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Art in 2014

Although it is difficult to identify trends in art that is currently being made today, several themes can be noted. Firstly art of today is still responding to the globalization and digitization of the world, but in increasingly nuanced ways, … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Five West Coast Artists

Five West Coast Artists: Bischoff, Diebenkorn, Neri, Park, and Thiebaud is currently on display in the Yale University Art Gallery through July 13, 2014. ­­­The show exhibits both pieces from the collection as well as several new acquisitions, including David Park’s … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Essay on Albers’ Tenuous

Josef Albers considers, “the discrepancy between physical fact and psychic effect” to be the origin of art.[1] He found that that which is observed in the visual world is often distinctly different than what is perceived by the mind. In … Continue reading

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