Thursday, May 1, 2008

The First Issue of the Art History Carnival

Welcome to the May 1, 2008 edition of the Art History Carnival. I'm really excited to start doing this! We had some really good submissions this month--I can't wait to see what people write next!

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I just discovered Sheramy's blog the other day while doing research for my trip to France this month. Sheramy is an Art Historian and her blog, Van Gogh's Chair, is a spectacular resource for information on Van Gogh's life and work. Readers will appreciate her recent post on Van Gogh's Night Cafe which examines several of the stories behind the painting.

Jason submitted a fasinating post on the interaction of art and history entitled1457: László Hunyadi, the death before Hungary’s rebirth this piece examines how artists in the 19th century interpreted the death of a fiture from 15th century Hungarian history. It is posted at Executed Today.

Nigel Beale's post on 19th century French artist Gustave Courbet (considered by some to be the father of modernism) provides a great background on the artist and his work. It's a great peace of art history! NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS » Blog Archive » Gustave Courbet posted at NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS.


So many amazing art exhibits around the world--so little time! These posts offer a look at these exhibitions through the eyes of another blogger. Enjoy!

First we travel to Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie for a tour of their spectacular 20th Century Art Collection. Diane Marie Feucht shares her impressions of the Neue Nationalgalerie on her Art Blog .

Leslie Carbone presents a post on the National Art Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum. I really enjoyed reading her reaction to Vincent Van Gogh's "Vase With Roses"--especially since I may be visiting Arles this month--the town where he painted many of his most famous works! The post, entitled Smithsonian Museums is at her website Leslie Carbone.

Barb presents a post on her recent visit to the University of Arizona's Art Museum and her thoughts on the futuristic art of Robert McCall in The Heart of Harmony - Art Has Amazing Power posted at The Heart of Harmony - Homeschool Blogger, saying, "We just recently visited the Tucson, AZ area and had the pleasure of viewing Robert McCall's paintings. Our whole family enjoyed the experience and were inspired to come home and learn some more.

Finally, a post examining the lighter side of art--Baltimore's Kinetic Sculpture Race, in which contestants must fashion their own mobile art objects and race them to the finish line! Form and function working together in an amusing, if not highly practical, way. Jon Rochetti presents Strangest Race Ever posted at The DC Traveler – Washington DC travel & tourism information, saying, "nicknamed the “Triathlon of the Art World“, the Kinetic Sculpture Race in Baltimore is one of the wackiest art exhibits and races in America."

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Bebe said...

Hi Margaret!

It's really me! :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice notes while I was on my break. I'm hoping to catch up on everything and read all your posts! The art carnival looks like fun, so I'm going to go see all about it!!

Hope you are having some lovely Spring weather up there in Canada!!

Hugs and smiles, Bebe :)

M.KATE said...

Hi Margaret, tks for the links, will hop on over and read about it later.. big hug to you :)

Sheramy said...

Hi Margaret--Thanks for including me in the Carnival! But one teeny weeny thing ... I'm most emphatically, most definitely ... a She.

You aren't the only person who's taken my name as male. I guess it's the resemblance to Jeremy!

Margaret said...

My apologies, Sheramy. All fixed!

Kerry said...

Hi - I'm so excited to see the carnival you've started. I'm thinking about submitting a post for the August edition (is there no July edition?), but wondered if you'd accept my posts as they will be a little different from the rest, I suspect.

I'm a homeschool blogger (among other subjects I blog about). I've recently started a project to post online art history resources for homeschoolers (well, anyone, really). I'd love to compile some of these into a "best of" post for your carnival. This post will include online tours, education packages from Nat. Gallery of Art in US, and lesson plans.

If this soudns like something you'd accept on the carnival, let me know.

you can check out what I've done so far at my blog: - select "Enjoying the Arts" label.

You can email me directly at: kerry (dot) wmson (at) gmail (dot) com