Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Issue of the Art History Carnival

Welcome to the September 1, 2010 edition of the Art History Carnival.

I was so pleased to receive so many fantastic submissions for this issue - thank you to everyone for making this possible!

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Jason, author of Executed Today presents his post 1599: Beatrice Cenci and her family, for parricide which examines "the reciprocal social construction between a family tragedy, a Romantic legend, and a (misattributed) painting." You might also want to check out Jason's post on the rather gruesome death of Marco Antonio Bragadin 1571: Marco Antonio Bragadin, flayed Venetian, which shows how current events informed Venetian artwork.

H Niyazi presents Painted Into Immortality : Dante and Virgil on a Hellish Boat Ride, posted at Three Pipe Problem, saying "great works of Art or Literature often share a truly special feature - they tie together ideas, people and places spanning many eras and summate them in manner that not only makes them relevant for the audience it was created for, but resonates just as strongly through time." A beautiful and well-written post - be sure to check it out!

Hermes, author of Pre-Raphaelite Art, has has written a post on the Study for John William Waterhouse's Lady of Shalott that examines the artistic process.

Monica Bowen, author of the beautiful art history blog Alberti's Window presents a post correcting some misconceptions about ghiberti's north doors that have managed to make their way into art history textbooks. I'm always amazed at how many errors find their way into scholarly works.

Meredith Hale presents Art and Design in Glasgow and Edinburgh posted at Meredith Hale: Art and Inspiration. She notes that "this post is on art and architecture I had the pleasure of seeing in person in Glasgow and Edinburgh. It focuses on the works of Phoebe Anna Traquair and Charles Mackintosh." An interesting that introduces some less widely known artists like Phoebe Anna Traquair.

H Niyazi nominated Wired Art History posted at Art History Today, saying, "David Packwood's unique contemplation of Art History and cyberspace was a fascinating exploration of the way new technology is impacting on Art appreciation."   The author has a very different perspective on this issue than I do, so it was a particularly fascinating read for me. I hope many of you will take the time to read this post and weigh in!

Romeo Vitelli presents a journey through the tortured psyche of artist Edvard Munch in Curing Munch, posted at Providentia.


Joanne Capella presents a review of the documentary "My Architect", which chronicles the life of architect Louis Isadore Kahn posted at Design & Desire in the Twentieth Century


Helen, author of Art and Architecture, Mainly, has written an in-depth review of the Stadel Museum's new exhibit:  European Masters: St├Ądel Museum 19th - 20th Century, which will be on display until October 2010. 

Alexandra Korey presents Daniel Spoerri Sculpture Garden in Maremma, Tuscany | TuscanyArts posted at Tuscany Arts. This is a fabulous review includes photos, video and information about how to get around. If you plan on being in Tuscany, it looks like this is a must-see for art lovers!

H Niyazi nominated another post by Alexandra Korey, entitled Top 5 sculptures to see in the Bargello museum in Florence | TuscanyArts posted at Tuscany Arts, saying, "Based in Florence, Alexandra Korey provides valuable insights to art minded travellers to Tuscany and Florence!" Thank you for suggesting this post, Hasan.

That concludes this edition. I would  like to note that I chose not to include a number of wonderful submissions that were several months out of date. My sincere thanks to the authors that submitted them, but I would like to keep this carnival as up-to-date as possible. Thank you for understanding!

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M said...

I'm thrilled that one of my posts was included here. You have a diverse smattering of posts, which is fun. I'll look forward to each carnival with much anticipation.

(P.S. Do you care to elaborate on your thoughts regarding the Wired Art History post? I'd be interested to hear your opinion.)

Margaret said...

Thanks for the comment, M! Re: Wired Art History - I'm personally quite impressed with what technology has been able to do for art history thus far. I don't really buy the whole idea that technology is destroying our attention spans and making us scatterbrained. It's something my husband and I debate constantly (he's actually the real technological one in the family, I'm a poseur). Anyway, my husband, who knows a lot more about this, is far more skeptical. I, on the other hand, have become an
unapologetic proselytizer of the wonders of technology ;).

Hope that makes sense! Love your blog, by the way!!

H Niyazi said...

What an honour to be selected amongst such esteemed company!

It is also a delight to discover some new blogs which have instantly been added to my reading list!

Thanks for hosting this month's carnival Maragret!

As for technology and Art, I'm with Margaret - I have zero qualms with it. The assistance to research and forming connections(as we are now) is phenomenal.

In the practise of Art, the advent of digital techniques has only helped reinvigorate the painterly depiction of realism that seems to have become lost in the age of modern art and digital photography.

Keee up the great work Art Bloggers!

H Niyazi

Alexandra said...

thanks for including my posts on Tuscany Arts! I'm so lucky Hasan told me about this opportunity.
If any fellow art historians come by Florence, look me up and we'll go look at some art together... and then blog about it ;-)

Margaret said...

Hasan and Alexandra: Thank you so much for your kind comments! And I'm happy to see that Hasan shares my views about technology and art :)

Hermes said...

Thank you and I enjoyed the other links too,what a great feature.

Margaret said...

Glad to hear it, Hermes!