Monthly Archives: February 2011

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John Currin – Notes For A Case Study

Currin’s figures spring from a demystifying combination of highbrow art-historical references and the lowliest of pop-culture sources. Satire, Kitsch, Lo-brow vs. Hi-brow; the outré. Compositions derived from the lowliest of sources: old porn, pinups, stock-photo catalogues, whose clichés Currin relishes. … Continue reading

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On John Currin

The mix of refinement and vulgarity that has characterized (John Currin's) work since the early 1990s befuddles his critics and intrigues his admirers.
Daniel Kunitz
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Facebook removes Courbet “Origin of the World” from Artist Profile

The most-talked-about stories on ARTINFO, February 21-25, 2011: A prudish Facebook entangled itself in yet another art-related controversy when its censors removed a Danish artist’s posting of Courbet’s “The Origin of the World,” disabling the artist’s account, and thereby touching … Continue reading

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Polyvore Mini Editor

Get your own Mini Editor from Polyvore

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Polyvore Website

Polyvore is the web’s largest community of tastemakers where people can discover their style and set trends around the world. Trendseekers and shoppers alike come to Polyvore to discover the hottest brands, products, trends and looks.

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What is Polyvore?

Polyvore is the web’s largest community of tastemakers where people can discover their style and set trends around the world. Trendseekers and shoppers alike come to Polyvore to discover the hottest brands, products, trends and looks. Polyvore’s easy-to-use virtual styling … Continue reading

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Caspar David Friedrich Image Research

[flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157626019029535″] The exaggerated terrains and symbolic landscapes of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) capture a moment in history when romantic thought was at its most powerful and sublime. Not only in the arts, but in the sciences too. Figures … Continue reading

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Polyvore Visual Research

My screen captures of Polyvore sets as source material for Polyvore project. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157626015023239″]

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Self-Help; Prequel; Note to Sender; Best of the Rest; Non-starter; Open Source; Fender Bender; Best Case Scenario; Go/No Go; For all intensive purposes; Cat got your tongue; Starchitect;

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The Hermetic … what?

A brief discourse by John G. Bell The term “hermetic”, or “hermeticism”, is one that gets used a lot in esoteric study. There’s several meanings for this term, and there’s oppositional terms. Inspired by the possibility for a project recently, … Continue reading

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