Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
last spring seminar ‘13 crit! photos by dale.
Depicted on this chasse is the beheading of Thomas à Becket at the altar of Canterbury Cathedral by knights of King Henry II (the result of an ongoing feud between Becket and Henry over the separation of Church and State). Becket’s blood stained the floor and was collected by the cathedral clergy, diluted with water, and distributed to pilgrims who traveled to Canterbury after the saint’s death. Known as “Becket Water,” this mixture was said to perform miracles, curing illnesses and healing deformities when consumed. Limoges Becket chasses like this one may have contained Becket Water at one point, or perhaps the saint’s corporeal relics that were distributed all over Western Europe.
Reliquary Chasse Depicting the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas à Becket, ca. 1210
Gilded copper alloy and champlevé enamel over wood core
Gift of Baroness René de Kerchove, 1952.20
Clarence says: Check out the website of college senior and art library employee, Lily Dithrich!
Click here for more amazing art.
Being One, Being Two
Recycled and refinished chairs; red oak
26.5” x 25” x 14.5”
Recycled and Refinished Chairs; White Oak, and Handmade Tabletop and Seats; White Oak, Red Oak, Bass Wood
72” x 49” x 38”
yesterday’s show at oberlin’s frank lloyd wright house was incredible! we had a big turnout and had a great time. I’m still amazed at how many people showed up.
I’ve been working on this continuously for a straight week…it’s a wonderful feeling to see hard work pay off. I’m relatively satisfied with the selection and it’s a relief to finally be done. this next week I’m just doing some video projects and small editorial stuff, and then graduating. weird feeling.
John Pearson’s “Paradox Concession ‘B’” (1988) and “Rendezvous Series” (1969) in the Tappan-facing foyer of Bibbins Hall here at the Conservatory.
ROY is a 501(c)(3) gallery known for presenting innovative and contemporary art from around the world is looking to expand its membership reach and also seeks entries for our annual CFE.
Our annual Call for Entry is currently available to apply to with an exciting list of jurors, Sam Gould…
Photos from the Big Parade – Saturday, May 4
Clare Leighton - Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights
Known for her illustrations of nineteenth-century British novels by authors like Thomas Hardy, Claire Leighton also wrote prolifically on the virtues of rural life in an increasingly urban and industrial world. This series of wood engravings for the 1931 Random House edition of Wuthering Heights combines Leighton’s cherished English countryside with the brooding moors of the novel’s romanticized Yorkshire landscape. Written in 1846, Wuthering Heights was the only novel by Emily Brontë, a member of the famous Brontë family of writers. Leighton’s series of twelve illustrations depicts both crucial moments in the book’s narrative, which chronicles the passionate but doomed love story of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, as well as tangential episodes and characters.
These works are on view in the exhibition “Representing the Word: Modern Book Illustrations” through July 31.
Clare Leighton (English, 1900–1989)
Heathcliff’s Grief, from the series Wuthering Heights, 1930
Gift of Mrs. Malcolm L. McBride
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is now accepting applications for 2014-15 Visual Arts Fellowships!
$8,000 Professional artists
$6,000 Graduate students in the visual arts or art history
$4,000 Undergraduate students in the visual arts (including college-bound high school seniors)
Application deadline: Friday, November 8, 2013.
Application, eligibility guidelines, and PDF flyer available at:
In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Oberlin College and Town in 1983, AMAM curator William Olander organized the exhibition Art and Social Change, U.S.A., in celebration of Oberlin’s long tradition of social awareness. The exhibition featured artwork by John Ahearn, Nancy Buchanan, Sarah Charlesworth, John Fekner, Mike Glier, Jenny Holzer, Peter Huttinger, Barbara Kruger, and Sherrie Levine, as well as performances by Candace Hill-Montgomery (b. 1945) and Eric Bogosian (b. 1953, OC ‘76). The performances provided direct social critique that complemented the work of the other artists in the exhibition, located not only in the galleries, but in the museum courtyard, Tappan Square, and around town.
To inaugurate the exhibition, Hill-Montgomery performed Win Within Eye Shot Out. The piece was text based, but defied classification as a poetry reading. Hill-Montgomery’s reading was accompanied and occasionally interrupted by the piercing voice of opera singer Lisa Dunbar. The spare performance, like Hill-Montgomery’s other work, utilized the artist’s perspective as a black female artist to heighten awareness of contemporary race and gender issues. In contrast, Eric Bogosian’s two-part performance, comprised of Voices of America and Funhouse, critiqued current social issues by taking on the guise of the undesirable and desperate characters of the American landscape: the drug pusher, the criminal, the alcoholic, the beggar, the insurance salesman. These characters, which the artist sought to reinsert into public consciousness, grew out of Bogosian’s observations of daily life on subways, in diners, and on city streets.
This work is on view through May 26 in the focus exhibition ’Performance at Oberlin,’ which chronicles the history of performance art at Oberlin College since the 1970s, curated by Thomas Huston (OC ‘13).
Poster for Live Performance, Art & Social Change, 1983
AMAM Exhibition Archives