You've probably seen a few cubes sitting in an art gallery and questioned why they were there. How could cubes be important? How did we get here? Minimalist art can still impart a strong feeling. A feeling for space, light, for presence and absence. You are aware of your own body in the gallery as you've never been before. You appreciate the architecture and the spareness, and in a world filled with complexity and information. This is the case for Minimalism.
What is Impressionism? Where and how did it start? How was it receive in the art world of the past? When impressionist paintings are presented in museums today and sold for millions at action, no one questions their legitimacy as work of art worthy of attention and esteem. But when they were first exhibited in Paris in 1874, they were regarded as unfinished. Today we take a close look at what Impressionism is and how it has evolved.
Empathy's relationship to art gets more complex when you consider the origin of the word, which came into being only about a hundred years ago. Religious art has long taken on the task of stirring up emotion and empathy in those who look upon it since the beginning. Today we look at The Rottgen Pirta, Jizo, Francisco Goya work and the emotions they invoke through religious art that can still be felt today
"Surrealism" has become shorthand for the bizarre, the irrational, the hallucinatory. But what IS it? Or what WAS it? Integrating found objects, experimenting with automatism, or the disorienting effects of collage, and summoning the uncanny body to socially critical ends. If we could find meanings that exist beyond the rational mind, we might be free from the tyranny of the mundane logic, and that we might discover truths more real than reality. Today we delve into the history and make a case why Surrealism is important.
Migration is central to human experience, and art history reflects that. We'll explore a book called the Akbarnama with a story that tells is less literally about the migration of people, and more about the movement of traditions and ideas