Monthly Archives: March 2011

Why, Kawaii

Flipping through the March issue of ARTnews, I happened on something amazing: a reason to write about Hello Kitty and art in the same post. The article in question, by Stephanie Murg, juxtaposes two art shows, one low and one … Continue reading

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Art in Distress

Bob Tobin, an art blogger for The Diplomat and expat/Gallery owner in Tokyo, wrote a poignant meditation on art’s place in our lives when our lives fall apart. The tragedy in Japan is almost unspeakable: over 7,000 people have died … Continue reading

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You know the one thing that can really bring more online awareness to art history? Cats. There’s not  much more to add here, so check out the other oh-so-appropriate insights at the fyeaharthistorymajorcat tumblr. It’s true, I do get very … Continue reading

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Test Your 19th Century Skills

Here’s something to temper your case of the Mondays. This geeky little game tests your knowledge of Victorian etiquette. According to my results, I’m a regular May Welland. Or, since the only question I got wrong was in women’s matters … Continue reading

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Artfinder: Your New Favorite Internet Tool

My brother recently alerted me to the existence of Artfinder, an online resource one article compared to Pandora – but for paintings. I fiddled around on the site for a while, and quickly realized that it’s a great one-stop-shop for … Continue reading

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Love the Art, Hate the Artist: J’adore Dior?

Late in February, the fashion world was shaken by the upsetting news that Dior head designer John Galliano was filmed spewing an anti-Semitic tirade in Paris. Galliano, who had been with Dior since 1997, was suspended and subsequently fired. The … Continue reading

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