November 29, 2013

Week Link Post - 2


First up - this article inspired a lot of talk around the water cooler: phew! Talk about mixed media!

Artist Anna Dumitriu makes storytelling quilts - out of superbugs!

"The quilt squares are made using natural and clinical antibiotics on Chromogenic (pigment-generating) agar in which the fabric has been embedded and inoculating the squares with bacteria, creating patterns that reflect the interaction between bacteria and antibiotics. The quilts are embroidered with thread dyed with saffron as well as with the antibiotic Vancomycin."
Check out the article and a video of the artist talking about her work in her own words, HERE

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Next up, photographer Nicholas Alan Cope and creative director Dustin Edward Arnold have combined forces as well as painting, chemistry, sculpture, fashion and installation, to make extremely beautiful, thought-provoking art.

Gorgeous, decomposing still-lifes, discomfiting "fashion" shoots, abstracts that examine the internal world of an object, and a new, very unexpected twist on florals are just some of the series they explore. I am very grateful to yatzer.com for introducing me to these inspiring artists. 

Check out their digital retrospective HERE.  The article isn't new, but is one that is certainly timeless.


For this week's Material Matters link, here are "Three branding opportunities most artists miss" by Lezley Davidson.



In the "crazy-like-whoa" category - did you know that Francis Bacon's triptych of Lucien Freud studies broke the world record for art sold at auction a couple of weeks ago? Click HERE to find out the eye-watering price paid for Three Studies of Lucian Freud

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And finally, Will Kemp writes an amusing article about a trip to see Cézanne's studio* in France that also gives you a bit more insight into the artist himself.  Check that out HERE in Will's article entitled "How to paint, sleep and nearly die like Cézanne". 

*By the way, have you actually ever seen pictures of it? I actually keep a picture of it in my "inspiration" folder on my desk top - it's my dream studio!

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P.S. Remember a couple of weeks ago when I talked about re-arranging how I blog a bit? I think I've figured it out.

Life/health permitting, it will go as follows:


  1. Monday will be a process and/or talky post;
  2. Wednesday will be the WIP (wordless or otherwise - why break with tradition?); and 
  3. Fridays will be my Friday'S-linky post and the current week's finish of the lunchtime project. 

That seems workable for me at the current time and I hope will be entertaining for you.

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday!

3 comments:

Living to work - working to live said...

Thanks for this ,Kit. All good reading!

Monica said...

I loved that article about the trip to Cezanne's workshop. I particularly identified with the (possibly apocryphal) story about the time Cezanne lost his temper, tore down some watercolours and threw them on the fire, and then returned to his work appearing much calmer. I take a lot of flack among frugal quilters for throwing out my early UFOs that were weighing me down, but now I can just say if it was good for Cezanne, it's good for me! :D

I like your new blog plan. Let us know how it feels once you've done it for a while!

Maggi said...

Thank for all the interesting links that I'm just catching up with. The new blogging plan sounds good so I hope that it works for you.

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