Miscellaneous

DIS: #artselfie

By Marvin Jordon

Published by  Jean Boîte Éditions, March 24, 2015

Paperback: 128 pages

#artselfie opens with an incisive remark by Douglas Coupland: “Selfies are mirrors we can freeze … Selfies allow us to see how others look at themselves in a mirror making their modeling face when nobody’s around … except these days, everybody’s around everywhere all the time.” The #artselfie hashtag emerged in 2012 and was subsequently activated by New York-based collective DIS, as an aggregated mode of art-tourism and documentation. These selfies and their dialogue with art are an opportunity to revisit fundamental questions such as: if art is a mirror, what happens when we place ourselves between it and the camera? Including an introduction by Douglas Coupland (author ofGeneration X and ruthless observer of contemporary society) and a discussion between Simon Castets and DIS, #artselfie allows us to experience how significant-and seductive-this viral phenomenon is.

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Pre-Raphaelite Cats

By Susan Herbert

Published by By Thames & Hudson, May 20, 2014
Paperback, 64 pages

Susan Herbert’s feline versions of famous paintings have found an appreciative audience among both cat and art lovers. Here, she brings her charming illustrations of cats to the subject of Pre-Raphaelite painting.

Well-known works by such artists as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, and William Holman Hunt can be viewed in a new and entrancing way when their protagonists are endearing cats. The Beggar Maid takes on a particularly touching relationship with King Cophetua, while Medea gives new meaning to the word enchantress as she prepares the ingredients for a spell. Were ever two creatures so frightened and so abandoned as the poor cat princes wickedly imprisoned in the tower or two lovers as sad and stoical as the young officer cat and his fiancée on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo? With black-and-white reproductions of the original paintings that inspired these illustrations, the book offers irresistibly delightful comparisons to a great period in art history.

Illustrated in color and black and white throughout.

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Jack in Search of Art

by Arlene Boehm

Published by Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 2001)
Paperback, 32 pages

Jack the Bear captivates young readers again! After discovering Music in his last adventure, this time it is ART!

In an innovative blend of illustration and digitized art photography, Jack the Bear explores the galleries of the Delaware Art Museum and discovers much more than just what meets the eye!

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