Can you imagine how disorientated I felt after stumbling sober from Leonardo da Vinci’s A Life in Drawing Exhibition right into Rachel Maclean’s Too Cute! Exhibition at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery last weekend? Maclean’s psychedelic vision of our culture saturated in cuteness was indeed an eye opener and a blatant reality check for… Continue reading Sweet but Psycho?
I mean, I don’t even know what to say about the state of Contemporary Art anymore. What has it turned into? Can the public truly understand the meaning of Contemporary Art? Or are artists trying to make art excessively deep and overly perplexing that they are ending up getting confused themselves? Do you need… Continue reading What The F**k is that? -What is Art? Baby Don’t Hurt Me, Don’t Hurt Me, No More…-
Oh I do have a knack for incorporating the past into the present, don’t I? So here goes, are you ready? Once upon a time, a very long time ago, there was a Greek philosopher named Protagoras, who stated that “Man is the measure of all things”. His chaotic quote is historically significant because it… Continue reading Man- The Measure of All Tings?
There is a new weapon that is being proven quite effective in the First World right now. I am not talking about Donald Trump’s Nuclear Button, rather, it is “much bigger and powerful” than that; such a weapon is, of course, the latest 21st century method of ‘Self-Deprecation’. It is what most comedians like Jimmy… Continue reading The Power of Self-Deprecation
After the recent shocking news of Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy, I can’t help but think… is carrying a baby the latest fashion trend? It appears to be so in the ku-klux Kardashian Klan. Now it seems that everyone has this new accessory. I wonder… when Kim leaves her house, does she think to herself; “which should… Continue reading For the Sake of the Selfie! – A Vanity Pretext
Wonder Woman – the most anticipated and highly recognised film of 2017 felt like nothing more than getting tomatoes thrown at my face, when I thankfully, had the pleasure of watching the movie from the comfort of my own home. Wonder Woman was praised with wondrous words like “inspiring”, “heroic” and most importantly a representation… Continue reading Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman: Courage or Cleavage?
The artists of the Renaissance adopted an Aristotelean stance, with guidance from Cennino Cennini’s (c.1370- c. 1440) and Leon Battista Alberti’s (1404-1472) treatise on the techniques involved in creating representational art, which suggests that imbuing realism is not merely an observation of nature but also a clear understanding of science, the human anatomy and mathematics;… Continue reading The Art of Contouring as Demonstrated by the Artists of the Renaissance Period