These paintings by Marco Battaglini are perhaps the best example of classical meeting modern that I know of:
Battaglini invites us to think that in today’s global village, with the ‘democratization’ of culture, the evolution of knowledge, information immediacy, immersed in the heterogeneity, the Patchwork Culture forces us to confront with a need understanding beyond our geographical boundaries of time. Probably the uniqueness of the Italian artist Marco Battaglini is to conceptualize the possible coexistence of the ideals of classical beauty with the anti-aesthetic, the combination of the divine and refined with the vulgar, through a composition that can complement different realities in an eternal instant. His research of multidimensionality leads him to overlap different temporal, spatial and cultural realities, where everything seems to make sense… This is ultimately the Battaglini’s purpose: remove barriers that distort the perception of reality.
You can see more of the experly painted works below: Pictures via Saatchiart.com
And there she was dressed in all black everything, with this superstar aura and this clear angle-like voice: FKA twigs! The whole show was on point: her singing, her dancing, her talking… And I don’t know if you know that but streets are talking that she became known as twigs for the way her joints crack during warming up for dance classes. She added the initialism FKA (Formerly Known As) to her name when another artist called twigs complained about her use of the name. So where is the other artist now? Just asking…
However I was really impressed by the show. It was so different from everybody elses and I could swear it’s not only because the music is on a whole nother level of creativity. And I am sorry for the German crowd being stiff as usual. It is such a difference if you got to a concert in the USA and Germany. Like huge difference! She is a walking piece of art. And I can’t wait for more to come!
I am all about education and shit, but last week at uni was not fun at all. Like classes were boring. So I decided to walk through the uni and just took random selfies at random places. And I probably left the class room every 5 minutes and my classmates and professor might have thought that I have diarrhea or some, but I don’t care. It just turned out that I am too cool for school (or I just wish to be): Wanna buy the shirt? Get it from This Is Not Clothing. And seriously this is one of the best t-shirts I have ever bought, because the quality is really really good and worth every cent!
It was the day before I went to NYC and I was waiting for a friend who was kinda late. So I had like 10 minutes to go and I was already done with checking all the social media on my phone, I texted back everybody and I didn’t know what to do. So I was like: Does it make sense to see an art exhibition although you only have 10 minutes? And then I just started walking fast to Hamburg’s Bucerius Kunst Forum showing the exhibition”Kirchner. The Expressionist Experiment”
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938) is one of the most avant-garde painters of the 20th century who found artistic expression in printmaking. For this co-founder of the artists group “Brücke” (Bridge), woodcuts were the main experimental field of the new Expressionist style.
Nudes, bathers, and dance and street scenes in the vibrant metropolis of Berlin before the First World War, and a new view of people in portraits were the innovative subjects of Brücke whose work was characterized by sharp contours, and strong contrasts between black and white. In his woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs and etchings, Kirchner experimented with long neglected techniques and created a distinctive, expressive body of work. He printed each sheet himself and every print is unique due to the varied coloring. Some series contain only a few prints.
Kirchner’s printed oeuvre is the most extensive in German Expressionism. The Bucerius Kunst Forum shows an overview of these works from the world famous collection of the Brücke-Museum in Berlin, which has one of the largest holdings of Kirchner’s works.
I ended up being late for like 5 minutes, but I realized that I learned a lot in only 10 minutes.