segunda-feira, 19 de abril de 2010

Damien Hirst

"The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Somebody Living " ( 1991 )

I have something to say about this Damien Hirst’s work.

Initially I thought it was definitely awful because of the dead shark suspended in the tank, but the true is that every time we visit a Natural History Museum we also find sharks and many other species of animals dead and embalmed.

When we keep away the idea of the using of a living being and pay attention to the work itself and its message, we understand that is incredibly fantastic, real and shocking. We can easily get its meaning: the fear of death. It’s awesome how he represents this fear using the image of a shark. The analogy is perfect: an ugly and giant animal with a powerful strength, kept inside of a limited space, our mind.

sábado, 17 de abril de 2010

Henry Moore Drawings

Henry Moore Sculptures

How did he create objects as if they could only have been the result of natural processes over millions of years?

His work is amazing. Effectively, Henry Moore’s sculptures seem to be created by Mother Nature. Its relation with surrounding space is incredibly perfect and harmonious, and its shapes are extremely beautiful.

William Blake, the " Glorious Luminary"

" The Song of Los"

" Ancient of days"
William Blake‘s work is extraordinary. Each one of his paintings is profoundly rich in meaning. Sometimes considered mad, he was very singular and expressive. His work shocked some conventional ideas in the 18th century. Somehow he can be compared with Banksy and his transgression.

quinta-feira, 15 de abril de 2010

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

University of Birmingham

" Head of a Dongon Mask"
( modelled plaster )

" Vulcan"
Central Square - Newcastle

I would like to make reference to Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, one of the members that founded the movement of the Independent Group in Britain. Despite starting his career working with collages in the mid-1950s influenced by American mass media and populist art, there was a great evolution in his work. He had become a wider artist, particularly in sculpture, creating his own view about things. He highlights future, science, research, knowledge and change. “Faraday” has over five metres high and was a gift to the University to mark its Centenary.

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