Automatism is the act of creating spontaneously, without thinking about the end result or the construction, but more feeling and letting the art come from somewhere in the subconscious.
Joan Miro (1893 – 1983)
Media: Painting, Ceramics
Born in Barcelona, Spain, Joan Miro studied under Franciso Gali, originally painting in Fauvist and Cubist style. After poor reviews of his first solo exhibition, Miro traveled to Paris to seek out Pablo Picasso, who introduced Miro to the Surrealist, whom he joined in 1924. Interested by the relationship of art and the subconscious mind and slightly skeptical of Surrealism, Miro began to create his own biomorphic and semi-abstract forms in the late 1920’s. During the Spanish Civil War, he moved to France, but returned home when Nazis invaded France during World War II.
Week 2.- Sept 13
2.- Daniela Edburg 1
Q: In the series Drop Dead Gorgeous, what do you think are the links between the objects, gender, and context?
Most of the objects relate to some pressure women face– nutrition, beauty, appearance, all of which may tend to distract women from reaching self actualization in other areas– intellect, purpose, meaningful lives. Advertising simultaneously tells women to dress up, put on makeup and be very, very slim, then over saturates the senses with images of food.
I selected this book to reinvent because it is about repurposing objects that are basically trash and turning them into useful things like furniture and storage. Not all of the projects are useful, but some of them look promising.
I found the book at a bargain bin outside a bookstore. The book looked forlorn and was directly in the sun. It’s sad when books get treated like this. Any book is the reselt of a lot of work, not to mention hope and dreams. So I rescued it, a lot like a rescue dog except without all the feeding and walking. Here is a photo of my new friend:
|The phrase, Your Condition Is Not Permanent is never fully illuminated.
Instead, the sign cycles through other words, like a mantra that
is never satisfied by definition but provides effect in knowing its futility.