Sunday, 9 January 2011
Friday, 7 January 2011
I saw this exhibition on a rainy afternoon last week and was not disappointed. Having spent two months worth of lunchtimes last year making photograms at school for an art project I was already familiar with Adam Fuss's work but I was not at all familiar with the other artists in this exhibition. The exhibition is spectacularly created and the fact that many of these images are related to life, light and the nature it prompted a degree of awe in me especially as I had just spent 40 minutes in looking at the sparkly jewellery in the V&A.
The photograms in this exhibition are at times intricate and at others striking and utterly luminous in their unfussy composition but their is an overriding sense throughout that you are seeing phenomenon that are outside of the everyday. I cannot recommend this exhibition enough, I do not think that I have visited such an affecting image in my life.
I would also wholeheartedly recommend the Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes exhibition if you have any interest in theatre, ballet fashion or history. It sets the social history of the time before each room focusses on one particular part of the Diaghilev exhibition. As somebody with an interest in Art Nouveau and poster art I was thrilled by the brilliant examples. The gallery also has glorious sketches by Picasso, Cocteau and Nijinsky.
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You may or may not know that I have a HUGE crush on BLUR all of them but especially Alex and Damon. Today I was minding my own business walking to my friend's house in Notting Hill when who do I spy but DAMON!!! As he was with his daughter and my phone has no camera I did not approach him but he looked soooo hot. Very tanned with an black peacoat, jeans and boots. And for the record we totally had a look( or at least that's what I am going to tell myself).
P.S I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Hannah-Rose for linking me on her blog. HAving only discovered her blog three weeks ago I have found it a gold mine of inspirational images and fantastically insightful, intuitive and interesting commentary. AS you can probably tell I love her blog. Check her out NOW and I promise you will not regret it.
Thursday, 6 January 2011
I know completely unoriginal but I just couldn't resist. The juxtaposition between the two images; White and black, dark and light, how they are both intrusive but in different ways one is aggressive and the other is super cute, how Kate is mothering Johnny in one and he's shielding her in the other. I could go on with justifying it but at the end of the day no justification is really need for Johnny and Kate. Am i right?
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
This is a magical partnership between two of my favourite creative people in the world. Ryan Mcginley's photographs are up there with National Geographic in terms of the wealth of beauty present in them, for me at least and Tilda Swinton is not only a phenomenal actress but is completely fascinating to look at AND she dragged a portable film festival on her back a while ago if that's not reason enough to like her then I don't know what is.
I should probably write a disclaimer before I write about this saying;
This is a completely biased review of this short on the basis that I love Andrew Garfield's and Spike Jonze's work and hence by them working together it's like all my Christmases and birthdays come at once.
Okay now that's over let's get to the good stuff. Essentially this a sci-fi romance film and sorry fangirls but there are no vampires or werewolves. And in spite of or maybe because of the fact that the actors are all playing robots and not the shiny macbook pro equivalent of a robot but more a mid 90's apple PC, that is to say quaint but ultimately not sexy, that is unless you love a nerd in which case this is for you.
Essentially it tells the story of Sheldon (best name ever) a robot who has become increasingly disenchanted with his mundane, monotonous existence in a world where humans and robots co-exist but robots are second class citizens. One day he sees a fellow robot called Francesca and is intrigued by her disregard for convention. The film charts their falling in love and the impact that these two very different spirits have on each other, leading to both of them having a more complete awareness of their actions and the consequences. I'm reluctant to give away too much of the plot but I will say that it is beautifully shot and acted and definitely worth the 30 minute run time out of your day. It is simple and sensitive and ultimately very affecting.
It was actually made for absolut vodka but this is neither here nor there as when watching it you are not aware of any product placement that detracts from the action
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Monday, 3 January 2011
WAtching grease and procrastinating revision. Just watched the dance scene where Sandy is taken away from Danny and then I got completely distracted by French and her matching lemony dress and hair. I started dreaming about lemony hair for summer then realized that bleaching my hair would kill it so I substituted a head of lemony hair for a bowl of lemon sorbet pretty fair trade off I think.
p.s. I love this issue of vogue but it was very sneaky drawing me in with kate lounging about and then no editorial!
At my school we do not have boys or prom but I remember that whenever I used to read Teen Vogue I would look at the editorials and sigh because they were always so escapist and the light in them was so beautiful. The boy and girl eds were always some of the best I thought and spoke to me moe than the studio shot ones.