A thing like that deserves — no… must be written about. One of the kind souls that helped me in my first months suggested that I go to see his friend who knows a lot about art and lives in Venice. Each of them painted on a thin wood panel, each of them having the dimensions of a standard letter sized paper.
So, thanks to Frank and Lita and hundreds of other amazingly talented and creative people in LA, I had an almost instantaneous, sort of chemical reaction to this amazing city, which makes me believe in the romantic notion of love at first sight. Trying to compare Los Angeles to any other famous city is completely missing the point.
One of them, Perry Rubenstein, gave me this response to my question about why he chose to come to LA: I see this beautiful, exotic and slightly weird metropolis of ours as a "giraffe" of a city. No, there is something larger at stake here.
I have not included illustrations, in the hope that more attention will be given to the passages quoted. I spoke about the uniqueness of our encounters with ancient or contemporary works of visual art, which we can experience firsthand, in real time and real space.
Or, to invite you all to go with me to museums to see great works of art - and not just pass them by, but to slow down and actually spend some time taking in the beauty of the ancient Greek vase, and "listening" to the voice of Rembrandt in his self portrait, or almost inhaling the dizzy energy of a Jackson Pollock painting.
Did I imagine that? And then we proceeded to walk through dozens of museum rooms and descended into the conservation department where the Chief Conservator had to carefully examine the condition of the paintings to be sure that nothing had happened since the previous examination ten years prior.
In glancing through this online book, it contains many great suggestions to students in an art history or art appreciation class on how to write and analyze works of art in different ways.
She pulled out a sharp knife with which she broke the seal at a display case containing the two arguably most famous Hermitage paintings - two small early paintings of Madonna with Child by Leonardo da Vinci.
I may have quoted it, but I think Martin Mull coined that. However, complete identification of the images discussed is given so that the reader can find them easily on the Web. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
Just think about that. The book has also been published as a paperback and kindle version. Appendices III and IV include sample student papers, accompanied by my comments and suggested changes. And one of the first LA artists whom I visited in her Venice studio was the amazing and ever-surprising Lita Albuquerque.
It is no exaggeration to say that without the help of my students at CCNY, I never could have — or would have — written this text. But yours truly once committed this crime. Many of them will be familiar from art history surveys. Each chapter outlines the characteristics of one type of visual or historical analysis, and briefly explains its history and development.
It still follows me around, that one. Awkwardly, Costello has since dabbled in music journalism and in a Q Magazine interview attempted to distance himself from the line altogether: We all know perfectly well that touching artwork in a museum is a big NO-NO.Writing About Art was written as the text for a course of the same name required of all art majors at The City College of New York.
The book explains the different approaches college students encounter in undergraduate art history classes/5(9). In abstract art, like a Jackson Pollock painting, which typical have no traditional subject matter, the paint splatter takes on that role: in a sense Pollock’s paintings are about the act of painting itself (and by extension, the act of creation).
Talking about Art is like Dancing about Architecture By Edward Goldman Renowned performance artist, Laurie Anderson, famously said that talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
Writing About Art was written as the text for a course of the same name required of all art majors at The City College of New York. The book explains the different approaches college students encounter in undergraduate art history classes/5.
would be better to know a little more about what it looks like so the reader can judge the ways in which it is and isn't like a city.
Furthermore, we still do not know the picture's size, orientation, subject, or how it was painted. That information must be added.
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture—it’s a really stupid thing to want to do. For several years the quotation above was the earliest known cite for this famous saying. That is one reason the words are strongly associated with Costello.Download