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Not By Bread Alone...


“Art is such an action. It is a kindred form of action to idealism. They are both expressions of the same drive, and the man who fails to fulfill this urge in one form or another is as guilty of escapism as the one who fails to occupy himself with the satisfaction of bodily needs. 91 mots de plus

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An art history of exam season

I’m happy to present to you the third post in a series of art histories of education. Previously, we have looked at how artists have depicted both… 1 504 mots de plus


From Baryshnikov Arts Center: "Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents BAC Salon: Māris Briežkalns Quintet Rothko in Jazz (NY Premiere)"

Baryshnikov Arts Center

BAC Salon: Māris Briežkalns Quintet
Rothko in Jazz
May 2, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7:30pm
Baryshnikov Arts Center | Howard Gilman Performance Space… 422 mots de plus

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Mark Rothko

Rending light to fit
an artist’s capacity
to survive caste form.
(Artwork by Mark Rothko)
John Biscello


Some silence, you see,
is not golden, not really–
long dark shadow cast.
(Artwork by Mark Rothko)
John Biscello

The Paralysing Boredom of Perfect Symmetry

In 1955 Thomas B Hess said this in reference to recent work by the abstract expressionist Mark Rothko:

“Rothko approaches the classical, Renaissance problem of achieving the elemental serenity of symmetry in a way that avoids the paralysing boredom that perfect symmetry aspires to.”1… 204 mots de plus