Kent Monkman- Camille Paley

Camille Paley
Extra Credit- Kent Monkman

On the last day of class we talked about Kent Monkman, a Canadian artist of Cree descent. Monkman is recognized for his paintings, films/videos, performances, and installations. Continue reading

Have you heard about Wangechi Mutu?

Camille Paley

Extra Credit

Wangechi Mutu is a revolutionary contemporary artist that was born in Kenya, Africa. She is currently based out of New York City, where she works on her innovative Mylar collage drawings. Her pieces include a multitude of materials including paint, pornographic imagery, and pictures of ravenous animals. Mutu’s multimedia pieces are considered to be a commentary on culture and society, focusing on the corrupt facets of Western civilization. Continue reading

Viviane Le Courtois: Edible? (Camille Paley)

Camille Paley

Exhibition Paper

Viviane Le Courtois: Edible?

For my exhibition paper I decided to visit the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to check out Viviane Le Courtois’ ongoing body of work. Edible? is a compilation of the artist’s work over the past twenty-two years. Continue reading

Visiting Artist Program- Janine Antoni (Camille Paley)

Visiting Artist Lecture

Janine Antoni

Janine Antoni is an infamous contemporary artist whose work questions the distinction between performance and sculpture. Antoni is native to the Bahamas, but she currently resides in New York where she continues to work on her controversial pieces. After receiving her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Antoni explored subject matter having to do with gender issues and scenarios relating to her childhood and upbringing. Antoni always incorporates her body into her pieces. Although a raw physicality is present in her work, there never ceases to be a lack of vulnerable sentiment. Continue reading

Visiting Scholar Program- Heidi Gearhart (Camille Paley)

Visiting Scholar Program

“Is there Virtue in Virtuosity?” Art and Skill in the Medieval Monastery

A Lecture by Heidi Gearhart

Heidi Gearhart is a brilliant Postdoctoral fellow working under the highly acclaimed Getty Research Institute. In her recent paper Theophilus’ On Diverse Arts: Artists and Art-Making in the High Middle Ages, she aims to illuminate the practices of medieval artist and the motives behind their work. Continue reading

Madrid’s Prado Museum’s Mona Lisa: A Mere Replica?

Today I was browsing the internet when I came across an intriguing article about the Mona Lisa “replica” at Madrid’s Prado Museum. The painting has resided in the museum for centuries and has never received much attention. Recent research and infrared technology has lead experts to believe that this painting has a lot more to offer than once thought. Continue reading

Clyfford Still

Camille Paley

Clyfford Still Paper

Before enrolling in this class I had never heard of Clyfford Still. Through visiting his museum and learning about his life and artistic methods I can now say that I have a great appreciation for his work and his contribution to the history of art. Continue reading

Camille Paley- Intellectual Profile

1. I am a Junior and my major is Art History. Up until the end of my Sophomore year I was an Integrative Physiology major, but I decided to change my major to pursue a path that I have always been extremely passionate about. I have always loved painting, drawing, and learning about art. In the future I hope to work in a galleries and museums and possibly continue my education in order to become a museum curator. Continue reading

“What is Contemporary Art”

In the article “What is Contemporary Art” Terry Smith aims to define the ever-changing movement known as Contemporary Art. Smith explains the “posthistorical” approach to highlight the motives of Contemporary artist. This involves using “unresolved legacies” from art of the 1950s and 1960s that question societies obsession with the superficial or visceral. Smith argues that because our cultures are so fixated and stimulated by various forms of media, these legacies are even more so prevalent today. For this reason, Contemporary artist struggle to please society (with constant references to popular culture), as well as the elite of the art world.

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