ⓘ Category:Art stubs

5×5=25

5x5=25 was a two-part abstract art exhibition held in September–October 1921 in Moscow. The five artists whose work was shown were Aleksandra Ekster, Lyubov Popova, Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova and Alexander Vesnin. They presented highly abstracted, geometric work that rejected expressionist forms of painting common before the World War I and claimed to be the "end" or "death" of art. Rodchenko presented three canvases of a single colour red, yellow and blue. He saw that his formal research into Constructivism had reached completion at this point, and claimed that he had demonstr ...

7 Billion Others

7 billion Others is a series of videos by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Each of the videos feature a single person telling the viewer about their life, often in their native language. The projects homepage states that since the projects beginning in 2003, over 5000 individuals have had their testimonials recorded for the project. According to Arthus-Bertrand, the projects aim is to help different people to understand each other through listening. The project was previously called 6 billion Others, but is meanwhile renamed to 7 billion others.

A. W. Mellon lectures

The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts were established in 1949 to bring to the people of the United States the results of the best contemporary thought and scholarship bearing upon the subject of the fine arts. The lectureship has since become an important honor bestowed upon important scholars and critics. Speakers have included Mary Miller, Anthony Grafton, Kirk Varnedoe, Helen Vendler, T. J. Clark, Joseph Koerner, among many others.

Abstraction (art)

Strictly speaking, it refers to art unconcerned with the literal depiction of things from the visible world - it can, however, refer to an object or image which has been distilled from the real world, or indeed, another work of art. Artwork that reshapes the natural world for expressive purposes is called abstract; that which derives from, but does not imitate a recognizable subject is called nonobjective abstraction. In the 20th century the trend toward abstraction coincided with advances in science, technology, and changes in urban life, eventually reflecting an interest in psychoanalyti ...

Acrylic retarder

In painting, a retarder is a substance, usually added to water, used to slow the drying time of acrylic paints, giving more time for blending or layering highlights.

Addis video art festival

Addis Video Art Festival is an annual international video art festival in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Addis Video Art Festival intends to provide a platform for innovative video art in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The festival will screen throughout the city in a variety of locations including street corners, rooftops, public centers and art centers. By sharing video art in both conventional and non-conventional settings, the festival will reach both the artist community and the everyday passerby. The festival aims to create a dialogue between local, and international artists by promoting and encoura ...

                                     

Microcalligraphy (Chinese)

Microcalligraphy is a Chinese art form that involves writing small Chinese characters, on porcelain with a brush. Characters can form various shapes.