©In 1909 Louis Bleroit was the first person to cross the English Channel in an airplane. Delaunay wanted to capture this moment that he saw as the dawning of a new age of modern man. He uses a modern method of painting the scene (notice the Eiffel Tower in the background) because to use a more straightforward or realistic representation would not have done justice to the new technology.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Hydra of Madison Avenue by Todd Schorr, 2001
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Magazine ad for the Associated American Artists.
Starting in 1934 with the intention of bringing "art to the masses" the Associated American Artists company began to offer prints by artists in the back of magazines and through mail order for as little as $5. In a time when neither the artists nor the galleries were making much money, this venture offered a new outlet and engaged the middle class in art collection. Ironically, the AAA work that was meant to be affordable goes for thousands today.
Exhibition A is a website, much like a YDA fave 20x200, where original art by well known and up an coming artists, is made available at prices that make it possible for people with less disposable income to still have beautiful art work in their homes. Registration is required on the Exhibition A website.