Items Tagged as: Art

A UO physicist becomes a key player in a multi-million dollar drama about paintings.

An almost-forgotten early twentieth century photography inspires a twenty-first century poet.

For an individual, opening a beverage can is a simple act that generally does not spark a great deal of reflection; but the same act, when considered on the national level, becomes a staggering statistic—an act of mass consumption so large it is difficult to conceptualize.

A glimpse inside the travel sketchbooks of UO art professor emeritus Kenneth O’Connell, and the connection he inspires between seeing, drawing, and thinking.

The vast and challenging American West has within its borders inhabitants of remarkable grit and pluck. For the past nineteen years, Eugene-based artist Lynda Lanker has traveled the region sketching, painting, interviewing, and photographing iconic women. One result of that effort is an exhibition, Tough by Nature: Portraits of Cowgirls and Ranch Women of the American West, now on display at the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The show presents the portraits and stories of forty-nine women from thirteen western states and documents a way of life that affirms the many contributions of women to the economy and ecology of the West. Lanker uses a variety of media—pencil and charcoal, oil pastel, egg tempera, plate and stone lithography, engraving, and drypoint—in these images, which will remain on display through September 9.

Click through the slideshow above to see more paintings by Lynda Lanker.

The French sculptor Auguste Rodin, of The Thinker fame, once stated, "Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages." While the human form may indeed be timeless, any artwork to feature it reveals muc

“We get only a flickering glimpse of reality,” Plato wrote 2,000 years ago in a famous passage now called the Allegory of the Cave. “The images we see are like the shadows of moving figures cast by a fire onto the back wall of a cave.”

Six Depression-era murals, hanging in Knight Library since 1937, depict the grandeur of Oregon's landscape, the tenacious spirit of its people, and a dark underside rarely seen in the government-sponsored art of the day.

What can tunes and the tasty treats tell us about making good experiences better?

Thousands of Velella velella, jellyfish relatives, washed ashore on Oregon beaches in April, and now are littering beaches in New Zealand.

Alumnus Edgardo Simone is a successful composer and orchestrator of Hollywood blockbusters, including the Spider-Man and Men in Black franchises