For a while I’ve been thinking of adding some more to my blog than just fashion, and fashion related things. I love art and books so I’ve decided that one Sunday each month I shall have an art post, and the following Sunday I will have a books post. There are so many beautiful things I want to tell you all why I love, so many exhibitions I go to that I want to share so these art posts will be a mix of talking about pieces and showings.
I’ve loved art for a long time, I even studied Fine Art photography up to Uni, and that passion has never left me, but this will be by no means just about photography, I have such passion for most forms of art from the physical via the conceptual to the preformed.
(the title of these posts came from a Maximo Park song that came on my Ipod as I sat down to write this post)
Art is part of our history, our culture, a representation of our time, it echos to future generations about the world we live in, its so much more than just a painting on a wall. Art has power, its why every Dictator will try to destroy it, From dawn of time it has been a record of our culture and who we are. Art is both a record and degenerate to those who seek to remove people from history.
I will admit I do have a bias towards art created in the modern era, Pop Art alongside the aforementioned photography being my fave. (For those of you that know London, the birth of Pop Art had roots here in the UK at the still open Whitechapel Gallery in Aldgate.)
Anyway I thought I’d share some of the things I love the most with you in this first post.
The Crying Girl – Roy Lichtenstein
This is my all time fave piece, and by strange quirk of fate hangs in the Milwaulkee Art Museum where my Sister In Law is involved. Its weird to think that the painting I have adored since my teens would be something I’d get to see every time I go to visit Bro & Sis. Its simple but beautiful, bold and stunning. One day I will settle on a theory as to why she is crying, but her tale is different to everyone that looks at her.
By the way, if your ever there you must go and visit the Museum, its full of amazing things.
The Americans Series – Robert Frank
I could have picked anything Robert Frank has ever done, the way he records life is so poetic, he creates beauty from the mundane, sees the things we miss as we bustle about, shows that the whole of life is a canvas that we can only see by looking.
The Street Is In Play – Banksy
Banksy may be a mystery but the work he has given us has made the cities of the world much better for it. I adore his mix of the style that I love with the cheeky and the satirical, the idea of playful sedition is one I really enjoy, some may say its a passion that Banksy & I share, using the absurdity of a situation to through sticks at it.
So there we go, a quick intro of whats to come and some pieces that move me, over the following months I hope that I’ll be able to discuss things in more detail, look at genres or eras and get across why I love this thing called art.