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Want to contribute to The Art Genome Project?

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Take the interview. Submit your application by 11:59pm EST on Friday, June 15th Tuesday, June 19th.

Big questions and open skies at Art.sy.

Big questions and open skies at Art.sy.

We’re looking for Research Interns to make vital contributions to our growing, living tool for discovering art, The Art Genome Project.

Art.sy is powered by the The Art Genome Project, an ongoing effort to map the characteristics that connect the world’s artists and artworks.  We call these characteristics “genes.” There are currently over 800 genes in The Art Genome Project, ranging from the more art-historical or conceptual (Renaissance, Minimalism, and Gender Politics) to the more concrete (Collage, Landscape, and Impasto). See our blog to learn more.

About the Research Internship

This is an ideal opportunity for you to put the sum total of your art-historical chops to the test. Of all the arts internships out there—and we have held many—we see this position as a constant intellectual challenge, paired with the practical concerns of communicating art history to a broad, non-specialist audience. Our interns play a meaningful role in our mission to expand the art world.

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Featured Gene: Narrative

"Every artist has a central story to tell, and the difficulty, the impossible task, is trying to present that story in pictures."
-Gregory Crewdson

Though a contemporary artist, Crewdson speaks to the central role that narrative, this week’s featured gene, has played since the dawn of artistic practice. Whether depicting historical events, religious parables, or scenes of everyday life, pre-modern artists usually centered on the storyline as the focus of their work.

Some of the seminal examples of narrative art include Trajan’s Column in Rome, which depicts Roman Emperor Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars in two parallel, upward-scrolling bands, and the Bayeux Tapestry, a 70-meter-long cloth embroidered with the linear unfolding of William the Conqueror’s conquest of England. Indeed, a quick perusal of the seminal works of art history yields an enormous density of narratives, from the historical (Picasso’s Guernica or Goya’s The Third of May 1808) to the mythical and legendary (David’s Oath of the Horatii or Titian’s Rape of Europa), to the religious (Michelangelo’s Sistine ceiling or Da Vinci’s The Last Supper).

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