As Seen On TV: Thoughts on Art Exposure through Television

As Seen On TV: Thoughts on Art Exposure through Television

Binge-watching is a wonderful thing. Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services can provide hours of entertainment in one sitting. Recently, waiting for the new seasons…

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Empathy, New Media, and an Inclusive Economy

Empathy, New Media, and an Inclusive Economy

By Diana Greenwald Amidst a wave of populism sweeping across the United States and Europe, several articles have highlighted the importance of empathy to social…

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The Economics of Color, Part 2

By Diana Greenwald The Wikipedia entry for “Starving Artist” features a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, Bedroom in Arles (1888). Van Gogh is, in many…

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Art, Color, War

Art, Color, War

By Diana Greenwald As mentioned in the previous post, the colors and materials an artist chooses to use can be closely linked to underlying economic…

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The Economics of Color, Part 1

By Diana Greenwald This is the first of three blog posts about the economics of color A new exhibition just opened at the J. Paul…

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Art History, Capital Investment & Post-Industrial Society

By Diana Greenwald Last week the World Economic History Congress—an event that happens every three years—took place in Kyoto, Japan. Economic history is a discipline…

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What Makes a Cluster Creative?

By Diana Greenwald From June 19th to 20th, the School of English and Economics Department at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) jointly hosted Creative Networks and Cultural…

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Guns, Germs, and Gothic

Guns, Germs, and Gothic

By Diana Greenwald Jared Diamond—Professor of Geography at UCLA—argued in his Pulitzer-Prize-winning book Guns, Germs and Steel (1997, see Chapters 13-14, 16, Epilogue) that one major…

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Karl Marx and the economic history of art

What about Karl Marx?

By Diana Greenwald In the opening pages of The Social History of Art (1951), Arnold Hauser discusses prehistoric cave paintings. About these works, he asks, “What…

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F is for Fake

F is for Fake

By Diana Greenwald In his famous essay The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1936), Walter Benjamin wrote: “In principle, the work of…

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