Art Events 10/15 – 10/22

Tuesday 10/16 Join us for a reading and discussion with Joshua Rivkin, author of Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly, in conversation with Jacob Rivkin. The first book to explore the life and work of Cy Twombly, one of the most important and influential artists of the Twentieth Century Tuesday, 6:00 PM Penn Book Center Zine…

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response – The Art of Sound

As I got ready for Project 2.2, I realized that sound can be a very important aspect of the art piece. Upon searching online for various sounds and possible effects, I realized that sound itself is treated an art form even without a melody or visual to accompany it. Though this may be not considered…

Possible nominees for 2019 Oscars for Animated Short Film

With nominations just around the corner, Amid Amidi breaks down the possible winners and competitors for the award, many of which use similar collage-based animations that feature interesting transitions and vivid musical compositions, but also many hand-drawn animations as well. Previous winners include Kobe Bryant’s Dear Basketball and Paperman by John Kahrs; the category is interesting as…

Contemporary Art in Fashion

I’ve been noticing a lot of modern clothing brands turn to contemporary art for inspiration. Whether it’s Van’s Van Gogh shoes or Off-White’s Mona Lisa crew neck, this form of fashion is an interesting mix of modern and contemporary art in different forms! I like this new appreciation for old styles, and I think these…

Public Art Project: “Before I Die” Wall

Since the beginning of the semester when Professor Rivkin mentioned that one of our assignments will be to create a public art display, I’ve been thinking about a project I could create that would encourage the involvement of the community and form a collaborative final product. The other day, I happened upon a post about…

Instagrams Impact on How We View Art

Museums and galleries are being designed to have more selfie friendly exhibits and are increasingly encouraging people to share their images. Instagram is driven by aesthetics, and celebrates color and whimsy. With the Museum of Ice Cream, the trend of immersive museums that emphasize color and creating  moments that are “insta-worthy” began. These museums tap…

Instagram @roomporn

My instagram account suggestion of the week – @roomporn This account posts aesthetically pleasing photos (and some videos) of meticulously designed bedrooms, balconies, living rooms, getaways, etc. Whether or not you’re looking for room inspiration, it will add something definitely calming and interesting to your feed. (Recently: a set of pull out stairs that save…