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Clay Rodery GIF
Visual Arts

Clay Rodery GIF

Clay Rodery's GIF, "Day 4: Hallucination."

James Kerr GIF
Visual Arts

James Kerr GIF

A Renaissance-inspired GIF by James Kerr.

Ken Brown GIF
Visual Arts

Ken Brown GIF

One of Ken Brown's "Giffy-Pop."

Andrew Fandango GIF
Visual Arts

Andrew Fandango GIF

A GIF by Andrew Fandango.

Clay Rodery GIF
Visual Arts

Motion Picture

GIFs seem to have become a ubiquitous presence on the internet—the driving force for hugely popular websites, and a bone of contention for pronunciation-snobs the world over. But amid a superfluity of cats and reality show soundbites, there exist thoughtful, intricately executed GIFs that suggest the form is much more worthy of the label “art” than the casual visitor to BuzzFeed might think.

Music

Upcoming Highlights from Arts First

The Crimson previews choice events from Arts First 2014, May 1-4.

Jon Imber
Visual Arts

Jon Imber Remembered as Attentive Teacher, Energetic Artist

Jon Imber, an artist who taught a figure drawing course at Harvard for over 25 years, died last Thursday due to complications from ALS. He was 63.

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

Harvard’s residential housing system is currently in the midst of a massive overhaul––Quincy and Leverett have already undergone extensive renewal, and Dunster is slated to go under the knife next year. But this focus on modernization only tells part of the story. Each of Harvard’s twelve residential houses is home to artifacts that attest to its singular history.

rockabye
Visual Arts

Nickel-Old-Eon: Examining the Deeper Messages in Our Childhood Cartoons

Arts Blog examines the lasting values and influence of iconic cartoon episodes and attempts to contextualize them “in a modern lens.” This week, we examine the classic “Rock A Bye Bi-Valve”

VennDiagram-Monae
Visual Arts

Claude Monet v. Janelle Monae

Both: Better than Tyga

Mallory Weiss portrait
Music

The Creationists

The work produced by undergraduates who are awarded creative theses varies widely with regard to medium as well as subject matter. But these students are united by a belief that creative work is just as valid a way of demonstrating scholarly excellence as critical work.

Grand Budapest Hotel
Visual Arts

The Other Wes Andersons

Everyone knows Wes Anderson has a penchant for framing, but how should we define his style and place it in directorial history?

On Campus

"Quilts and Color" at the MFA

The exhibit focuses on color theory and abstraction, pairing intricate quilts in riotous colors with the works of 20th-century modernist painters. The result is a beautifully vibrant presentation that makes the art of quilting accessible, compelling, and even—dare we say it—cool.

On Campus

Minoo Emami: An Iranian Artist on War and Its Victims

Emami’s paintings are arresting, each depicting a prosthetic limb in stark relief against a pitch-black background.

Cabot Picture
Music

Artistic Appraisals: A Housing Day Video Critique

The further away the critics and film historians of Arts Blog get from Housing Day, the more significance the videos seem to garner in our eyes. The residents of Lowell, Eliot, and Cabot all receive rave reviews for their evocations of master auteurs in the second installment of this Housing Video retrospective. Look out for Parts 3 and 4 over the weekend.

Dare to Dye
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Dare to Dye

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Dos Besos

A World Cup Malcontent
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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes