Tag Archives: Henri Matisse

Picasso and Matisse in Advertising

5 Feb

Shiseido Werbung

Why is PS Disasters blaming Shiseido’s ad above? Why PS Disaster-reader Richard writes «The graphic designers responsible for this shouldn’t be fired; they should be barred from computers for life»? Is there really a right or wrong that has to be re-established that way? The Germans already had a time where perfectionism of that kind was in order: bewteen 1933 and 1945. With their exhibition «Degenerate art», the Nazis tried to tell the rest of the world what has to be, and what must not. Does intolerance rise again?

Just have a look at Picasso’s and Matisse’s work – and decide for yourself who «should be barred from computers for life»? The people from Shiseido or from PS Disasters?

Picasso: Nude Wringing Her Hair

Picasso: Nude in the Garden, 1934
National Picasso Museum, Paris

Matisse: Blue Nude

Meerschweinchenreport says that this is nothing but a perfect example of how art influences our daily view through the glasses of reality. Or, just to quote Albert Einstein: «To put it boldly, it is the attempt at a posterior reconstruction of existence by the process of conceptualization.»

Normally, advertising is criticised for only scratching the surface. Here, we are dealing with an ad delivering serious content designed to make people think about the meaning of life. And what do our selfish critics do? They are scratching the surface. Haha!

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Paris Match: «Dans L’intimite Des Peintres»

1 Dec

Picasso malt am Strand den Kreis seiner Liebsten

Das französische Klatsch- und Reportagemagazin «Paris Match» hat ein Extraheftchen im Buchformat mit schönen und ungewöhnlichen und hervorragenden und höchst privaten Künstlerportraits auf 208 Seiten herausgegeben. Die hier abgebildeten Künstler wie beispielsweise Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Kees van Dongen, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dalí, Francis Bacon, George Braque, Joan Miró, Jean Cocteau oder Jean Dubuffet wurden seinerzeit von Paris Match exklusiv portraitiert. Durch die Zusammenstellung entstand nun ein Kompendium der bedeutensten Künstler des 20. Jahrhunderts, obwohl wir in der Aufzählung Andy Warhol schon ein bißchen vermissen.

Der Autor: Jean-François Chaigneau. Der Preis: 30.00 €. Hier kann man das bibliophile Werk noch rechtzeitig vor Weihnachten bestellen.

via: Pas Un Autre

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Hugh Brown: «I Am A Chainsaw Collector»

19 Jul

Painting by Jackson Pollock (Arterial Mist, 1950)

Hugh Brown is a well known multi-talented creative – and, not to forget, proud to be a chainsaw collector. The Robert Berman Gallery was presenting on July 17, 2010, 6-9pm «Allegedly: New Chainsaw Works». Follow the link and you will meet the chainsaws of Roy Lichtenstein, David Levinthal, Bruce Nauman, Henri Matisse, Man Ray, David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Diane Arbus, etc. pp. …

The only question that has been left like an overheated punchball in Maggie Thatcher’s handbag during the battle over the Falklands: Is all this chainsaw stuff genuine? Just read the text in order to find it out. Because I didn’t.

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