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NEW BOOK: SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm: All Souls Day Guest Post by Shannon Taggart

2 monthes ago   |   By Morbid Anatomy

To celebrate All Souls Day today, I asked former Morbid Anatomy Museum artist and scholar in residence Shannon Taggart to write a guest post about her long term project documenting spiritualism, a religion in which devotees attempt to communicate with the souls of the dead.
Shannon is working on a book showcasing this body of work now; titled SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm, it will feature her own photographs along with many incredible antique spiritualist photographs. The foreword will be written by actor Dan Aykroyd (creator of the movie Ghostbusters and...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Morbid Anatomy Residency at Brooklyn's Historic Green-Wood Cemetery!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Morbid Anatomy Residency at Brooklyn's Historic Green-Wood Cemetery!

2 monthes ago   |   By Morbid Anatomy

We are beyond delighted to announce that Morbid Anatomy has a found a temporary new home at Brooklyn's fabulous Green-Wood Cemetery !
The residency will be housed in The Cemetery's city landmark 1877 Fort Hamilton Gatehouse. In the attic will find a new iteration of the Morbid Anatomy Library. Downstairs will feature The Power of Images: Life, Death, and Rebirth, a new exhibition curated by Morbid Anatomy's Laetitia Barbier and Joanna Ebenstein and featuring artworks, artifacts and ephemera from the hand of Kahn and Selesnick , Dana Sherwood , Rebecca Purcell , Ryan Matthew Cohn , Shannon...
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Past Life: The Artwork of Candice Angelini; A New Film by Morbid Anatomy Museum Filmmaker in Residence Ronni Thomas

Past Life: The Artwork of Candice Angelini; A New Film by Morbid Anatomy Museum Filmmaker in Residence Ronni Thomas

2 monthes ago   |   By Morbid Anatomy

Our good friend-and former filmmaker in residence at The Morbid Anatomy Museum-Ronni Thomas just launched his newest film, about the artwork of Candice Angelini. You can see the film above; you can also see it-along with many of Ronni's other excellent films-at The Midnight Archive .
Here is what Ronni has to say about the film; hope you enjoy!
When I was introduced to artist Candice Angelini it was like a flash of lightning. Her masks, dolls and head dress work were the type of uncanny, one of a kind creations I am in constant search of. And then I heard her story. I knew I needed to fly...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

A Traveling Exhibition of 100 Stunning Selections from the 2018 Wildlife...

A Traveling Exhibition of 100 Stunning Selections from the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

“The golden couple,” Marsel van Oosten, The Netherlands, Grand Title Winner 2018, Animal Portraits Last fall Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten was the overall winner of the... Read more ...

Portraits of Federal Workers Affected by the Longest Government Shutdown

Portraits of Federal Workers Affected by the Longest Government Shutdown

The following is a photographic essay of 21 real people - 21 of 800,000 workers - affected by the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Federal workers have become... Read more ...

Shooting a B-2 Stealth Bomber Flying Over the Rose Bowl

Shooting a B-2 Stealth Bomber Flying Over the Rose Bowl

Ten years ago, in January 2009, was the first time I ever photographed a flyover and this year the same pilot was doing his last Rose Bowl flyover as he is retiring from the... Read more ...

27 Projects Win 2019 AIANY Design Awards

27 Projects Win 2019 AIANY Design Awards

Tata Consultancy Services, Banyan Park. Image © Michael Moran The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has presented 27 projects with 2019 Design Awards... Read more ...

Negotiating commissions for paintings

Negotiating commissions for paintings

This post was prompted by someone mentioning to me that their neighbor had a big, fancy house and maybe I should paint a picture of it because the owner might buy it. That is... Read more ...

James Gurney show!

James Gurney show!

Here are James Gurney and I at the opening of his show in Manchester, New Hampshire. The strong down lighting of the gallery made us both look like we had no hair, so I have... Read more ...

Some thoughts on Isaac Levitan

Some thoughts on Isaac Levitan

A reader sent me some pictures by Isaac Levitan (1860 1900) and asked me if I would comment on them. Levitan was a Russian painter who specialized in the landscape. Over the... Read more ...

7 Architects Who Weren't Afraid to Use Color

7 Architects Who Weren't Afraid to Use Color

La Muralla Roja. Image © Gregori Civera Some architects love color, some are unmoved by it, some hate it, and some love to dismiss it as too whimsical or non-serious for... Read more ...

This and That

This and That

Portrait Sketch / 10x8 / oil linen panel First portrait of the new year - done from a photo. Untitled / 24x20 / oil canvas panel And a larger oil done last year. I am still... Read more ...

Swing Street: 1948

Swing Street: 1948

July 1948. 52nd Street in New York. "The Street is at its best at night, when the neons start to bloom. It loses some of its carnival atmosphere when daylight dims its gaudy... Read more ...