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Kitsch Kitsch Palabra alemana de uso universal. Cursi, de mal gusto. Se denomina así a objetos caracterizados por supuesta inautenticidad estética y su formalismo efectista, que persigue una gran aceptación comercial. El kitsch, como categoría artística, funciona dentro del contexto aristocrático -enjuiciador que determina un “buen” y un “mal” arte... cuanto más productos kitsch hayan, más brillará la apreciación de la autenticidad del arte, como sello de garantía del mismo. De este modo, se establece que el kitsch no es algo simplemente alejado del arte, sino su antítesis: este estilo posee las características extrínsecas de aquél, pero funciona como su negación. La esencia del kistch, para los moralistas del arte, consiste en la sustitución de la categoría ética con la categoría estética: el artista o realizador se impone generar no “un buen trabajo”, sino un trabajo “agradable” , dado que lo que más importa es el efecto.

Jean Fautrier | artnet Biography Jean Fautrier was a French painter and sculptor best known for his involvement in the Art Informel group. Fautrier’s works evolved from brooding yet naturalistic figure paintings to almost wholly abstract gestures and shapes. Born on May 16, 1898 in Paris, France, Fautrier moved to London with his mother. miraculousmosquito.blogspot.com Lo Grotesco Hoy me gustaría hablarles de una categoría estética, la que he elegido es la de lo grotesco, de todas las demás categorías me llama la atención porque es la menos delimitada de todas. Limita con lo cómico, por ejemplo una obra del pintor Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593), El jurista de 1566, no hay consenso en cuanto a quién es el hombre representado en él, unos autores dicen que es un retrato de Calvino, otros que sería el jurista J. U. Zasius, intimo colaborador de Rodolfo II, y otra hipótesis es que era un doctor que tenía su cara parcialmente comida por la sífilis. Lo cierto es que resulta terrible mirar a este hombre a la cara, que la forma un pollo asado, su boca es la de un pez y su barbilla la cola del mismo, sin embargo su cabeza aparece cubierta con un gorro, y su tronco vestido y cubierto con un abrigo, pero debajo de él se ven libros y expedientes. Es con Baudelaire cuando lo grotesco cobra identidad, pero lo hace sin separarse de la risa ni de lo cómico.

Duane Hanson | artnet Biography Duane Hanson was an American sculptor known for his hyper-realistic depictions of ordinary people. Using polyester resin, Bondo, bronze, or fiberglass, Hanson’s technique involved casting living people and then painstakingly painting the fiberglass figure with all the imperfections and veins of actual skin. “My art is not about fooling people,” the artist explained. “It's the human attitudes I'm after—fatigue, a bit of frustration, rejection.

• ❃ • ❋ • ❁ • tanglebucket • ✿ • ✽ • ❀ • art Kees van Dongen | artnet Biography Kees van Dongen was a Dutch painter known for his distinctive Fauvist portraits characterized by their bold palettes and his subject’s large, almond-shaped eyes. Part of the avant-garde movement that included Henri Matisse, Maurice de Vlaminck, and André Derain, van Dongen employed aggressively clashing colors to paint sensuous and even garish representations of the fashionable French bourgeoisie, and the wealth that permitted their leisurely lifestyle. Born Cornelis Theodorus Maria van Dongen on January 26, 1877 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the artist’s flagrant use of color and expressive line became his signature style, and inspiration gained from international travel set him apart from his peers—the French artists he exhibited with while living in Paris during the early part of the 20th century. In 1926, van Dongen was inducted into the French Legion of Honor, and, in 1927, awarded the Order of the Crown of Belgium.

Sue's tangle trips pics Erró | Icelandic Art Center Guðmundur Guðmundsson (b. 1932), better known as Erró, is without a doubt the best known contemporary artist of Iceland. After studying in Iceland, at the age of 20 he was admitted to the Oslo Academy of Fine Art, Norway. In 1954 he studied at the Florence Academy of Art and later in Ravenna, Italy, where he focussed on mosaic technique. In 1989 Erró gave the City of Reykjavík a large collection of his works, a total of about 2,000 items, including paintings, watercolours, graphic art, sculptures, collages and other works spanning the artist’s entire career from his youth. Exhibitions from the Erró collection are a regular fixture at the Hafnarhús site of the Reykjavík Art Museum, with the purpose of giving as clear an image as possible of the diverse character of the artist’s works. Here is a link to the work of Erró owned by Reykjavik Art Museum

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