I Heard it through the Grapevine

I heard it through the grapevine. Welcome to the latest news about classical & contemporary art and artists from MappaArt’s global art grapevine.

Art exhibit honouring missing and murdered Indigenous people opens in Bozeman

Source: Nora Mabie | Great Falls Tribune

“We Are Still Here and This is Our Story,” a group exhibit that honours and advocates for missing and murdered Indigenous people, opened on Friday at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture in Bozeman, Montana, USA.

The exhibit, which features contemporary art, beadwork and fashion design from 11 Native women artists, will be open through Feb. 28. Ten of the featured artists are women from Montana.

contemporary art - Indigenous Hillshade

“Indigenous Hillshade,” 24 x 36 in., Acrylic on canvas, 2020, by Salisha Old Bull via Facebook

The Scottish Sisters Who Pioneered Art Nouveau

Source: JStore Daily

Margaret and Frances Macdonald and their Glasgow School of Art classmates, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Harold MacNair, were Art Nouveau’s Glasgow Four.

Art nouveau - Spring

Spring, by Frances MacDonald (c. 1900-1905) via Wikimedia Commons

The Rijksmuseum Has Made 709,000 Artworks Available for Free Online

Source: MyModernMet

The Rijksmuseum’s online collections known as Rijks Studio are easily searchable by artist, object type, period, and place. Users will encounter magnificent 17th-century portraits by Frans Hals, realistic still life paintings, and ornate furniture, including one opulent dollhouse in a cabinet. If you start searching the collections, you are sure to find art and artists you never knew existed.

classical art - The Little House

View of Houses in Delft, Known as ‘The Little Street’, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1658. (Photo: Rijksmuseum [Public domain])

An Origami Samurai Made from a Single Sheet of Rice Paper

Source: Twistedsifter

Origami artist Juho Könkkölä spent 50 hours folding an origami samurai from a single square sheet of paper, with no cutting or ripping used in the process.

I Heard it through the Grapevine - Origami Samurai

Origami Samurai, by Juho Könkkölä via twistedsifter

Rarely-Seen Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy Are Now Free Online, Courtesy of the Uffizi Gallery

Source: Mymodernet 

Illustrated editions of Dante’s poem began appearing in 1472, and the first fully illustrated edition in 1491. By the late 16th century, the poem had become a literary classic (the word Divine joined Comedy in the title in 1555). By this time, the tradition of depicting a literal, rather than a literary, hell was firmly established.

classical art - Dantes Inferno

Frederico Zucarri’s Illustration of Canto I from Dante’s ‘Inferno’ (Photo: Helvio ricinaCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

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