Art: Artist File lawsuits, Seeking Royalties In the 1973 Sotheby Parke Bernet auction in New York, Robert Scull sold some of his art collection. This helped inaugurate today’s money-soused contemporary-art market. Several artists watched the auction from a standing room only section in the back of the room. That is where the artist, Robert Rauschenberg saw his 1958 painting “Thaw” being sold for 85,000 dollars. His piece was originally sold to Scull for 900 dollars. At the end of the auction Rauschenberg confronted Scull and stated that he did not work so hard for Scull to make that profit. This uproar inspired the California Resale Act to come about. This act required anyone reselling a piece of fine art, living in the state or selling the art in the state, for 100,000 dollars or more to pay the artist 5 percent of the resale price. This law is now brought to action this month by three artists such as: Chuck Close, Laddie John Dill and the estate of the sculptor Robert Grahm. They filed suits against the auctions Sotheby, Chistie and, the online auction site eBay for failure to pay royalties. Mr. Close said in a recent interview that the royalty resale law allows the artist to share in the increase in value, at least in a small way. Under the California law no payment is due if the price drops. These suits do not show the damages and they do not list sales of art by California Residents. Eric George is the lawyer that filed these law suits. He explained…
Art Historian Book
Art Historian Book
The first historical evidence of a culture can be found in the artifacts of the earliest homo sapiens from 35,000 years ago. Every time period in the history of the world has offered something special to the world of art. From the ancient Egyptians to the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to today. We can look about and marvel at the greatness of the artist from our past.
The ancient Egyptian civilization developed slowly…
and being skewered by a metal rod. With Frida’s accident she wasn’t able to maneuver she was to stay in bed. The recovery from her accident is what motivated her to work as an artist. She expressed herself through her art as her only escape from reality into her own. Many of her art works show the pain and the sexuality, or the bisexuality of her life. According to, Feminists Studies, “The idea that something about unwanted sexual experience is being hidden in Kahlo’s paintings is supported by observations…
Art work is known to be both inspiring and thought provoking. Ever since the beginning of time human beings have engaged in art in one form or another. Art work can come in various forms and holds many benefits for both the artist and its audience. One place that encases many of the great art forms from throughout history is the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City. After visiting this site for a class trip I was intrigued by much of what I saw. All the artwork…
Comparing Two Works of Art
I went to the Swope Art Museum for the second time as required in the class assignment, and I found it just as rewarding as the first time I visited. I made time to go in, find my piece, and quickly leave after I had taken a few pictures. Instead, I lost track of time and completely ignored my phone. The artwork was so captivating, and all the pieces took my attention. Most of the pieces were ones I had seen already, but I noticed things I hadn’t noticed in the first…
25 July 2014
Romans where famous for the development of forms, the concrete revolution, the imperial fora, the Pantheon, Hadrian’s Villa At Tivoli, the Ara Pacis Augustate Altar (Augustan Peace), the arch of Titus, and the Colum of Trajan. Roman art was art of the Republic and Empire. Their art started of in and as a small city and it grew to become a vast empire. (History of Art, Pg. 181) A useful way to see Roman art is by seeing it as art of syncretism. Syncretism…
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Art History III
Midterm Exam - Essay questions
3.Discuss the differences between Baroque architecture and Neoclassical architecture. Select at least one example representing each style to parallel.
Baroque is dramatic, over the top, very decorative and lavish. Classical is symmetrical, rational, and calm looking. There were other movements that affected literature, painting, and so. However, these two are considered the mother currents of the architecture we know today. Even though…
Out of the many fiber mediums currently in the Wexner art exhibit one of my favorites was one of the fiber weaves with multiple squares weaved into the piece. This piece was my favorite because it reminded me of the weaves I used to do in art class when I was in elementary school. Also, the piece contained various colors from greens, to blues, to violets, and to yellows. The various colors throughout made this piece very catching even from across the room even though it…
Art History 1
September 25, 2014
Evolution of Architecture
The way a city is built and set up tells one of the many features as to the main goals and ideas of a civilization. Some time periods are based around common themes of prayer, tribute to the dead, and the actual way of life of many cultures. When taking a look into the Neolithic time period, Catal Hoyuk and Jericho seem to be two of the first experiences with urban living. In the Ancient Near East, daily…
Land art: Robert Smithson.
Step One: Smithson chooses the location on the north eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel point in Utah. Smithson chose this location based on the blood red colour of the water and its connection with the primordial sea.
Step Two: Smithson didn’t know what he wanted to do in the space until he got there and was inspired by the red water and the lakes salt crystals, which grow in a spiralling, crystalline formation.
Step Three: Smithson then makes various…