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What is human? The relevance of Leonora Carrington at the 59th Venice Biennale of Art

By Sybaris

Leonora Carrington‘s validity in the art world is undeniable. However, to reaffirm its importance, the Venice Biennale of 2022 takes one of its titles, The Milk of Dreams (Il Latte dei Sogni), as the motto of its 59th edition. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the Venice Biennale has as its central question the metamorphosis of bodies and the definition of the human, a question that has been present in recent times and not only from the world of art, but also from science and technology.

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Artists, News

Art in the Anthropocene: What Can Art Do Against Climate Change?

By Sybaris Collection

In 2015, writers and researches Heather Davis and Etienne Turpin wrote the famous book Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies in which they proposed to understand the geologic epoch of the Anthropocene from an aesthetic point of view by exploring the relationship between contemporary art and knowledge production in an era of ecological crisis. Six years from it publication, issues around climate change and ecological crisis not only have increased but becomeing even more urgent to talk about.

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Luma Arles: Frank Gehry inspired by Van Gogh

By Sybaris

It is hard to imagine how a modern painting could inspired a contemporary bulding from the 21st Century. However, painting and architecture have had a long relationship in which one and the other have been inspired in ther forms, compositions, texture and colors. The latest example is a building located in Arles, designed by Frank Gehry and inspired by one of the most enigmatic avant-garde artist of the late 19th Century.

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Art History, News

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, 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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