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August 2018 Andrew Wyeth issue: forthcoming in September.
Andrew Wyeth issue: forthcoming in September.
Beach Scene, ca. 1869, by Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). Oil on canvas, 11.5 x 9.4 in. (29.3 cm x 24 cm), Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum [website], Madrid, Spain. The Athenaeum, 567 works.
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Not What Congress Envisioned for Arts Education
- Michelle Marder Kamhi
Lifelong Devotion to Drawing (brief review of Delacroix exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) - M.M.K.
WORTH READING: Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)
"Bringing Realism to the Heroic in 'The Sculpture of Augustus Saint-Gaudens,'" Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, April 6, 2018. Saint-Gaudens bio (Wikipedia). Metropolitan Museum of Art: Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. Superb images of 17 works (The Athenaeum).
FORTHCOMING - 2018
Richard F. Lack (1928-2009): A Compendium: Select Links to Online Sources - Louis Torres. On the life and work of this pioneering painter-teacher, who coined the term "Classical Realism."
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About, sample articles, reviews, back issues. . .
What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand, by L.T. & M.M.K.(Open Court, 2000). Chapter Summaries, Reviews/Responses. . .
The Definition of Art (Ch. 6)
What Art Is
Supplement to What Art Is--articles and excerpts
Who Says That's Art?
A Commonsense View of the Visual Arts, by M.M.K. (Pro Arte Books, 2014). Contents, Introduction, Reviews, Image links
Includes essays by the Aristos editors:
* "The Interminable Monopoly of the Avant-Garde" - Louis Torres
* "Mimesis versus the Avant-Garde: Art and Cognition" [based on "Art and Cognition"] - Michelle Marder Kamhi
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