Folding Table presents examples of “The Unseen” “The medium is the message (and poop)”: Chris Ofili’s The Holy Virgin Mary Ofili’s 1996 painting stirred controversy in 1999 when it was on display at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City as part of the touring Sensation exhibition. The brouhaha centered over Ofili’s use of elephant … Continue reading
Folding Table presents examples of “The Unseen” Jean-François Millet’s The Gleaners In his 1857 Realist painting, The Gleaners (Des glaneuses), Jean-François Millet portrays three peasant women picking up any leftover pieces of wheat after a harvest. The gleaners were the lowest of the low in French society, and the painting was received with criticism and … Continue reading
Folding Table presents examples of “The Unseen” Chairs (and art) under our noses On the lighter side of things, I saw an exhibit on furniture art from the early to mid 1900s a few years back. If I recall correctly, it was in a smaller gallery room at the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, … Continue reading
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Folding Table presents examples of “The Unseen” A retrospective into the previously unseen The series of examples of “The Unseen” begins with a retrospective to an exhibition from 2012 in London’s Hayward Gallery titled “Invisible: Art about the Unseen 1957-2012.” The Guardian has an article about the exhibit, and Al Jazeera gives video introduction. Sight … Continue reading