Thursday, December 27, 2007

redefining art

Still on holiday here, but I do have a few great art links forwarded to me by the incomparable Rudy in case anyone wants some idle surfing inspiration between eggnogs. They include the latest from the burgeoning mass-produced original art 'movement' in China, photography of fantasy landscape models, meat art and the re-emergence of that pop culture staple of the '80s, the Rubik's Cube. Click on photos to go to the appropriate article. Back soon.


Blogger jafabrit said...

I wonder how much the art laborers earn? I didn't see it anywhere, but I see some quit factory work, so the pay or circumstances must be a little better.

27/12/07 12:16 p.m.  
Blogger albina said...

Oh, that was a good selection -- I got to smile over GW portrait next to Stalin (how appropriate!) in the article about Fine Art factories...

Too much eggnog have not made you a dull girl, go Andrea!

27/12/07 4:30 p.m.  
Blogger tlchang said...

Meat art?!!? Why??? (it rather creeps me out and makes me yearn for a more vegetarian lifestyle..)

27/12/07 5:45 p.m.  
Blogger Ellen said...

Rudy rules! These are great links Andrea. The meat reminds me of a Sicilian artist who paints with pig's blood. Not in my house, my dogs would be all over it.
I've heard Dafen is a thorn in many an emerging artists side. Just saw a painting at a posh Whistler gallery, then saw a replica for sale in London Drugs beside dish soap. Enjoy your vacation.

27/12/07 9:13 p.m.  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh I'll have to show my son the rubik's cube art. He is a wiz at that thing and has been since he was about 3 years old.

28/12/07 4:24 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Jafabrit: Not nearly enough. Or maybe too much (depends on your persepctive I guess). It makes me wonder what they'd produce if they applied their technical skills to something of their own invention.

Albina: Thanks - great juxtaposition, no?

Tara: I agree. PETA and other groups that encourage vegetarianism should use them in their marketing campaigns.

Ellen: We have a hard enough time educating people about art -- this just muddies the water, doesn't it?

Toni: He's a very patient person!

28/12/07 7:21 a.m.  
Blogger CS said...

I love the Rubik's cube art. But the meat art kind of gives me the heebies...

28/12/07 5:06 p.m.  

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