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My 500th post

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY, ART PORTFOLIO MY PERSONAL ART, ARTISTS BIRTHDAYS, BODIES IN PRESERVATION, BRONTE BITES, DESIGN, MY SURFACES, SCULPTURE, TRANSCRIPTION, WEIRD AND WACKY DESIGN with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2010 by echostains

It’s not really my 500th post – that was yesterday, but I wanted to commemorate the Titanic.  I have been playing around with WordPress’ slide show tutorial and I thought what could be more fitting than to try to make a slide show of some of the items I have featured on my blog so far.  Starting in November 2008, I chose a few images from the monthly archives and made this slide show.  All the posts are still there in the archives, just type in the search facility or use the month and year as a clue.  I had great fun making it – it brought back many memories too.  I hope you enjoy watching it 🙂

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Update:  I have had to severely edit the slideshow as it was slowing everything down.  Hope this proves quicker.

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300 Posts and Still Celebrating!

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY, BOOKS! DEAR READER I READ IT, BRONTE BITES, DESIGN, FAVORITE ART: Art I LOVE, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES, MY SURFACES, TEAPOTS - A HOMAGE TO UNUSUAL TEAPOTS, TRANSCRIPTION, WATCHED, WEIRD AND WACKY DESIGN with tags , , , , , on September 28, 2009 by echostains

Celbrate with me!

Celbrate with me!

Let the celebrations continue – that’s what I say!  Amongst my categories are ‘Potty about Teapots’, this is where I try to find unusual teapots that have particularly unusual and aesthetically pleasing designs (in my opinion), or they are made from unusual materials.  ‘Bronte Bites’ are little snippets about the Bronte’s that I find interesting.  I don’t profess to be an expert on the Brontes, I leave that open to people who are:  I include the latest debate about a recently discovered picture that the owner James GorinVon Grozny is convinced is the Bronte sisters, he is amassing evidence to authenticate his claim, which is proving very interesting.

Are these the Bronte sisters?

Are these the Bronte sisters?

Other categories which are now more or less in the archives are places I have been, some of them short breaks, and one to Las Vegas.  These are quite extensive posts…especially Vegas and a London one (it’s amazing how much you can cram in a few days)

mosiac roman bath york

mosiac roman bath york

As I look back through my posts, I can see the character of my blog changing.  Although the blog is art based and most of the posts are about art (art is everywhere), I feel I must add some more art projects to it.  The obvious is my altered art book (which I am a bit stuck on at the moment).  The problem I’m having with this, is that I will insist in linking each page to an artist.  Well I’ve found the art connection with the narration on the latest page (it’s going to be an essay about Pop Art)…but it’s just getting round to this with so many other things to be getting on with.   I will have to make time!

New fodder will include a trip to Shrewsbury in Shropshire (coming very soon, so I’m scheduling posts as I speak).  This should be interesting as though we’ve been to Shropshire before, we’ve never been to Shrewsbury.

Transcription: Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ Page 51 and 52, Cutouts

Posted in ALTERED ART, ART, ART HISTORY, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , on August 1, 2009 by echostains

It’s been ages since I put any transcription on. 

So –

Page 51 and 52  Continuing  with the sinsister shadow theatre idea from Paula Rego’s’Snow White and her Stepmother’, I played about with the cutouts  so I got this –

page 51 and 52

page 51 and 52

These are the last images in the first book (two journals stuck together).

The next artist I researched was Kara Walker.  This is what I wrote;

American artist Kara Walker uses a cut out silhouette technique to explore themes of identity and ethnicity in the USA formed by colonisation and slavery.

Camptown Ladies by  Kara Walker

Camptown Ladies by Kara Walker

She takes her figures from 19th Century stereotypes of ‘Slavery Literature’, presenting the humiliating and violent treatment of the slaves and the sexist attacks on female slaves.”

Kara Walker untitled

Kara Walker untitled

 

More about this interesting artist HERE

Here’s the rest

Pages 1 – 5

Pages 6 – 13

Pages 14 – 21

Pages 22 – 25

Pages 26 – 28

Pages 29 – 30

 pages 33 – 36

page 37

page 38

page 39

pages 40 -45

page 49

page 50

Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, page 50

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , on June 11, 2009 by echostains

Continuing with my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepdaughter’ page 50

This page continues from the sinster shadow theatre, where I explored the similarities of Katherina Fritsch’s Rattenkonig (Rat King 1993 – 1994) with page 49

an earlier work by katharina-fritsch 'man and mouse' 1991 -92

fritsch-ratking-

I then linked this with Robert Browning’s poem ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’.  Imagination can play some strange tricks.  Shadows become threatening.  Innocent shapes take on menacing possibilities…..

 

 

 

Pages 1 – 5

Pages 6 – 13

Pages 14 – 21

Pages 22 – 25

Pages 26 – 28

Pages 29 – 30

 pages 33 – 36

page 37

page 38

page 39

pages 40 -45

page 49

My 180th Post: A Labour of Love? or a Love of Wittering on?

Posted in ALTERED ART, ART, BOOKS! DEAR READER I READ IT, BRONTE BITES, DESIGN, FAVORITE ART: Art I LOVE, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES, TEAPOTS - A HOMAGE TO UNUSUAL TEAPOTS, TRANSCRIPTION, WATCHED, WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS STAYS HERE!, YORK BREAK with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2009 by echostains

 titanic mixed media, early art piece

titanic mixed media, early art piece

Well its my 180th post!  I have only missed 4 days since I started at the end of November last year.  What do I find to write about every day?  Well, not a lot sometimes I admit, but I still manage a paragraph or two.  What do I expect to gain from doing it?  I don’t really know.  Just like doing it.  Sometimes it does seem  that I am wittering  away to myself, but why break the habit of a lifetime eh!

 

christ the lord by anne rice, which I am reading at the moment

christ the lord by anne rice, which I am reading at the moment

I started my blog with just a few categories, now I have 14!  They are mostly about Art, (which encompasses design too) but there’s other stuff, like places, holidays, books I’ve read and am reading (Christ the Lord, Out of Egypt’ by Anne Rice, which I shall be reviewing when I’ve finished it) and what I’ve watched.  There’s always something to write about, even if it’s only to have a good old moan or rant (I hope that there’s not too many of those…).  My altered art book has not even reached the end of its first chapter yet (I’m just putting the finishing touches to page 24 of the 26 pages in this chapter).

ready for a wedding!

ready for a wedding!

Lots of things have changed since I first started writing my blog (me for a start, I was a lot slimmer lol!) and that’s not because I’m sat here blogging all day…it’s down to me STILL not smoking…which I will be celebrating with a seperate post later!  Our daughter is now married (see ‘What Happened in Vegas Stays here’).  And I’m still probably doing stuff wrong on WordPress…and sometimes the writing STILL goes massive.  You’d have thought that I would have got the hang of it by now wouldn’t you?

Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 49 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued

Posted in ART, SCULPTURE, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2009 by echostains

Continuing with the Sinister Shadow theatre (Page 49 of my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’)

page 49

page 49

 

‘The German artist Katherina Fritsch’s powerful spatially dominant sculpture ‘Rattenkonig’ (Rat King) 1993 -94 is the product of a very ordinary experience which the artist had in a large city (at the back of New York Art institution).  She finds herself in front of a large rathole.  The idea was born for a ring of huge rats, geometrically linked to for a crown.

fritsch-ratking-

 

 

fritsch-ratking-

This awakens associations with the legends and stories of a circular tangle of knotted rats tails, a seat of infection and a demonic throng.  Whereas the kind of rat found on the shelves of toy shops represents a ‘lovable cuddly copy’, the sexless 2.8 metre high creatures in the ‘Rottenkonig‘ installation resemble the immaterial simulation of computer design.  Fritsch is fascinated with the English Arts and Crafts movement and she applies the ideology of enhancing perfect industrial and perfectly crafted products in her sculptures.’

Source: Uta Grosenick ‘Women Artists in the 20th and 21st Century’ Taschen 2001

an earlier work by katharina-fritsch 'man and mouse' 1991 -92

Coincidentally, I saw this exhibition at the London Tate Modern in 2001 and was immediately struck by the similarity of page 48 of The Sinister Shadow Theatre (below)

page 48

page 48

 

The rest of the transcription;

Pages 1 – 5

Pages 6 – 13

Pages 14 – 21

Pages 22 – 25

Pages 26 – 28

Pages 29 – 30

 pages 33 – 36

page 37

page 38

page 39

pages 40 -45

My 170th Post! Transcription: Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 46 -48 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , on May 19, 2009 by echostains

I celebrate my 170th post today and still I’m not at the end of my transcription……

Continuing with my transcription on Paula Rego’s ‘Snow ‘White and her Stepmother.  I am now coming to the part where I cncentrate on the Stepmothers arms.  I call this the Sinister Shadow Theatre’

page 46

page 46

 

The scarey trees in Disney film ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ terrified Rego as a child…..

page 47

page 47

 

We fill the spaces in with our own fears.  The imagination is always far more scarier than what is written….

page 48

 

 

 

 

 

page 48

The sillouette of the image throws up lots of interesting possibilities…

page 49

page 49

Continued tomorrow

Pages so far;-

Pages 1 – 5

Pages 6 – 13

Pages 14 – 21

Pages 22 – 25

Pages 26 – 28

Pages 29 – 30

 pages 33 – 36

page 37

page 38

page 39

pages 40 -45