Art History

Art History
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Art History Briefing: Preservation of the Past, the Mayan History and Culture

The Mayan are a truly ancient people. Although it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly when a culture began and ended without absolute written proof, most historians believe that Mayan settlements can be traced to the period around 1800 BCE, reaching its peak, called the “classical period” sometime around 250-900 CE. An extensive network of cities, connected by roads, many still visible today, lay testament to the complexity of the culture and its social and political structure. Along with some of the skills modern man celebrates like their mathematical prowess and calendars, the culture and artistry is being preserved by recognizing its distinctive beauty.

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Minimalist Art for Sybaris Collection
Art History, Trends in Art
English

Art History Briefing: The Inspiration of Minimalist Art

In today’s world, the term “minimalism” could mean anything simple or lacking a lot of variation (in color, texture, images). Many examples of art exhibiting some, if not all, of these characteristics, can be found in works exhibited in both commercial and private settings. However, there is a true “minimalism” in the art world, whose history can be traced and where outstanding examples can be seen. Let’s delve into what minimalist art truly is.

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Suspended Sculpture for Sybaris Collection
Art History, Trends in Art
English

Art History Briefing: The Beauty of Suspended Sculpture

Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

Sculpture is one of those genres that many art lovers appreciate, but don’t often purchase and display at home. Struggling to find the right location where the work can be enjoyed while not taking up valuable floor space in a home or office, collectors sigh as they pass an otherwise breathtaking piece of art they wish they could own.

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Museum Highlight: Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogota (MAC) from Sybaris Collection
Art History, Museum Highlight
English

Museum Highlight: Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogota (MAC)

Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

MAC OVERVIEW

There are over 50 museums in this bustling capital, home to scores of universities, libraries, and teeming with creativity. However, sitting outside of the Bogota area in Engativa, the MAC stands as an example of the commitment by Colombia to the phrase “Beauty, like wealth, has a mandatory social function.” Along with celebrating contemporary artists in Central America and worldwide, MAC is also devoted to preservation, with a documentation center comprising an archive of over 3,000 items.

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Art History
English

Art History Briefing: Formalism in Art

“What is Art?” and how does one determine a piece of artwork is a masterpiece? Formalism is a term to describe an approach by art critics to examine and evaluate works of art, and is perhaps one of the oldest methods to evaluate art. This approach is the basis of what we now call art criticism, and even could be considered one reason artists are driven to learn and improve upon their natural abilities.
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Art History, Museum Highlight
English

MUSEUM HIGHLIGHT: Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

To many people, the idea of visiting museums filled with art is dull. While there are some very pretty pieces of art to admire, there are also rooms full of abstract expressionism that are dizzying, and minimalist works that are simply confusing. Enter the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. With a new approach to the offerings of a traditional museum, they aim to draw in crowds who want to see art they can easily understand and enjoy.
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