2016.11.15 Sainsbury Centre.

In school we went to the The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, sainsbury is an art gallery and museum located on the campus of the University of East Anglia, Norwich,England. The building, which contains a collection of world art, was one of the first major public buildings. The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts building was opened in 1978. It was designed between 1974 and 1976 by the then relatively unknown architect Norman Foster. ‘In 1973 Robert Sainsbury and Lady Lisa Sainsbury donated to the university their collection of over 300 artworks and objects, which they had been accumulating since the 1930s. The collection has since increased in size to several thousand works spanning over 5000 years of human endeavour, including pieces by Jacob Epstein, Henry Moore (numerous sculptures can be found dotted around the grounds of the university), Alberto Giacometti, and Franis Bacon, alongside art from Africa (including a ‘Fang Reliquary Head’ from Gabon and the Nigerian ‘Head of an Oba’), Asia, North and South America, the Pacific region, medieval Europe and the ancient Mediterranean.’-By Wikipedia

 

1.‘Figure of Hathor or a queen’ ,Egypt,Ptolemaic Period(c.150 BC), Gold, Acquired 1968

This is the first pieces that I saw in museum. They put some miniatures together. Among them this miniatures is really small but dedicated. I can’t find why this small piece was made but I guess it made for to celebrate the Queen of Egypt and buried with her when Queen was dead.

2.’Hornbill carving’ Northern New Ireland, Late 19th century(c. 1880), wood, shell, opercula, pigment, Acquired 1986

“This is a sculpture of the Papuan hornbill, a large bird native to New Ireland. Carved also with a frigate bird, two skeletal fish and a human figure, it is thought to have been from a Totenboot (mortuary boat). The carving would have been mounted on a canoe displayed at the climax of the Malagan, a series of feasts and ceremonies in which the dead were honoured.”-(http://scva.ac.uk/art-and-artists/highlights/hornbill-carving)  When I saw this I thought the lion king Musical that I saw the last month. Because the pattern is really beautiful and  it’s really similar pattern with the lion’s costume. At first I don’t know what is this using for but after I research I think it is the some carved when we ceremony the dead person..

3. ‘Ladle’, Northwest coast, North America, Tlingit or Haida people, Mid 19th century, Mountain sheep horn, walrus ivory, abalone shell, copper, Acquired 1958.

I can’t find the importation of this piece too. I choose this one because of the ladle’s handle. The handle was carved with the people face, the face was quite funny but it was dedicated. Also I love the blue color shell. This piece name is ladle but I think in the past they will not used for the common ladle, I guess they used it for the ceremony tool or the symbol for the king’s power.

4.’Little dancer aged fourteen'(1880-1881)(cast c.1922), Edgar Degas(1834-1917),production place: France, Bronze, fabric, Acquired 1938

The sculpture is two-thirds life-size and was originally sculpted in wax, an unusual choice of medium for the time. It is dressed in a real bodice, tutu and ballet slippers and has a wig of real hair. All but a hair ribbon and the tutu are covered in wax. The 28 bronze repetitions that appear in museums and galleries around the world today were cast after Degas’ death. When I saw this statue I think it’s so delicate, pose is lovely and the mix materials was nice. Than after I saw the artist I really surprised. Edgar Degas, he was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. As usual I love his painting so It’s really amazed I saw his statue. In Korea I really hard to see the famous artist’s work.

5.’Raven rattle’ North America, Northwest Coast, Haida or Tlingit people, Mid 19th century, wood, leather, pebbles, pigment, Acquired 1982

Except the other pieces I listen some explain from the museum staff. This rattle is compose with 3 birds. Head of the rattle, on the back, and near the handle. And the monkey is sit between the bird.And the bird is with a red box. The staff told me this rattle  is symbols of power, also kept by clan leaders. The raven to humankind in general and the kingfisher to the prone figure on the raven’s back so they carve the raven. Moreover she said the red box mean the sun. I really love this rattle’s symbol.

6.’Image of the Goddess Kaumari’ India,Punjab Hills, 17th century, Bronze, Acquired 1977 UEA 680

Few years ago I saw some comic about the Kaumari. It was so impressive so I still remember. Kumari is a word derive from ” Kaumarya” which means “virgin” in Sanskrit and means ” virgin god”. In Nepal, they are worshiped Kumari or Kumari Devi, is a girl who is regarded as a living goddess. A child under the age of ten is the incarnation of the goddess. Kumar was selected through rigorous eligibility and screening, will live a totally different life than before. The life of Kumari seems to be very gorgeous. But the period is not long. When menstruation begins, or when the body is scarred or blood is shed, she must quit the kumari.The government paid a monthly subsidy to them. However, girls were suffered from  difficulties in social adjustment.Moreover, it is said that it is not said that it is not easy to marry. Because people think they make their husband dies early. I really interesting of these culture. I used to think that one day I would like to draw about this. So I take a picture for my future works.

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EARTH ART & LAND ART

In C&CS class we learn about Earth/land art. Earth art mean the art work that artist did their art work in natural. They usually created the art work outside of gallery. The scale is sometimes small and sometimes huge. Often the earth art made from natural materials that are found in the landscape or site itself. Natural materials can be any things around us water,tree,flower,sound(thunder),light,soil…ect.

Standfoto RIVERS AND TIDES

Andy Goldsworthy

I saw some earth&land artists. Robert Smithson, Andy Goldsworthy, Christo and Jeanne- Claude. Among them I really interest in  Andy Goldsworthy’s art works. Andy Goldworthy is a Brirish artist. He collaborates the nature to make his creations. He creating works of art in forests and riverbeds around the world, no other tools than his hands. He often used the bright coloured flower,icicles,leaves,mud,pinecones,snow,stone, twings. He likes to connect between the earth and the seeds. He doesn’t mind about the destruction of his artworks. He said in  “Rivers and Tides” documentary  when the destruction happens another part of nature life comes. The sea, the rivers and the growth of grass shapes and redesign his works. I really inspired of his word.It’s really really cool. When I search the other earth&land artists some of them just put the statue in outside of course they have a meaning but I think Andy Goldworthy’s work is more suit and meaningful for earth&land art. I love his art work’s colour. It’s really colourful and l love natural colour gradation. Also i think he is creative. He put bright colour leaves under the tree and makes it look like the  roots shining. So cool!! And he did his art work not only on the ground but also on the water under the ice in the air. He had no limit. All of the nature is his artwork place,materials and ideas. Moreover nature help his artwork too when you saw the bottom picture he just install same rock tower than the water and the cool weather make his artwork. Before i saw his art work i think earth&land art are just big scale and can’t understand why they did that,but after I know his work I change my think Earth&Land arts are really nice, beautiful and amazing!

 

2016.11.01 Performance Art

In class I study about the performance art. Although performance art has become most popular since 1960s, performance has been used by artists throughout the 20th century.The performance art usually involves a movement or action of the body.Performance art needs a performer but also needs an audience or just watch what is happening. Performance artists often use their art to make people aware of a political or social issue. They can often be shocking as artists try to gain the attention and reaction of the audience.

Yoko Ono is the one of the most famous performance artist. In this piece called ‘Cut piece’. In this performance Ono sat on the stage and invited the audience to cut her clothing until she became a naked. She started this performing since 1964.When I first time to saw her performance I was shocked, so  in that time its was really shocking and surprising performing for in that time people.

After I saw her performance I research about her. Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who is also known for her work in performance art and filmmaking. Also she is famous for he second wife of singer-songwriter John Lennon of The Beatles.

In her performance there is some meaning. She told her audience who cut her piece of cloth, just give to other that you love. Yoko ono has performed this piece many times throughout her lifetime.She feel different feeling in different year of her performance. In 1965 the first time performance she feel anxiety, but when she got older and older she change her mind. She felt the compassion for the world.

If I was the audience during the performance I will taking part of her cloth. Well her performance was shocking but it is the part of the art there are messages that she want to sent others so I want to join her performance. After I read her interview I think her performance is not only just cut her cloth, also share her heart the love for the world.

Performance art can give more strong message than the traditional form of the art such as painting of sculpture. Especially when we join in the performance it will be reminded strong intense in audience head. Well I don’t have enough brave to do the performance but it is really interesting to watch and join it.

 

Minimalism

IMG_4777.jpgI miss the Minimalism class. So have not enough information of the minimalism, But when I got hand out and saw this page I could understand more easily than before. This page compares the two different style of the magazines. The left side of  magazine is really colourful and eye-catching. Beside the right one is simple and clean and background is white. Moreover, the letterform is different too. The left one used informal letter fronts it looks like more fashionable, on the other hand the right one used paint letter form it looks more clean and tidy. The right one is more close to Minimalism style._90030538_mediaitem90030537.jpgScreen Shot 2016-10-21 at 16.24.32.png

Minimalism is characterized by the use of simple, massive forms. Especially japanese people love this. Japanese people like less than more, living in minimalist way.  When I saw the picture in BBC website it’s really tidy and there is nothing so so so clean compared with my room it’s really different. My room is so messy. I do my art work in my room so lots of papers are in every where and I just put clothes in closet. So I sometimes hard to find my clothes. However japan is easily to find it. And they said they need a just few minute to clean it and they enjoy their life more.

In my case I don’t want to live in minimalism style house. I agree it’s really clean and feel clam , but if I live in there I’ll get a lots of stress, I’ll always worry about litter dust. More more I cannot leave do not mess it haha. Also I can’t feel humanism in minimalism its really artificial.

Referencing

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The Arts (series) (1898)

Media type -Posters
Medium-Colour lithograph
Date-1898
Printer/Makers-F. Champenois, Paris

“Produced at the height of Mucha’s fame in 1898, this series was printed on vellum in an edition of 1000 copies, with an additional 50 limited edition copies printed on satin.

Mucha discarded traditional attributes such as musical instruments, paintbrushes and quills. Instead he emphasised the creative inspiration of natural beauty by giving each of the arts a circular backdrop featuring a motif from nature indicating a particular time of day: for Dance falling leaves blown by a morning breeze; for Painting a red flower encircled by rainbows in fresh daylight; for Poetry the evening star shining in the sky at dusk; for Music the song of birds at moonrise.”

2016.10.04 POP ART

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising and news. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising,comic books and mundane cultural objects. One of its aims is to use images of popular culture in art.

This picture is one of the most famous pop artist Andy  Warhol’s art work.AM_Warhol_MOCA.jpgTitle: Campbell’s Soup Cans(or 32 Soup Cans)

Artist: Andy Warhol

Medium:Screen print

Date:1962

Dimensions: 51 x 41 cm per canvas

Q 1.What do you think Andy Warhol was trying to Communicate with his art?

I though pop culture and the art were different. Between them had big gab. So by using the icon of the mass-produced items for the art martial, Andy Warhol try to reduce the gab.

Q 2.Why did he repeat the same image over and over?

He did his artwork at 1960’s. The 1960s were the age of mass-production,so I think he want to show the art form that matches the age of pop culture.

Q 3 . Do you think he celebrates mass-produced goods/commodities?

I think he want to criticize the meaningless mass-produce or to show collaboration with art and mass-produced goods.

Q 4. By producing hundreds of prints, has his art itself become a mass commodity?

I think his work is enough to call art, actually when you see the upper picture the name of the cans are all different. He drew them all. And his art work have a meaning. I think producing a lots of prints is just the way of express his work.

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I considering what can be a South Korea;s icon. K-pop, K-drama, food, clothes…ext. Among the many things I think kimchi is the best choose. Nowadays many people know kimchi and most of Korean love and always eat it. So I think kimchi is the icon of the South Korea.

Abstract expressionist

In class I study about the Abstract art. Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect. Actually I can’t understand why they drawing like that. Just poured, stumbled, flicked and splattered their paint. But I found some artist that her art work colour is so pretty. She is the one of the popular abstract artist , Helen Frankenthaler.

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Artist : Helen Frankenthaler

Title : Grey Fireworks , 1982

Acrylic on canvas  72 x 118 1/2 inches (182.9 x 301 cm)

Frankenthaler is good at using colour. Her art work were no any topic most of the time, she just painted her works basing on the impression of landscape or thought in her brain. So her art works look quite abstract. She use soak&stain skill, Using lots of water when she painted and saw the paint was speared and their trace, so I think it is not really strong than other artist like Jackson Pollock but it was beautiful and soft! I like this image because the whole image are colourful and colour combine is really good. I love her works!