ITALIC: Final Art Project

At the beginning of my freshman year at Stanford I decided to join ITALIC, an arts residence-based academic program for first year students. Since then, I have been exposed to art criticism and art work of all forms (film, improv, poetry, public art, music, photography etc). Although I initially feared reading pretentious, inaccessible writing, I have […]

Experiencing Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s clinamen v.3

In the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot displays clinamen v.3. It is showcased in Soundtracks, the museum’s first large-scale exhibition on the relationship between sound and space in contemporary art. Boursier-Mougenot experiments with the musical potential of objects to create what he describes as “living and moving sound forms.” […]

Sketches Inspired by Aristotle’s Egg

“The developing chicken in the egg first appears in written history after catching the attention of the famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle, around 350 BCE. As Aristotle opened chicken eggs at various time points of incubation, he noted how the organism changed over time. Through his writing of Historia Animalium, he introduced some of the earliest […]

Yves Tanguy and Kay Sage

Last week I was reading up on Chagall, Tanguy, Sage and Degas to help break down my IB Extended Essay (EE) research question. I have finally chosen to explore to what extent Chagall was influenced by french trends and artists (Fauvism, Cubism, Gaugin, Van Gogh) upon moving to Paris from St. Petersburg in 1910 (well it’s […]