terça-feira, 9 de março de 2010

One & Other Project

Art is somehow the way you express your own feelings, the way you get in touch with the others and especially with yourself. That moment is precisely the special moment you are making art, the moment you are dealing profoundly with yourself, the moment of reflexion, and the way you feel you can express it to get it known by the others or not . That is why everyone can somehow make a moment of art in their own life. You just have to explore your creativeness and keep in touch with yourself and what you are feeling about and then you find it… art.

And that’s why Antony Gormley is my favourite. I like the way he uses the human being form to express his own fears, doubts, thoughts, visions, his relations with the others, and particularly with himself and his identity. This is also what I feel about the project “One & Other”. I believe Antony Gormley actually wanted to give an opportunity to other people to express themselves, to let their feelings flourish and the result was simply unforgettable.

I do believe the purest way of making art is that in which the artist creates the simplest forms, and things are deeply profound and spontaneous.

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sábado, 6 de março de 2010

Antony Gormley Sculptures

What I most like in Antony Gormley sculptures is that he works essentially with the human being form, its positions and relations with others and spaces. He is very simple but at the same time very objective. There is a message in each one of his works that surely has a strong meaning or at least I feel it that way. I really like a lot this one called "Witness". The man sitting, his head on the flexed knees and both arms crossed. The position of reflection. Is he the only witness of his reflection?

Angel of the North

I really really love this work! Antony Gormley is absolutely fantastic! I think is awesome such a simple structure can produce a magnificent illusion in surrounding space. The straight lines can effectively create the idea of someone's presence. I can even imagine its strength.. . One day I will certainly visit Newcastle to see and feel this Angel of Iron.

segunda-feira, 1 de março de 2010

José Malhoa

" Os Bêbados " ( The Drunks ),1907

" O Fado ", 1910
José Malhoa was a portuguese naturalist painter from 19th century. Details are the main point of his work like both paintings in which scenes are so extraordinarily real. I would like to mention the tie's detail in the man who is playing guitar and the woman who is loosing her shoe in " O Fado".