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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    Joseph Turner

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    Vincent Van Gogh
    I know this painting is overexposed, but I don't care. I've always liked the story behind it. If I remember right, Van Gogh painted it while convalescing (if you want to call it that) at the asylum in St Rémy, near Arles. The period was productive for him, and he painted about 150 pieces. He liked to work outside, in view of the landscapes he was painting. But after a particularly bad bout of depression, he was confined to the asylum. He painted Starry Night during this confinement, doing it from memory and from his imagination.

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  2. pickpackpockpuck

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    "It was while gliding through these latter waters that one serene and moonlight night, when all the waves rolled by like scrolls of silver; and, by their soft, suffusing seethings, made what seemed a silvery silence, not a solitude: on such a silent night a silvery jet was seen far in advance of the white bubbles at the bow. Lit up by the moon, it looked celestial; seemed some plumed and glittering god uprising from the sea."

    "There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath; like those fabled undulations of the Ephesian sod over the buried Evangelist St. John. And meet it is, that over these sea-pastures, wide-rolling watery prairies and Potter's Fields of all four continents, the waves should rise and fall, and ebb and flow unceasingly; for here, millions of mixed shades and shadows, drowned dreams, somnambulisms, reveries; all that we call lives and souls, lie dreaming, dreaming, still; tossing like slumberers in their beds; the ever-rolling waves but made so by their restlessness."

    from Moby Dick
     
  3. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    I've always liked Whistler's nocturnal stuff

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  4. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    haha, had my fair of abysmal papers, glad it didn't spoil the painting though


    Here's something totally different, Yuichi Yokoyama creates what you could call experimental mangas, he's mostly interested in depicting mundane activities in very aggressive and dynamic ways, wordless characters all looking very antagonistic and menacing towards each other while accomplishing these activities, there's also entire books centered around unexplained fights taking places in random locales (dining room, public library...)

    A big chunk of his work is also dedicated to the subject of massive, unfathomable, often unmanned landscaping machines creating enigmatic terrains and structures for purposes that remain unclear, it's like looking at alien public works that obey to a completely hermetic logic


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    a regular commute

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    library fight

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    the sound of astroturf rolling

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    Cycling, arguably the most photogenic sport out there, where it's not enough to just be good, you must also look good.


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  6. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    I look comically hunched on my bike, I should probably buy a bigger one instead of more suede boots.


    Also, I can actually edit the thread title so you may suggest away ! Although I'm now tempted to keep it like it is.
     
  7. BreezyBirch

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    keep us in anticipation, but never change the title
     
  8. pickpackpockpuck

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    Sean Noyce (cool painter I know. look him up.)

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    have you commented on that ? i'm hoping your name is Jonny West
     
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    i guess this fits here..

    a couple months ago i went to the virginia museum of fine art to look at their newest exhibit: a life size sculpture of a whale made from felt. it was pretty cool and the entire thing was knit/sewn by hand and then inflated with air.

    here are some pictures from a random blog:

    http://suevknits.blogspot.com/2011/10/big-white-felt-whale.html
     
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    sipang Senior member

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    Felt barnacles are awesome.



    Zip me up ? YKK sponsored designer Kei Kagami zip dress, literally.

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    So what's the logistic behind this ? Reminds me of that Sony Bravia commercial with the paintsplosions
     
  13. pickpackpockpuck

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    Also from Werckmeister Harmonies: scene with whale
     
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  14. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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  15. pickpackpockpuck

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    I've always found this weirdly mesmerizing (note: it is not the Challenger explosion; it's footage of an unmanned rocket)
     
  16. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Totally with you here, I eat that stuff up.




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  17. the shah

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    let's discuss walloons and balloons
    flemish and amish​
     
  18. pickpackpockpuck

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    That video is first hilarious, then beautiful. I wish Werner Herzog could do a voiceover for my life. This fictional Herzog diary is funny. Sample: "Dear Diary: Calisthenics, shower, and breakfast. Then I water the garden because it is dry. After the water I put fertilizer into the soil. I feel the flowers growing stronger the more I talk to them. Accidentally with my trowel I kill a flower. The world is chaos. I am unsuccessful at crying."

    The video and the piece above by Neuman remind me of a Kerouac sentence from On the Road: "What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye."

    *feeling sentimental.*
     
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  19. sipang

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    That diary is hilarious. I was just reading a French review of "Caves of Forgotten Dreams" about how the forced dubbing (apparently Herzog thought subtitles would ruin the 3D experience) was robbing the cinemagoers of the essential part of any Herzog documentary that is his voice/narration.




    I can talk about amish and balloons, the rest is... sensitive.
     

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