Guest Blogger Owen Brown: Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression

Guest Blogger Owen Brown: Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression

Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression Thirty three years ago, the semiotician Umberto Eco wrote: “A text, once written, no longer has anyone behind it; it has, on the contrary, when it survives, and for as long as it survives, thousands of interpreters ahead of it. Their reading of it generates other texts, which can be paraphrase, commentary, […]

Autobiography in Art (Owen Brown)

Autobiography in Art (Owen Brown)

Autobiography in Art, Part II of Owen Brown’s Guest Blog. (Part One) Not the obvious, then. That is, Velasquez peeking coyly from Las Meninas, or Rembrandt’s absolutely gorgeous self-portraits, from youth through age. Or even Picasso. Or Van Gogh. Frida Kahlo. Durer, Auerbach, Freud, Hockney. It is easy enough to put pencil and chalk to […]

Depth in Painting (Owen Brown)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Art History, Fine Art, Philosophy
Depth in Painting (Owen Brown)

What we mean is not, clearly, a third physical dimension.  Nor, necessarily, the pleasant falsities of perspective.  Instead, depth in painting, in any form of art, is expressed along the measure of emotion. Which we should not be ashamed to acknowledge.  Rather, we should wander at the fact that op artists like Bridget Riley  and […]

Art Heists Throughout History

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Art History, RFID tracking
Art Heists Throughout History

Image Source: WGBH News. Welcome to your Art Force introduction to Art Heists throughout history. We recognize that you are looking to understand Asset Management for personal / professional purposes. If you are looking to get info on Art Heist techniques, this is not the introduction for you. We have this blog post which discusses […]

World Records of Art: Part I

World Records of Art: Part I

There is a world record for everything, even if we don’t know it for sure. At one time or another, something happened that had never happened before and that made it the first – the very first – the undisputed champ of creation. Here we’re not talking about “most plates balanced on someone’s chin” or […]