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Between Parlors and Oceans

Art and Mind, Blogging Fellows, In-Depth, Visual Art

Edward Hopper’s ‘Rooms by the Sea’ captures the psychic tension resulting from conflicting states of mind. The visible ambivalence of the painting is particularly relatable during Covid.

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What Does Platonic Form Have to Do with Art?

Blogging Fellows, In-Depth, The Art of Thinking, Visual Art

Photographs stage a confrontation between the idea of an object and its representation, and demonstrate how Form can overwhelm aesthetic...

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Agnes Martin in Coenties Slip

Blogging Fellows, In Residence, In-Depth, Visual Art

“The work is so far from perfection because we ourselves are so far from perfection … That is why art work is so very hard. It is a...

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What Is Aesthetics? An Introduction to ‘The Art of Thinking’

Blogging Fellows, Commentary, In-Depth, The Art of Thinking

“If you’ve ever asked yourself why a particular painting is considered beautiful, or whether a curious item displayed in a gallery even counts as art, then you’ve engaged with the same species of question that aesthetics aims to address.”

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Victim of his own intent: On Alvin Feinman

Appreciation, In-Depth, Poetry

"My ambition, nonetheless, is that someday in the distant future, just one lonely reader will wander the shelves of a library and discover...

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Fuller Credit

Dance, Film, In-Depth, Origins

Loïe Fuller is celebrated as one of the founding choreographers of modern dance. Her equally important contributions to cinema have gone...

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Stuffed

Commentary, In-Depth, Visual Art

As taxidermy moves from the natural history museum to the art gallery, how should an artist handle the political dilemma of the animal as object?

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Letters for Another World

In-Depth, Literature, Origins

America's original humorist was a deeply cynical man who censored his most controversial writings....

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