Sunday, March 11, 2012

11 March 2012: Who's made a mark this week?

Freeze Frame by Neville Gabie
a new take on Seurat's bathers at Asniere
my photo of his photo at the View Tube
We did the Olympic Marathon walk this afternoon - which is basically walking from my home up to the Olympic site and then home again (the long way!)  It took us three hours. I photographed art en route and the images are in this post.

This included:
  • Neville Gabie is the Artist in Residence on the Olympic Site and his exhibition of photographic and film works which can be seen at the View Tube on the Greenway at Stratford.  I rather liked his film of workers uncovering and testing all the seats in the stadium but thought his most impressive piece is the large photograph called Freeze Frame which recreates Seurat's Bathers at Asnieres on the banks of the River Lea.  This is an article about the work and who's in it.
  • The Arcelormittal Orbit - which is a 115 metres (377 ft) high observation tower in the Olympic Park by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond.  It might be the tallest sculpture in London - and a unique experiment between sculpture and structural engineering - but I actually think it's rather gross!
The ArcelorMittal Orbit - next to the Olympic Stadium
  • Fish Island and the Wick Lane - across the River from the Olympic Stadium is a major centre for artist studios in East London.  This was seen on our walk away from the area
Boring walls....
The Olympics also have something called Art in the Park.

Art Blogs

Drawing and Sketching
I can always tell a connoisseur at an art show when I see someone taking their time to look at top-notch drawing. Whether as a stand-alone art form or implied in a work of art, drawing separates the condors from the cuckoos. To be great art, drawing has to be greatly executed.
Robert Genn
Art Business and Marketing
Art Collectors and Art Economy
  • The demise of the Knoedler Gallery in November 2011 due to scrutiny and queries raised about the authenticity of the pieces they were selling has prompted articles in the art press
Scholars simply cannot keep up with the speed of online pricing databases, skewing the balance between an artist’s critical reception and their market value.
a timely guide to corporate collecting, examining the history, nature and importance of corporate collecting and the different reasons for starting and maintaining corporate collections, including investment, cultural caché, and asset diversification.
Art Education 

Tips and Techniques
    Art Exhibitions

    Major Galleries
    Art Societies
    Art History
    Art supplies


    • Below is the notice at the top of the side column on Joanne Mattera's blog.  It's so sad that people should have to say these things and even sadder that others think it's OK to take images of people's work without asking and without permission.
    • Do Not Pin These Images!Friends: Please enjoy the images on my blog. But do not pin them on Pinterest. You do not have my permission. If you have posted an image please remove it. You are artists. Please respect the work I have done here
    • Amy Andrews at Blogging with Amy provides some sensible guidelines for how to use Pinterest in Pinterest and Copyright: What I'm Doing
    • When to pull the pin... best practices for pinning by Kal Barteski (Love Life) suggests some pointers for pinners, bloggers/photographers/artists, pineterst and idea snatchers! This is the notice on her blog.  Also check out her Link with Love project
    Please respect the words + images here. They are my own artworks, photos + words and subject to intellectual properties, copyrights and that kind of thing. Please, please contact me for permissions before using any material found here and please understand that I would prefer that you DO NOT PIN my work. 'Pinning' something you see here gives Pinterest the rights to modify, exploit and sell my work without my knowledge or consent and that would be a shame and you would be liable. I retain the rights to all content found here. Thanks a million. Kal Barteski © 2006 - 2012
    Opinion Polls
    Internet, blogging and webware

    and finally

    1 in 5 teenagers will experiment with art - no explanation needed really!

    1 comment:

    1. Thanks for the mentions Katherine! As always your list of resources for artists is quite comprehensive and I'm finding much to read up on.


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