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    Who is Cindy Sherman and why does she figure so prominately in your posts?

    Asked by havingreadthebook

    Cindy Sherman is an acclaimed photographer whose retrospective is currently on view at MoMA in NYC, and will be on view at SFMOMA starting on July 14. We’ve been featuring her work because… well, because her work is awesome and we can’t wait for it to be on view right here in SF!

    This Art21 video is a great resource as well. Hope this helps :)

    Posted on Thursday, June 7th 2012

    exploratorium:

    Exploratorium After Dark, tonight, is all about DIRT. Come see a temporary exhibition on the Dust Bowl, dig into soil science, and get the dirt on everything from mushrooms to meteorites. Details at www.exploratorium.edu/venus

    mimisfitsclub:

    sampling of the FSA-OWI photos from the Library of Congress, which we will be showing in an installation tonight at the museum.

    Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing, Exploratorium!

    Posted on Thursday, June 7th 2012

    Reblogged from Exploratorium

    Source memory.loc.gov

    ilovearchitectureauction:

Craig Dykers | Snøhetta “There are two types of people in the world, those that have seen the Taj Mahal, and those that have not.”
 Snøhetta 2012 @ SF Arch 4 HumanityPen on Paper8.5 x 11 

Check out this enchanting sketch by architect Craig Dykers of Snøhetta - the firm designing our big expansion project! We also recommend you follow the I Love Architecture Tumblr - they’re an international nonprofit design firm dedicated to providing humanitarian design and construction services to communities in need. :)

    ilovearchitectureauction:

    Craig Dykers | Snøhetta
    “There are two types of people in the world, those that have seen the Taj Mahal, and those that have not.”

    Snøhetta 2012 @ SF Arch 4 Humanity
    Pen on Paper
    8.5 x 11 

    Check out this enchanting sketch by architect Craig Dykers of Snøhetta - the firm designing our big expansion project! We also recommend you follow the I Love Architecture Tumblr - they’re an international nonprofit design firm dedicated to providing humanitarian design and construction services to communities in need. :)

    Posted on Thursday, June 7th 2012

    Reblogged from BID 6/19 - 6/29: EBAY.COM/ARCHITECTUREFORHUMANITY

    Today marks the 164th birthday of French painter Paul Gauguin!
Pictured: Gauguin’s Still Life with Three Puppies (1888)
From MoMA’s website:

When Gauguin painted Still Life with Three Puppies he was living in Brittany among a group of experimental painters. He abandoned naturalistic depictions and colors, declaring that “art is an abstraction” to be derived “from nature while dreaming before it.” The puppies’ bodies, for example, are outlined in bold blue, and the patterning of their coats mirrors the botanical print of the tablecloth. It is thought that Gauguin drew stylistic inspiration for this painting from children’s-book illustrations and from Japanese prints, which were introduced to him by his friend and fellow artist Vincent van Gogh that year.

    Today marks the 164th birthday of French painter Paul Gauguin!

    Pictured: Gauguin’s Still Life with Three Puppies (1888)

    From MoMA’s website:

    When Gauguin painted Still Life with Three Puppies he was living in Brittany among a group of experimental painters. He abandoned naturalistic depictions and colors, declaring that “art is an abstraction” to be derived “from nature while dreaming before it.” The puppies’ bodies, for example, are outlined in bold blue, and the patterning of their coats mirrors the botanical print of the tablecloth. It is thought that Gauguin drew stylistic inspiration for this painting from children’s-book illustrations and from Japanese prints, which were introduced to him by his friend and fellow artist Vincent van Gogh that year.

    Posted on Thursday, June 7th 2012

    Source moma.org

    christiesauctions:

Happy Birthday to you, Paul Gauguin!Today marks the 164th anniversary of the birth of this leading French Post-Impressionist artist.We are excited to have one of his work highlight our Impressionist/Modern Art Evening sale on June 20th.
Paul GauguinPaysage Aux Troncs BleusOil on CanvasPainted in 1892 
This is a recently rediscovered painting dating from Gauguin’s historic trip to Tahiti.
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Happy birthday to Gauguin, born 164 years ago today!

    christiesauctions:

    Happy Birthday to you, Paul Gauguin!
    Today marks the 164th anniversary of the birth of this leading French Post-Impressionist artist.
    We are excited to have one of his work highlight our Impressionist/Modern Art Evening sale on June 20th.

    Paul Gauguin
    Paysage Aux Troncs Bleus
    Oil on Canvas
    Painted in 1892 

    This is a recently rediscovered painting dating from Gauguin’s historic trip to Tahiti.

    More Information>

    Happy birthday to Gauguin, born 164 years ago today!

    Posted on Thursday, June 7th 2012

    Reblogged from CHRISTIE'S