I’m reviving my daily sketches. Here’s the week of September 2, 2014 - September 8, 2014.
Los Tarantos (1963) - Carmen Amaya, buleria
Ultima película de Carmen y su mejor escena en baile.
A film by Frederic Doazan
Sound design by Vandy Roc
Pablo Picasso, Self Portraits - Ordered chronologically from Self Portrait (1896) to Self Portrait Facing Death (1972)
Alchemical and Rosicrucian Compendium (Selected Pages). Mellon MS 110. 1760.
"Christopher Stott (b.1976) is a realist painter. Stott works in a clean, simple, vivid compositional style using vintage objects set against white and neutral grounds with soft, natural light, focussing on the geometric designs of his subjects. Combining a subdued palette, he has a unique approach and consistent technique. Along with precise rendering balanced with very delicate, painterly brushwork, Stott’s work is approachable on multiple levels and has its finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary representational painting."
Australian artist Andy Thomas creates what he describes as “audio life forms,” specifically 3D animations that respond to audio input. For these latest pieces he used archival bird recordings from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (in addition to one of his own recordings) to create these new digital sound sculptures that animate in different ways in reaction to the songs of each bird. Thomas uses more software tools than we could reasonably share here, but you can learn a bit more over on his website.