Tag Archives: visual art

The Art of Illusion

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We think we’re in control of how we see things, but the paintings of Bridget Riley, including the many now on view at the Yale Center for British Art, remind us our eyes possess a mind of their own. …

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Formal Education

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Five-pointed stars are transformed into delicate pentagons, and red and white stripes become a red, purple, pink, gray and white tapestry in fabric artist Rita Hannafin’s American Texture, now on view in…

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World Processing

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For Meg Bloom, a walk in the woods isn’t just a walk. She’s likely to come home with bark and twigs and vines, all destined to become part of her art. In Buried in the Bones, on exhibit at …

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Government Agency

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In 1961, Robert A. Dahl, then the chair of political science at Yale, published what would become a seminal book on “the political structure of a typical American city”—New Haven. Who Governs? Democracy and Power in an American City traces …

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Time Apart

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“Primer on canvas,” begins the list of media for a celebrated work by the artist Damien Hirst. Familiar enough. But the list goes on: “pupae, steel, potted flowers, live butterflies, Formica, MDF, bowls, sugar-water solution, fruit, radiators, heaters, cool misters, …

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The Shape of Things

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In painting after painting in Shilo Ratner’s soon-ending solo exhibition at DaSilva Gallery, big blocks of color meet contrasting angles and lines and bands. …

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Diplomatic Mission

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From the outside, 1764 Litchfield Turnpike looks like an ordinary office building. …

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Frame of Mind

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Visiting an art museum usually means strolling past hundreds of works. Lingering before the ones that capture your interest, you might…

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Human Dimension

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The hands are all over. Some are working: measuring a length of thread, tightening a vise, reaching to pull someone else up by the hand. Others are…

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Code Director

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For artist Dan Gries, the tool of choice is a laptop, and the medium is computer code. …

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