As I approach my 200th online article, I’m amazed at the number of article writers on the net. The Arts of Tibetan Painting: Recent Research on Manuscripts, Murals and Thangkas of Tibet, the Himalayas and Mongolia (11th-19th century) is ‘s first venture in online publication of a complete volume, comprising 13 articles which stem from the 12th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (Vancouver 2010).
Following his and other scholars’ work, many authors support the idea that the Dancing Shiva as Nataraja was a tenth century innovation by Chola artists and architects. While similar to art for political change, subversive or deconstructivist art may seek to question aspects of society without any specific political goal. Artists served apprenticeships, like other craftsmen, to learn the customary methods (hence the attributions one sees in museums: workshop of Bellini” or studio of Rembrandt”).
Lindsey Coffua of Tolland has done at age 8 what some artists work a lifetime to do ‘” getting her work on the walls of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. When works of art become commodities and nothing else, when every endeavor becomes creative” and everybody a creative,” then art sinks back to craft and artists back to artisans—a word that, in its adjectival form, at least, is newly popular again. A highly stimulating and wide-ranging discussion of these issues can be found in Is Art History Global?, ed. J. Elkins (London & New York, 2007). Despite that fact, and despite the invested effort and growth of knowledge and understanding in each arena, it is interesting that we often still find ourselves struggling with the fundamentals” of art and health and their meaning in society. Indeed, the very concept of art as it was later understood—of Art—did not exist.
This article is a critical study of the Nepalese art and iconography discussed in the Circle of Bliss, Buddhist Meditational Art, an exhibition catalogue, by John Huntington and Dina Bangdel with the contribution of graduate students of Ohio State University, Columbus and some other scholars.
Artists will inevitably spend a lot more time looking over their shoulder, trying to figure out what the customer wants rather than what they themselves are seeking to say. Education Week Commentary asked leading educators and advocates to discuss the arts in K-12 education. Is a place for textile artists and art enthusiasts to be inspired, learn from the best, promote their work and communicate with like-minded creatives. We’re sorry, we are currently not accepting new members to the Featured Artists Program. We don’t just want our students to learn vocationally useful skills in math and reading.…