holidayclubrecordings.co.uk - Art/Design http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog-tags/artdesign en American Gothic and its models http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/american-gothic-and-its-models <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/American%20Gothic%20with%20its%20models%20via%20allthemountains.blogspot.com_.jpeg" width="600" height="448" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>I love this, Grant Wood's American Gothic with the two models that posed for it.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/artdesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Art/Design</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-01-08T14:45:00+00:00">Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 14:45</span></div></div></div> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:40:50 +0000 holidayclub 342 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/american-gothic-and-its-models#comments Karel Appel painting http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/karel-appel-painting <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/appel.jpeg" width="610" height="401" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>I love this video of Karel Appel in action, the process is really reflected in the finnished work.</p> <p class="video-wrapper"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/E1S1uOUG48w" frameborder="0" width="420" height="315"></iframe></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/artdesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Art/Design</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/blog-tags/film" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Film</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-12-18T09:45:00+00:00">Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 09:45</span></div></div></div> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:52:56 +0000 holidayclub 341 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/karel-appel-painting#comments Art Thoughtz with Hennessy Youngman http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/art-thoughtz-hennessy-youngman <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/HennessyYoungman.jpeg" width="640" height="480" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Post-Structuralism</p> <p class="video-wrapper"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/N0NIs1fOkQg" frameborder="0" width="420" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>Beuys-z</p> <p class="video-wrapper"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Wcu60--J99w" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>On Beauty</p> <p class="video-wrapper"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xkSG9wrFPCQ" frameborder="0" width="420" height="315"></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/HennesyYoungman">Enjoy them all</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/artdesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Art/Design</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-11-27T11:45:00+00:00">Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 11:45</span></div></div></div> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 17:18:46 +0000 holidayclub 338 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/art-thoughtz-hennessy-youngman#comments Ed Harris - Pollock http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/ed-harris-pollock <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/Pollock3D.jpeg" width="518" height="325" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Ed Harris' film 'Pollock' is a fascinating insight into the painter. Plus, it's on Netflix!</p> <p> </p> <p class="video-wrapper"> <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/z0xiovbDML0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/artdesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Art/Design</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/blog-tags/film" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Film</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-11-20T09:45:00+00:00">Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 09:45</span></div></div></div> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:46:26 +0000 holidayclub 336 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/ed-harris-pollock#comments The Pre-Raphaeilites http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/pre-raphaeilites <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/John_Everett_Millais_-_Isabella.jpeg" width="3543" height="2500" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (also known as the Pre-Raphaelites) was a group of English painters, poets, and critics, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The three founders were soon joined by William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens and Thomas Woolner to form a seven-member "brotherhood".</p> <p>The Brotherhood's early doctrines were expressed in four declarations:<br /><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">- To have genuine ideas to express<br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">- To study Nature attentively, so as to know how to express them<br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">- To sympathise with what is direct and serious and heartfelt in previous art, to the exclusion of what is conventional and self-parodying and learned by rote<br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">- Most indispensable of all, to produce thoroughly good pictures and statues</span></p> <p>These principles are deliberately non-dogmatic, since the Brotherhood wished to emphasise the personal responsibility of individual artists to determine their own ideas and methods of depiction.</p> <p>Although the young would-be art revolutionaries never published a manifesto, their works and memoirs show that having read Ruskin's praise of the artist as prophet, they hoped to create an art suitable for the modern age by:<br /><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">- Testing and defying all conventions of art; for example, if the Royal Academy schools taught art students to compose paintings with (a) pyramidal groupings of figures, (b) one major source of light at one side matched by a lesser one on the opposite, and (c) an emphasis on rich shadow and tone at the expense of color, the PRB with brilliant perversity painted bright-colored, evenly lit pictures that appeared almost flat.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">- The PRB also emphasized precise, almost photographic representation of even humble objects, particularly those in the immediate foreground (which were traditionally left blurred or in shade) --thus violating conventional views of both proper style and subject.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">- Following Ruskin, they attempted to transform the resultant hard-edge realism (created by 1 and 2) by combining it with typological symbolism. At their most successful, the PRB produced a magic or symbolic realism, often using devices found in the poetry of Tennyson and Browning.</span><span style="line-height: 1.538em;"> <br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">- Believing that the arts were closely allied, the PRB encouraged artists and writers to practice each other's art, though only D.G. Rossetti did so with particular success.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">- Looking for new subjects, they drew upon Shakespeare, Keats, and Tennyson.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">Curator's from Tate Britain's show talking about 2 works:</span></p> <div class="video-wrapper"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-LgtilBrA4g" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> <div> </div> <div class="video-wrapper"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uc2xgyjxKHg" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> <div> </div> <div><img src="http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/N/N03/N03584_10.jpg" width="400" height="243" /></div> <p>Above: Sir John Everett Millais - Christ in the House of His Parents ('The Carpenter's Shop') 1849-50</p> <p> </p> <div><img src="http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/N/N01/N01279_9.jpg" width="400" height="519" /></div> <p>Above: Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Beata Beatrix</p> <p> </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/artdesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Art/Design</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-11-21T11:30:00+00:00">Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 11:30</span></div></div></div> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:17:32 +0000 holidayclub 335 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/pre-raphaeilites#comments Ai Wei Wei does Gangnam Style protest video http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/ai-wei-wei-does-gangnam-style-protest-video <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/Screen%20shot%202012-11-16%20at%2011.45.29.png" width="1920" height="1080" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Ai Wei Wei has done a Gangnam Style video with subtle protest against Chinese sensorship. The video was quickly removed from all Chinese websites.</p> <p> </p> <p class="video-wrapper"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/e_2zcdNWOeE" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>Full Video:</p> <p class="video-wrapper"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/n281GWfT1E8" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p>Anish Kapoor has organised a mass Gangnam Style parody to support Ai.</p> <p> </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/artdesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Art/Design</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-11-16T11:45:00+00:00">Friday, November 16, 2012 - 11:45</span></div></div></div> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:46:14 +0000 holidayclub 333 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/ai-wei-wei-does-gangnam-style-protest-video#comments The Shadow of Death - William Holman Hunt http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/shadow-death-william-holman-hunt <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/William_holman_hunt-the_shadow_of_death.jpeg" width="944" height="1200" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Apologies for the over saturation of pre-raphaelites recently, but here's a picture from the show at Tate Britain which I picked out on a quick whizz round the gallery. </p> <p>The Shadow of Death is a religious painting by William Holman Hunt, on which he worked from 1870 to 1873, during his second trip to the Holy Land. It depicts Jesus as a young man prior to his ministry, working as a carpenter. He is shown stretching his arms after sawing wood. The shadow of his outstretched arms falls on a wooden spar on which carpentry tools hang, creating a "shadow of death" prefiguring the crucifixion. His mother Mary is depicted from behind, gazing up at the shadow, having been looking into a box in which she has kept the gifts given by the Magi.</p> <p> </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/artdesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Art/Design</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-09-19T12:45:00+01:00">Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 12:45</span></div></div></div> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:40:04 +0000 holidayclub 325 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/shadow-death-william-holman-hunt#comments Dante Gabriel Rossetti http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/dante-gabriel-rossetti <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/Dante%20Gabriel%20Rossetti%20-%20Aurelia.jpeg" width="528" height="640" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Currently hanging in the 'pre-raphaelites' show in Tate Britain you'll see the above painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, a man who was also a talented poet and translator. </p> <p><strong>"Upon a day, came Sorrow in to me"<br /></strong><em>by Dante Alighieri (Translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti)</em></p> <p>on the 9th of June 1290</p> <p>Upon a day, came Sorrow in to me,<br />Saying, ‘I’ve come to stay with thee a while’;<br />And I perceived that she had ushered Bile<br />And Pain into my house for company.<br />Wherefore I said, ‘Go forth – away with thee!’<br />But like a Greek she answered, full of guile,<br />And went on arguing in an easy style.<br />Then, looking, I saw Love come silently,<br />Habited in black raiment, smooth and new,<br />Having a black hat set upon his hair;<br />And certainly the tears he shed were true.<br />So that I asked, ‘What ails thee, trifler?’<br />Answering, he said: ‘A grief to be gone through;<br />For our own lady’s dying, brother dear.’</p> <p> </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/artdesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Art/Design</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-09-18T13:45:00+01:00">Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 13:45</span></div></div></div> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:39:44 +0000 holidayclub 324 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/dante-gabriel-rossetti#comments Tania Bruguera http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/tania-bruguera <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/tania-bruguera.jpeg" width="431" height="324" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Today I've been listening to quite a lot of podcasts and interviews of Tania Bruguera, a cuban born performance artist, she is the founder and director of Arte de Conducta (behavior art) which is very interesting once you start reading about it. Here's some links:</p> <p><a href="http://badatsports.com/2011/episode-289-tania-bruguera/">Interview for badatsports.com</a></p> <p class="video-wrapper"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/x7L1s_GWn3o" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p class="video-wrapper"> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rvLURs5uRdo" frameborder="0" width="420" height="315"></iframe></p> <p> </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/artdesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Art/Design</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-08-16T16:00:00+01:00">Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 16:00</span></div></div></div> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:20:37 +0000 holidayclub 315 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/tania-bruguera#comments Classic design - the Barcelona chair http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/classic-design-barcelona-chair <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/barcelona-chair-original-classic-588x372.jpeg" width="588" height="372" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Designed by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Mies_van_der_Rohe">Ludwig Mies van der Rohe</a> in 1929, the Barcelona chair was designed for the Spanish Royalty to oversee the opening ceremonies of the exhibition and described by Time magazine as inhabiting "his sumptuous German pavillion." The form is thought to be extrapolated from Roman folding chairs known as Curule seat - upholstered stools used by Roman aristocracy. And despite the industrial appearance the Barcelona chair requires much hand craftsmanship.</p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona_chair">More info</a></p> <p> </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/artdesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Art/Design</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-07-12T11:15:00+01:00">Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 11:15</span></div></div></div> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:16:01 +0000 holidayclub 305 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/classic-design-barcelona-chair#comments