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Happy Birthday Rufino Tamayo.

Happy Birthday Rufino Tamayo.

— 1 year ago
#Google Doodle  #Rufino Tamyo  #Art  #México 
"The richness of an artist consists in the fusion of influences that have marked it’s work and life"
Fernando Botero about versions. Found at his exposition in Bellas Artes México.
— 2 years ago
#Fernando Botero  #Versions  #Influence  #Quote  #Art 

Colette c’est chouette - BUSY P feat Linlee Allen

This is one of the reasons why  Colette rules. Besides selling stuff they promote art. They made a track for their 15 year anniversary.

Felices 15 Colette!

P.S. :I can’t stop dancing to this , automatic cool mood setter!

— 2 years ago
#Art  #Busy P  #Colette  #Cool  #Design  #Fashion  #Hip Hop  #Linlee Allen  #Music  #Pop  #Scratch 
Las Meninas de…

The existence of Master Pieces on art is no secret. They are the source of inspiration of many artists because they made a breakthrough on their field and perhaps being surpassed.

The maximum form of tribute that an artist can pay to another is doing the reinterpretation of that material. Why ?because it means that it has impacted the life of the performer and because it implies that the admiration is enormous and that the person is willing to take that other persons work and make it is own , to then publicly expose those studies and manifest the infatuation towards the celebrated one.

Next are presented a series of paintings that were inspired by Velázquez’s Meninas.A painting that has been named as perfection by the art world and that has been redone and influenced other painters of different eras and painting movements , that latter the redone style has been the inspiration of more artist, becoming an infinite source of creativity, that perhaps have been inserted in our personal world without noticing or having the knowledge of it.


P.S. : If you wish to see more of the sketches and reinterpretations that Picasso did of the Meninas you can go Museu Picasso website to give them a glimpse and also if you wanna visit it with your flesh and bones you can go to Barcelona and see the paintings. For the Picasso and Hamilton canvases you can go and visit El Museo Del Prado in Madrid.

Velázquez 1656

Picasso 17/08/1957

Hamilton 1973

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#Art  #Hamilron  #Las Meninas  #Paint  #Painting  #Picasso  #Velázquez  #Inspiration 

Everyday by Carly Comando.

This is the soundtrack that accompanies the Noah Kalina ,Everyday work in progress.

Since i saw the video the first time i loved the song, without the music it wouldn’t have been the same.

Ever since i haven’t stop playing the song, mainly because it soothes me, piano is one of my favorite instruments. In fact i believe that if i was an instrument i would be a piano where a percussionist played on my wood the drums to accompany the piano. Anyways the songs keeps No1. in my because i’ve been trying to learn how to play it on the piano.

If you most know i don’t know how to properly play the piano , i just sit on it and play random rhythms that please me on it. It is one of my pleasures to be a non piano player who literally plays on the piano. I have to thank this gift of life to my loved granny who gave a Piano to each of her sons when they got married.

I discovered one day when we were having breakfast the reason she gave such gift to her family.She started saying : You know when i was young i used to play the piano. My sister and i had our eyes popping out and told her: really granny? Wow we didn’t know.

Before i continue with the story you most know that my nan in her youth was poor and lived in a small town.She naturally continued her story : Yes i used to seat in a bard and start playing in it , at that point of the story she said :like this ,and started doing movements with her hands, simulating to play a piano on the table.

When she finished her story we all laughed but at the same time we started commenting about what kind of woman my grandma has always been : a dreamer with very earthy aspirations , a hardworking strong, pragmatic woman.Now, she keeps working at her 95 years old, even if she really doesn’t anymore she keeps showing at work and hangs out there for about an hour everyday .

Thank you for reading and enjoy,

P.S.: Small grooveshark widget in the page of this post ,so you can listen the music.

— 3 years ago with 1 note
#Music  #Carly Comando  #Piano  #Art  #grand  #ma  #grandma  #granny  #family story  #personal 
Mambo Jambo by Me and Nowhere Near Here by Pahnl

I know it has been a while since i posted something with my words here on tumblr. I think i have the writers block . I don’t know why.Also i didn’t want to live the blog unattained.

As almost everything in this space is about something that makes me think a bit deeper with a combination of barfed personal thoughts.That is why i decided to post something that was hidden in my Drafts.

Without even noticing this post is about finding inspiration. The next video certainly inspires me.It is a well told story of a little dog in the streets of Oxford and the story is told from it’s point of view. The photography is stunning,vibrant and it is a very well achieved stop motion photo work.

The conclusion that i can tell you about this story is that this is the kind of work i aspire to do someday. Not copying someone else but doing my own interpretation of something ,with new techniques or perfect old ones.The only thing I’m sure now is what i don’t want as almost everything in life.I think that is what separate normal people like me from geniuses, they know what they want and i don’t.Steel figuring in it out and will keep doing it for the rest of my life .

So get inspired and Enjoy,

Nowhere Near Here from Pahnl on Vimeo.

— 3 years ago with 1 note
#Nowhere Near Here.  #Pahnl  #Dogs point of view  #Dog  #Streets  #stencils  #art  #Oxford  #England  #Stop Motion  #Long exposure  #Photography 

"This is how they do the lighting at MOMA" from the series 30 seconds at MOMA :Staff.

I like the fun ,innocent approach of this mini docu. Plus it gives a fun fact that i bet you didn’t know about the museum.

— 4 years ago with 1 note
#Lighting  #MOMA  #Fun  #Work  #People loving their work  #Love Work  #Art 

Cello Suite 1 by Bach performed by Yo-Yo Ma.

Powerful, full of passion and makes you thankful to life because you are able to hear incredible music.

— 4 years ago
#music  #art  #life  #Yo-Yo Ma  #Bach  #Cool 
When art becomes an icon.

I remember being more or less 22 years old and traveling to NYC for the 2nd time in my life. I went to the MET and was amazed with it because i felt that a meaningful part of history of the world was contained into a very little space,the museum. Also i got conscious about the fact that was the spirit of that magnificent city.

While wondering around one of the galleries i saw that a lecture was about to start and was open to the public and the price of the ticket was cheap, so i decided to profit that experience that life was giving me. The theme treated in the lecture was icons. It was there when i learned the true meaning of the word.

An icon is an image that has become an abstract in the collective mind , so when it is reproduced several times it doesn’t have to be the exact same image to be recognized, it also is an object that is replaced by a symbol.One of the most popular icons through history is Christ ,it has been represented in different history periods and in different ways: happy, sad,mad with beard, without beard, as a boy as a men ,etc… But at the end if you are familiar with occidental culture you will probably recognize him , no mater what shape it has. I think the same happens in different art areas when the piece stop belonging to the artist, trespasses time and shape;it starts to become popular ,influences peoples lives and transforms them, sometimes without the notice of the individuals.Starting to rotate in the Pop culture and the original form of art initiates a new cycle by becoming a new piece of art.

The Chilean Pablo Neruda is a good portrait of that.His poems surround and inspires humanity to new worlds. Down the text you will find some examples of what i am talking about:

                               Me gusta cuando callas by Pablo Neruda:

 Me gustas cuando callas porque estás como ausente,
y me oyes desde lejos, y mi voz no te toca.
Parece que los ojos se te hubieran volado
y parece que un beso te cerrara la boca.
Como todas las cosas están llenas de mi alma
emerges de las cosas, llena del alma mía.
Mariposa de sueño, te pareces a mi alma,
y te pareces a la palabra melancolía.
Me gustas cuando callas y estás como distante.
Y estás como quejándote, mariposa en arrullo.
Y me oyes desde lejos, y mi voz no te alcanza:
Déjame que me calle con el silencio tuyo.
Déjame que te hable también con tu silencio
claro como una lámpara, simple como un anillo.
Eres como la noche, callada y constelada.
Tu silencio es de estrella, tan lejano y sencillo.
Me gustas cuando callas porque estás como ausente.
Distante y dolorosa como si hubieras muerto.
Una palabra entonces, una sonrisa bastan.
Y estoy alegre, alegre de que no sea cierto.

Me gusta cuando callas by Brazilian Girls.

                                                 Poema X by Pablo Neruda:

Hemos perdido aun este crepúsculo.
Nadie nos vio esta tarde con las manos unidas
mientras la noche azul caía sobre el mundo.

He visto desde mi ventana
la fiesta del poniente en los cerros lejanos.

A veces como una moneda
se encendía un pedazo de sol entre mis manos.

Yo te recordaba con el alma apretada
de esa tristeza que tú me conoces.

Entonces, dónde estabas?
Entre qué gentes?
Diciendo qué palabras?
Por qué se me vendrá todo el amor de golpe
cuando me siento triste, y te siento lejana?

Cayó el libro que siempre se toma en el crepúsculo,
y como un perro herido rodó a mis pies mi capa.

Siempre, siempre te alejas en las tardes
hacia donde el crepúsculo corre borrando estatuas.


Preguntas Hermosas from Süperfad on Vimeo.

                                         Desnuda by Pablo Neruda

Desnuda eres tan simple como una de tus manos:
lisa, terrestre, mínima, redonda, transparente.
Tienes líneas de luna, caminos de manzana.
Desnuda eres delgada como el trigo desnudo.

Desnuda eres azul como la noche en Cuba:
tienes enredaderas y estrellas en el pelo.
Desnuda eres redonda y amarilla
como el verano en una iglesia de oro.

Desnuda eres pequeña como una de tus uñas:
curva, sutil, rosada hasta que nace el día
y te metes en el subterráneo del mundo

como en un largo túnel de trajes y trabajos:
tu claridad se apaga, se viste, se deshoja
y otra vez vuelve a ser una mano desnuda.

Nuda in Il Postino.

Note: Just browse around youtube and you will find several times the poems of Neruda repeated in different shapes, images…icons.

Should i post the English translation of the poems?

— 4 years ago with 1 note
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