the Inkblot

NAHS visits The Metropolitan Museum of Art

NAHS visits The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Meredith Prud'homme

November 23, 2019

The National Art Honors Society (NAHS) traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as The Met, in New York City on Nov. 22. It was the club’s first trip to the museum since 2016 and 40 students attended, along with four chaperones. NAHS President and senior Jill Tracy of Belmar thought the trip ...

Art provides an outlet for impoverished communities to express themselves

Art provides an outlet for impoverished communities to express themselves

Emily Toro

November 15, 2019

In the 1990s, an unrestrained cocaine trade paralyzed communities in Colombia with drug addiction and violence, according to The Nature of Cities, an international platform for transdisciplinary dialogue and urban solutions.  Henry Arteaga, a founding member of the world-famous Crew Peligrosos 4 Eleme...

The Artist’s Block: Emily Madeira

Emily Madeira

September 13, 2019

"St. Sebastian" by Emily Madeira Media Used: Mixed media, including watercolor, pencil, and gold acrylic. Time to complete: 1 week Interesting Fact: This piece is part of a larger series of Saint portraits that she is working on.   ...

Paintings created by artificial intelligence gain popularity, but pose questions on artistic value

Paintings created by artificial intelligence gain popularity, but pose questions on artistic value

Liam Umbs

September 13, 2019

At a Christie’s auction last October, a mathematical equation sold for $432,500, 45 times higher than its estimated value. The reason? The equation was the algorithm behind The Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, the first painting made by artificial intelligence (AI) to be featured at a high profile auction. Almost ...

NAHS art show inducts new members, displays work

NAHS art show inducts new members, displays work

Katherine Lombardi

May 10, 2019

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) held its annual art show and induction on Friday March 29, providing CHS student artists an opportunity to showcase work and receive recognition for their talents. The club inducted 27 new members and displayed over 100 art pieces. The show featured a variety...

NAHS inducts new members, showcases student artwork

NAHS inducts new members, showcases student artwork

Katherine Lombardi

April 8, 2019

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) held their annual art show and induction on Friday, March 29, providing student artists an opportunity to showcase work and receive recognition for their artistic talents. The show featured a variety of submissions, including paintings, sketchbooks, digital ar...

CHS photographers say their craft can be a form of art, just without the paintbrush

CHS photographers say their craft can be a form of art, just without the paintbrush

Liam Umbs

January 25, 2019

CHS is one of the most artistic high schools in Monmouth County. But even though artists of all types make up a large percentage of its student population, most don't immediately think of photography as an art form. In a survey of 115 CHS students, 47 percent said painting was the first form of art that ...

New charge for Met admission starts talk about the price of art

New charge for Met admission starts talk about the price of art

Samantha Skolnick

January 25, 2019

Family photos. A grandfather’s camera. A mother’s ring. Society deems these items priceless, along with notable works of art, not because of their worth, but because of their meaning. But what happens when the priceless becomes priced? The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, known for its...

Dancers define the role of art and beauty in sports

Dancers define the role of art and beauty in sports

Allie Beekman

November 21, 2018

There is one question dancers always dread, the one question where the answer is not “plié”: Is dance an art form or a sport? There are various arguments supporting both sides, and often dancers’ opinions seem to stick in the middle. Sophomore Fran McCaffrey of West Long Branch said she spends abo...

Small artists take the risk to share their art with help of crowdfunding

Small artists take the risk to share their art with help of crowdfunding

Isabel Lindsay

November 21, 2018

Crowdfunding is an easy online way to fund projects by taking in small investments from a large number of people. Recently, lesser-known artists have been using crowdfunding to raise money and disseminate their work.   Through popular crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe, supporter...

Modern art has more depth than meets the eye

Modern art has more depth than meets the eye

Rebecca Heath and Jacynth Apora

November 21, 2018

“Cold Steam” by Cy Twombly looks like chalk scribbles on a blackboard, no art techniques applied. At its core, society characterizes modern art as experimenting and abandoning tradition. In fact, the contemporary art of today is so wide-ranging and abstract that critics often debate its credibility. ...

Little correlation found between mental illness and creativity

Little correlation found between mental illness and creativity

Carla Vreeland

November 21, 2018

People often say that pain leads to great beauty, but does the same apply to art? Throughout history, scientists have researched the link between mental illness and creativity extensively, and people often generalize artists as having forms of emotional disorders. While this may be true for co...

The News of Communications High School
art