Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 07:28 AM - Art/Design
I just found this site this morning: damn! I love this piece. I am glad I saw it before I kept painting over antique photos.He has another image called Partridge , that I would love to own.
It has a bird in it... surprise!
See his site: Chris Buzelli
Added: So, my man, who happens to be in Bulgaria at the moment, just called me and gave me crap about thinking I couldn't paint over old photos anymore... I never said that, I just said that I have done it, a simular idea (giving them kind of a new head), and I was glad I had seen these.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 10:14 AM - General
The weekend saw the start of Lille 3000 with a parade down Rue Faidherbe where we have elephants at the moment standing guard. I scanned this photo from the paper, that is why it might look a little strange. I saw almost nothing on the night, and in fact we left after an hour, but we did see some interesting exhibitions at the Tripostal and Le Fresnoy. We also bought a season pass, so we can go back whenever we want, plus see some new things too.
illustration friday: trouble
Monday, October 9, 2006, 08:21 PM - Animals, Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
I saw a panda smoking something (perhaps bamboo, he looked damn guilty that's for sure!), I've seen naughty children... I was wondering what was eventually going to pop into my head. Of course a monkey at first, but then, we have those cheeky cockatoos from Australia, that I miss seeing... they are definately trouble. I took two photos tonight, as it shows everything, they both have nice qualities.
Speaking of birds, on All In The Mind this week, they had an interesting program about birds and their ability to learn. Seems "bird brain" cannot apply here. Really interesting.
Araki in Charleroi
Monday, October 9, 2006, 07:43 PM - Art/Design
On the weekend we went to Le Musée Photographie de Charleroi in Belgium. They had the above image, as you can see, it has been vandalised (there is not only the paint, but perhaps you can see it is a little burnt on the right knee). Sadly I found nothing about this exhibition and the reaction against it in English, so here you are in French:
Photographie: cocktails molotov contre un nu du Japonais Araki à Charleroi
BRUXELLES (AFP) - Plusieurs cocktails molotov ont été lancés ce week-end sur la façade du Musée de la photographie de Charleroi (sud de la Belgique), où est accroché depuis une dizaine de jours un grand nu du célèbre photographe japonais Nobuyoshi Araki, a indiqué lundi la direction du musée.
Les "deux ou trois" cocktails molotov, probablement lancés dans la nuit de dimanche à lundi, n'ont occasionné que peu de dégâts, la grande toile tendue sur la façade n'ayant pas pris feu, a expliqué la porte-parole du musée, Cécile Druart, en précisant qu'une plainte avait été déposée.
La photographie visée représente une Japonaise nue, le sexe caché par des plumes, les bras gantés et les jambes gainées de bas noirs. Selon la porte-parole, depuis son ouverture, la rétrospective Araki a suscité des protestations de gens "outrés" par le sujet abordé par le photographe, connu pour ses nus sulfureux.
"Des personnes ont dit que c'était honteux et un homme a promis de +casser la gueule+ au directeur", a ajouté Mme Druart.
"On ne peut que s'indigner d'un tel extrémisme qui s'en prend aux images comme dans les pires théocraties", a déclaré dans un communiqué le directeur du musée, Xavier Canonne.
Le responsable estime également "déplorable" que d'autres photographies placardées ces dernières années sur le musée "n'aient pas suscité une telle indignation".
"La guerre, la misère, les mines antipersonnel seraient-elles plus acceptables au XXIème siècle que la représentation d'un corps de femme?", s'interroge M. Canonne dans ce communiqué.
"Il n'est pas question de se laisser impressionner, de céder à la menace et de retirer cette affiche", a-t-il ajouté.
Here is also a little news clip about it on You Tube . The funny, or not so funny thing about this is it seems the last exhibition on at the gallery was about war, dead children, very graphic... seems that was an ok topic to exhibit. Noone batted an eye at the image outside for that one. She has feathers covering her parts anyway, you can't see anything! I don't particularly like all of Araki's work, but it was an interesting exhibition in general.
HZ-06 finally arrived!
Friday, October 6, 2006, 06:16 PM - Music/Books/Film, Art/Design, Illustration, French
After the first disappeared, I finally received my Howiezine No.6. It is a really nice object. To look at the PDF on-line does it almost no justice. It is definately a 3D object. I am really impressed. I am definately signed up to do No.9 Myths and Legends, I plan to make a screen print, and hopefully have it in my hands when we go to Canada, so I can send it when I get there. We see. Making 40 odd copies of something by hand is not too bad sometimes, if you need to do it.
I just watched Train De Vie by Radu Mihaileanu. Yes, it is an old film, and I just watched it in it's original version, no subtitles, as this DVD (which must be old as well) didn't even give you the option to have subtitles for the hearing impared. I gasped at the ending, involuntarily, but get the idea, although I probably didn't understand all the dialogue. I did something useful today for my French.