Many are aware of classical art, but most are unaware of the fullness of the tradition, whose elements are so fundamental to the basic structure of painting, sculpture, and architecture. It was a tradition that had its genesis with the Greeks, the Romans, subsequently the Renaissance revival, and […]
A profile of Utah artist Eva Jorgensen.
Beautifully articulated color combinations, carefully balanced compositions, credulous perspective, figural accuracy; all are to be found in the art of the Leipzig School, a group of artists trained at the Leipzig Art Academy whose works are now on display at the Salt Lake Art Center. The works in Life After […]
by Geoff Wichert Forty-five years is a lifetime on the job: long enough to stretch from school to retirement. It is also the age of the American studio glass movement, which began in the 1960s with glass blowing breakthroughs by Harvey Littleton at the University of Wisconsin. Since […]
“Mother and Child” by Paul Nielson The history of the beginning of modern art is often told in terms of a reaction to and discarding of the longstanding tradition of the Academy. The art academy has its roots in sixteenth-century France, coming on the heels of the artistic […]
Profile of Salt Lake City artist Jim Frazer.
Over 20 years ago, philosopher and art critic Arthur C. Danto published his seminal essay reinterpreting the Hegelian concept of “the end of art” and introduced his notion of the “post-historical era.” Thirty years prior, another influential philosopher and shaper of aesthetic theory, Theodor Adorno, gave his own […]
A profile of Utah watercolor artist Roland Lee.
St. George may be the place to be this month. If you’re down there to check out the redrock, you’ll also find a lot of art to see. Of course, there’s both the St. George Arts Festival and the Z-Arts Annual Open Studio tour this month (see page 3). […]
by Tami Baum Brigham Young University professor of art, Peter Everett, maintains a studio on his property in American Fork. In a separate structure from the home, the studio occupies what was originally constructed as a shop where replica printing presses and pioneer wagons were made. To adapt […]
Leia Bell’s name has become synonymous with concert posters here in the Salt Lake area. Her work started popping up on the fliers, posters, and advertising for Salt Lake’s most popular all ages venue, Kilby Court, over seven years ago. Her union with owner Phil Sherburne produced a perfect […]
Mid-march it seemed like spring was about to be completely ignored for a mad rush to the heat of the summer, but then the traditional late season snowstorm blew in and the temps dropped by thirty points in a matter of days. But as we all know, these […]