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Edward Hopper (American, Nyack, New York 1882–1967, New York) - Evening Wind, 1921 Etchings
Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have found an ancient fragment of ivory belonging to a 40,000 year old animal figurine. Both pieces were found in the Vogelherd Cave in southwestern Germany, which has yielded a number of remarkable works of art dating to the Ice Age. The mammoth ivory figurine depicting a lion was discovered during excavations in 1931. The new fragment makes up one side of the figurine’s head, and the sculpture may be viewed at the Tübingen University Museum from 30 July.
"The figurine depicts a lion," says Professor Nicholas Conard of Tübingen University’s Institute of Prehistory and Medieval Archaeology, and the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment Tübingen. "It is one of the most famous Ice Age works of art, and until now, we thought it was a relief, unique among these finds dating to the dawn of figurative art. The reconstructed figurine clearly is a three dimensional sculpture." Read more.
They keep pushing these dates back!! All the cool paleolithic art that we have in North America is either super equivocal or fraudulent.
Ai Weiwei’s “Cube Light" (2008) and Mona Hatoum’s "Current Disturbance" (1996) both feature gigantic cube structures that illuminate the rooms they’re in, but their materials and produced effects are quite different. Hatoum’s cube is a solid, utilitarian wooden cage lined with chicken wire, teaming with the cords that power pulsing on and off light bulbs installed within each section. The combined effect of the dozens of lights is very visceral, often described as giving viewers a sense of unease, perhaps a metaphor for the energy of the world at large. Ai’s "Cube Light" however is an exercise in luxury, bathing viewers in the glow of a cubed chandelier. The shiny metal skeleton is shrouded in the sheer decadence of glass beads, illuminated from within. Ai’s is a spectacle almost overwhelming in its size and prettiness, where Hatoum’s lights buzz with nervous energy. Each utilizes the transformative power of lighting, but also highlight the power of the light source and context.
Werner Bischof - Caryatids, Acropolis, Athens, 1946
The Daughter’s Portrait (detail) - Louise Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun.
Messages to the Public
Spectacolor electronic sign
20 x 40 ft.
Text: Truisms, 1977–79
Times Square, New York
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