Brancusi’s Bird in Space: Is it a bird or is it art?

One of the most significant clashes of art and law in history. From The Legal Palette, An Art Law Blog, March 23/ Reprinted here. Modern Art: 1900-1960 Constantin Brancusi, Bird in Space, 1926, polished bronze, on marble and wood base, 115 1/4 in....
Bird Biology and the Arts

Bird Biology and the Arts

Written by Paul R. Ehrlich, David S. Dobkin, and Darryl Wheye (Copyright ® 1988)/ Reprinted 2019 / Artists throughout history have drawn inspiration from the birds. Part-bird, part-human forms have frequently been used to depict either supernatural phenomena or...
How to redefine your value in the arts industry

How to redefine your value in the arts industry

Written by arts advocate and community organizer Frances Cathryn/ Tips for establishing your role as an artist, putting your work in context, and defining the overall meaning and value of what you make. In the art world, value is too often reduced to financial...
Pleasure, Politics, and Beauty

Pleasure, Politics, and Beauty

Jessica Stockholder / Art21.org / PBS / Reprinted A good interview with Jessica Stockholder. She talks about her ideas of beauty and abstraction in relation to formalist aesthetics. ART21: Do you think abstract forms have meaning? STOCKHOLDER: People sometimes think...