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Hale Woodruff: Remembering the Life and Legacy of an Artist

Hale Woodruff: Remembering the Life and Legacy of an Artist

On this day in art history, the American social-realist painter, Hale Aspacio Woodruff was born (August 26, 1900). Woodruff once said, “I believe that every artist whatever his racial or national identity should interpret his life experience and beliefs in his own individual manner.” Considered a real voice of civil rights, Hale Woodruff was a […]

Marsden Hartley Berlin Exhibition at the LACMA

Marsden Hartley Berlin Exhibition at the LACMA

The 20th century American modernist painter, Marsden Hartley had an affinity for Europe. He often gathered with a circle of American artists that included John Marin, Arthur Dove, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Demuth, Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz. In 1912, after a successful exhibition at the 291  gallery in New York, the Maine native, Marsden Hartley […]

Summer Riding School in Salzburg: From Equestrian Arena to Theater

Summer Riding School in Salzburg: From Equestrian Arena to Theater

The Summer Riding School or Felsenreitschule in Salzburg, Austria, was originally a 17th-century equestrian arena that was converted in 1926 to a theater for the Salzburg Festival. Its location is an example of re-used space, having been the quarry where conglomerate rock was cut for the Salzburg Cathedral. The space is recognized with its three […]

Mirabell Palace History Began With True Love

Mirabell Palace History Began With True Love

Mirabell Palace, or Schloss Mirabell, is a Baroque palace in Salzburg, Austria, with elegant gardens, fountains and statues of mythological creatures. It was built in 1606, during the time when Salzburg was an ecclesiastical state and part of the Holy Roman Empire. The wealth and power of the ruling prince-archbishops transformed Salzburg from a medieval […]

TV Show Costumes from Downton Abbey, American Horror Story & More on Display

TV Show Costumes from Downton Abbey, American Horror Story & More on Display

Prison uniforms, modern western wear, clothes from various centuries as well as imaginary embellishments – the diversity of time periods and cultures in today’s hit television shows is readily apparent looking at the wardrobes from them. The aristocratic flapper era garb from Downton Abbey posed near the period clothes or more characteristic garb from American […]

Salzburg Cathedral: Architecture of Beauty and History

Salzburg Cathedral: Architecture of Beauty and History

The Salzburg Cathedral, known as the Salzburger Dom, has been the site of sacred festivals, processions, religious services and concerts since the Middle Ages. It is the annual venue for one of the opening weekend concerts of the Salzburg Festival. Consecrated in 1628, the Salzburg Cathedral is an example of early Baroque architecture that combines […]

Banksy’s Spy Booth Defaced

Banksy’s Spy Booth Defaced

  Spy Booth a Banksy mural in Cheltenham, England, has been defaced. An action which has sparked the anger of locals. The mural already had the residents in the western England town rallying to put a preservation campaign in the works. Now that it has been vandalized, a local group is struggling to save the artwork. The […]

Mozart Birthplace Museum Depicts Early Life of Salzburg Composer

Mozart Birthplace Museum Depicts Early Life of Salzburg Composer

One of the most visited museums in Salzburg, Austria, is the Mozart Birthplace or Mozarts Geburtshaus. Spread over three floors, the museum provides detailed information about the early life of the 18th-century composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The exhibits, as well as the building and its location, offer insights about his childhood and family, and the […]

Photorealism Revisited at the Nassau Museum of Art

Photorealism Revisited at the Nassau Museum of Art

Photorealism was a major American art movement of the 1970s. It consisted of painters who used photography as their subject matter and sculptors who recreated the human body with mastery. The significant trend of the period has frequently been characterized as an offshoot of the 1960s Pop Art movement and a reaction to the Minimalist […]

Salzburg Festival: Austria’s Annual Tribute to Music, Arts and Culture

Salzburg Festival: Austria’s Annual Tribute to Music, Arts and Culture

The Salzburg Festival is an annual summer event of concert music, opera and theater in the city known for its many sounds of music. This year’s festival began July 18 and continues through August 31. The Arts section of Guardian Liberty Voice will be highlighting various concert halls and museums during this annual Austrian tribute […]

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