This exhibition is called Private and Confidential, the pieces are beautifully framed prints, that vibrate with luminous colour and luscious brush strokes, these seductive effects give a warm and enticing atmosphere to the imagery, but underneath is a certain and sudden shock as the mind realises the figurative imagery that challenges the imagination and beckons satire and paradox, and the cartoon, these seem to rent through the surface of appearances.....perhaps to comfort the knowing viewer wi... [more]
This week, I have got to that stage where I am in dire need of a brew. My trusty callus protector is doing a fine job but I have been denying myself breaks from drawing, which has lead to a sore hand that now resembles more of a claw.
Sometimes, I just get so involved in drawing and lose track of the time. When glancing at the clock, I think “just 5 more minutes, then I’ll take a break”. Inevitably, another hour passes and I tell myself the same thing, “just 5 minutes... [more]
Macri’s Pink Narrative. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd
“In the film Funny Face starring the exquisite Audrey Hepburn and the light-as-air Fred Astaire, the dynamic Kay Thompson in her role of fashion editor proclaims that it’s time to “Think Pink!” We are then treated to a frenzy of pink haute couture. Of all colours in western society …” [more]
Facing the Faces: the Facebook Self-portraits of Adamo Macri. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd
“Self-portraiture and painting are almost synonymous. Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein the Younger, Titian, Artemisia Gentileschi, Rembrandt, Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun, Francisco Goya, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edvard Munch, Emily Carr, Frida Kahlo, a legion of others: the walls of art galleries are heavy with images of artists w... [more]
Art of the Orifice: Adamo Macri’s Verboten. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd
“The human body has always been the source of pleasure and revulsion, at once the embodiment of ecstasy and excrement, delight and disgust, beauty and brutality, dream and nightmare. In his great satire Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift depends upon such antithesis in his portrayal of the admirable Houyhnhnms and Gulliver’s ensuing misanthropy. A... [more]
Cellular Excitement: An Appreciation of the Art of Adamo Macri. An essay by Kenneth Radu on the art of Adamo Macri. Downloadable document via Scribd
"In many of his drawings, photos, constructions and other pieces of art, Adamo Macri depicts various forms existing beneath the visible surfaces of the world, and the reality of secret miniscule life teeming in obscure places. He explores, or imagines, acts of creation from the fundamental cellular level of existence to the intangible world of states... [more]
Con el lema: “Museos para una sociedad sostenible”, se presenta el Día Internacional de los Museos de 2015.
El objetivo del Día Internacional de los Museos es sensibilizar al público sobre el hecho de que “Los museos son un medio importante para los intercambios culturales, el enriquecimiento de culturas, el avance del entendimiento mutuo, la cooperación y la paz entre los pueblos (ICOM)”.
Se celebra cada año el 18 de mayo o al... [more]
Los resultados de la aplicación de los conceptos de la razón o proporción áurea, nos lleva a localizar el punto Phi, en donde, artísticamente, se concentra el clímax de una obra musical, la belleza de una obra pictórica, arquitectónica o de una fotografía, y en general, a optimizar el resultado de la obra creada por el hombre, por la naturaleza o presente en cosas que aparecen de forma espontánea e incontrolable. El Ri... [more]
En 2015 se celebra el IV Centenario de la publicación de la 2ª Parte de la novela universal Don Quijote de la Mancha, por Don Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra. la Obra "Magnetismo Manchego", es un homenaje a este acontecimiento histórico.
En el Rivismo, las historias vividas, las experiencias acumuladas y los testigos, aunque sean mudos, representan la filosofía y la estructura para expresar y plasmar artísticamente los sentimientos en el ámbit... [more]
Cuando se componen textos cuyo objetivo es el de captar la atención y contener lo más relevante para que de esa forma se concentre y optimice su contenido, no hay mejor opción, que recurrir a un grupo reducido de palabras, que constituyen la estructura base para desarrollar y lanzar cualquier idea o proyecto.
A partir de esta selección textual, será posible desarrollar cualquier proyecto con la garantía de no dejar nada en el tintero, porque con estas pala... [more]
When contemplating the multiplicity of nature, 2012 Ad Herzel
In many ways it does not make sense that I am a visual artist. My first love was literature and writing and I do not seem to find comfort in my contemplation of the creations of other Visual artist's in the same way I do from writing and poetry. This may be due to the way I engage with the different Arts. Poetry and literature have always been plays and immersions into struggle, as well as haven's from struggle. I read t... [more]
The exhibition celebrating the work and inspirations of French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier is now open at the National Gallery of Victoria.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk explores the creative development of one of the world’s most influential designers.
Throughout his career, which spans more than 40 years, Gaultier has been obsessed and influenced by all facets of popular culture. The exhibition tracks the growth of his identity as a designer and... [more]
Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids is a vibrant exhibition created by Sydney-based fashion designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett now showing at The National Gallery of Victoria.
You’re standing in the foyer of the NGV. Head through one door, and you’ll immerse yourself in the world of French designer Jean Paul Gaultier; an adult playground where invention and freedom of expression is celebrated.
Through another portal you’ll enter the realm of two different f... [more]
Many thanks to Photo District News online for their news coverage about the recent portraiture work I did during SXSW !
Austin, Texas-based contemporary art photographer Susan Scafati recently shot portraits during South by Southwest (SXSW) — the annual music, ﬁlm, and interactive festival — from her hometown neighborhood in Austin, Texas. “This is one of my favorite experiences in Austin,” Scafati says. Scafati is drawn to the way that the city transforms itself into a mecca of fes... [more]
The National Gallery of Victoria is inviting aspiring detectives to solve mysteries in fashion.
Danielle Whitfield, assistant curator of Australian fashion and textiles at the NGV, has put together an exhibition that contains mysteries worthy of a detective novel. Fashion Detective showcases more than 70 unattributed 19th-century garments and accessories from the NGV’s collection. It groups them into cases to be examined and encourages audiences to use their problem-solving skills while seeing the... [more]