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Image above: Vik Muniz
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère after Édouard Manet, from the Pictures of Magazines 2 series, 2012.
Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life. Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, painted in 1882, explores the treachery of nineteenth-century Parisian nightlife through the depiction of a bartender attending to a male patron reflected in the mirror behind her. Muniz plays on Manet’s style, replacing Manet’s visible brushstrokes with the frayed edges of torn paper and lending the work immense visual interest.
“Thank you for DogStarNYC, in general. The site speaks to so many kinds of interests; it discerns which qualities will appeal to many different tastes in a tremendous number of activities. I love how it encourages young people to pay attention to the unusual.
In New York we let so many teens walk around the periphery, mildly shell-shocked by life, while the information that they need to make sense of their world sits in the center of the room. DogStarNYC welcomes them into the middle of the room; the blog tells them how to walk there. ” - Stacy L.
DOG STAR is the creation of a high school English teacher in New York City. This blog began in 2008 as an online community for a journalism class and has since evolved into a curated site on the creative arts, arts-related news and a guide to free and low-cost events for teens. Our mission is to offer teens real-life options for enjoying all the creative arts in New York City. May wisdom guide you and hope sustain you. The more you like art, the more art you like!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Here for link to the video series - you can watch them online immediately!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
DOG STAR knows we all love a free show - and Harlem Week organizers are presenting many free activities and outdoor concerts through the end of August. Harlem Week began as a week-long celebration of Harlem but has grown - in its 35th year - to include a month of events.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Photo above: Pooneh Maghazehe, Hell's Puerto Rico Performance Still, Digital C-print 2008 copyright artist and courtesy Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery
- Walt Whitman, from "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry", 1856
Those who know DOG STAR know of our country roots so canoeing, boating and kayaking were definitely a part of our childhood adventures.
New Yorkers have an extraordinary and free opportunity to experience kayaking on the East River for the next three weekends. This will be far better than DOG STAR's mosquito nightmare in the swamps and watery byways along the Hudson in upstate New York.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has organized the kayaking and rowing with a number of Brooklyn-based groups. Show up before 2pm for first-come chance to try boating. Those under 18 will need to have an adult with them - lifejackets and legal issues involved, you know. Here for more...
from Up Close: HENRY DARGER
Henry Darger (1892 - 1973), Chicago
The museum is home to the single largest public repository of works by Henry Darger (1892-1973), one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. The works on view in "Up Close: Henry Darger" are drawn from this extensive collection.
DOG STAR once travelled to Berlin and stayed at a hotel with other celebrity guests. Unknowingly it was the summer "Planet of the Apes" was opening across Europe and Tim Burton was staying here too and giving press conferences in a lobby meeting room.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
DOG STAR knows there is a little bit of a fashion hound in all of us - especially living in NYC. What this means is even if we do not wear the very latest in what's hot (DOG STAR is definitely wearing WHAT'S NOT most of the time) we certainly catch a glimpse and make a mental note of someone on the subway with...colored laces in their sneakers, an unusual jacket or logos on sleeves we've never seen before.
DOG STAR knows a few teens (their nicknames: Diesel model, Lu-go Lu-yo!, awesome sauce, lens master and manga artiste) who have taken the free classes for teens at Museum of Modern Art and they all report the same thing: you will have fun, meet new people outside of school and discover talents for making art you did not know about.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
NEW YORK, NY (EFE). After traveling around 19 states on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Dominican-born photographer Gustavo Fernandez ended in New York a trip during which he photographed families in exchange for their promise to sponsor a child in the Dominican Republic. His trip is called HOG for Kids.
Gustavo works in the San Francisco Bay-area as a wedding photographer.
On his Harley, Fernandez has crossed the U.S. from coast to coast in 28 days, his only companion the camera with which he has shot portraits of 18 families.
In exchange for the photos, each family promised to sponsor at least one child in the Dominican Republic for a year.
"The parents of the sponsored children earn no more than $100 a month, and without economic aid from sponsors, those kids would have no future," the photographer said.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
City Reliquary in Williamsburg is a fascinating and unique museum. It is a very small private museum with a permanent collection of odd NYC artifacts. It welcomes the perspectives of NYC natives and newcomers and sees itself as the collector of individual NYC histories. The Museum of the City of New York, on the other hand, would see itself as the collector of public histories - the broadly historical experience of the widest public (one example is Henry Hudson's voyage on the river that has his name).
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
What does "looking" at art mean when we pause so
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Green, Yellow and Orange
Serpentine curves inspired by natural forms were a mainstay of Georgia O’Keeffe’s art from the earliest years of her career (in the 1910s), when she derived inspiration in part from the turn-of-the-century organic aesthetic of Art Nouveau design. Later in her career, O’Keeffe found new pictorial opportunities in the aerial view, as in this work suggesting the ribbon-like meander of a western river through arid terrain. In examples such as this, her reference to place is almost entirely subsumed by the force of the abstract design.
DOG STAR saw this painting at the Brooklyn Museum today and wants to share it with DOG STAR readers.
October 30, 2009–January 31, 2010
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor