Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Episode 43: Art Deco

Julia and Carrie talk about Art Deco, it's origins and its timelessness that makes it popular even today.

Chrysler Building, New York City

Miami Beach, Florida

La Maitrise Pavilion, Paris, France

Air-stream Trailer

Art Deco Movie House


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Episode 42: Photography's Struggle to become Art

Since its birth in 1839, photography has gone through some ups and downs within the realm of the arts. There are some great photographers who made it their goal to help this cause.

This cartoon shows that Nadar was one of the most respected photographers in Paris
during his time. He was also a respected art critic, which probably helped

 Julia Margaret Cameron's work in pictorialism is beautiful and feminine. While her portraits were the more respected body of her work until more recently, she did show how photographs could mimic painting and bring an other worldly quality to them.

Oscar Gustave Rejlander

Oscar Gustave Rejlander was a painter first, and pulls his sense of painting right into his photographs.

Edward Steichen

Edward Steichen arguably did the most for photography during this early period, having a hand in gallery work, magazine production, and producing beautiful imagery as well. He also worked for the MoMA, which gave him the perfect opportunity to spread his thoughts about photography and its beauty into the art world more than it already had been.

Ansel Adams
Edward Weston
Edward Weston

Edward Weston and Ansel Adams are two of the best examples of Modern photographers. They wanted their images to be sharply in focus, and look to shape and form to make interesting compositions.

William Eggleston
Even when black and white photography were grudgingly accepted as art, color photography still had to push its way into recognition. William Eggleston had the first all color photography show at the MoMA thanks to John Szarkowski, who was not only a curator determined to help photography, but also a prolific writer for art theory regarding the camera.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Episode 41: Bernini and Borromini- The Rivalry That Built Rome

Julia and Jo talk about Bernini and Borromini and their great rivalry that helped create the Rome we know today. It all started when Bernini was chosen to take over the work on the Palazzo Barberini after Borromini's uncle, Maderno, died. It was an instant rivalry that followed the two men through out their carriers. In the end they helped each other fall from grace, temporarily ending Bernini's career and possibly leading Borromini to an untimely death. This is the stuff that great soap operas are made from!

Can't we all just get along?

Palazzo Barberini

Fa├žade of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

Dome of the San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

St Peter's Baldacchino

St Peter's including St Peter's Square

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Arts & Facts Outing to Utah Museum of Fine Art

Arts & Facts is going to the Utah Museum of Fine Art on Friday, November 16 to see the Nancy Holt exhibit (among other things) and we would like to invite any interested UVU students to join us! We will be leaving at 1pm and heading back to Utah County by 4pm.

If you're interested in going please fill out the information here and we will contact you with more information!

You can find out more about the Nancy Holt exhibit here.

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Nancy Holt, Sightlines