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Experimental Music Built on Provocative Films

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Photo: Adela Loconte

Body/Head combines improvised music with films that explore deep sexual and psychological themes. More»

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Where Is Yucatan? Julius Shulman at Chichen Itza

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Julius Shulman photographs the Yucatan, mecca for the midcentury consumer. More»

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Larry Sultan’s Visions of Suburbia

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On Larry Sultan, intimacy, and photography. More»

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Watch Charlie Chaplin’s “Shoulder Arms” Online

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An uneasy collision of violence and comedy around World War I. More»

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Remembering Lewis Baltz

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Lewis Baltz standing in front of his installation, Ronde de Nuit, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1992

The influential photographer, writer, and teacher has passed. More»

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Two Darkly Humorous Czech Films about the Craziness of Politics

Poster for the film The Joke, 1968
Poster for The Joke (Žert), 1968

“What’s so bracing about Czech New Wave films is how honest and artful they are.” More»

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Discovering “Daisies”

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A film as beautiful as it is weird. More»

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“We Are All the Same”: A Conversation with Josef Koudelka

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What makes an artist? Questions for the great Czech photographer. More»

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“I Declare War on All Europe”

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A closer look at two propaganda posters from World War I More»

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A New Walled Order?

Graffiti on the Berlin Wall reading, the world's too small for walls
Photo: Alexandra Novosseloff

Walls don’t work. So why do we keep building them? More»

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      An Infrared reflectogram of a painting by Andrea Del Sarto reveals an architectural drawing beneath. Could it be a compositional underdrawing of a Pietro Perugino painting? 

      “What an odd discovery! It was one of those moments I’ll never forget. It’s humbling to realize how little we really know about major artists who worked so long ago, and a little glimpse such as this makes that all the more apparent.” —Getty Museum Drawings Curator Julian Brooks

      Read more on this discovery on The Getty Iris here.

      09/03/15

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