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The Black Anniversary

In June 2015, I had the opportunity to visit the British Museum while in London with my family. While there, my father and I entered a room that he would later describe as “an entire room dedicated to thievery.” The room that he spoke of was the Duveen Gallery, which houses the famous, or rather … Continue reading

Avert Your Eyes

Illma Gore is an Australian-American performance artist known for works that include very strong political messages within them. Her works include¬†Marriage Equality, in which she rode around the city of Brisbane on the public bus without a shirt, with “My shirt didn’t match my rights” painted on her back. However, she has gained some notoriety … Continue reading

New New York

I recently read an article about some of the famous structures in New York City, and about all the little features that no one would have noticed. Little tiny things that you would’ve never noticed were vitally important in the creation of monumental architectural structures. For instance, Times Square got its name in honor of … Continue reading

Starry, Starry Night / Paint Your Palette Blue and Gray

Films about art and artists can only turn out one of two ways: They can turn out to be fascinating stories with well-written characters and a strong storyline; or they can be miserable failures with bad acting and a romanticization of the biographical details. So whenever a film about art or an artist comes out, … Continue reading

Colored Gods and Painted Saints

When we all think of sculpture, we think of ancient statuary, perhaps those of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or the carvings and reliefs of saints upon the tympanum of a Gothic or Romanesque cathedral. All of them are rather naked, referring to some of the nude subjects, but also to the fact that the … Continue reading

Banksy Strikes Again

Sometime within the past week, the famous graffiti artist known as Banksy has created another one of his social critiques. If you wish to look at it yourself, it’s upon the side of a building in London that happens to be standing across the street from the French embassy. This new work shows Cosette, the … Continue reading