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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 […]

Japanese Tattoo Art Display at L.A. Museum

Japanese Tattoo Art Display at L.A. Museum

Tattoos have become commonplace in America with one in four people under 40 now having one. However, the art form dates back centuries in Japan and ancient designs influence modern tattoos as shown in a photographic exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles. Entitled Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, […]

Sotheby’s High Priced Book Auctions

Sotheby’s High Priced Book Auctions

The London auction house Sotheby’s often attracts attention for the high priced sale of artwork. But bibliophiles know Sotheby’s was originally an auction house only for books. Founded in 1744 by the London bookseller Samuel Baker, Sotheby’s first auction was the sale of the library of the Irish book collector Sir John Stanley. It was […]

Photographic Energy Photons and Waves

Photographic Energy Photons and Waves

If a person is passionate about photography, there is one main requirement, a strong desire to always search for that one instance of harmony. A definition is in order, a question arises. It is a photographic question of harmony. It is a balance of elements: light, seeing, subject, exposure, timing, and anticipation. Photographers find a […]

St. Louis Old Courthouse: Architectural Landmark and Historic Museum

St. Louis Old Courthouse: Architectural Landmark and Historic Museum

The Old Courthouse in St. Louis reflects the events that defined and divided Missouri and the nation during the 19th through early 20th centuries. It stands as an iconic architectural landmark and historic museum with exhibits, sculpture and paintings showing the growth of St. Louis from a small trading post to a vibrant city of […]

Buildings Begin to Breathe

Buildings Begin to Breathe

Buildings begin to breathe with a new architectural design in Jerusalem. Many believe that life is a mirror image of movement. However today, that theory is questioned by looking at life through an emanation of that which is innately beautiful. Evidence for this notion comes from Schwartz Besnosoff + SO Architecture, and their winning design for […]

African American Museum to Be Built in Charleston, SC

African American Museum to Be Built in Charleston, SC

Gadsden’s Wharf is the spot where tens of thousands of Africans first connected with American soil, as slaves. Now, just over 200 hundred years later in Charleston, SC, a $75 million International African American Museum will be built in their honor. The city of Charleston saw almost half of all incoming slaves in the U.S. […]

The History of the Mythological Thor and Marvel’s Mistake

The History of the Mythological Thor and Marvel’s Mistake

Marvel comics recently announced that their superhero, Thor, would be going through some changes. Namely, the superhero would no longer be portrayed as a man, but rather, a female superhero would take up the hammer. The reasoning behind the move, in the Marvel universe, is that the male Thor is no longer considered worthy enough […]

Mourning in NYC: ‘Death Becomes Her’ Exhibition at the Met

Mourning in NYC: ‘Death Becomes Her’ Exhibition at the Met

The Victorians viewed mourning attire with an unrestrained obsession that has been unparalleled in society since. It took hold following the death of Prince Albert when Queen Victoria stepped out of public view, and wore her “widow’s weeds” until her own death. The Metropolitan of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center presents Death Becomes Her: A […]

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