Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
Doors by catharina58
Hiroshige (1797-1858), Owl on a Maple Branch in the Full Moon, 1832.
Untitled (Breaking Free) by L’Uba Lauffová, 1996
Deborah Turbeville “Unseen Versailles”
Hillary Miles: “Life Support” 2012. Gouache on paper.
Who doesn’t love a space girl?
WOLF - Wood Burning by Norseman Arts.
“Has thou slain the Jabberwock?”
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By Daniel Danger~ more at tinymediaempire
Crayford Marshes, Erith, England. You haven’t heard of Erith, you say? Well, neither had I; which led me to Wikipedia and then the town website; where my worst suspicions were confirmed. Play Sherlock with me and add up the following deductive clues:
- There is no media of Erith accompanying the Wikipedia article. Every town has some image in wikimedia, even if it’s only a sad little car park with an oversized rubbish bin.
- The Wikipedia article repeatedly assures you that redevelopment is being planned! and the Brexley City Council is working very very hard towards said redevelopment! and the word significantly is used three times in the same paragraph. Very poor editing, that.
- The town’s website contains only three lines on its home page (brace yourself for the grammar): Erith is a town that people outside the area tend not to have heard of. It’s a place where only those in-the-know can correctly pronounce its name. However, Erith is a unique riverside town that has a proud past and a bright future. Welcome to the place we call ‘Earith.’ To hear the word being spoken, click HERE (**click** **link does not work**)
- The name Erith means ‘gravelly landing place’ or ‘muddy harbour’
I doubt you need further clues about the entrancing picturesqueness of the town called Erith; but I simply must leave the following image of the town’s proudest landmark. Sorry. It was too horrific not to share.
(pretty pic of the horses is from adrians_art flickr)
Somewhere in an enchanted forest in the county of Kent, southeast England. (andrewevans flickr)
A Yoga Sand Sculpture and Time-Lapse Video
Similar to a camera capturing multiple exposures in a single image, artist Katie Grinnan created this sculptural time-lapse of her body moving through a daily yoga routine using sand, plastic, and enamel. The end result is representative of both time and form as each split second is layered onto the last creating what is both a singular figure and many. Ginnan describes this as an exploration of “peripersonal” space. “Mirage focuses on the concept of peripersonal space, the space that your body encompasses at its most extended point in every direction, which describes the body’s potential boundary.”
Her work, in what had been a traditionally male field, was groundbreaking: static yet full of life, ascetic yet provocatively sensuous. She lived long enough to be recognized as a pioneer to several generations of artists, none of whom ever caught up to her, as she presented a sensibility instantly recognizable as her own.