|Tuesday, November 20, 2001
|"The image... becomes, as it were, the soul's plastic embodiment."
- Oskar Kokoshka|
Irish Museum Launches New
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IRELAND.- The Irish Museum of Modern Art announced the launch of its new
website. The new website launches a new web strategy which will take IMMA
into the digital age by opening a virtual extension of the museum in
cyberspace. In addition to containing information on the museum, it's
building and collections we will be actively curating new exhibitions
which will exist only in cyberspace. These will include surveys of the
most exciting new artists who are likely to become household names in the
future and virtual exhibitions of digital art by Irish and International
artists. In a new initiative for IMMA we will shortly be commissioning
digital artworks which will exist only in cyberspace for ' THE DIGITAL HUB
' our new digital art zone. With this new venture IMMA will join an elite
group of International museums commissioning in this new medium which
includes MOMA New York, SFMOMA, San Francisco and The Guggenheim Museum.
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Tulp (detail) by Paulus Potter.
On a day like today,
in 1625, Paulus Potter,
was born. He was celebrated chiefly for his paintings of
animals. Potter is one of the minor Dutch masters. Potter
entered the Guild of St. Luke at Delft in 1646. In 1652 Potter
settled in Amsterdam. He probably received his early training
from his father, the painter Pieter Potter (c. 1597-1652), but
his style shows little dependence upon that of earlier
masters. In so short a career there was little development in
style between the earlier and the later works, but 1647 seems
to mark a peak in his achievement, for many of the finest
paintings bear this date. More Milestones...
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