art http://kgou.org en Three Reasons Why American Artists Rarely Painted The Civil War http://kgou.org/post/three-reasons-why-american-artists-rarely-painted-civil-war <p>The first two major American military conflicts produced some of the most important art of the 18<sup>th</sup> and 19<sup>th</sup> centuries. John Trumbull’s portraits of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and Alexander Hamilton were later immortalized on the back of U.S. currency, and Thomas Birch documented the major navel battles of the War of 1812.</p><p>But there’s a void in cultural output when it comes to the Civil War. Princeton University art historian <a href="https://www.princeton.edu/artandarchaeology/faculty/wilmerdg/">John Wilmerding</a> argues there are three reasons: a high point of American literature, the rise of photography, and the American landscape as the definition of national identity.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27670 at http://kgou.org Three Reasons Why American Artists Rarely Painted The Civil War Entertaining The Hours of Your Week: Artistic Adventures http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-artistic-adventures <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Art comes in all shapes, sizes and forms and artistic event opportunities fill this weekend's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">OneSix8</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. If you are&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a natural artists, or just someone trying to learn a new skill, this weekend has an event for your creative side.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:57:39 +0000 Hayley Thornton 15439 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours of Your Week: Artistic Adventures World Views: August 23, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-august-23-2013 <p></p><p>Joshua Landis provides an update on Syria after&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">anti-government activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's regime of carrying out a toxic gas attack, and the panel discusses the renewed focus on U.S. gun culture after the murder of an Australian student in Oklahoma.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The departing director of the University of Oklahoma’s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ou.edu/fjjma" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art</a>&nbsp;says 21st Century art will be shaped by music, video, and other mixed media to visually express ideas in new and exciting ways.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.speedmuseum.org/images/press/recentnews/Ghislain_dHumieres_Bio_2013.pdf" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Ghislain d’Humières</a>&nbsp;takes over as the CEO of the&nbsp;<a href="http://changingspeed.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Speed Art Museum</a>&nbsp;in Louisville Sept. 3.</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 12202 at http://kgou.org World Views: August 23, 2013 Outgoing OU Museum Director Says Technology Will Define Art’s Next Generation http://kgou.org/post/outgoing-ou-museum-director-says-technology-will-define-art-s-next-generation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The departing director of the University of Oklahoma’s </span><a href="http://www.ou.edu/fjjma" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Century art will be shaped by music, video, and other mixed media to visually express ideas in new and exciting ways.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.speedmuseum.org/images/press/recentnews/Ghislain_dHumieres_Bio_2013.pdf">Ghislain d’Humières</a> spoke with <em>World Views</em> host and OU College of International Studies Dean Suzette Grillot shortly before he takes over as the CEO of the <a href="http://changingspeed.org/">Speed Art Museum</a> in Louisville.</p><p>“It’s an exciting trend. There is absolutely no border on the canvas. Anything could be the canvas,” d’Humières says. “One could argue that every period had a very cutting-edge, contemporary time, but I think the period we’re living in right now has been seeing a huge amount of new technology and new ways to express art.”</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:09:17 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Hallie Arias 12019 at http://kgou.org Outgoing OU Museum Director Says Technology Will Define Art’s Next Generation World Views: May 31, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-31-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot reports from Antalya, Turkey, where she speaks with Middle East expert Joshua Landis about Turkey’s booming economy and domestic anxieties.</p><p><a href="http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/press-release/appointment-of-new-surveyor-of-the-queens-pictures-the-royal-collection" style="line-height: 1.5;">Desmond Shawe-Taylor</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/dam/fjjma/ShawTaylorAndCocks/Anna%20Somers%20Cocks-w.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">Anna Somers Cocks</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> join the program to discuss art appreciation in the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">21</span><sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century. Shawe-Taylor is the Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures, overseeing nearly 7,000 oil paintings and 3,000 miniatures from the </span><a href="http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/" style="line-height: 1.5;">British Royal Collection</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span><a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/dam/fjjma/ShawTaylorAndCocks/Anna%20Somers%20Cocks-w.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">Somers Cocks</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the founding editor and CEO of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.theartnewspaper.com/">The Art Newspaper</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 6999 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 31, 2013 Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: Giving Voice to Subjects & Artists http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-giving-voice-subjects-artists <p>A picture may be worth a thousand words, but as Ansel Adams once stated, “When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” Fortunately, this week’s OneSix8 highlights two art events worth talking (and of course, writing) about.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 13:39:55 +0000 Jim Johnson 6912 at http://kgou.org Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: Giving Voice to Subjects & Artists High-resolution Imaging Gives Art New Life Online http://kgou.org/post/high-resolution-imaging-gives-art-new-life-online <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Technology is changing the way we experience art. High-resolution imaging not only allows museum curators to catalog and preserve their collections, it also changes the structure and function of the museums themselves.</span></p><p>“If you look at almost any great museum, it starts either with the collections of private individuals, or else with the heads of state,” says <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/dam/fjjma/ShawTaylorAndCocks/Anna%20Somers%20Cocks-w.pdf">Anna Somers Cocks</a>, founding editor of <em><a href="http://www.theartnewspaper.com/">The Art Newspaper</a></em>. “If you go around the Met in New York, it's like a kind of series of chapels devoted to various donors – galleries that have not just been financed, but have actually been filled with works of art collected.”</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 13:21:00 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 6877 at http://kgou.org High-resolution Imaging Gives Art New Life Online World Views: May 24, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-24-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette Grillot reports from Istanbul, where she speaks with University of Oklahoma economist <a href="http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/D/Firat.Demir-1/">Firat Demir</a> about the international response to Monday's deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., and political problems facing Turkey.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Oregon political scientist <a href="http://polisci.uoregon.edu/facbios.php?name=Richard_Kraus">Richard Kraus</a> joins the program for a conversation about&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">how art and culture become a testing ground between the United States and China. He's the author of&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">author of&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://books.google.com/books/about/Pianos_and_Politics_in_China_Middle_Clas.html?id=R_ohdOxCP-8C" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); text-decoration: underline;">Pianos and Politics in China: Middle-Class Ambitions and the Struggle over Western Music</a>.</em></p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 6596 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 24, 2013 Why the Piano is a Political Prop in China http://kgou.org/post/why-piano-political-prop-china <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Art, culture, and politics are closely linked in China, and until the </span>mid-1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Cultural Revolution government officials viewed Western classical music as an unwelcome outsider.</span></p><p>“For a while the piano was regarded as the ultimate expression of the bourgeoisie,” says <a href="http://polisci.uoregon.edu/facbios.php?name=Richard_Kraus">Richard Kraus</a>, a University of Oregon political scientist and the author of <em><a href="http://books.google.com/books/about/Pianos_and_Politics_in_China_Middle_Clas.html?id=R_ohdOxCP-8C">Pianos and Politics in China: Middle-Class Ambitions and the Struggle over Western Music</a>. </em>“[Then] Mao's wife decided she liked the piano, and there was then sort of the idea that you need to adapt Western technology and art to serve Chinese political purposes. So after about 1968 the piano was alright.”</p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 21:07:27 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 6513 at http://kgou.org Why the Piano is a Political Prop in China 91-Year-Old Painter Regina Murphy Says Art Keeps Her Alive http://kgou.org/post/91-year-old-painter-regina-murphy-says-art-keeps-her-alive <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Men in skinny ties accompany women wearing maxi dresses while they window shop through the pastel building-lined <a href="http://www.thepaseo.com/">Paseo Arts District</a>.</em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the studio on the corner of <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Studio+Six+3021+Paseo+Oklahoma+City,+OK+73103&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=0x87b217535dd6043f:0x92d705e87b244808,3021+Paseo,+Oklahoma+City,+OK+73103&amp;gl=us&amp;ei=mGKBUevOIcnB2wW2koD4Cg&amp;ved=0CDMQ8gEwAA">30th&nbsp;and Paseo</a>, you’ll find <a href="http://www.art-by-regina.com/">Regina Murphy</a>. </em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The 91-year-old has seen plenty of Oklahoma history, but it’s her own life experiences that drive her. She belongs in Studio Six, and she says she doesn’t feel out of place amongst the younger artists in the Paseo District.</em></p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 18:57:20 +0000 Kate Carlton Greer 5001 at http://kgou.org 91-Year-Old Painter Regina Murphy Says Art Keeps Her Alive