Paul Klee is a giant of twentieth-century art and one of the great creative innovators of the time. Witty, inventive, magical, his exquisite paintings resist easy classification. He is mentioned in the same breath as Matisse, Picasso and his Bauhaus contemporary Kandinsky. He cuts a radical figure in European modernism. His influence on abstraction can be seen in the works of Rothko, Miró and beyond. And yet, for an artist of such stature, there is still so much to discover about him.
An artist as well as a musician, the lead singer of The Horrors finds a lot in common with Paul Klee. ‘Expression can be as raw as you want it to be,’ says Faris Badwan. He feels that to look at a work by Paul Klee is akin to watching the artist’s train of thought, “almost as if you are watching the piece grow, with Klee discovering things for the first time’. Klee has been a huge source of inspiration to Faris Badwan, who says of his own practice that ‘it is good to get lost in art, to almost let it lead you’.
Hudson and Troop – Against The Grain from Dropbear on Vimeo.
Official Clip for Hudson and Troop – Stop Motion Kaleidoscopic Fun.
The official music video for ‘Against The Grain’ from emerging Melbourne indie-folk artist Hudson sees him collaborate with film maker/animator/VJ Dropbear (aka Jonathan Chong), producing a vibrant and colourful clip based around a mainstay from our humble artistic efforts throughout childhood – coloured pencils.
Look at the following video and then answer the above question.
Talk About Art is a six-minute documentary film that highlights visitors to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Among the visitors who share their thoughts on art are people from all walks of life—including students, a taxi driver, an architect, a security guard, and a hairdresser. These are not art historians, but art is a common bond for them, and definitely a force in their lives. For some art is a way to connect to the past; for others it is a way to see the world around them in a different way. Listening to their side of the museum experience may get you talking about art as well.
Paint Showers from Miguel Jiron on Vimeo.
Cosmos of paint unleash a storm of color.
Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) 2011
LA 3D Festival 2011
New York International Childrens Film Festival (NYICFF) 2012
South by Southwest (SXSW) 2012
TIFF Kids! 2012
Wallabout Film Festival 2012
Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Shorts Film Festival 2012
Cinetoro Film Festival 2012
Fantasia Fest 2012
FILM + DESIGN Festival 2012
PRIMA NIMA 2012
Starz Denver Film Festival 2012
Stand before a huge image of Yosemite by David Hockney and see the artist’s rendition of wispy clouds hovering over midnight blue mountains. Look closer and see strokes drawn by a stylus on an iPad, and pixels from an inkjet printer.
At 76, David Hockney, the British artist known for bold colors and landscapes, remains an early adopter of technology. His iPad drawings are included in “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition” at the de Young Museum, in San Francisco through Jan. 20.
Mr. Hockney uses the Brushes app, a stylus and a digital inkjet printer that takes 20 minutes to print each large page. He’s known for drawing and painting outdoors, and the iPad has simplified that process. It has also raised questions among critics about whether iPad drawings qualify as art.
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