Monday, January 3, 2011

Art History Carnival January 2011

Happy New Year and welcome to the January 3, 2011 edition of art history carnival. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves over the holidays, and I hope you all had a chance to take in some fabulous art! My family finally had the chance to see the Matisse exhibit being held at the Art Gallery of Alberta over Christmas holiday. It was a lot of fun, though my daughter seemed less than impressed by his early work (that's okay, Mommy didn't like it much either).


I read all submissions carefully and have chosen those I hope will enlighten and inform. However, these posts represent many different viewpoints and modes of self-expression, and some may not appeal to all readers.

art history

Helen Webberley presents Modern art destroys British morals, 1910! Read all about it! posted at ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly, saying, "In selecting works for The Manet and the Post-Impressionists Exhibition, held in London in 1910, art critic Roger Fry went a long way to define post impressionist art for Britain. Despite the howling derision of traditionalists, British artists and art lovers enjoyed the Cezannes, Matisses, Gauguins and van Goghs very much."

Zsombor J√©kely has written about the history of the oldest, well-documented Chinese porcelain objects to enter Europe in a post entitled A note on the Fonthill Vase posted at Medieval Hungary

H Niyazi presents Jan van Eyck : symbolism, virtuosity, and a Vasari myth posted at Three Pipe Problem. The post examines Van Eyck's work and questions the notion that Van Eyck "invented" oil painting.

Monica Bowen debunks a commonly held misconception about the famous Gero Crucifix of Cologne Cathedral in her post Crucifix of Gero Conundrum posted at Alberti's Window

H Niyazi presents Giorgione, herons and a Carpaccio Knight posted at Three Pipe Problem, saying, "Giorgione's enigmatic 'Tempest' has enjoyed a reputation for being undecipherable. This article explores an amazing similarity between Giorgione's work and fellow Venetian artist Carpaccio. It also highlights how Twitter based collaboration helped inform and unite independent researchers from UK, Australia and the real time!"

Nicole Elena Robertson shares her experience studying printmaking at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice in her post Artist book from Venice posted at Nicole Elena Robertson

Monica Bowen takes a closer look at The "Sumptuous" Arts in Greece posted at Alberti's Window saying "the "sumptuous" artistic materials like ivory, gold, silver and gemstone were the artistic mediums that the Greeks most prized. In other words, the Greek marble, bronze and (painted) pottery (all of which are placed at the heart of Western art history) weren't as valued by the ancient Greeks."

exhibits and openings

Alexandra Korey explores the history of the Ghirlandaio workshop, now featured in exhibits across Florence and Scandicci in her post The Ghirlandaio Family- Renaissance painters in Florence and Scandicci posted at Tuscany Arts

Eve Mann presents a candid reaction to the 2010 National Biennial exhibit posted at The Phoenix in a Gas House, saying, "Jamaica is typically known for its beaches and music, however there is a thriving art scene with many cool artists yet to be discovered, especially by those outside of Jamaica. The national Biennial shows the new stars and the old hotness all in one place."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of
art history carnival
using our
carnival submission form.
Past posts and future hosts can be found on our

blog carnival index page

Technorati tags:

, .

Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons


H Niyazi said...

Happy New Year Margaret!

Thanks again for all your hard work Margaret! I am delighted my Giorgione/Carpaccio article got in there - the Twitter collaboration side of it was a fun experience!

Also great to see some more blogs that I hadn't encountered before - which is the true beauty of the carnival!

Kind Regards, and best wishes for 2011!

H Niyazi
Three Pipe Problem

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So much to see here, as always! Thank you!
And warmest wishes for a Happy New Year!

M said...

Looks like some really great and interesting posts are part of this carnival! Thanks for including me.

Happy New Year!

Nicole Robertson said...

There are some really interesting articles in here! Thank you for including my little student blog with these art history whizzes!

Margaret said...

@H Niyazi - Thanks for submitting so many great articles! It's always nice to liven things up every now and then, isn't it? I have been getting such great posts sent in, and I thought I'd include a few surprises that people might not expect.

@Pamela - Happy New Year to you too!

@M - Thanks so much for participating!

@Nicole - Thanks, Nicole. Your class sounded like so much fun. What a great opportunity!