Tag: Art

<i>Imagine Color</i>: A declaration of independent art

Imagine Color: A declaration of independent art

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10/30/2018

In an age of commercialization, it is easy to see why people find comfort in the untarnished nature of indie artists. There is an underlying intimacy in their exhibitions––a camaraderie in their fight against the oversaturation of the art world. This sense of authenticity can be found in the art displayed at Event BKE’s latest…

In Defense of Visual Art

In Defense of Visual Art

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03/03/2015

Who’s your favorite musician? Actress? What’s your favorite movie? Book? Almost everyone has a response to these questions. Kanye West. Keira Knightley. Star Wars. Harry Potter. Rarely do the answers “I don’t listen to music,” or “I don’t watch movies,” or “I don’t read” leave the questioner satisfied. Who is your favorite visual artist? To…

Minimalism in the Modern World

Minimalism in the Modern World

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02/24/2015

The last few decades have witnessed the development of a profoundly influential philosophical movement that is tantamount to perceptions of the modern world, but was conceived over a hundred years ago. It has its roots in primitivism, but now reaches into canopy of culture. Although the term “Minimalism“ was first used in 1913 to describe…

Love on the Hilltop: Love at First Lick

Love on the Hilltop: Love at First Lick

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02/10/2015

Mollie’s piece is one in a series of articles titled “Love on the Hilltop,” that will run until Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s a bond with a person, place, or keepsake, these articles highlight the unique relationships of Georgetown students. Stay tuned to Halftime to see what other relationships Hoyas are celebrating this February 14th.

Yield to Pedestrians:  The Commercialization of Street Art

Yield to Pedestrians: The Commercialization of Street Art

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02/10/2015

Whether you wander around a modern art museum with your eyes glazed over or find yourself contemplating the title of Marcel Duchamp’s porcelain urinal, most of us have been confronted with the question: “What is art?” In his 2010 documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, director and elusive street artist Banksy critically explores how artistic…

Benoy Behl and the Art of Buddhism

Benoy Behl and the Art of Buddhism

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12/03/2014

From the moment I entered the Benoy Behl art exhibit, I was mesmerized by the colorful contrast of eye-catching art pieces that lined the stark white exhibit walls. The photographs were small in size, but upon closer examination, contained a complexity and depth that could house a variety of interpretations. The exhibit is located in…

The Beauty Of Purity

The Beauty Of Purity

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10/24/2014

“A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”         -From the 1964 Wilderness Act Is there anywhere that has…

Duplicity as Identity Exhibits our Development

Duplicity as Identity Exhibits our Development

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10/15/2014

Photographs of a woman wearing a bear suit, black-and-white hands, and a maid floating in a swimming pool all collide in the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition “Portraiture Now: Staging the Self”. This show, which runs until April 12, 2015, displays works by six 21st century Latino artists. Their work represents people in the process of…

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