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JACKSON POLLOCK

Friday, 15 April 2016 18:51:49 Europe/London

 

JACKSON POLLOCK BIOGRAPHY

Painter (1912–1956) Famous 20th century artist Jackson Pollock revolutionized the world of modern art with his unique abstract painting techniques. “It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.”

 

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CONCORDE INSPIRED

Monday, 25 January 2016 14:06:19 Europe/London

CONCORDE INSPIRED

This new piece of wall art is a combination of a section of up-cycled aeroplane fuselage with three differing fused class art panels installed in the window apertures.

The section has been polished revealing the construction highlighted by lines of rivets used to attach the skin of the plane to the airframe.

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Ai Weiwei

Sunday, 20 September 2015 18:30:04 Europe/London

 

AI WEIWEI

 

Eight enormous trees created by Ai Weiwei – each around seven metres tall, clustered around a marble couch – have been installed in the Royal Academy's courtyard. Ai Weiwei began his ‘Tree’ series in 2009, and the RA’s eight-part work is the largest to date. This installation was crowd-funded through Kickstarter, where 1,319 backers pledged £123,577 to help bring the project to life. This timelapse video shows the vast job of assembling the individual trees in the courtyard. Find out more about the Royal Academy's Ai Weiwei exhibition and book tickets here: royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/ai-weiwei

TIMELAPSE: Installing Ai Weiwei's 'Trees'  YOUTUBE link https://youtu.be/bDjjAkr96dU

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Tibor Reich

Sunday, 28 June 2015 13:50:30 Europe/London

TIBOR REICH

 

Tibor Reich was one of Britain’s pioneering post-war textile designers, who brought modernity into British textiles. His company, Tibor Ltd., made its name by providing cutting-edge designs that were popular with both the public and major businesses.


AGE OF KINGS

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 Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama (草間 彌生 or 弥 Kusama Yayoi) is a Japanese artist and writer who was born on 22 March 1929. Throughout her career she has worked in a wide variety of media, including painting, collage, sculpture, performance art, and environmental installations, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychedelic colours, repetition and pattern. A precursor of the pop contemporaries such as Andy Warhol and Class Oldenburg. Although largely forgotten after departing the New York art scene in the early 1970s. Kusama is now acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, and an important voice of the Avant-Garde.

One of the highlights of her recent Yayoi Kusama Exhibitions is the Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life, which is Kusama’s latest and largest Infinity Mirror Room to date.

Yayoi Kusama

The walls and ceiling of the room are mirrored, and the floor features a shallow pool of water. Visitors walk through the room on a walkway made of mirrored tiles. Hanging from the ceiling are hundreds of small, round LED lights that flash on and off in different colour configurations. The pinpricks of light in the otherwise darkened room appear to reflect endlessly in the mirrors, giving the viewer the experience of being in an apparently endless space, broken only by points of light in the darkness.

Yayoi Kusama

The Infinity Mirror Rooms can be seen as the expression of Kusama’s interest in infinite, endless vision, something that can also be seen in the ‘all-over’ quality of her earlier work in painting, sculpture and installation.  The nets covering Kusama’s Infinity Net paintings repeat across the surface of the paintings, suggesting an endless lattice. The scale of the largest of these paintings is visible in an off cut measuring almost ten metres wide. Even in the early 1960s when she first exhibited these works Kusama was keen that they should overwhelm the viewer’s visual field.

Yayoi Kusama Studio Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life 2011

© Yayoi Kusama/Yayoi Kusama Studio, Inc

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AEROPLANE NOSE ART

Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:45:30 Europe/London

AEROPLANE NOSE ART

Nose Art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of a military aircraft, usually painted on the front fuselage, and has been described as a form of aircraft graffiti. While first applied for practical reasons of identifying friendly units, the practice evolved to express the individuality often constrained by the uniformity of the military, to evoke memories of home and peacetime life, and as a kind of psychological protection against the stresses of war and the probability of death. The appeal, in part, came from nose art not being officially approved, even when the regulations against it were not enforced. Because of its individual and unofficial nature, it is considered folk art, inseparable from work as well as representative of a group. It can also be compared to sophisticated graffiti. In both cases, the artist is often anonymous, and the art itself is ephemeral. In addition, it relies on materials immediately available. Nose art is largely a military tradition, but civilian airliners operated by the Virgin feature "Virgin Girls" on the nose as part of their livery.

In a broad sense, the tail art of several airlines such as the Eskimo of Alaska Airlines can be called "nose art", as are the tail markings of present-day U.S. Navy squadrons. There were exceptions, including the VIII Bomber Command 301st Bomb Group B-17F "Whizzer", which had its girl-riding-a-bomb on the dorsal fin.

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Flying Tigers P 40C 3rd Pursuit Sq., (Hells Angels) AVG NOSE ART

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:22:05 Europe/London

Flying Tigers P 40C 3rd Pursuit Sq., (Hells Angels) AVG

This nose art panel has been created using an up-cycled aluminium section of aircraft fuselage. The design is based on that used on the Flying Tigers, P 40C fighter aircraft of the 3rd Pursuit Squadron (Hells Angels) AVG. These aircraft went into action over Burma on 20 December 1941. Over the next six months, the AVG claimed - and was paid for – 294 Japanese aircraft downed. This total is somewhat controversial, but the debate over its accuracy perhaps misses the point - the AVG gave Americans pride and hope amid the tears and fears of early 1942.

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HISTORY OF SWEDISH RAG RUGS

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 17:30:04 Europe/London

 

HISTORY OF SWEDISH RAG RUGS

What is a "trasmatta"?

A "trasmatta" is a traditional Swedish rag rug, hand woven on a floor loom using strips of recycled cloth.

 

Vintage Swedish Rag Rug ~ BENONIA ~ Wall Art

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:14:34 Europe/London

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First post!

Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:08:30 Europe/London

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