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post #1321 of 1574
sorry if already posted ! just liked these ...

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post #1322 of 1574
The axe is neat.



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Infinity in Pleasing Objects


INFINITY, though of another kind, causes much of our pleasure in agreeable, as well as of our delight in sublime, images. The spring is the pleasantest of the seasons; and the young of most animals, though far from being completely fashioned, afford a more agreeable sensation than the full-grown; because the imagination is entertained with the promise of something more, and does not acquiesce in the present object of the sense. In unfinished sketches of drawing, I have often seen something which pleased me beyond the best finishing; and this I believe proceeds from the cause I have just now assigned.
post #1323 of 1574
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Giambologna's Samson slaying a Philistine (1550-52) at the V&A


And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand and took it and slew a thousand men therewith.



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Carved from just one block of marble, this sculpture is a good example of the multiple viewpoints seen in Giambologna’s work; the spiralling movement of the bodies means that there is no single viewpoint. This contrasts with the work of the slightly later sculpture of Bernini, whose monumental works almost invariably have only one viewpoint. Despite the fact that the marble is weathered from three centuries outdoors, Giambologna’s sensitive carving is still apparent.






This thread is Samson-approved.
post #1324 of 1574
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This contrasts with the work of the slightly later sculpture of Bernini, whose monumental works almost invariably have only one viewpoint.
WTF?
Has he never seen Apollo and Daphne? Or anything by Bernini?
Here is a simple (but good) summary of some major works on Bernini that make the opposite point (with actual examples): http://imdallavalle.blogspot.com/2009/03/berninis-commissions-at-villa-borghese.html
or you could just look at the works themselves.
Here is Apollo and Daphne
You have to approach it from multiple viewpoints for it to make sense.
post #1325 of 1574
I've been enjoying this thread anonymously for a while and thought
I'd post a recent acquisition.

I just got this up on the wall from a local guy. It's hard to see
in the picture but he makes intricate collages with a layer
of resin between each addition that creates a wonderful depth.
The composition seem to float on the panel. It's a nice size
30" x 48" and weights about 16 tons. The series (there are 5
panels in total) is entitled "Ghost Nets."

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post #1327 of 1574
This
I saw it at the Bienalle last year. The posters and "recipe book" are actually quite cool, but the centerpiece of the work is the three films. Linked is an excerpt from the first. I though the second and parts of the third were the most powerful. With minimal industriousness, you ought to be able to find all three. As a meta commentary, the fake movement has, in fact, come alive and is sort of active.
post #1328 of 1574
I hate most video art (and most multimedia stuff with performance elements). It's just performance art on video. I can only think of two artists who actually use video as a proper medium, but I know both of them, so perhaps there are others in other cities too.
post #1329 of 1574
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I hate most video art (and most multimedia stuff with performance elements). It's just performance art on video. I can only think of two artists who actually use video as a proper medium, but I know both of them, so perhaps there are others in other cities too.
The videos I linked to would not be possible as performance art (without a gazillion dollar budget and ability to have the audience present in multiple outdoor locations).
The real question is why is this at the bienalle rather than at a film festival. It is just a fictional film.
post #1330 of 1574
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The real question is why is this at the bienalle rather than at a film festival. It is just a fictional film.

For the same reason a wheel on a barstool is a sculpture and not a simple curiosity. Duchamp freed us from such questions and short films don't get the same type of attention that art does.
post #1331 of 1574
Art v. not-art is different than two categories of art.
In any event, I am guessing bartenara's films are shown in cinemas as well as art shows, just like the bienalle had lots of other videos so I shouldn't be complaining.
Also, the bianalle exhibition had many other objects created to give the illusion of a real movement besides just the films. One distinction is that the film pretends to be a documentary. To this day, the movement claims it is real and exists (which means it does). That is not generally true of other fictional films (e.g., Blair Witch project)
post #1332 of 1574
Which biennale btw?
post #1333 of 1574
Last summer in Venice
post #1334 of 1574
I figured, since you spend time in Italy. I've never been. I despise art fairs but I always thought that one would be cool. Did you see the runner on the tank?
post #1335 of 1574
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I figured, since you spend time in Italy. I've never been. I despise art fairs but I always thought that one would be cool. Did you see the runner on the tank?
I saw the tank with the treadmill but wasn't there when the runner was running. Inside the American pavilion was an awesome ATM-driven pipe organ. The ATM was functional and I have some pictures of me using it. Video with sound would have been cooler. In general though, the American pavilion wasn't so interesting.

re the Bianalle in general, we hadn't gone to Venice with that in mind, and I was not terribly interested in it. We tried to go on a Monday, got there and learned it was closed on Monday but looked at some of the installations we could get in to see and thought it was cool so went back. All I can say is that the experience was mind blowing. I have no interest in art fairs, and still don't, but this was incredible. There is plenty of not-interesting stuff, but the output of human creativity and thought was overwhelming (in the best sense). We may very well return next year even though I have no particular desire to return to Venice otherwise. I still haven't been to Naples but the if we are in Italy next summer, especially if we are with my older daughter who missed it last year, the Bianalle will be hard to pass up.
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