Art History

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The Hekking’s Mona Lisa: The Copy VS The Original

By Sybaris

What is the true value of a work of art? Since always, we have thougth originality is the most important symbolic and economical value for art. Copies has been pushed into the black list of art history thanks to the renaissance idea of the artist as a genius and his inspiration as kind-of-a-God’s virtue. But what happens when the copy of one of the most iconic paintings in history became in an “original” copy with a million dollars value?

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Art History

Fallen Monuments or The Dead of the Symbols

By Sybaris

Destroying monuments and visual symbols is not a new form or protest or destrucion. However, in the past couple of years, several monuments and symbols has become a powerful tool for the social protests in Latin America, specially in Mexico and more recently in Colombia.

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Art History, ARTbook, Editorial Selection, News

Nature’s Palette: A Color Reference System from the Natural World

By Sybaris

How many colors are there in nature? Are all the colors are natural? Such as time and space, color is one of the most interesting concepts and elements art and sciences are obssesed with. 200 years after the release of an extende version of  the chromatic catalog Nature’s Palette: A Color Reference System from the Natural World, Princeton University Press is presenting a version with new contributions and illustrations.

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Art History, Art Theory, ARTbook, News

50 Years: Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?

It was 1971 when art historian Linda Nochlin (Brooklyn, 1931 – Manhattan, 2017) shooke the art world with a shocking question: Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? 2021 marks the 50 anniversary of this essay which was—and still is— a watershed for Art History and Feminism studies. But is that really the question we should be asking?  Is it a relevant question even for today?

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