Art History

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Art and Aesthetics on the Left: An interview with Andrew Hemingway
Hemingway, Andrew
Article
2015
Andrew Hemingway is an art historian and Professor Emeritus at University College London. His books include Artists on the Left. American Artists and the Communist Movement 1926-1956 (Yale University ...
Death Train: the earliest art to expose horror of concentration camps: The Mexican art collective Taller de Gráfica Popular used lino prints to transmit an explicit, committed political message
Dagen, Philippe
Article
2014
The Mexican art collective Taller de Gráfica Popular used lino prints to transmit an explicit, committed political message. A member of the collective, Leopoldo Mendez, working in 1943, was probably t...
The Female Body in Western Culture
Suleiman, Susan Rubin (ed.)
Book
1986
The female body has occupied a central place in the Western imagination, inspiriing both attraction and fear, seen as both beautiful and unclean, alluring and dangerous, a source of pleasure and evil....
John Reed Clubs and Proletarian Art - Part I
Hemingway, Andrew
Article
2015
The writings of Marx and Engels provide no support for the idea, frequently associated with Marxism, that the movement of the working class to emancipate itself from capitalism and build a classless s...
Reimaging America: The Arts of Social Change
O'Brien, Mark; Little, Craig
Book
1990
More than 40 artist-contributors using video as their medium describe and analize how they create art as part or their struggle to alter mass culture and to reconnect with the communities which inspir...
Revolutionary Soviet Film Posters
Ferm, Alan; Mildred, Constantine
Book
1974
Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now
Greenwalk, Dara; MacPhee, Josh
Book
2010
Drawn from an exhibition at Exit Art, a cultural center in New York City, Signs of Change is a visual archive of more than 350 posters, prints, photographs, films, videos, music, and ephemera from mor...
The Socialist Register 1965: Volume 2: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1964
Stalinists and Artists in the U.S. "Red Decade"
Cantor, Helen
Article
2015
New York University's recent art show, "The Left Front: Radical Art in the 'Red Decade,' 1929-1940," was a bittersweet experience. In the present period, with successful workers struggles few and far...
The William Morris Internet Archive
Website
A subarchive of the Marxists Internet Archive, featuring the works of the English socialist, writer, and artist William Morris.

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AMEA - World Museum of Erotic Art
Imagery concerning the act of love.
Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
Centre Pompidou
In a unique location under one roof, the Centre Pompidou houses one of the most important museums in the world, featuring the leading collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe, a vast public reference library with facili...
J. Paul Getty Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to further knowledge of the visual arts and to nurture critical seeing by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of the highest quality. To fulfill its mission, the Museum c...
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Almost from the moment it opened in 1997, Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, with its distinctive titanium curves and soaring glass atrium, was hailed as one of the most important buildings of the 20th century. Gehry's use of cutti...
The Hermitage
The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, t...
ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
Kunsthistorisches Museum
The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna numbers among the most important European museum buildings put up during the 19th century. The monumental structure, built at the behest of Emperor Franz Joseph I as part of his expansion of...
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located in New York City. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, often referred...
Museo Nacional del Prado
The Museo del Prado is a museum and art gallery located in Madrid, the capital of Spain. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spani...
The Tate Gallery
Tate is the United Kingdom's national museum of British and Modern Art, and is a network of four art galleries in England: Tate Britain (opened in 1897 and renamed in 2000), Tate Liverpool (1988), Tate St Ives (1993) and Tate Mode...
Tokyo National Museum
Established 1872, the Tokyo National Museum (To-kyo- Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan) is the oldest and largest museum in Japan. The museum collects, houses and preserves a comprehensive collection of art works and archaeological objects o...

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Believing is Seeing (Observations on the Mysteries of Photography)
Morris, Errol
2011
An exploration of photgraphy's complex connection to the real world.
Dada
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Dada or Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in Zürich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922. The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature, poetry, art manifes...
From Cave Paintings to the Internet
Norman, Jeremy
2013
Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and Media.
Reading Pictures
A History of Love and Hate
Manguel, Alberto
2000
A meditation on the questions we ask ourselves when standing in front of a piece of art.

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Docs Populi
Documents for the public
Website
Dedicated to documenting and publishing oppositional artwork of the late 20th century.