Monday, May 30, 2011
Hutchinson, like many of the other artists we spoke to at the open studios, claimed that he makes art not to sell, but because he loves to do it. Artwork that is being sold these days, according to him, is "so simple and tame," causing it to even turn into its own industry. He claims that artists who make art only to sell it are "getting involved in the whole machine," and that is not his style.
We both loved not only his artwork, but his style of creating it and also his mentality. Hutchinson's art was comprised of both smaller and huge pieces, many of which were comprised of even smaller ones. His art was extremely detailed and time-consuming, with him spending almost everyday of two years working on one piece of artwork.
Unfortunately, Jim Hutchinson has no website, and he even claimed that "if [he] had any brains, [he'd] be on the internet, but [he's] not because [he] is busy working instead."
Thursday, May 26, 2011
This last work is my favorite on the Palestine Wall because it shows a human struggle to fight this wall and what it represents, and that freedom and peace can be seen on the other side. Thus through great human effort and coalition, justice, freedom, and peace can be possible. This piece just seems very hopeful to me.
This photo to me was the most offensive. While I can see that Banksy may have been trying to be ironic, satirical, and funny. It just seems inappropriate to have a message like, "Fuck Pigs" on an actual pig. The pig had no choice in displaying this negative message about its own kind. It just makes me feel uncomfortable. However, I'm sure Banksy would say something like, you're taking this too seriously. But regardless, his work is inciting a negative feeling from me, and I don't like it.
This work entailed a blow up doll being hung from a McDonalds Balloon, which was fastened up in the air. This was placed over Picadilly Circus for everyone to see. It was a criticism of how McDonalds is stealing the lives of children through obesity and other health issues.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
First off, we decided to visit the Koret Visitor Education Center on the second floor, where we were bombarded with books about modern art and the museum itself. We browsed through the books and were delighted with what we saw, so we decided to just head out into the museum and look around for ourselves.
We decided to stay on the second floor, which contained an exhibit of (obviously) various works from the 19th and 20th centuries. We found many pieces of artwork in which we absolutely would love to have in our homes, but hardly any of them would fit in our budget, for both the conservative budget and the larger budget. Here are some of the works of art in which we adored, but don't think we would be able to have as our own.
|Arshile Gorky- Enigmatic Combat (1936-1937)|
|Mark Rothko- No. 14 1960 (1960)|
|Franz Marc- Gebirge (1911-1912)|
|Josef Albers- Homage to the Square: Confident (1954)|
|Roy Lichtenstein- Mirror #2 (1970)|
|Andy Warhol- Self-Portrait (1967)|
|Joan Brown- Noel in the Kitchen (1964)|
|Robert Rauschenberg- Collection (1954)|
|Anna Parkina- Common Field (2011)|
|Clyfford Still- Untitled (1960)|
|Mary Heilmann- Fire and Ice Remix (2006)|
|Joan Mitchell- Untitled (1960)|
|Amy Silman- U.S. of Alice the Goon (2008)|
|Tacita Dean- Beauty (2006)|
|Richard Diebenkorn- Berkeley #57 (1955)|
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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