Andy Warhol, 100 Cans (1962)
The 100th Post!
I was going to do this huge article on someone big (see above, wink wink nudge nudge) but I realized that what I really need to do is to say thank you to everyone who has been reading and supporting this strange endeavor I signed on for. When I started the blog it was really to enable me to share my love of art and some of the knowledge that I have been accruing for roughly the last decade of my life (my first trip to the Louvre was when I was 9). I have since realized that so much of art and the understanding of it on the most basic level is relating it to current events and how we each move in the experiences of our lives. To this end I have sought to also share contemporary sources, news articles or blog posts, about how art presently existing in the grander scheme of things. I have missed posting on some of my favorite works of art, so I have to say that there will be more of those type of single-artwork-explained-and-interpreted posts going forward.
I have to say that I was not sure I would make it past a week with this project, and I am so pleased that it has grown to be a real part of my everyday life! For all those who read and enjoy the blog, please let me know if there is something you would like to see, hear explained, or some concept translated. I began this blog to share and to learn, to expand my own base of knowledge through self-directed but concerted study.
I hope you have enjoyed reading so far, I look forward to the next 20 weeks of posting, and hope it will be as enjoyable as the the last 100 posts have been.
A special thanks to Kellin Barlow-Wilcox and Lauren Fliegelman for their contributions, both ladies have promised to write again soon. Also, a special thanks to my readers who have passed on the website to their friends, I love getting emails from people outside my own circle saying so and so turned them on the blog! It is so great to have the support I do and stay tuned for more art to come! And to all of the writers whose stories I have shared with you from the ARTnews, The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Art Newspaper, and other news outlets!
Side note: I have also decided that it may be time to venture into new artistic territory with architecture, music, film and dance. Any suggestions where to start? The Bauhaus and Frank Lloyd Wright are my first leads....
All the best,
Posted by Lydia at 8:10 PM