Articles tagged art

Those Talented, Tempestuous Van Goghs: ‘Vincent and Theo’

Robert Altman’s beautiful film reminds us of Van Gogh's genius and provides an intimate portrait of two brothers bound by their love of art.

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11 Jun 2014 // 1:30 AM

Eve Babitz, with Los Angeles at Her Feet

As the cynosure of the counterculture, Eve Babitz knew everybody worth knowing; slept with everybody worth sleeping with and better still, made herself felt in every encounter.

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‘Shelter Island’ Makes Harald Olsen’s Art a Living, Breathing, Organic Experience

Shelter Island is the sort of film that can take audiences who know nothing about art or care nothing for it and make them feel something.

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‘Beyond Good & Evil’, Beyond Art & Not-Art

Culture, civility, and empathy. When crafted with the elegance and care of Beyond Good & Evil, videogames exceed every arbitrary 'requirement' for Art demanded by those who would deny them worth.

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Self Indulgence or Self Realization?: Sony’s “Michael” Ad

What Sony's ad might recognize about games is my own self indulgence, as constantly trying on the roles of heroes is a pretty narcissistic pastime.

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The Museum of Modern Art Highlights ‘Images of War (At a Distance)’

Visual artist Harun Farocki's MoMA installation fuses images of war and violence with the documentary mode to create a bold, confrontational hybrid.

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Art and the American Evolution: The Arts of the Americas Wing at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts

In America, art tells the story of an early predominance of classical European ideals, the emergence of a national identity amidst civil war, and the melting-pot existentialism that dominated a media-obsessed 20th century.

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Miwa Gemini: Fantastic Lies of Grizzly Rose

Grizzly Rose's lies may be fantastic, but Gemini's songwriting is terrific as well.

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‘The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl’ Conveys the Physical Beauty of Migratory Sound

The objects of popular culture have a strange hold over us, demanding that we not abandon them, or that we at least mourn their passing. Records gave voices an afterlife and people, in turn, give records an afterlife.

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‘Van Gogh: A Brush with Genius’ Is Van Gogh, Heavily Bowdlerized

The IMAX film Van Gogh: A Brush with Genius delivers less than it promises.

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Jot In ‘Lists’ At the Top of Your ‘To Read’ List

Ranging from suggestive scraps to wildly illustrated sketchbooks, this unusual collection demonstrates that "in the hands of artists, lists can be works of art in and of themselves".

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An Engrossing Compendium of Dogtown’s Artistic, Romantic, Swashbuckling Background

To have locked Peter Hodgkins up -- he was caught time after time exposing himself, lunging at women, creeping around -- would’ve been to lock up the unique wild spirit of Dogtown.

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9 Mar 2010 // 9:00 PM

Creator: Various

In comics not everyone can write nor draw (nor ink, color nor letter). So, there will always be 'great' works that cannot be attributed to a single talented contributor.

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The City Out My Window: 63 Views on New York by Matteo Pericoli

Pericoli's sketchbook captures the pictures, moments, methodologies, and musings that occur at every second in every spot of the city every single day. It is a macro microcosm.

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28 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Barbara Vos: 10 Sept - Oct 31 2009- Kansas City, MO

Vos is back at her easel after a few years of hiatus. “When I use oils I am building, when I paint with acrylic I am free,” she says.

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Art Portraiture and Photography in Six Feet Under

An examination of Claire's portraiture in Six Feet Under.

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21 Jul 2009 // 9:00 PM

We Did Porn by Zak Smith

Unfortunately, as readers will find out, there are no excuses in porn, short of a plane crash on your way to another movie.

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‘Art’: A Diminished Magnificence

Has any other art, even literature or music, ever exceeded the visual arts in its ambition, its richness, and its sheer beauty?

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6 Nov 2008 // 9:00 PM

Keith Haring: Warhol, Jr.

The Universe of Keith Haring digs under the artist's pop veneer and goes all the way to the surface, finding some kind of meaning in simplicity.

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Mission Accomplished by Khalil Bendib

Political cartooning in America is in terrible trouble.

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FKA twigs Outdoes Herself with 'Congregata' (Photos)

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"A regular FKA twigs performance is exciting. But her 'Congregata' event amps up the fervor ten fold, with more wild dancers, powerful lights and costumes.

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