Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism.
This week, the anti-slavery origins of the Christmas tree in the US, iPad art apps, Ai Weiwei documentary, Georgian architecture, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, danger in Pompeii, the state of the New Orleans art scene and Stocking.
- Mixel, which we’ve reviewed and is a fun collage program with a social aspect (free)
- Clibe, an social sketchbook, which we reviewed (free)
- Sketchbook Pro, which Wired called “[a] drop-dead gorgeous app for digital artists packs a rich feature set into a surprisingly intuitive interface.” ($1.99)
- iFontMaker, which allows you to make your own handwritten typeface very quickly ($6.99)
- Art Authority, which may not have the best interface but it has 1,000 high quality images of Western art’s greatest hits. ($4.99, holiday 1/2 special)
- JoAnn Verburg’s AS IT IS AGAIN, which is the first book conceived and created by an artist to be experience on the iPad (free)
- the Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater app, which gives you a tour of one of the most unique architectural wonders in America ($9.99)
- And there are dozens of museum catalogues but here are some notable ones:
Several miles of 17th, 18th and 19th-century walls have been removed to be replaced by reinforced concrete, or breeze-block, the houses redesigned as pastiches of themselves, usually with one or two extra floors, occasionally to be re-fronted with the same bricks, sliced down the middle.
Required Reading is published every Sunday morning-ish, and it is comprised of
a short list NOT THIS TIME of art-related links ( 10 or less) to long-form articles, videos, blog posts or photo essays worth a second look.
Tabitha Arnold’s rugs pay tribute to organizers who lay their bodies on the line in the workplace, in the public square, and in the depths of private prisons.
The intentionality of Booker’s abstraction gives me the impetus to discuss something about the current zeitgeist that’s been on my mind for a while.
The Morgan Library & Museum Presents Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South
This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s recent acquisition of drawings by Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Henry Speller, Luster Willis, and Purvis Young.
After years in the making, New Time opens at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
The museum details the process of moviemaking, from its inception in storytelling all the way to its marketing. But interwoven into these exhibits are ugly truths.
Part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Art Preserve also functions as a curated collection facility and is filled with immersive installations.
The former panels, removed in 2017, featured images dedicated to Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.