Stay up to date on the latest news from the art world! This month’s round-up includes exciting new uses of technology to bring art to life, a huge new photography archive of Black American life, restitution, and protests! British Museum proposes new ‘Parthenon partnership’ with Greece in bid to end deadlock over Marbles – TheContinue reading “Art News Round-Up – August 2022”
It is by no means a new revelation that so much of Western art history was built and founded on the backs of Black and enslaved bodies. Whether it is in the way artists and patrons utilized their slaves’ bodies as accessories in paintings, the enslaved labor that provided profit for wealthy slave owners toContinue reading “Art and the Black Body: The Reckoning of Museums”
When discussing female artists who rejected traditional gender norms, many art historians reference Rosa Bonheur, but before Bonheaur was the so-called “Sappho of Sculpture” Anne Seymour Damer (1748-1828). Damer was an English sculptor, described by English writer, art historian, and politician (and her god-father) Horace Walpole as a “female genius.” In addition to sculpting, sheContinue reading “Reframing History: Anne Seymour Damer, the “Sappho of Sculpture””
When studying art history, we normally have two main veins we can use for research: the artist or the work itself. But what if you aren’t looking into a specific artist or art work? For my research, I’m typically looking at specific patrons and while they might have preferred one artist or another, there areContinue reading “Looking Outside of the Discipline by Taylor Curry”
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