Le Courtois’ ‘Edible’ Exhibition– Samuel Lane

Perhaps one of my greatest fears while attending a museum or gallery is that a clueless passerby will accidentally knock over or destroy a piece of art, but to my surprise, that was exactly was I was told to do upon entrance at BMoCA this past weekend.   Continue reading

Art and Fashion– Samuel Lane

After visiting the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition at the Denver Art Museum last week, I couldn’t help but notice the intimate bond that designers share with art/artists. Continue reading

Janine Antoni– Samuel Lane

Janine Antoni’s highly anticipated appearance at the Boulder campus was sufficiently fulfilled by her detailed lecture and personable behavior; it’s safe to say that everyone appreciated her effervescent and likable personality. Continue reading

“everyone should know Koh” — Samuel Lane

As we are currently learning about post-war and contemporary art in Asia, I find it appropriate, for those who are unfamiliar with Terence Koh’s work, to give a brief background on his significance to art world. Continue reading

Visiting Scholar Lecture- Joan Kee on Ming Wong. Samuel Lane

Joan Kee Lecture

February 14, 2012

“Ming Wong’s Cultural Studies”

            Joan Kee, a University of Michigan art historian who is a specialist on postwar and contemporary Asian painting discussed Singaporean artist, Ming Wong’s work, emphasizing the importance of globalism and multiculturalism. Continue reading

Clyfford Still Paper– Samuel Lane

The development of Clyfford Still’s work is far from subtle as I quickly noticed at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver last weekend.  This incredible museum is not only visually fascinating, architecturally, but houses 94% of Still’s total output.  Unlike the Denver Art Museum, the Still collection is very organized and well curated.  The museum clearly indicates and arranges the collection by Still’s various stylistic movements, allowing the viewer to identify different periods of Still’s works, which span from 1920-1979.  I find that Clyfford Still’s rather rapid development and change in style is admirable and similar to his colleagues’ growth, such as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock. Continue reading

Samuel Lane- Intellectual Profile

1.  I am a sophomore majoring in Art History with a concentration in contemporary art. It was my mother who sparked my infatuation with art, specifically post war and contemporary art. All throughout elementary school she gave monthly art history lessons where we would replicate the works of Jackson Pollock and Picasso. Since my early childhood, I have grown more interested in contemporary art, particularly its ability to generate astronomical sums of money at auction. I plan to learn more about the business aspect of art—how its sold and curated. Continue reading

Terry Smith Paragraphs

Art Historian, Terry Smith explains in his book, “What Is Contemporary Art?” the meaning of “contemporary” and the components that have, and will continue to shape the Post War/Contemporary Art movement.  Smith explains that there are three rather complex “currents” that outline Contemporary Art.  The currents being, globalization, processes of decolonization, and generational change.  Of these three, globalization appears to be the most discussed and most valued component.  Smith draws many interesting parallels, showing how globalization has practically shaped the art world by demanding new styles of art that will help in the development of social media and communication.

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