Art and literature are two of the most closely intertwined creative forms. As Leonardo da Vinci once said: “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
Alfred Freddy Krupa – born, 1971 – a dramatic, interesting and unpredictable artist. His first art lesson was with his grandfather, Alfred Krupa (Alfred Joseph Krupa, 1915– 1989), a Silesian Pole and a graduate of Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. Alfred Krupa Sr. was a Polish defender in World War II and found himself in […]
Ephemeral art has such a lusty appeal as a result of its short lifespan. Many will grasp at it while they watch it dissipate and crumble in their fingertips. It comes in many different mediums with many different intentions — the allure only growing when being captivated by a particular artist or meditative practice.
What is a hoax, and when does it cross the line between legitimate satire and a deliberate attempt to capitalize upon, or sway public opinion by, a piece of manufactured evidence which the creator knows to be fictitious?
Finally, “just do it”; but, don’t expect a reward, recognition or even a “thank you”. It’s a funny thing about human nature in resenting help: perceived charity is hard to swallow. Sometimes you stand alone – it’s okay.
…When viewed from head-on, her vases do appear to have a two-dimensional quality; when seen from the side, they are clearly three-dimensional…. “[It’s] almost like I’m cutting objects out of a painting and propping them up and forcing them into a 3D space,” Owen says.
… a fairly resolute statement of Johan will constitute the final words in this portrayal of his art: “Actually it’s quite prosaic: it is a hard damn work, for several years, where I feel that there is a line which starts at one point and which will continue as long as it continues. Quite simply!”
Belfast is a city with a rich history and a turbulent political past with tensions still existing to this day. All of this has contributed to a thriving art scene and today the city is experiencing a rebirth becoming a hub for culture, technology and innovation all while never forgetting its past. Here are 6 must sees that are sure to make your visit one to remember.
The old saying goes that every picture tells a story, and iconic sixties essayist Joan Didion justified our desire for narrative with her insistence that “we tell ourselves stories in order to live”.
“I hear the pictures before I see them, then I smell them. I hear the picture in a continuous time loop”, says Sharmaine Thérèsa Pretorius, a South African artist based in Oman.
For Sharmaine, also known by her pen name Ilza, art is a representation of holographic memories downloaded from the spiritual realm into a tapestry of multi-layered drawings containing puzzles, musical composition and maps.