Art Theory For Beginners

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From Paleolithic cave-painting to postmodernism, Art Theory For Beginners is a concise and entertaining survey of the major historical and current debates on art. Painters, theorists and philosophers are all included to show how the idea of art has developed over the last 5,000 years.

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Hace pocos días el jefe de proyectos de SETI (instituto que se dedica a la búsqueda de inteligencia extraterrestre) advirtió que si no habíamos contactado aún con civilizaciones fuera de la Tierra era por falta de voluntad política. ¿Es posible que la voluntad de una o un grupo de personas retrase o acelere el curso de la Historia? Es posible, al menos cuando entre esas personas se encuentran mentes brillantes como la del gran inventor y científico Nikola Tesla.

We are saddened by the passing of prominent Expressionist artist David Aronson, whose work uniquely depicted religious scenes.

We are saddened by the passing of prominent Expressionist artist David Aronson, whose work uniquely depicted religious scenes. #ArtTheoryForBeginners

A completely worthwhile article on diverging views in digital museology. The Web can be used in myriad ways for museumgoers, but who's looking? And should a museum attempt to encompass users here, there AND everywhere, or just here?

Is Art Ready to Move Beyond Museum Walls?

Is it time art moved outside museum walls? #ArtTheory #ArtTheoryForBeginners

From blockbusters to indie films, or as Manny Farber would say, "White Elephant Art" versus "Termite Art", what does our society truly value?

Examining the “Termite Art” Theory—what does our society really value?

From blockbusters to indie films, or as Manny Farber would say, "White Elephant Art" versus "Termite Art", what does our society truly value? #ArtTheory #ArtTheoryForBeginners #Value #society #MannyFarber #TermiteArt #whiteelephantart

Detroit Institute of Arts. Inside Rivera Court, a huge mural painted by Diego Rivera. Diego Rivera, Clemente Orozco, Lacuna, Detroit History, Michigan Travel, Detroit Michigan, Detroit Today, Metro Detroit, Frida Kahlo
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Can cars save Detroit's art?

After years of blame and bailouts, it seems the automobile industry is giving back to its home in Detroit. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler are donating a combined $26 million to the Detroit...

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