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What is Art Photography? at Visual Culture Blog by @MarcoBohr

What is Art Photography? at Visual Culture Blog by @MarcoBohr | Art | Scoop.it

Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present is currently on display at the National Gallery in London. The lack of natural lighting and the dark walls in the basement of the Sainsbury Wing evoke the solemn atmosphere of a crypt. In complete contrast to the liveliness of Trafalgar Square, visitors quietly whisper to each other as they slowly move from one room to the other. The show features the work of some of the best-known photographers of the 21st century displayed alongside renowned paintings from the National Gallery collection or specifically borrowed for this exhibition.


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This article demonstrates how photography can be used as an artistic medium in modern society. Each photograph explores a political, social, or economic condition, that was evident in the past and still relevant today. Historical paintings are used as an inspiration for the photographs, however, the photographs have artistic merit in their own right. 

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Sonic Art – German Audio-Visual Artist Makes Pictures from Sound Waves

Sonic Art – German Audio-Visual Artist Makes Pictures from Sound Waves | Art | Scoop.it
 
Ever wondered what the sound of an airplane propeller looks like? Rainer Tautenhahn, a curious audio-visual artist from Germany can transform any sound into a colorful optic signal.

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An interesting article exploring how sound can be turned into art. It provokes thoughts on how artistic inspiration can be found in a wide variety of areas that are not always traditionally associated with art.

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Adorning Afghan Walls

Adorning Afghan Walls | Art | Scoop.it
After Tunisia and Egypt, it was Afghanistan’s turn to be covered in the bold and beautiful colors of graffiti. It all became possible because of one young woman’s unflinching determination. She stood up and vowed to help her country; she is ...
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How did the artist's experience growing up as a refugee affect her as a person and as an artist?

 

The artist’s street art makes comment on the inequalities faced by women in Afghanistan. Why has she chosen to use graffiti as an artistic medium? How effective is it in conveying her message?


The artist faces constant danger and persecution for using graffiti in her street art and for the message her work contains. If you were in her situation, would you continue to produce street art with such a radical message? Why is it so important for her to continue?

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Graffiti and Acrylic Works by Robert Proch | Colossal

Graffiti and Acrylic Works by Robert Proch | Colossal | Art | Scoop.it
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An inspiring collection of work by Poland artist Robert Proch. A great example of using colour, texture, shape and pattern to create innovative artwork.

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