Cool Reception for Warm Tones: American Audiences’ Initial Reaction to Impressionism

Publié le 1 février, 2009 | Pas de commentaires
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A Cool Reception for Warm Tones: American Audiences’ Initial Reaction to Impressionism

The Impressionist paintings in America today enjoy a revered place in artistic venues, as well as both official and personal comments of individual artistic appreciation. But was it always so? Looking at the time when Impressionism was in its nascent stages shows us that, much like some new art forms that we see emerging today, […]

Some Girls Refuse to Lose their Heads f(or) their Hands

Publié le 1 décembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Some Girls Refuse to Lose their Heads f(or) their Hands

Some Girls: Griffiths/Simms/Wagschal/Werner, curated by James D. Campbell, is billed as an exhibit which “contributes to a vital dialogue concerning the state of portraiture in contemporary art.1” The tradition of portrait painting has focused on head and shoulders representations of noteworthy individuals. Some Girls is also an exhibit whichcontributes to ongoing feminist discussions: that of […]