The Kennedys exhibition

The Kennedys Loewe

The Kennedys Loewe

On my last post, I told you everything about the amazing Galeria Loewe located in Paseo de Gracia. However, I decided to make a separate post on the temporary exhibition which is shown at this time. This expo is dedicated to the great historical legend of an era: The Kennedys.

The photographer behind this amazing exhibit is Mark Shaw, who also shot personalities of the likes of Pablo Picasso, Brigitte Bardot and Coco Chanel.

Mark Shaw was able to create the most intimate family portrait of the once President of The United States. Shaw remained 1036 days at the White House (from 1960-1963), gathering a large volume of graphic material with warmth that few images have.

The Kennedys Loewe

The Kennedys Loewe

The Kennedys

The Kennedys

40 portraits and photographs that have not been displayed in 50 years illustrate JFK’s public and personal life until his death in 1963.

Shaw was a close friend of the Kennedys and for five years he had the privilege of being the unofficial family photographer. Not only was he present with his camera at the Oval Office at many of the president´s institutional meetings, he also has access to the intimate spaces where JFK spent time with his family and children in an attempt to enjoy a little bit of anonymity. This is what makes his pictures so unique, as they reflect a human, classic and natural vision of one of America’s most renown family.

The Kennedys

The Kennedys

The exhibit will be open in Barcelona until November 15 at Paseo de Gracia 35.

The Kennedys

The Kennedys

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy

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Dali’s Jewelry

Dali Jewelry CollectionI am a huge fan of Salvador Dali and, eventually, I had to visit to visit the Theatre-Museum Dalí, in Figueres.

After visiting the entire museum and going over some of his biggest and greatest masterpieces, I was very eager to visit his jewelry collection.

All of Dali’s art encompasses physics, mathematics, architecture, nuclear science, and these were not the exception.Dali's beating Heart jewel

 

 

His jewels are a protest against emphasis upon the cost of the materials of jewelry. So his object was to show the jeweler’s art in true perspective-where design and craftsmanship are to be valued above the material worth of the gems, as in Renaissance times.

The Persistence of Memory, 1949

The Persistence of Memory, 1949

The Eye of Time, 1949

The Eye of Time, 1949

“In jewels, as in all my art, I create what I love. In some you will note an architectonic sense – as you will in certain of my paintings; again logarithmic law is evident; again the intervention of spirit and matter; of time and space”.- affirmed Dali.

He described his jewels as a serious matter, but he also affirmed that he felt pleased if his jewelry brought a smile. “A smile is a pleasing thing”.

Telephone Ear Clips, 1949

Telephone Ear Clips, 1949

“The jeweled pieces presented in this collection – ornaments, medals, crosses, objets d’art- were not conceived to rest soullessly in steel vaults. They were created to please the eye, uplift the spirit, stir the imagination, express conviction. Without an audience, these jewels would not fulfill the function for which they came into being. The viewer, then, is the ultimate artist. His sight, heart, mind – fusing with and grasping with greater or lesser understanding the intent of the creator- gives them life”

Personally, I loved the Beating heart, the Telephone Ear Clips, the Necklace with Entwined Limbs and the Spider of the Night. But above all, I adore the way he managed to conceive a new way of art and a different perspective in every masterpiece he made…

Necklace with entwined limbs, 1964

Necklace with entwined limbs, 1964

Ruby Lips, 1949

Ruby Lips, 1949

The Spider of the NIght, 1962

The Spider of the NIght, 1962

The Living Flower, 1959

The Living Flower, 1959

 

 

KoolArt expo at Ramses

Ramses

Ramses

It´s finally Friday, time to relax, have fun and make plans for the weekend. I´m not sure what I´ll be doing this weekend, but I definitively know where do I want to be next one… at Ramses Life & Food Restaurant.

From July 18th and until July 31st , KOOLART (a select group of artists) will be presenting an exposition at the emblematic Philippe Starck-designed Ramses. The aim is to present any ordinary space into an extraordinary visual experience.

Lava

Lava

The exposition will be composed by photographs and sculptures by artists such as Toni Riera, famous for spreading worldwide the cherry images from Pachá Ibiza, and Giovanni Duke, who is presenting his “Skools” made out of Swarovski crystals.

Skools by Giovanni Duke

Skools by Giovanni Duke

Each work of art presented in the exposition is willing to embellish every place you walk through and look at. A cascade of colors and a personal perspective of life from each artist takes place in this expo, reminding us that life is too beautiful to not stop and admire it.

Artistic: Nihilistic Optimistic

Since October 10th and until November 24th, London Hanover Square is the place to be!

The British collaborative duo Timothy “Tim” Noble and Susan “Sue” Webster, associated with the post-YBA generation of artists, return to London, more precisely to Blain|Southern international gallery, to present their first major solo exhibition since 2006.

Famous for their shadowy junk self-portraits, these artistic duo take ordinary rubbish, discarded wood and other everyday material to create, out of light, projected shadows.

Connected with the streets, their studio and everyday compositions, their artwork resumes into a dualistic theme responding to opposite forces: Nihilistic/Optimistic, Light/Shadow, Form/Absence. This expo builds upon the artists’ sustained investigation into self-portraiture, further deconstructing the relationship between materiality and form which has been so intrinsic to their practice. 

The exhibition features six large-scales works giving a sense of implicit urban chaos within the construction of the surrounding gallery environment. This can be understood by just looking to the floor, which has  dust and fragments of wood are scattered all over and suggesting suggesting they have been constructed in-situ, rather than assembled or transported in.

The precision and accuracy attention to details is fantastic, I encourage you examine every piece of it with accuracy, for example, how wires act as a “hair effect”. You´ll be amazed by the effects of nihilistic/optimistic feelings.