Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Digital Art History


 An interesting interview in the Wall Street Journal with James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, discussing the future of art history and how technology can create new methods of art historical analysis.  Look here  to read more about bringing computing power and art history together in enlightening new ways.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Slow food? How about slow art?

What if you had five minutes? And you spent it with a work of art?

Experiencing a work of art is a very different experience from seeing it projected in class or looking at it on a screen. Most museum visitors spend from a few seconds to a couple of minutes in front of an art work.  What happens when we really stop and look?  That is what the slow art movement is proposing.  Read this interesting article from The Getty Institute here.