Homework

6 10 2011

A very bizarre short film. This does look like something that might have been done in the 50s by the National Film Board of Canada

Label: Exploited
Artist: Homework
Title: Fissa Tune
LC: 15799
Releasedate: 02.07.2010
Digital Distribution: Finetunes
Videocredit: Tom Waist





Oleg Dou

6 10 2011

These pieces are awful. I mean that they are the depiction of a child’s nightmare. Being depicted as a doll. As an object of amusement or admiration by adults. The artist describes a childhood experience where he felt the degradation. The scars are obvious. And yet… he has repeated the experience.

http://www.douart.ru/

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William Kurelek

6 10 2011

Probably no other painter (outside Van Gogh) influenced me more than William Kurelek. His simple paintings of children playing in snow, people on farms, village life left me with the feeling that art was about the simplest things and not the most grandiose. Kurelek’s world was a highly spiritual one. He went on to paint many religious motifs. Which as a young Roman Catholic I loved. It seemed like the real religion. Much of his work reminds one of Brueghel. And I have added one of those works by the Flemish painter for comparison. Kurelek was also a nationalist and I think much of his appeal was the burgeoning Canadian identity. I do not hold Kurelek in as much affection now that I am older. His work seems quaint. And that is a curse for any artist.

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There is also a documentary here from the National Film Board on Kurelek.

http://www.nfb.ca/film/Kurelek/








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