Tag: Art

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer #1 (2017)

Check out the new official trailer starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill!

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

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The conservator’s eye: Rembrandt’s Aristotle with a Bust of Homer

 

The conservator’s eye: Rembrandt van Rijn, Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, 1653, oil on canvas, 143.5 x 136.5 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Speakers: James Coddington and Beth Harris

Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, also known as Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer, is an oil-on-canvas painting by Rembrandt.

It was painted in 1653, as a commission from Don Antonio Ruffo, from Messina in Sicily, who did not request a particular subject.

Aristotle, world-weary, looks at the bust of blind, humble Homer, on which he rests one of his hands. This has variously been interpreted as the man of sound, methodical science deferring to Art, or as the wealthy and famous philosopher, wearing the jeweled belt given to him by Alexander the Great, envying the life of the poor blind bard.[1] It has also been suggested that this is Rembrandt’s commentary on the power of portraiture.[1]

The interpretation of methodical science deferring to art is discussed at length in Rembrandt’s Aristotle and Other Rembrandt Studies.[1] The author notes that Aristotle’s right hand (traditionally the favored hand), which rests on the bust of Homer, is both higher and painted in lighter shades than the left hand on the gold chain given to him by Alexander.

The exact subject being portrayed in this portrait has been challenged in the book by Simon Schama titled Rembrandt’s Eyes, applying the scholarship of Paul Crenshaw.[2] Schama presents a substantial argument that it was the famous ancient Greek painter Apelles who is depicted in contemplation by Rembrandt and not Aristotle.[3]

It was purchased in 1961 for $2.3 million by the Metropolitan Museum of Art[4] in New York City, USA. At the time this was the highest amount ever paid for any picture at the public or private sale.[5] During the renovation of the Rembrandt wing of the Metropolitan Museum, the painting was retitled in November 2013 as Aristotle with a Bust of Homer.

The painting forms the central theme of Joseph Heller‘s 1988 novel Picture This.

PAUL KOLKER COLLECTION

Paul Kolker (b. 1935) is a New York-based artist with doctorate degrees in medicine and law. He is Fellow American College of Surgeons, Fellow American College of Legal Medicine and Emeritus Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Northwell Glen Cove Hospital, having practiced cardiothoracic surgery on Long Island from 1969 to 2013. In October 2001 Kolker moved his Long Island studio to his current address in the Chelsea art district so that he could produce his works and curate his exhibitions as an experiment in perception. His studio and gallery have together become his laboratory in which the viewer is the measuring instrument for Kolker’s art as a perceptual experiment; therefore linking Kolker’s curation and exhibition with his art production. Gesundheit Reimagined! is Kolker’s sixtieth solo exhibition.

Paul Kolker: Gesundheit Reimagined! is on view from September 28 through November 10, 2017, at the Paul Kolker collection, 511 West 25th Street in Chelsea, adjacent to the Highline between Tenth and Eleventh, Avenues. Also on view at 600 Third Avenue is Abstract Decalcomania… An ExperiHighlinePerception.

For information or press materials, please call 212.367.7300, email info@paulkolker.com or visit http://www.paulkolker.com and the exhibitions.

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Artist: CATHERINE MACKEY
Exhibition Title: Taking Measure (Celebrating the City)
Exhibition Dates: Oct 5 -17, 2017
Gallery Link: http://stricoff.com/catherine-mackey/

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Get to know “A Fashion” creator Anna Davidsson

 

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Get to know “A Fashion” creator Anna Davidsson

By Patrick Hill @Pathill17 @NeonRenMag

 

Anna Davidsson a fashionista and a stylist. Her love and devotion to fashion go beyond measures. Anna Davidsson sense of fashion can be seen on her YouTube channel. Her videos are insightful and educational. They can be tutorials as of helping those who are inspired by the latest trends to do their own. Her YouTube channel A Fashion (which is also her brand) has over 17,431 subscribers and has been viewed 4,549,751 times.

Which begs the question to our readers, who is Anna Davidsson, and why she will be an artist to look out for down the road.

When did you fell in love with art?

I fell in love with art at a very young age, I’ve always loved to create, whether it’s about writing, editing or painting. I think I’ve always had it inside me. As a child, I made my own fashion magazines and gave them to my friends and my family.

What made you fall in love with art?

In some way, art gives me a rush. It’s fantastic to see a creative idea come to life. It’s a way of expressing yourself, your feelings and thoughts.

Why is art important to you?

For me art is a way of life, it’s also a big part of life. Everywhere you look, there is art. The buildings around you, the car you drive, the clothes you wear. I think people tend to forget that they are surrounded by art all the time.

Who inspires you as a child and now?

I remember that I started to read fashion magazines at a very young age, I wasn’t even a teenager at that point. I got so inspired by all the editorials, the models, and fashion shows. Today I find inspiration everywhere, it’s hard to point out something specific, but of course, I find much of it from fashion shows and magazines.

How important is art in today’s society? 

I feel like it is more important than ever. Through art, we can send out messages to the world. The way we are treating the earth these days are horrifying and I hope that through art and solidarity we can make a good change in the right direction.

Explain to me the absence of art would do to you and society?

If art was absent, I don’t think our society would exist. We are living art in my opinion.

Give us a little background history about you and your brand?

I was born and raised in a little town called Varberg located on the Swedish west coast. I’ve had a normal and safe childhood. But I have always felt different and a little bit of an outsider. But I don’t feel like that is something bad today, actually I think it has given me strength and the ability to be understanding with others. A FASHION started out as a hobby when I was in college. I discovered how fun it was to edit videos, and since fashion is my biggest passion, the combination of these two things was perfect. And since then my channel has grown so much, I never thought A FASHION would become so popular and appreciated by so many people from all over the world.

Have you had any experience in the fashion industry?

No, not really. My biggest dream is to attend the big fashion shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris.

When I saw your videos on the latest trends, I decided to post them up to our blog because they were insightful, and well put together. I posted up your latest video which is “Hair & Makeup Trends” and it got almost 12 likes on the blog the moment it was posted.  I am sure you got a boost of viewers as well. Explain to me how you can come up with the videos you make and how much time do you have to devote to make sure that the information you gather into the clips is accurate?

Thank you, it means so much to me when people appreciate my work. I come up with my videos ideas when I feel inspired, like sometimes when I hear a song I can picture a video in front of me. When I make the trends videos I look at all the fashion shows I like and it doesn’t take long before I see the what’s going to be popular for the upcoming season. And sometimes I go through magazines and blogs as well to see what kind of trends they have noticed.

In your opinion, where do you see fashion heading to in five years?

I really hope for more diversity within the fashion industry, both when it comes to size and color. I definitely see more environmentally conscious fashion.

Do you have any concerns about the fashion industry?

Yes, there are things I’m concerned about. How the industry affects the environment. Also when it comes to models, I’m hoping for harder restrictions when it comes to the model’s health and age.

Do you think designers are losing creativity when it comes to style and looks?

No, I don’t think so. Fashion follows time in my opinion. What seemed out of style before can be in style today.

Are you a designer, if yes, how long have you been designing?

No, I’m not. I’m more into styling.

If no, are you planning on being a designer or a fashion critic?

My dream is to work in the fashion business, I’m not really sure about what I want to do exactly, but I love styling and I love to make videos, so to combine these two would be perfect.

Break down your own style as of professional, special occasion, or going out?

I dress very minimalistic, I think I have the typical “Scandinavian style”, very clean, tailored and a lot of black and white.

What are the do’s and don’ts when it comes to men fashion or women fashion?

That’s a tough question. I guess it depends on the occasion and situation.

What are the do’s and don’ts when it comes to makeup and accessories?

I love natural makeup, I don’t use that many products. Sometimes I see girls with too dark or light foundation, the colors are not matching etc. I could never go out like that. When it comes to accessories I feel more experimental, because I usually dress very clean and then it’s fun to be more creative with jewelry. I don’t like too much bling though. But this is just my opinion.

If I show up to a cocktail party with a SpongeBob shirt and sweatpants; have I violated the fashion code?

It depends, maybe the party did have a cartoon theme. I’ve seen Jeremy Scott use a lot of cartoons in his designs that can be used on a lot of occasions.

What would you recommend for a woman to wear who are going out for an interview or date?

Not too much, not too little. But most importantly, something you feel comfortable in!

What is your ultimate goal personal and professional?

My ultimate goal is to pursue my dreams, at least try my best to reach them. Personally, I want to live a life where I can feel peace within myself. I’ve been struggling a lot with myself for many years, today I’m starting to feel good about myself and I have more confidence in what I do.

Is there a chance you made launch your brand of clothing or is that something to think about?

I have been thinking about it. It would be an interesting project for the future. But at the moment my focus is on my youtube channel.

Are you currently working on a project that you wish to tell the readers about?

Yes, after the fashion weeks I always get a lot of inspiration so there will be a lot of new trends videos for spring and summer 2018.

Where can readers find your business?

You can find my youtube channel here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/StylebyAnna

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