Closure of the Alma-Tadema project

Last weekend, the exhibition Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity closed at the London based Leighton House, former home to the artist and contemporary of Alma-Tadema: Sir Frederick Leighton. After the modern styled Fries Museum in Leeuwarden in 2016-17 and the spacious baroque Belvedere Museum in Vienna last Spring, the exhibition reached its third and final… Read More Closure of the Alma-Tadema project

Why Justin Bieber is Important for Architectural History

By Martijn van Beek Last week Justin Bieber revealed an impressive new artwork on his chest. New York based tattoo artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy spent three days in Beverly Hills to embellish the singer’s torso. The design was McCurdy’s suggestion and was created over the course of three weeks. It includes angels, a skeleton… Read More Why Justin Bieber is Important for Architectural History

Graduate Lecture: The Digital Art History Lab at The Frick Collection

We are very pleased to invite you to a Graduate Lecture by Ellen Prokop PhD, titled “The Digital Art History Lab at The Frick Collection: Towards a Critical D.A.H.” on Friday 24 November 3.30-5.15, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – Main Building, hall 14a00 (The Frick Collection / New York University / Hunter College, City University of New York) A… Read More Graduate Lecture: The Digital Art History Lab at The Frick Collection

The Making of Modern Art: Thinking Outside the Box

By Research Master Critical Studies in Art & Culture student Efthymis Athanasiadis Each year, Sven Lütticken teaches a MA course on Art Criticism, in which the students learn how to write critical responses to current exhibitions. This year vuartandculture would like share one of their reviews with you.                        … Read More The Making of Modern Art: Thinking Outside the Box

Kunstlicht Call for Papers – Mediated Imaginations

In 1980, Kunstlicht was founded as a journal for visual art, visual culture, and architecture. The journal is affiliated with the VU University Amsterdam, but operates from an independent foundation managed by some of our students and alumni. It has been a platform for academic publications by art, architectural, and cultural historians and each issue deals with a… Read More Kunstlicht Call for Papers – Mediated Imaginations