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Altered Book: Page 24 Pop goes Art

Posted in ALTERED ART, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES with tags , , on October 16, 2009 by echostains

Here are the artists associated with my last altered book page 24.  You can see how I decided to take it to another level by playing on the words I had chosen;

page 24 door shut

page 24 door shut

“Pop says “We’re just going to have a little talk”

Therefore, why not let Pop talk?  Pop as a communication – art form or a movement.

 

Peter Blake collage

Peter Blake collage

Pop art first showed it’s face in mid 1950s Britain and the later part of the 50s in the US.  It goes against the tradition of fine art because it uses mass produced media and is more about techniues and re occuring themes in the mass media.  It was  used as a reaction against  abstract expressionism, using  advertising, comic, commercial and popular images.  It used reproductions and other techniques that take away the elitism about art.  It was a very mix and match, kitschy and eclectic sort of art.

warhol soup can..because he can

warhol soup can..because he can

Pop artist Andy Warhol made his advertisement based art  larger than life.  In fact he made everything larger than life, transforming the ordinary into the extra ordinary.   Brillo and Campbells soup cans became up to the minute images.  Peter Blakes, Britains formost Pop artist, drew from many sources: newspapers, advertisements, television, mass culture and  elements of collage.   With Pop art, the  paint  work was gloss, and the lines were clear.   Bits of Dadaism were thrown  into the mix too: the more the merrier it seemed, as long as it was fresh, modern,  commercial and now.

Hamilton collage

Hamilton collage

British Pop artist included Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton and David Hockney.  There are so many Pop artists that made a major contribution.  Many can be found HERE and HERE

It’s Back! Altered Book page 24 Waiting Behind the Door

Posted in ART, DESIGN, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES with tags , , , , on October 14, 2009 by echostains

pages 23 and 24

pages 23 and 24

Yes it’s back (after 5 months absence) and I WILL finish it eventually!  I actually completed another page today and I fully intend to crack on with it.  One of the problems I have been turning over is how to display these pages.  I may do a slide show of them.  That may solve the problem of putting lots of links to different pages.  I don’t know yet, I will have to see.

 

page23 this tiny pocket watch image isn't part of this page...it was on the scanner!

page23 this tiny pocket watch image isn't part of this page...it was on the scanner!

I left off at page 23 and the installation/performance artist Mona Hatoum.

page 24 door shut

page 24 door shut

The muffled voice coming through the veil or a gag: communicating.  This has become a confessional, or a secret.  I bore in mind the text  ‘He heard the key turn in the door’  The cut out leaves are from some paper I have.  The idea to put leaves behind this door came from the opposite page (p.23) where the text refers to  them –

‘Back in his own room, he wound the tape back to PLAY.  Nothing for long seconds.  Then a rustling like leaves, then his voice wrapped up as if he was talking through cloth.’

page 24 open door

page 24 open door

I then threaded some beads on wire to make a ‘key’.  The text at the bottom says;-

“Pop said ” We’re just going to have a little talk”

What artist am I going to link to this page?  Well, it’s not going to be just one…..it’s going to be a whole movement!  And it’s got to be POP!

Continued tomorrow…

Media used; white  ink wash, acrylic paint, cardboard window, beads, wire,

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In Search of the last book (again)

Posted in ALTERED ART, ART, DESIGN, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES with tags , , , on September 13, 2009 by echostains

Just a quick post today before work.  Well, I don’t know how I do it, but I have lost my Altered Art book yet AGAIN!  This book is taking me years to do, as I keep mislaying it.  I haven’t done anything in it for quite a while.  I was trying to come up with an artist to match up with the words I had chosen.  I had also put a ‘door’ on the page, but couldn’t decide what to put behind it.  I will have a proper look tomorrow and see what I can do.  Meanwhile, here’s the last page I completed;-

page 22

page 22

and the next page;-

page 23 detail 2

page 23 detail 2

Aw, this has made me really nostalgic for it!  I must find it SOON!

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

Looking back, Over my Shoulder….

Posted in ART, BRONTE BITES, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES with tags , , , , on July 15, 2009 by echostains

Last night I found myself looking back over my old posts….and wondering what I was thinking of!  Quite a lot, so it seems.  Some of these posts have such a lot in them.  Seems a shame that they’re now confined to the archives.  So;

 

Garden of delights

Garden of delights

A Cornish Garden (Barbera Hepworth)

page 23 detail

page 23 detail

Altered Art Book page 23 The muffled voice

am I addressing the real charlotte Bronte or not?

am I addressing the real charlotte Bronte or not?

Will the real Charlotte Bronte PLEASE stand up

 

 

 

 

Just a quick one.

Where am I?

Posted in ART with tags , , , on July 5, 2009 by echostains

page 23 detail ah now where was I up to?

page 23 detail ah now where was I up to?

Just a quick post for tonight.  Where does the time go?  It’s a good job I schedule these posts: I always try to be one in front.  There are a LOT of artists birthdays coming up this month, and although I keep saying it, I really MUST do some more on my altered book!  I had it out before looking at it.  I know what I am going to do now, but I just need the time to do it! 

Bronte dresses, I bet these were lovely when they were first made.  Even cloth turns sepia

Bronte dresses, I bet these were lovely when they were first made. Even cloth turns sepia

 I also have some more surfaces to add, plus I’ve very nearly finished the Justine Picardie Book about Branwell Bronte. At the moment I am at a really exciting stage in my genealogy (it’s a case of was this ancestor Polish or was he really Hungerian….well, it’s a matter of interest to me lol!)

My 190th Post: A short Summary

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY, ARTISTS BIRTHDAYS with tags , , , , , , on June 8, 2009 by echostains

PAGE 11 SHOES

PAGE 11 SHOES

Well, I’ve reached my 190th post.  As usual I like to sum up what I’ve done every 10 posts or so….plus, I can see which areas needs attention.  Without checking back I already know that I haven’t done any more in my altered book for a while.  plus my Transcription and Surfaces haven’t been featured lately either.  I need to get on to these.

ron mueck ghost

ron mueck ghost

In the last seven days, Art I LOVE featured sculptor Ron Mueck and celebrated the birthday of Post Impressionist Paul Gauguin.  I featured a lovely teapot that cheered me up.

flying saucer teapot by Dwo  Wen Chen

flying saucer teapot by Dwo Wen Chen

There was only one Bronte Bite in the last 10 days or so and that was my own personal review of the Most Haunted programme repeat from Haworth. 

Haworth parsonage and graveyard

Haworth parsonage and graveyard

 I did a few posts about Britain’s Got Talent which I was glued to; links to these posts are at the bottom of this page.

Shaheen jafagholi star talent

Shaheen jafagholi star talent

I also celebrated ONE whole year SMOKEFREE! and talked about old Dolls houses and waxen faced dolls  in the Design category I did more than I first thought after all!

stop-smoking-

stop-smoking-