Death of a Pop Art Legend: Claes Oldenburg

You’ve probably seen Claes Oldenburg’s sculptures in a picture or in your town. They’re hard to miss. A giant spoon with a cherry? Maybe a bow and arrow? Or a lipstick on a caterpillar track? Oldenburg was a Swedish-born artist with a degree from Yale, who started off creating plaster reliefs of food and clothingContinue reading “Death of a Pop Art Legend: Claes Oldenburg”

Mesopotamia and Persia: The Cradle of Civilization and Big Baby Steps

The Sumerians of Mesopotamia were responsible for many inventions, including writing, the wheel, the plow and the irrigation canals. They also influenced for the next 2,000 years after that the pictorial narrative. The pictorial narrative is scenes depicting a story. We saw a little bit of that with the decorated rooms of Catal Hoyuk. ThisContinue reading “Mesopotamia and Persia: The Cradle of Civilization and Big Baby Steps”