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  1. American Gothic — Always a Party! (Seen at a brewery in Ventura, CA)

    American Gothic — Always a Party! (Seen at a brewery in Ventura, CA)

     
     
  2. manpodcast:

    The first segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the work of photographer Minor White. 

    J, Paul Getty Museum curator Paul Martineau discusses "Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit," a retrospective on view through October 19. It’s the first White retrospective in 25 years, since a show that was organized by the Princeton University Art Museum and that debuted at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Getty itself published the catalogue for Martineau’s exhibition and it’s terrific. It’s a must-own not just for the many rarely published White photographs, but for Martineau’s unusually strong essay. Amazon offers it for under $30.

    White was one of the most important and influential American photographers of the mid-20th-century. Not only was he a teacher and a founder and editor of Aperture magazine, but White’s brand of metaphorical modernism was perfect for an era in which much of what individuals thought or felt could not be said for fear of repercussions from the state.

    These are the three pictures with which Martineau opens both the exhibition and his book: Copper Creek, Oregon (Wallowa Mountains) (1941), Tom Murphy, San Francisco (1948), No. 30 from the series “The Temptation of St. Anthony Is Mirrors,” (sequenced 1948),  and Cabbage Hill, Oregon (Grande Ronde Valley) (1941), respectively.

    How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program above, on SoundCloudvia direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

     
     
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  4. COMPARE with Giacomo Balla’s Street Light (1910-11) at the Museum of Modern Art (moma)

     
     
  5. The effect of sitting in an Eames Chair

    The effect of sitting in an Eames Chair

     
     
  6. The Original House of Cards by Charles Eames at UCLA Special Collections

    The Original House of Cards by Charles Eames at UCLA Special Collections

     
     
  7. The Temptation of Saint Anthony:

    Hieronymus Bosch, c. 1485, Museo del Prado

    Matthias Grünewald, Isenheim Altarpiece, 1512-16, Unterlinden Museum, Colmar, Alsace, France

    Lieven van Lathem, 1469, about 1471, and about 1480 - 1490, The J. Paul Getty Museum (Ms. 37), Los Angeles

    Joachim Patinir and Quinten Metsys, c. 1520-1524, Museo del Prado, Madrid

    Pieter Huys, 1547, Louvre Museum, Paris

    Giovanni Tiepolo, 17th century, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan,

    Alessandro Magnasco, 1710-1720, Louvre Museum, Paris

    Max Ernst, 1945, © 2007 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

     
     
  8. thegetty:

    A peek beneath the skin. Anatomy for your Thursday. 

    Tabvla libri IIII. from Vivae imagines partivm corporis hvmani aereis formis expressae, 1566, Frans Huys, Pierre Huys and Andreas Vesalius. Getty Research Institute.
    Votive Statuette
    , 4th century B.C., Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
    Surgical anatomy
    , 1851, Joseph Maclise. Getty Research Institute.
    Male figure with skin removed
    from Vivae imagines partivm corporis hvmani aereis formis expressae, 1566, Andreas Vesalius. Getty Research Institute.

     
     
  9. museumuesum:

Doug Aitken

last blast, 2008
neon lit lightbox, 82 x 110 1/2 x 11 inches

    museumuesum:

    Doug Aitken

    last blast, 2008

    neon lit lightbox, 82 x 110 1/2 x 11 inches

     
     
  10. thegetty:

A new tumblr from artist Becca Lofchie invites you to remake, take issue with, and generally riff on chivalry for the postmodern age.
Lo! Let the critiquing and revamping begin: The Chivalry Project

    thegetty:

    A new tumblr from artist Becca Lofchie invites you to remake, take issue with, and generally riff on chivalry for the postmodern age.

    Lo! Let the critiquing and revamping begin: The Chivalry Project