ArtHistory.us is a forthcoming open access art history journal that seeks to intersect the academic and public realm by providing a platform for the free interchange of ideas between people, regardless of where they are on their academic or professional journey.
The journal is founded on three core beliefs:
Everyone has something valuable to say about art and its history.
The digital age is transforming how the historical narrative of art is being told.
Research and ideas should be openly shared.
The journal is seeking submissions on any aspect of the history of art for its Summer 2014 release. A quarterly print edition of the journal comprised of content from the website chosen by the editor will be released in September 2014.
Submissions can be made by filling out the ArtHistory.us Submissions Form. Let’s narrate the story of art together through new perspectives and rich interpretations.
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This was a trial shoot for an idea I have to appropriate the Birth of Venus by Botticelli, and to do a modern inspired version of the amazing painting. It was 11ºc and in my rush to get in and out of the water as fast as I could, I did get the pose slightly wrong! I will re-do this for my mid-year university exhibition in mind. Otherwise, I am fairly happy with how it turned out. I used natural Lighting and may use additional lighting in the re-take of it. I wasn’t going to post this but I figured I would show some work in progress and see if it spikes interest. Thank you. x
Has everyone seen this? Everyone. Look at this. It is amazing. Rosie is amazing.
I am confident that the re-shoot will also be my favourite thing, ever.
Isabella Watling,Gina and Cristiano, 2014, oil on canvas, [no dimensions], currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
This was my personal favourite from this year’s BP Portrait Awards. I love everything about it: the figure’s tall, dark form; his outstretched hand; that gorgeous white dog; the glint from the gentleman’s earring; and his slightly tense, yet accepting, expression. Anything that alludes to the work of the Old Masters is going to be good in my eyes! You can’t look at this painting and not think of Van Dyck or Gainsborough or Reynolds.
Before Romeo and Juliet there was Pyramus and Thisbe. These two star-crossed lovers lived (according to Ovid’s metamorphoses) in the ancient city of Babylon. Unable to marry due to their warring families they decided to run away together, arranging to meet in a secluded spot outside the city. Thisbe arrived first, but while she was waiting for Pyramus a lion stalked into view. Frightened Thisbe ran into a nearby cave to hide leaving the lion only her discarded cloak to maul. Later when Pyramus arrived, Thisbe was still hiding in the cave and all he found was her cloak ripped apart and bloody from the lion’s teeth. Distraught and convinced that Thisbe was dead he stabbed himself with his dagger.
Leaving the cave Thisbe found her lover dying his last breath. Equally distraught she too took up the dagger and killed herself.