Archive for March, 2008

Secondlife art exibitions – virtually free entry
March 27, 2008

I went to an art gallery an strolled about with the other denizens in secondlife, it was quite stimulating to have such a wide range of art in one place!

Rene Magritte- surrealist painter from Belgium, Rene Magritte created his first painting, The Lost Jockey, in 1926 and held his first exhibition in 1927. Dejected over the failure of this exhibition, he moved to Paris and befriended Andre Breton. He went on to become an active member of the Parisian surrealist group which included such talents as Man Ray, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, and Marcel Duchamp, to name a few.

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treason of image. i like this because it tell us about the process of abstract thinking and perception.

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la magie noire – this is just a cool image i hav’nt read into it i just like it’s face value.

Maxfield Parrish – [American Golden Age Illustrator, 1870-1966]
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Ecstasy- with its Parrish-blue” sky, heroine in graceful flowing robes, and subtel eroticism shows why its artist was the master illustrator of the late 19th century. The popularity of his female fugres, often posed on rocky outcroppings, ultimately caused Parrish to shift his focus to landscape themes, finding in them more room for experimentation.

Escher- relativity

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When you first look at [Escher’s painting] everything seems fine. But as you inspect it you suddenly realize that what you’re seeing is impossible…each section of the canvas is coherent but all those possible parts add up to an impossible whole. Escher’s work exposes the masterful fraud that our brains perpetuate upon us, the neural disaster that we call reality. < this is what someone wrote, i liked the lego version that went with it.

gustav klimt -tree of life

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i found some nice prints too!

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apparently this was inspired by klimt

this was just random

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Dulux Advert
March 27, 2008

I thought this advert is brilliantly composed, it speaks for itself, as does much audiovisual media.

it’s a nice witty narrative as it has a great use of pun, wordplay, double entendre, innuendo.

the advertising group is agency.com

they have been very clever within targeting housewives by using a soap opera style of scenario with a bit of juicy scandal, just what the modern mum likes as the trend goes…..

http://www.iabuk.net/media/images/Agency.com_Dulux_persona_case_study_405.pdf