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A 3D Exploration of Picasso’s Guernica

“Guernica” is the title of the painting by Pablo Picasso, depicting the Nazi bombing of Guernica, Spain, in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War, in which roughly 1600 people were killed.

Follow the link below to watch the video by German artist Lena Gieseke. “A 3D Exploration of Picasso’s Guernica  was her thesis at University of Georgia, where she achieved a Master in 3D Computer Animation.

At first, I felt that 3D exploration defeated the whole purpose of a cubist painting, however, after watching it again, I’ve changed my mind. I feel it provides an opportunity to view the painting from a unique perspective, revealing aspects that would normally stay hidden. If you watch it and don’t like the idea of cubism in 3D, then I suggest you check out some cubist sculpture. 

Check it out.



Matt Stuart
June 19, 2008, 2:42 pm
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Matt Stuart is one of the best photogrpahers I’ve come across in a whle. Not because his pictures are particularly amazing, but because of his attention to detail and his great eye for the little things.

It’s as though he shoots pictures of things that don’t really exist, as you can see from the picture above. He has a great ability for shooting things from the most interesting perspectives.

He tries to present life in a unique perspective and when you look at his work you know it’s an honest and genuine moment. You can’t help but wonder how many more pictures he seen in his mind’s eye but didn’t snap. I’m sure we’re missing out on alot of beautiful moments.

Check out Matt Stuart here.

 



Inner City Snail
June 13, 2008, 1:49 pm
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From London artist, Slinkachu, comes this ‘slow-moving street art project’ titled “Inner City Snail”.

Along with pictures of Slinkachu’s other street art projects over the last two years, including “Little People”, a series of tiny handpainted people, left all around London’s streets, “Inner City Snail” will soon be pulbished in a book called “Little People in the City – The Street Art of Slinkachu”. It will be published through Boxtree on 5th of September. And it’s only a tenner. Can’t grumble there.

Inner City Snail.  



Ciara Phelan
June 12, 2008, 4:48 pm
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Great projects from artist Ciara Phelan, including this screen-printed t-shirt project in response to global warming, promoting hand-washing over hot washing.

This comes as a series of screen-printed t-shirts with cotton instruction bags. If you wash them at 40 degrees (hot wash) the print runs away leaving only the tree stalks. If you hand wash (cold wash) the print is preserved and you still see the lovely trees.

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Global Warming



James Houston
June 12, 2008, 3:31 pm
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Does anyone remember Radiohead had an online contest to remix “Nude” from their album “In Rainbows”? Well a few days ago I came across probably the most amazing effort, which unfortunately, was too late to enter.

This piece of genius comes from a guy called James Houston, who graduated from the Glasgow School of Art’s visual communication course. Using an Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer, a Sinclair ZX Spectrum, an HP Scanjet 3c, and an array of hard drives as his bizarre instruments, he created a piece of work titled “Big Ideas: Don’t Get Any”, in running with the lyrical content and alternative title for the Radiohead track.

Not only has the music turned out to be absolutely brilliant, but the video, in a sort of vintage, old film reel style, showing all of his weird instruments doing their bit, is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Big Ideas (Don’t Get Any)   



Face Your Pockets
June 12, 2008, 2:57 pm
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I’m not quite sure how old this project is, but it’s definately worth a lookie, if not only to waste time whilst you should be working. I bet there’ll be one person who takes the link from here and goes through every picture, just to see what the person with the condom in their pocket looks like, should there be one.

Basically, a bunch of people emptied the contents of their pockets/bags on to a scanner, then smushed their faces up against it, pressed the start button and kablaam! Apparently, you have yourself a piece of art.

The project of two Russian ‘artists’, Timur Akhmetov and Yulia Yakushova.

Face Your Pockets