Posts Tagged ‘art’

Andrew Wyeth at SAM

Tue ,28/11/2017

Kerewin and I went to see the Andrew Wyeth Retrospective at SAM this past sunday afternoon. Very interesting …. here was an artist I may have heard of in passing but knew nothing about, nor any of his art. Not unlike the Yoyoy Kusama exhibit of a few months ago, a neat surprise (completely different type of art from hers – Wyeth is predominantly tempura and watercolor painting).

What’s also interesting about Wyeth is that he only lived in two places his entire life, and was painting right up until he passed away. And (some might say of course) he seems to have had a hidden obsession with one of his female models for a long period in his later years.

The exhibit has a number of great paintings but I think what I liked best were the watercolors, because they were still very detailed for that type of painting (I don’t think that’s typical) – apparently he used the same types of detail methods to paint despite using a different medium.

Definitely worth seeing, it’s there until Jan 15.

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The Big Sick – go Kumail!

Sun ,23/07/2017

What a great movie – we’ve been fans of Kumail Nanjiani for some time – his standup is funny, and he’s great in Silicon Valley too, plus where he shows up in other stuff occasionally – but his new movie, The Big Sick, could be huge for him – it’s the story of how he met his wife, Emily.

No spoilers here – just go see it!

other reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes
Metacritic

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welcome to my world!?

Sat ,06/05/2017

🙂

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Oh….Jack…!

Sun ,23/04/2017

well worth the wait! But was only able to see the first 3 episodes….hopefully goes on all summer!

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So….AWESOME!!

Sun ,12/02/2017

made my day. Thank you Genndy!!!

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Get yours yet?

Tue ,22/11/2016

Got mine yesterday – woo hoo!

The Art of Atari

Inside The Art of Atari (pre-release book review)

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But will The Diva return? :)

Thu ,10/11/2016

The first trailer for Luc Besson’s Valerian promises a dazzling space opera romp

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Le Mans 2030..!?

Sat ,29/10/2016

Truly amazing stuff….

Le Mans 2030: Car designers with eye on future tackle Michelin Challenge Design

2017: Showcase of Selected Entrants

I think the ‘Bentley 9’ was my fave:

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Maurice White….RIP.

Mon ,15/02/2016

Yet another of the truly great ones has passed. 2016 is turning out to be a tough year for music fans. Ever since hearing ‘Fantasy’ back in junior high, i’ve liked EWF, but never more than now as the years go by. And MW said himself that he wanted their music to be an inspiration to others. To me personally, he succeeded way beyond what he may have meant. The words, the music – it all WORKS, period.

As Orlando Jones said in Drumline – ‘in the beginning, there was Earth, there was Wind, and there was Fire.’ RIP.

Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dead at 74

this one is actually 3 parts – Steve Harvey hits it right on the head:

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Chiho Aoshima: Rebirth of the World

Tue ,06/10/2015

So I finally managed to go see this, the last day of Chiho Aoshima‘s exhibit at the Seattle Asian Art Museum this past Sunday. While it wasn’t a big exhibit – it was very, very cool. The highlight is the *huge* screened animation in the back auditorium – TAKAAMANOHARA. It’s so big you can’t see everything going on at the same time – you have to look back and forth, I suspect it would take many viewings to begin to keep it all straight. way cool! While the film below paints her as somewhat bleak in outlook, her art is intricate and amazing. Looking forward to her next exhibit in Seattle!

Other voices:
The Stranger
An earlier animation – “City Glow
A review of an earlier exhibit in Catalonia at the Fundacio Miro.

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