Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

  • December 13, 2018
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young, modernist, Vorticist sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) was one of the most dynamic and innovative sculptors of the modernist period. He was French, but produced his most important works in England in an incredibly short space of time – between 1911 and 1915. Henri Gaudier-Brzeska He was born Henri Gaudier near Orleans in France – […]

Eric Gill

  • December 13, 2018
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artist, engraver, typographist, stone carver, and more Eric Gill (1882-1930) was a sculptor, a typographist, a wood engraver, and an influential artist-craftsman in the early years of the twentieth century. He is probably best known for his typeface Gill Sans which became ubiquitous from the 1920s onwards, but he was also famous in his own […]

El Lissitzky Design

  • December 13, 2018
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design , modernism, and Russian Suprematism El Lissitzky (1890-1941) was one of the pioneers of the modernist movement in Russian art which flourished in the period 1915-1925. He was one of the most graphically radical of his era, and yet only a few years earlier he was painting rather conventional landscape paintings in the tradition […]

Duncan Grant & the Bloomsbury Group

  • December 13, 2018
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richly illustrated biography and social study Duncan Grant came from a privileged upper class family in Scotland where he spent childhood holidays with his cousins the Stracheys (including Lytton Strachey who later became his lover) amidst a family whose eccentric behaviour reads like the events of a PG Wodehouse story. He went to Rugby School […]

Dora Carrington biography

  • December 12, 2018
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painter, designer, bohemian, bisexual Dora Carrington (1893-1932) was an artist and bohemian who loved and was loved by both men and women. She was born Dora de Houghton Carrington in Hereford, the daughter of a Liverpool merchant. As a somewhat wilful youngster, she found her family background quite stifling, adoring her father and loathing her […]

Digital Art History

  • December 12, 2018
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Teaching and learning art using IT This is a collection of academic conference papers which look at the ways in which digital art history and the use of computers is affecting the ways in which art is both taught and studied. The papers cover issues such as the storage, access, and searchability of images; ownership […]

Digital Art

  • December 12, 2018
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illustrated survey of contemporary digital art forms Digital technology has revolutionized the way art is now produced and viewed. Traditional forms such as painting, photography and sculpture have been transformed by digital techniques. Entirely new forms such as software art, digital installations, and virtual reality have emerged, and they are now collected by major museums, […]

Dada: The Revolt of Art

  • December 12, 2018
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Modernism 1915—1925 Dada is one of those movements in modern art which had an amazingly short life but a lasting influence. It flourished for not much more than the decade between 1915 and 1925, yet some of its legacy is still with us. It’s amazing to think that this influential movement sprang up in the […]

Contemporary Art: a short introduction

  • December 12, 2018
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New movements in art 1989—2005 Contemporary art has hardly ever been as notorious as it is today. We need all the help we can get in understanding sharks pickled in formaldehyde, unmade beds, paintings which feature elephant dung, and people having live cosmetic surgery as a form of performance art. Julian Stallabrass clearly knows this […]

Charleston: Past and Present

  • December 12, 2018
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official guide to one of Bloomsbury’s cultural treasures Charleston is the country house in Lewes, Sussex which was established as a family home by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. She was married to Clive Bell at the time and had children by both men, but this was how things were done in the Bloomsbury Group. […]