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The exhibition entitled “Papi in Posa,” i.e., “Papal Portraiture,” with the highly refined and historically significant Braschi Palace – home of the Museum of Rome – in 2004, and now in Washington, The John Paul II Center, is not offered only as an excellent exposition of masterpieces from major international museums – such as the…

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Reviews of the first edition: “Important…well-researched…highly recommended.”–Library Journal “A rich resource…useful.”—ARBA “Lots of good information…highly recommended.”–The Outsider “User-friendly…absorbing…invaluable.”–Raw Vision “Excellent…there is no doubt that every serious collector will want to own a copy.”–Folk Art Finder “Comprehensive…painstaking research…truly amazing.”–Folk Art Messenger “Useful to both curious newcomers and serious collectors.”–Ames News Much has changed in the world…

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“… highly recommended… ” —Choice This handsomely illustrated catalog presents the work of four African American artists with shared Indiana roots—John Wesley Hardrick, William Majors, William Edouard Scott, and Hale Aspacio Woodruff. Their art, ranging from impressionism and social realism to cubism and abstract expressionism, spans the major trends in 20th-century American art, while reflecting…

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Artistic Citizenship asks the question: how do people in the creative arts prepare for, and participate in, civic life? This volume, developed at NYU’s Tisch School, identifies the question of artistic citizenship to explore civic identity – the role of the artist in social and cultural terms. With contributions from many connected to the Tisch…

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Onward / Upward traces the fascinating trajectory of Augustine Kofies work, from his early figurative pieces executed in an illustrative style with emphasis on the figure, to his more recent forays into geometric forms and abstraction using collage and found images. Sketches, initial drawings and a grouping of paintings on clipboards give a strong sense…

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This study addresses 19th-century European art along with the forces that informed it. After introducing historical events and cultural and artistic trends from about 1760 that would exert their influence well into the new century, Petra ten-Doesschate Chu discusses the advent of modernism and its many interpretations. She considers the changing relationship between artist and…