by Kacey Green The human mind has a capacity for knowledge that most cannot fathom. However, today many people are reduced to applying their intellectual ability to a specific field of study. Those in mathematics, biological sciences, and engineering are
by Elizabeth Upenieks “To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It’s freedom.” – Patti Smith To be deemed punk requires defying conventional standards
by Janell Lin Vija Celmins is a Latvia-born American artist of the 1960s who produces drawing, prints, and paintings of photographs. She is most known for her monochrome rendition of allover, flat compositions of the ocean, moon, desert, and galaxy.
By Angela Yu Abstract Expressionist or abstract art is not always a direct channel for the artist’s individual desires and needs. Whether the artist consciously or unconsciously knows this or not, in making their works, their works of art
by Elizabeth Kapp Larry Rivers’s 1970 series Boston Massacre was created to mark the bicentennial of the infamous event. The 1770 skirmish that resulted in five civilian deaths rocked the thirteen colonies, quickly becoming a rallying cry and the means
By Rita Rushanan In both the arts and the sciences, there appears a need to understand the universe around us. Through practices of experimentation, a controlled or simplified view is most often necessary for thoroughly grasping large-scale theories and incidents.
by Caroline Riley Sol LeWitt’s Rip Drawing R734 is compromised of three different layers of shapes, one on top of the other. The shapes of Rip Drawing R734 are recognizable in their difference from one another. First is the existing shape
by Eliza Young Nude figurative drawings, a staple of art training for centuries, tend to share a number of common themes. Both Michael Mazur’s Reclining Nude in the Studio, 1966, and Jared French’s Untitled (Foreshortened Reclining Male Model) transport the
by Victoria Fiske Drawing is an artistic practice that can be utilized for myriad purposes, or in conjunction with other mediums. This type of art focuses on line, and what it uniquely represents in each image. Drawing has evolved from
by Parker Phelps Contemporary sculptors Richard Serra and Anish Kapoor might appear to be on opposite ends of the visual spectrum. On one end, Kapoor is known for his large energetic installations like Cloud Gate, 2006, in Millennium Park, Chicago, a
by Jessica Chien In a time of rapid climate change and an administration that does not put the earth first, emphasis on the importance and beauty of the natural land and the resources that come with it becomes very important
by Joseph Mangano Historically, drawing has been used mostly as a teaching tool and a preliminary step to develop ideas before completing a painting. With the rise of Modernism in the 20th century, drawing evolved to become its own medium
by Samuel Sutner Leon Polk Smith was an abstract artist and geometric painter known for colorful paintings and organic abstraction. He was born in 1906 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to parents who were both part Cherokee Native American. He grew up
by Karen Kurczynski Why feeling? Aren’t we feeling too much lately? We appear to be living in an era when feeling trumps rational thought. The White House operates on a perpetual Twitter-feed of wounded outrage and irrationally labels all