2017年11月30日 星期四

The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts 的資訊經營,應該向諾貝爾獎學習。

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The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts were established in 1949 to bring to the people of the United States the results of the best contemporary thought and scholarship bearing upon the subject of the fine arts.[1] The lectureship has since become an important honor bestowed upon important scholars and critics. Speakers have included Mary MillerAnthony GraftonKirk VarnedoeHelen VendlerT. J. Clark, among many others.

A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts - National Gallery of Art


The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts were inaugurated in 1949. Endowed by a gift of the Old Dominion Foundation and the Avalon Foundation (creations of Paul Mellon and his sister, Ailsa MellonBruce, respectively) the lecture series ...

Alexander Nemerov, department chair and Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Artsand Humanities, Stanford University. In the six-part lecture series The Forest: America in the 1830s, Nemerov explores the Hudson River ...

The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

Fifty Years

Introduction by Elizabeth Cropper
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January 11, 2003
256 pages, 8 1/4 x 11 3/4
63 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300099614
National Gallery of Art, Washington
The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts were begun in 1952 at the National Gallery of Art in order to bring the best in contemporary scholarship to the public. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the acclaimed series, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts has published this handsomely illustrated documentary volume. The book tells the story of the genesis of the lectureship, featuring essays by a variety of contemporary scholars that discuss the first fifty lecturers—ranging from Jacques Maritain to Salvatore Settis and including such influential speakers as Anthony Blunt, Kenneth Clark, H. W. Janson, E. H. Gombrich, Kathleen Raine, Jacques Barzun, and Arthur Danto—their fields of expertise, and the subject matter and historical context for their talks. These graceful and balanced writings provide a vivid sense of the significance of the lectureship and its participants through commentary, critique, and lively personal anecdotes. 
Elizabeth Cropper is dean of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Browse Princeton's Series (by Date) in The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts
The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts have been delivered annually since 1952 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. They are afterward published in Bollingen Series, under the collective number XXXV.

Rembrandt 'David’s Farewell to Jonathan'

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'David’s Farewell to Jonathan' depicts an episode from the Old Testament (1 Samuel XX: 41, 42). King Saul, suspecting his military commander David of wishing to seize the throne, decided to have him killed. Saul’s son, Jonathan, loved David 'as his own soul’ and told him of his father’s plan, to allow him to escape.
Virtual Academy. Rembrandt in the Hermitage - http://bit.ly/2iht7Sc


2017年11月28日 星期二

John Baldessari

The great conceptual artist John Baldessari finds the animal icons so stupid and fascinating, he has turned them into a vast menagerie, full of cheesy lines from films
The great conceptual artist finds the animal icons so stupid and fascinating, he has turned them into a vast menagerie, full of cheesy lines from films. We visit his Venice studio – and find icebergs are next

John Anthony Baldessari (born June 17, 1931) is an American conceptual artist known for his work featuring found photography and appropriated images. He lives and works in Santa Monica and Venice, California.
Initially a painter, Baldessari began to incorporate texts and photography into his canvases in the mid-1960s. In 1970 he began working in printmaking, film, video, installation, sculpture and photography.[1] He has created thousands of works that demonstrate—and, in many cases, combine—the narrative potential of images and the associative power of language within the boundaries of the work of art. His art has been featured in more than 200 solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe.[2] His work influenced Cindy ShermanDavid SalleAnnette Lemieux, and Barbara Kruger among others.[3][4]

John Baldessari, Studio, 1988, Lithograph and silkscreen on Sommerset paper, 25 ¾ x 34 in, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2017年11月27日 星期一



2017年11月26日 星期日

女圖冊 (改七薌畫)

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  • 錢仲聯主編《中國文學家大辭典清代卷》(北京:中華書局,1996年),頁429-430。
Two Beauties in a Garden, detail
Gai Qi (Chinese: 改琦; zi Bowen 伯蕰, hao Qiliang七郎, secondary hao Yuhu waishi 玉壶外史 1774-1829) was a poet and painter born in western China during the Qing dynasty. As an artist, he was active in Shanghai. In painting his works mainly concerned plants, beauty, and figures. However he also did numerous landscapes. In poetry he preferred the rhyming ciform and added such poems to his paintings.
His social circle included prominent literati as well as artists. He organized both a literary society and a Buddhist lay society. His work often used a delicate baimiao (outline) style, which can be clearly see in his illustrations for Honglou meng, (Dream of the Red Chamber).[1] The illustrations are chiefly portraits of the main characters in the novel. Numerous poets, including the renowned woman poet Zhou Qi, wrote poems to accompany the illustrations.[2]
The scholar Wang Qisun 王岂孙 commissioned Gai Qi to paint an album of famous Chinese women, both historical and legendary. Wang's second wife, Cao Zhenxiu 曹贞秀 wrote poems about the women and did the calligraphy in the album.[3] Gai took as a student the talented woman painter and poet Qian Shoupu 錢守璞(ca. 1801-1869).[4] He was associated with the painter Fei Danxu 费丹旭 in what has been called the "Gai Fei" school. Gai's grandson continued the tradition of the Gai Fei school, along with descendants of Fei Danxiu.[5] He is perhaps best known today for the Hongloumeng tiyong, a book of portraits of characters in Dream of the Red Chamber accompanied by poems about the characters. The book was based on paintings done by Gai Qi, but was not published until 1884, long after its death. The book is still in print.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
In the latest episode of MetCollects, Assistant Curator Joseph Scheier-Dolberg takes a first look at the album “Famous Women,” a quietly audacious collaboration between the Qing dynasty author Cao Zhenxiu and painter Gai Qi.
Cao Zhenxiu, Gai Qi, Qing dynasty, China, painting, department of asian art, asian art, famous women