Vanderbilt University History of Art Blog

February, 2011

Art review: “Wide Angle: Photography and Its Influence on Contemporary Art” and “Bestia contra Bestia/Beast vs. Beast Photographs by José Luis Raymond” at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, January 13-February 27, 2011

Since its invention in the mid-nineteenth century, photography’s fine art status has been in flux. Initially thought to be a technological device that could assist a painter or sculptor’s production, the medium quickly surpassed this supplemental role by crystallizing itself as a fine art in its own right through landscape, portraiture, and pictorialism. Eventually, critics…

Posted by on February 16, 2011 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, VRC


Google Art Project Opens Doors to the World’s Museums

Google Art Project (googleartproject.com) represents a unique collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail. Explore museums with Street View technology: virtually move around the Met, the Uffizi, the Rijksmuseum, and the galleries of many other major…

Posted by on February 3, 2011 in VRC


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