Michelangelo and Raphael: The Sublime and the Beautiful

by Miguel Carter Fisher I recently read Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King. The book, which admirably balances fluid story telling with a comprehensive perspective, tells the story of Michelangelo and Pope Julius II during the years the Sistine Chapel Ceiling was painted. There are many passages which are worth reflecting on, but the portion…

Art and Science: An Introduction in Search of a Quantum Union

By Glenda Lindsey-Hicks We know the origins of science, at least in part, lie in alchemy— at the longing for a convergence of the physical with the metaphysical. We know that a portion of Aristotle’s considerations of the natural world were referred to as metaphysical, but this was less because they were detached from or beyond the physical…

Behind the Curtain, A Preview of the Exhibition, Mark Miller Gallery, October 8 – November 9

by Jacob Hicks and Angela Gram Titian for Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Michelangelo for Domenico Ghirlandaio, Raphael for Perugino-art history has a long track record of the master and apprentice relationship wherein-which tutelage from an older generation of skilled craftsmen/visionary artists establishes and readies the next.  In an ideal world the style and vision of…

Art Historical Figure of the Month: Kazimir Malevich

Malevich is a seminal figure in twentieth century art, though he has not always been so prolifically known as he is contemporaneously because he died in disfavor of the Soviets, who kept his works and theories quite under wraps for sometime. Malevich was a fauve-cubist, futurist, and constructivist in the first half of 1900.  He…

Alchemy and Metaphysics: From the Catalogue

Alchemy and Metaphysics was an intermedia exhibition at Trestle Projects Space in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn which ran from June 7th to July 3rd 2014.  The exhibition was curated by Jacob Hicks, Lily Koto Olive, and Kiley Ames. Alchemy is the earliest point of transition from religion, ritual, mythology and mysticism as basis for…