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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.
The Crimson previews choice events from Arts First 2014, May 1-4.
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.
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.
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”
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.
Everyone knows Wes Anderson has a penchant for framing, but how should we define his style and place it in directorial history?
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.
Emami’s paintings are arresting, each depicting a prosthetic limb in stark relief against a pitch-black background.
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.