Edible? at BMoCA

Perhaps not so palatable…

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Clyfford Still: Color Dramas

Clyfford Still is considered to be one of the leaders of the Abstract Expressionist art movement.  Among his AbEx contemporaries, which include the likes of Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko,  Still’s work remains distinct.  While other artists experimented with many different styles and techniques, Clyfford Still remained true to his jagged aesthetic throughout his career.  Still’s early representational paintings can be found to have the same types of form, Continue reading

Smith Reading

I am not with it and thought I actually published this earlier…

Smith “What is Contemporary Art?”

Smith asks the question, “what are the implications of subjecting contemporary art to historical analysis?”  It is just within the last decade that art historians have begun to even consider Contemporary Art for canonical works.  Many art historians even considered Contemporary Art to be “post-historical.”  Smith theorizes that it is hard to interpret Contemporary Art because artists are younger and exhibiting work much quicker than in the past.  Also, much of Contemporary Art relies on being a “spectacle” and so taking it out of “the scene” can take away meaning. Continue reading

Intellectual Profile

1. What is your major and when will you be graduating. Do you have specific interests in art history?

My major is Art History and I will be graduating in May.  I think most periods in Art History are interesting, but my favorite have been Pre-Colombian and anything from Modernism onward. Continue reading