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Pinocchio: An Alternative Origin Story Exploring the Grandest Questions of Existence. “Myths are made for the imagination to breathe life into them,” Albert Camus wrote.

Pinocchio: An Alternative Origin Story Exploring the Grandest Questions of Existence

Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, observed a century earlier as she contemplated the nature of the imagination and its three core faculties: “Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently… that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us.” This “discovering faculty” of the imagination, which breathes life into both the most captivating myths and the deepest layers of reality, is what animated Italian artist Alessandro Sanna one winter afternoon when he glimpsed a most unusual tree branch from the window of a moving train — a branch that looked like a sensitive human silhouette, mid-fall or mid-embrace. As Sanna cradled the enchanting image in his mind and began sketching it, he realized that something about the “body language” of the branch reminded him of a small, delicate, terminally ill child he’d gotten to know during his visits to Turin’s Pediatric Hospital.

#OpenComics: untold stories – share your comics and graphic art. Sometimes the most powerful stories demand to be told creatively.

#OpenComics: untold stories – share your comics and graphic art

Graphic storytelling is increasingly being used to convey emotion, surprise audiences and sometimes, to protect people’s identities. This was the case for Abike’s story, a comic produced for the Guardian to tell the true story of a Nigerian woman trafficked to the UK for sexual exploitation. The graphic story was produced by Benjamin Dix, founder of literary comic agency PositiveNegatives, and illustrated by artist Gabi Frödén. Dix says telling Abike’s story in graphic form helped bring the unimaginable to life: “Abike’s story is one of the darkest and most chilling testimonies that I’ve heard. The graphic form shows us that nightmare, not just through narrative, but we actually see it and feel it.” Stories and Images in East Asian Art. Stories and Images in East Asian Art March 12, 2009 - February 24, 2010 General Guo Ziyi's Banquet (Kor.

Stories and Images in East Asian Art

Kwakpunyang hyangnakto), 19th centuryAttributed to Kim Tǔksin (Deuk-shin), KoreanInk and color on silk; mounted as an eight-fold screenOuter panels: 79 1/2 (with mount) x 18 1/2 inches (201.9 x 47 cm) Inner panels: 79 1/2 (with mount) x 16 inches (201.9 x 40.6 cm)Gift of Jeanne and Bill Wurster, 20012001-40-1[ More Details ] Most auspicious symbols originated in China and became common denominators throughout East Asia, while the individual adaptation of such elements varied in each culture. By the late Chosŏn dynasty (1392–1910) of Korea, themes such as wishes for longevity, wealth, and fecundity gained popularity as subjects for screen paintings, whereas in China, similar themes appeared most often in ceramic decorations. Curators. Every Picture Tells a Story. Grades 3 through 12 Paintings are more than just pictures in a frame—they are unfolding stories with multiple perspectives.

Every Picture Tells a Story

Narrative Art - The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. "There are countless forms of narrative in the world," wrote French literary theorist Roland Barthes in An Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative.

Narrative Art - The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Frida Kahlo Owl and Art that tells a story — EVE DEVORE. Each Owl I create has a story behind its feathers and its own unique personality.

Frida Kahlo Owl and Art that tells a story — EVE DEVORE

Some of them represent famous people, others reflect moods and emotions. I’ve decided to tell their stories here one by one to get you to know them better. Art That Tells a Story. Telling Personal Stories Through Art. In this lesson, students explore the connection between art and storytelling, focusing on how art can serve as an empowering, self-actualizing and even cathartic form of self-expression.

Telling Personal Stories Through Art

The video clips provided in this lesson are from Cutie and the Boxer, an Academy Award®-nominated film about the chaotic and unconventional 40-year love affair and creative partnership between action painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko, also an artist. Ushio, who punches canvases with paint-laden gloves, is famous in Japan and in Manhattan's art circles, yet wider recognition has eluded him. Noriko, 21 years his junior, put her artistic ambitions on hold to be a wife and mother--and an assistant to her demanding husband.

Now, Noriko's acclaimed "Cutie" series of drawings, depicting the relationship between the title character and a volatile figure named Bullie, is turning their world upside down. Time Allotment Learning Objectives By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: Supplies. Narrative. 1 of 3 A narrative is simply a story.


Narrative art is art that tells a story. Much of Western art until the twentieth century has been narrative, depicting stories from religion, myth and legend, history and literature (see history painting). Audiences were assumed to be familiar with the stories in question. From about the seventeenth century genre painting showed scenes and narratives of everyday life. History of Narrative Art - The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Exploring Narrative in Art - The Art Curator for Kids. A Year of Art Appreciation for Kids: 52 Artworks your Child Should Know - The Art Curator for Kids. Art Around the World in 30 Days - The Art Curator for Kids. ▶ How does Aboriginal art create meaning - YouTube. Art & Story in Totem Poles. A 5 minute video on the history of totem poles, ending with a story of a pole from Alaska. Art & Story in Totem Poles / Ignite Dallas. The Story of Art: Chapter 1 (part 1 of 1 lecture by Jim Janossy) The Art of Visual Storytelling. Storytelling in Japanese Art.

November 19, 2011–May 6, 2012 Welcome to the endlessly fascinating world of Japanese storytelling.

Storytelling in Japanese Art

Japan has a long and rich history of pairing narrative texts with elaborate illustrations—a tradition that continues to this day with manga and other popular forms of animation. Featuring more than sixty works of art in a range of mediums and formats, this exhibition invites you to explore myriad subjects that have preoccupied the Japanese imagination for centuries—Buddhist and Shinto miracle tales; the romantic adventures of legendary heroes and their feats at times of war; animals and fantastical creatures that cavort within the human realm; and the ghoulish antics of ghosts and monsters.

From illustrated books and folding screens to textiles and even playing cards, the objects on view, which date from the twelfth to the nineteenth century, vividly capture the life and spirit of their time.