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Minimalism How did minimalist art develop?

December 21, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Minimalist art was developed in the early 1960’s as a direct descendant of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Just a decade earlier the abstract expressionists took hold of the art world, further progressing the way that artwork was conceptualized. The goal of abstract expressionism is simply to let the artist express their emotions through their artwork.

From Sanskrit to Art Investigating Victor Hugo Zayas

November 16, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Victor Hugo Zayas’ paintings are, what I like to call, ‘samatva’. ‘Samatva’ in Sanskrit means in balance. This concept is ever more prominent in Zayas’ painting Illuvia. With dark tones and thick brushstrokes, Illuvia is a balance of observation and abstraction. Zayas paints the cityscape as it is, but also distorts the fixtures by changing the tone, color,

Art Exhibits on Campus and Beyond Art News and Events

November 2, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Here, in our own backyard, the Guggenheim Gallery is presently housing the Stray Edge exhibition. Stray Edge features several artists, one of which is Monique Van Genderen, who spoke at the Visual Thinker Lecture Series on October 28th. With the combined lecture and art exhibit, a rare opportunity is created, allowing for a complete understanding for her work.  The next Visual

Bauhaus In the Middle of the Street

October 19, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

German architect Walter Gropius opened the Bauhaus school in 1919 in Weimer, Germany. The Bauhaus served not only as a school for architects, but a site for re-imagining the material world through the unification of all the arts. The school combined crafts school, academy of the arts, and architecture school, providing workshops in cabinetmaking, textile making, metalworking,

Never “Shai” Away Shai Kremer's series "Infected Landscape"

October 12, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Shai Kremer is an Israeli photographer best known for his series “Infected Landscape”. Kremer was educated in photography at Tel Aviv’s Camera Obscura School of Arts, as well as in media arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. The photographs Military Ammunition Storage, Ten Years After Explosion and Shooting Defense Wall, Gilo Neighborhood are from