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History of Art Timeline

The historical past of art is usually told as a chronology of masterpieces created during each civilization. It can thus be framed as a narrative of high culture, epitomized by the Wonders of the World. On any other hand, vernacular art expressions can even be integrated into art historic narratives, called folk arts or craft. The more intently that an art historian engages with these latter sorts of low culture, the much more likely it is that they will determine their work as analyzing visual culture or cloth culture, or as contributing to fields associated with art historical past, akin to anthropology or archaeology. In the latter cases, art gadgets may be called archeological artifacts. Surviving art from this era comprises small carvings in stone or bone and cave painting. The first traces of human-made gadgets appeared in southern Africa, the Western Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Europe Adriatic Sea, Siberia Baikal Lake, India, and Australia. These first traces are general…
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Speaking of Pandemics: The Art and Science of Risk Communication

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center.Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci. Coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx. County health officials across the United States. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the emergence of a new set of household names: those in the media spotlight who are charged with helping the public understand what is happening, what is likely to happen next, how to behave to reduce the pandemic's spread, and why.Through these health officials, millions have heard about social isolation, flattening the curve, mask-wearing, vaccines, antiviral drugs and more.The footing is tricky: Downplay a threat and the public might not react strongly enough; overdo it and they might not listen next time. And how can officials remain trustworthy when scientists' understanding of a new virus is changing by the week?Deborah Glik, a health-communication researcher at the UCLA Fielding School of Public …

The Wall-to-Wall Charm of Home Murals

Each week, Mansion Global tackles a topic with an elite group of designers from around the world who work on luxury properties. This week we look at how murals can transform a room. Murals have the power to transform a space by immersing you in a scene or creating a dramatic statement. "They can add layers of interest, beauty and a larger range of color in a space," said Heather Hilliard of Heather Hilliard Design in San Francisco. "Scenic murals in particular really open up a space and make it feel like a room within a room," she said. Whether you opt to commission an artist to create a customized fresco or use decorative wallpaper to dramatic effect, follow these tips from the design pros for wall-to-wall perfection. More: How to Bring Your Walls to Life—Literally Ask for a Mockup "Murals can create a total environment and bring scenes that are typically seen outside, indoors. We've commissioned several, from scenic, hand-painted wall coverings to a…

Phoenix Announces Grants to Help Art Organizations Affected by COVID-19

There's a bit of good news on the arts front, now that dozens of cultural organizations have received funding from the city of Phoenix to help them weather the COVID-19 public health crisis.Phoenix City Council approved grants totaling $1,885,000 for dozens of arts and cultural groups on July 1 as part of a $2.6 million arts and culture coronavirus relief program. It's one of several relief programs created using $293 million the city received through the federal CARES Act designed to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.Grant amounts were tied to organization budgets, with the largest grants going to groups with the largest budgets.Seven groups with annual budgets of at least $10 million, including Phoenix Art Museum and Phoenix Symphony, received $50,000 grants. So did five groups with budgets between $5 million and $10 million. Those organizations include Arizona Broadway Theatre and Arizona Theatre Company. Ten groups with budgets between $1 million and $5 million also received…

Why Sanyu, the 'Chinese Matisse,' is setting the art market alight

Written by Oscar Holland, CNNHong Kong A nude painting by Sanyu, hailed as the "Chinese Matisse," sold for over 258 million Hong Kong dollars ($33.3 million) at auction this week, confirming his status as one of the most sought-after names in the lucrative Asian art market. Painted in the 1950s, "Quatre Nus" features four reclining female figures in the French-Chinese painter's distinctively saturated style. The artwork led Sotheby's first major sale in Hong Kong since the coronavirus disrupted its live auction schedule, becoming the evening's most expensive lot after a 10-minute bidding war between four collectors.It's just the latest astronomical price paid for a work by Sanyu, who went largely unrecognized during his lifetime and was effectively destitute upon his death in Paris in 1966 Last October, "Nu," which depicts a lone woman lying on her back, fetched just under 198 million Hong Kong dollars ($25 million) at Sotheby's. …

Mural raises concerns about representation in art responding to George Floyd's killing

George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis started a wave of protests across Minnesota and the world. It also created an explosion of public art, as buildings across Minneapolis became a canvas for expression by individuals and communities whose voices are normally underrepresented or ignored.One colorful mural of George Floyd in south Minneapolis quickly became a fixture on social media, a backdrop for national TV news, and even a centerpiece at George Floyd's Minneapolis memorial service.The artwork is painted at Cup Foods, at the intersection of E. 38th Street and S. Chicago Avenue, where Floyd was killed as former police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes. Within hours after Floyd's death, that intersection became a sacred space for the community to gather, grieve, and organize.While the mural has become well-known across social media, what's lesser known is the controversy that rose around it. It was painted as a tribu…

BARTEU makes the great international Art collectors fall in love

The emerging artist fascinate big names of art with his Summer Show 2020The emerging artist Filippo Citterio also know as BARTEU is presenting a selection of his abstract paintings in his first 3D exhibition which can be explored until 21 August this year from his website. After careful selection, viewers will be able to walk through the virtual space and discover his style which is born from a unique technique that juxtaposes action painting and Flair Bartending.Citterio combines the art of painting with his experience as a bartender, a profession to which he devoted himself for 10 years in the Navigli area, a very touristic zone. His curious process consists of placing the acrylics in a bottle and through rapid and intense movements, capturing the colors on the painting, which requires great skill. This leads him to create a canvas that unfolds within a fixed frame like the static edge of a painting. As a result, the final result of each work is always different and unpredictable so…

Aries and Hillier Bartley Are Teaming Up With Art Students for a Jewelry Collaboration

In this case, however, there was a more timely message they wanted to communicate: supporting arts education in Britain, a sector that has been increasingly squeezed by the country's Conservative government over the past decade. In February, the two brands invited students from a variety of creative disciplines at London's City and Islington College for a four-day workshop, where they worked together to produce everything from films to paintings (and, of course, some customized jewelry) around the collection. "We also decided it was important not to have a casting process bu t to encourage all students to come forward, regardless of the subjects they studied, and to allow them to fit in whichever way felt more comfortable to them," Prantera says. "But we knew we wanted to photograph young adults who would be representative of the diversity we have in London schools." Photo: Clare Shilland The result is a book designed by art director Jonny Lu and with…