Publication

Collectivizing the Barr Model

Publication, 2014

Outline

D. Goldfarb, M. Arends, J. Wolfartsberger, M. Weingartner, D. Merkl - Collectivizing the Barr Model - LEONARDO, Vol. 47, No. 3, 2014, pp. 270

Abstract

The authors use data from Wikipedia to build a graph visualization of the evolution of artistic styles inspired by Alfred H. Barr's poster for the 1936 Cubism & Abstract Art exhibition. Drawing from Wikipedia articles about persons and art styles, the authors construct a bi-partite network based on their mutual hyperlinks and assume relationships between styles if their respective articles are bridged by hyperlinks to and from person articles. The resulting visualization extends its model with respect to the number of covered styles, thus embedding it within a larger art-historical perspective as seen through the lens of Wikipedia.