Partly because these Polaroids describe feelings that everyone is familiar with, in that everyone knows they cannot be avoided. Mostly because these Polaroids describe these feelings in such an efficient way, that they seem funny and, for a moment, you believe this efficiency is humanly possible. It was difficult to choose one, so I chose two. These are mine: Choose yours! Continue reading I could look at these endlessly.
Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet
The term “impressionism” was initially used in a derogatory sense, implying something trivial and unfinished. The impressionist painter himself, Monet, considered “Impression, Sunrise” a simple sketch which he finished in one sitting. Continue reading "The painting that gave its name to a movement"
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was. To gain a better understanding of his life, watch this biopic starring Ed Harris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0xiovbDML0 Continue reading Lavender Mist by Jackson Pollock
PINA (2011) – a documentary about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch (she passed away only days after the film production began) I must confess that this is one of those documentaries I watched because a friend told me to. It was a rare event that, contrary to my predictions, her match-making worked. It is a simple yet unique story, the music, interviews, and costumes … Continue reading Poetry as dance
Marina Abramovic, one of the most influential contemporary performance artists. She has explored the extremes of bodily performance and pain as well as those of the relationship between the artist and his audience, and finally the intimate relationship between one human being to another. This photo depicts her performance at the Museum of Modern Art, which was a culmination of her work in the last … Continue reading Marina Abramovic on seeing