Category Archives for Art

Creative monetization

VC Nigel Brown has a cool new idea. By creating notional shares of a given musical instrument, he can both allow investors, or contributors as he calls them, to invest in fine instruments and allow the artists, who would otherwise … Continue reading

27. March 2012 by Chris
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No finance in literature

Author John Lanchester in this weekend’s FT talks about why the world of finance is absent from modern literature.

04. March 2012 by Chris
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François Pinault on Art

The Financial Times’s always entertaining weekend interview is with François Pinault this week. His thoughts on art: Everyone knows Venice. It’s Italian but belongs to the world, it’s open to the orient. And the presence of the old, Tintoretto, Titian, … Continue reading

09. April 2011 by Chris
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Kandinsky and Stylistic Evolution During the Early Bauhaus Years

Had Ad Reinhardt lived longer and continued his work after “making the last painting anyone can make” in 1965, art historians would have the same questions about him as they do about Wassily Kandinsky – did the artist go back … Continue reading

04. April 2011 by Chris
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Robert Lazzarini’s Teacup

While the rarity of the piece is nothing to write home about – an unknown albeit large number were made as part of the Peter Norton Family Christmas Gift for 2003 – the draw of the piece for me has … Continue reading

04. April 2011 by Chris
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Lásló Moholy-Nagy, Alexander Bortnyik, and Walter Gropius: The Issue of Depth in Geometric Abstraction

The discussion of art history is a discussion of a narrative, a thread of artistic consciousness that is passed from artist to artist and movement to movement. When studying the whys and wherefores of this thread, frequently the relation between … Continue reading

03. April 2011 by Chris
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In Defense of Melnikov, et al.

The narrative thread of art history in Russia during the 1920s is a convoluted one, brimming with constant attempts to find a form of socially beneficial and anti-bourgeois art. The original push was against Suprematism due to its abstract and … Continue reading

02. April 2011 by Chris
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