Constantin Brancusi et le droit au Bonheur mis à l’honneur à l’Institut de France par le Cercle d’Études Scientifiques Pierre Rayer

La connaissance de l’universalité de la culture favorise le dialogue et la paix Interview avec Thierry Rayer, président fondateur du Cercle d’Études Scientifiques Pierre Rayer Question : Tout d’abord, qu’est-ce que « le savoir et le savoir-faire du processus universel de la création ? Il est important de savoir qu’à l’époque antique les artistes devaient maîtriser de nombreuses et différentes capacités pour réaliser leurs œuvres.  Pour peindre, il fallait être capable de fabriquer tous les matériaux dont il avait besoin : sa toile et son pinceau, ses pigments. La simple fabrication de ses pigments…

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The Exhausted Subject of a Newly Attributed Van Gogh Sketch Embodies All of Us Right Now

 Art History #art history #drawing September 21, 2021 Grace Ebert “Study for ‘Worn Out,’” around November 24, 1882, pencil on paper, 48.8 x approximately 30 centimeters. Courtesy of Van Gogh Museum Hunched over with his face hidden in his palms, the weary subject of a sketch recently attributed to Vincent van Gogh (previously) embraces the collective spirit of 2021. The uncannily prescient drawing, titled “Study for ‘Worn Out,’” dates back to 1882 during an early period of the Dutch artist’s life when he spent time in The Hague. A…

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Repurposed Barcode Scanners Roll Across a Miniature Skate Park to Produce Glitchy Electronic Beats

 Design Music #electronics #instruments #scanner #video September 21, 2021 Grace Ebert  Using random objects to build homemade hand drums or maraca-style instruments isn’t new, but the team behind the ongoing Electronicos Fantasticos project takes the idea of repurposing unwanted materials to an imaginative level. Led by Ei Wada (previously), the Japanese musicians have spent the last few years recycling retail scanners and their barcode counterparts into synthesizer-like instruments, capitalizing on the product’s original function to produce rhythmic tracks and samples. Their recent design adds a playful twist to…

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Eerie Graphite Drawings Encase Aliens and Sci-Fi Experiments in Looming Stacked Towers

 Art #aliens #drawing #graphite #science fiction #technology September 21, 2021 Grace Ebert “Engineering Consciousness.” All images James Lipnickas, shared with permission New Haven, Connecticut-based artist James Lipnickas conjures towering sci-fi structures filled with futuristic labs, clashes with aliens, and massive laser beams shooting from rooftops. Working in graphite, Lipnickas uses heavy shading to shroud his architectural renderings in mystery and unfamiliarity as tentacled creatures crack through the walls and humans become science experiments. “This series really grew out of my interest in advanced technologies integrating with humans and how…

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“Sky Valley” by Photographer Alec Vierra

A selection of images from “Sky Valley,” by photographer Alec Vierra. Made during the pandemic, the images document a cluster of declining middle class tourism and resort destinations built in the mid-century California desert. “Today the area maintains a sort of residual relevance as retirement communities and RV destinations for the generation that vacationed there in the mid to late 20th century,” Vierra explains. “During the pandemic it has been a haven for both locals and vacationers determined to live life as if nothing has changed.” Vierra’s practice explores character,…

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Narbi Price – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Newcastle, England-based artist Narbi Price connects with the past through his paintings. Visiting and painting the sites of historical events, Price attempts to slow down his experience. “The paintings are slowly constructed, built stroke by stroke, resulting in an image that functions in a different way than a photograph,” he explains. “The history leads the painting. When I visit a site, I have to paint whatever I find there, history is random. To misquote Larkin, ‘something, like nothing, happens anywhere.’ The viewer isn’t initially aware of the history of the…

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