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Drawing…a therapy for the creative

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“Each Line One Breath” is a series of meditative drawings by artist John Franzen. He calls them morphogenetic freehand drawings.

He starts with a straight line all the way down a page, and then slowly draws another line beside it. He tries his best to copy the line exactly but inevitably there are tiny imperfections. These “mistakes” are amplified as he copies each new line, and the drawing begins to reveal itself like a curtain. (text via booooom.com)

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Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure – review | Art and design | The Observer

The loving relationship between painting and music can be also enjoyed in Vermeer’s masterpieces.

“Very often the musician is female, her curves rhymed in those of her shapely instrument. Or the performance is conceived as a prelude to future pleasures.”

Laura Cumming says in this article. Well, now men or women, both alike can be seen through erotism and acknowledged by their own body curves and lines. We may also say that just as Music is the prelude for pleasure, the Visual arts are the spices on it.

Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure – review | Art and design | The Observer.

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by | June 24, 2013 · 2:08 pm

Peter Greenaway on Art, Cinema, Sex and Religion

Peter Greenaway, 2012. THR (November 12, 2012)

Peter Greenaway, 2012. THR

Peter Greenaway is my favourite director, in fact it was because of one of his films that I started to really care about cinema. One of my most important research studies back in University was mainly about one of his movies: The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover. Years later from the first time I watched one of his films, I have found other directors that interest me and want to research about because can give something meaningful to my life, however, Greenaway will always be special in my life (even if I don’t watch his movies everyday) and there is always something in me that drives me to care about his themes and to keep my research about his films. Hopefully one day I will be able to write a book about his work and what could communicate to the world.

I leave you this interview about his latest film: Goltzius and the Pelican Company

Peter Greenaway on Art, Cinema, Sex, and Religion (Q&A) – The Hollywood Reporter.

More than a trailer I think this is a visual work that gives a glimpse of what the movie is about… Hard to describe, though :). But, this is how Greenaway’s works actually are… The next one is a closer approach to Goltzius and the Pelican Company:

 

 

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How art affects our brain: A research in its first stages

 

Whether by scientific explanation or by plain intuition, lots of us know that art affects people in a deep and transcendental way. If not, at least, is the reflection of human kind development through time. Now, Scientist Eric Kandel is exploring the realm of the mind and the art to try to explain what intuitiveness has said in its own abstract language.

Nobel Laureate Examines Neuroaesthetics and Broken Relationship with Vienna – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

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Images of Romanticism – The dark and light of History

'The red dragon and the woman clothed with the sun' by William Blake. 1803-1805

 

How much  I would love to be in Frankfurt right now (or in the upcoming weeks) so I could go to this exhibition and admire some of the greatest paintings in the world, that have captured the essence or imaginary of the darkest thoughts and feelings of humans.

Well, this article has some good examples of it.

Frankfurt Art Exhibition Explores Dark Romanticism – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

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