#art, “Eres el mar y vives en el mar” – “You Are The Sea And You Live In The Sea.

(“Yemayá” obra original de FBC/Derechos Reservados-“Yemayá” original work by FBC/All Rights Reserved)

Habiendo nacido tan cerca del mar ha hecho que me sienta muy apegado al mismo, y a todos los mares y ríos de la tierra. Se que el mar nos da paz y calma, fuerza y tranquilidad…

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Because I was born so close to the sea, I’ve always been drawn to it. And to all seas, oceans and rivers of this earth. I know The sea gives us peace and calm, strength and tranquility…

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(Aunque no soy de Miami, disfruté mucho del mar/Although I am not from Miami, I enjoyed greatly the sea)

#art, Mujeres artistas, la serie: Jenny Saville – Women Artists Series: Jenny Saville

(Jenny Saville – foto/photo 20Minutos)

Esta artista llegó a ser la mas cara de la historia cuando en 2018 su obra «Propped» (de 1992) se vendió por 10 millones de euros. Pero no importa, es una mujer y los hombres ganan más pues en la lista de los que mas valen están solo hombres. Algunos de estos son Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst y Banksy, artistas de los cuales no quiero ni acordarme porque uno es un empresario, el otro es un artista con poca imaginación y gusto y el tercero es un «activista» contra sistema que vive muy bien gracias al sistema. Jenny Saville tiene una obra verdadera, única, original, muy bien hecha y ella es una artista consagrada y preparada, no una grafitera ni una que mete un tiburón en un tanque de formol, ni hace un conejito de acero inoxidable (o de que se yo…).

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This artist had the highest selling work by a woman artist in 2018 when her 1992 painting «Propped» sold at auction for 10 million euros. But it did not matter, male artists sell much higher and she was obscured by artists the likes of Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Banksy. These are «artists» which I prefer not to even think about. One is more of a business man than anything else, the other has very little imagination and taste and the third one is an «activist» against the «establishment» which has made him very, very rich. Jenny Saville is a real artist, trained and hard working. She is unique, original and well committed to her art. She is no graffiti activist or one who puts a shark in a tank of formaldehyde or one whose workers have created a bunny made of stainless steel (or whatever).

Jenny Saville nació en Cambridge, Reino Unido en 1970 y forma parte de los Young British Artists.

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Jenny Saville was born in Cambridge, United Kingdon in 1970. She is a member of the Young British Artists.

(«Propped» 1992)

Es una artista que hay que conocer porque es joven, todavía esta trabajando y lográndose un lugar en la historia del arte.

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This is an artist we must all come to know. She is young and working and achieving for herself a place in Art History.

(«Reverse» 2003)

OMNIA CAELUM STUDIOS VALENCIA PRESENTA LA SERIE DE MUJERES ARTISTAS/ OMNIA CAELUM STUDIOS VALENCIA PRESENTS WOMEN ARTISTS SERIES

Aquí os dejo un corto vídeo de dos de mis artistas favoritas, Dorothea Tanning y Louise Bourgeois…

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Here I leave you with a short video about two of my favourite artists: Dorothea Tanning and Louise Bourgeois…

Gracias…

Cheers…

La cancion de la mitad de la semana – The Middle of the Week Song…

(David Crosby, photographed at his home in St. Ynez, Calif., June 26.
PHOTO: SHAYAN ASGHARNIA FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)

La canción es «Almost Cut My Hair» escrita por David Crosby en 1970 y que fue incluida en el album Déjà Vu que fue lanzado ese mismo año. La canción se basa, mas o menos, en la decisión que tenían que hacer muchos de los hippis de esa época. Pero el compromiso con la «revolución» (cultural y política), con la música, con la libertad de expresión estaba simbolizada por la melena así que por mucho que David Crosby se lo pregunto a si mismo, no dejo atrás su compromiso eterno. Y como vemos, murió con su melena intacta. Requiescat in pace. David Crosby (1941-2023).

¡Que diferencia, mare meua, con la generación de ahora! En esos tiempos la juventud pensaba en el progreso, de forma inteligente, de forma única y de forma original. No andaban sacando los dicharachos de los fracasados de otras épocas.

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The song is «Almost Cut My Hair» written by David Crosby in 1970 and which was included in their 1970 album Déjà Vu. The song is based, more or less, on the decision that many hippies of the seventies had to face because the commitment to the «revolution» (cultural and political), and with freedom of expression was exemplified by having long hair. So, no matter how much David had to think about it, he did not turn his head on his commitment and he died with his long hair intact. Requiescat in pace. David Crosby (1941-2023).

What a difference, my Lord, with todays generation! In those times the youth were truly thinking about progress, but intelligently, in a unique fashion and with 100% originality. They were not repeating worn out phrases that failures of other times had mouthed.

Gracias…

Cheers…

PISA MORENA by Francisco Bravo Cabrera

(Comenzada hoy, 17 de enero de 2023, escuchando a Erik Satie – Gnossiennes 1-5)   Cuando te des cuenta que las verdades son mentiras, ¿Dónde encontrarás la verdad? Así son las cosas de la vida, bueno, ¿Serán las cosas de la gente, no? Y la gente sigue desgastándose, estancándose, y torturándose. Las masas se ahogan […]

PISA MORENA by Francisco Bravo Cabrera

Mujeres artistas, la serie/Women Artists Series: Emma Amos

(Foto/Photo – The New York Times)

La foto es de la artista junto a su obra de 2006 titulada “Head First.” («De cabeza»). Emma Amos, Afro-Americana, fue pintora, escritora y activista feminista. Reconoció desde que inició su carrera profesional, que el arte estaba dominado por hombres, bien sean blancos o negros y por eso supo que para ella era inevitable ser activista. El arte y el activismo tenían que estar inseparablemente unidos. Por esto y por la belleza y alta calidad de su obra, hay que conocer a esta gran mujer artista.

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The above photograph is of the artist and her 2006 work titled «Head First». Emma Amos, African-American painter, was also a writer and a feminist activist. She realised quite early in her career that art was male dominated, whether they be White or Black, so she knew that for her being an activist was inevitable. Art and activism had to be inseparably united. Because of this and also for the beauty and high quality of her work, this woman artist must be known to all.

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Gracias…

Cheers…

#artvideo, Michaelina Wautier (Serie «Mujeres artistas»/»Women Artists Series»)

Olvidada a través de mucha de la historia del arte, claro, por ser una mujer artista. Ahora ha vuelto a ser conocida y reconocida por su trabajo, pero no como se merece. Hay que darle el merecido reconocimiento a las tantas mujeres artistas de todas las épocas. Para eso también estoy presente. El feminismo no es pararse en una tribuna a acusar y a menospreciar a los hombres, sino que es destacar a la mujer como es debido. La igualdad es eso, no es imponer, sino reclamar y si tienes la oportunidad, no importa en que medio sea, destaca a una mujer artista que por muy conocidas que algunas sean, no tienen el mismo lugar que los hombres ni sus cuadros son cotizados de igual manera.

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She was forgotten through most of Art History, of course because she was a woman artist. Now she has regained some of the recognition that had previously been denied but not as much as she truly deserves. And she, as well as so many other women artists throughout the different eras of history, must be duly recognised. Feminism does not mean standing in front of an audience to accuse men or belittle masculinity. It is the process of enhancing the work of women and the work done by women. That is what equality is. It is not imposing one gender upon another one but it is claiming and demanding al equal playing field. If you have a means to reach out, no matter what it is, you can help by promoting, by informing about women artists. Although some are now well known, they are still not equal to their male counterparts and their paintings do not generate the same amount of value.

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Gracias…

Cheers…

#artvideo, Edgar Degas

(«Singer With the Glove» 1878 – Edgar Degas – The Yorck Project (2002) 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. ISBN: 3936122202., Dominio público, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=150056)

Edgar Degas is one of my favourite artists not just because of his mastery of drawing and of creating fluid motion, but because of his theories of art. He rejected all ideas of inspiration, temperament and spontaneity, in other words intuitive painting. He stressed that art was contrived, a process resulting from research and investigation. In his case he usually studied the great past masters. That to me is the most important thing about art. Art is created, it does not flow spontaneous. Just like an actor has to rehearse, practice, fine tune his voice and body, an artist has to do the same to paint. In any event, Degas is one of the great masters now and an important figure in Art History. Although he is regarded as an Impressionist, he did not like that term, as he preferred to refer to his work as realist art. Here is a little more…

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(2023)

Cheers…