Linktips and reading recommendations about Salvador Dalí, Hieronymus Bosch, Iris Apfel, a Trumpiest debate with Donald Trump, the amazing photographer Hengki Koentjoro and more.
Iris Apfel: “You Can´t Learn Style
“I think most people don’t know who they really are. They feel secure if they look like other people or if it’s the look that everybody says is in…”
And watch the 2014 documentary “Iris”. By the way “The Talks” has a really interesting collection of short interviews. Among other things interviews with Al Pacino, Robert Harris, Anton Corbijn, Catherine Deneuve…
The SMK (Statens Museum of Kunst/Denmark)
SMK is releasing more and more digitised artworks into the Public Domain. At the turn of the year, our collections have become available on even more channels – for instance on Europeana, the single access point to Europe’s cultural heritage.
”Cultural heritage belongs to us all. We are steadily working to digitise our large collections, so that everyone can sample, remix, and build on our common cultural heritage.” – Mikkel Bogh, Director of SMK.
Since 2012, we have released approximately 25,000 digitised artworks – 8,000 of them in high resolution – and placed them in the Public Domain.
Hengki Koentjoro is an accomplished photographer, specialising in capturing the spectral domain that lies amidst the shades of black and white. Born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.
He belongs to my favourite photographer. Have a look on his gallery.
“Photography can never be separated from the aspects of making the common things unusual, welcoming the unexpected, indulging and embracing ourselves with the joy of photography”(Hengki Koentjoro, 2013)
My best shot (Guardian)
The Guardian collects every week from photographers their best shots. If you are looking for inspiration and distraction. Follow the link.
Oculus Rift Takes You Inside the Wild Mind of Salvador Dalí (Wired Magazine)
The last post came from photographer Larry Fink “a drumbeat transcends a jazz gig“.
“Good photography is like a song, a song you can see. It could be a face, an eye, a chair. You wriggle around, in space, until that object says something about our reality, until a series of objects seen together gain a certain melody.” (Larry Fink)
Take a Virtual Tour of Hieronymus Bosch’s Bewildering Masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights
“Art historians have argued about the meaning of The Garden of Earthly Delights—Hieronymus Bosch’s enormously sized, lavishly detailed, and compellingly grotesque late 14th- or early 15th-century triptych—more or less since the painter’s death.
Spend some time roaming Bosch’s vision’s paradise, bacchanal, and damnation and, whether you take the guided tour through them or not, you’ll find much to stare at in sheer fascination — and, as often as not, disbelief.”
Bei ZEITOnline gibt es zur Werkschau von “Hieronymus Flash” einen Artikel in Deutsch.
This is really a good piece on TV. And this is maybe the classiest, Trumpiest debate of all time…so far held by Stephen Colbert 2 weeks ago.
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