In this accessible and practical guide, Patrick De Rynck and Jon Thompson explore more than 200 works, helping readers to unlock each painting's meaning. Clues to the meaning of the masterpieces of art history lie in a rich system of symbols, themes and motifs that often elude the modern eye. Without the intimate knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology, folklore and Christian theology so vivid in the minds of the artists and familiar to their public, we often miss the visual hints that gave contemporary meaning to a painting of an old master. Likewise, the complex themes and characteristics of modern art can intimidate and baffle the casual observer. Brief yet illuminating explanations accompany over 500 colour illustrations, providing the means to interpret and enjoy these and many other works.
Some Place Chronicles
Some Place Chronicles is a series of creative placemaking projects set in four unincorporated communities within the Second District of Los Angeles County. Numerous and varied engagements with the people who live and work in these communities have culminated in four unique books each containing explorations, documentation, and pragmatic and poetic testimonies of what has been and dreams of what might be created by four different artists/collectives. The chronicle of East Rancho Dominguez is authored by artist Thomas Lawson.
Anthony Reynolds and Georgia Fleury Reynolds are thrilled to be able to share the news that a major exhibition of sculptures and installations by Lucia Nogueira will take place at the São Paulo Bienal in September this year. This will be the first time these works have been seen in the country of her birth.
7 September - 9 December
La Furia Umana, online magazine
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13 - 15 April
Hobusepea Gallery, Tallin, Estonia
21 March - 9 April