domenica 23 gennaio 2011

Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman (Denver, 3 aprile 1958 – New York, 19 gennaio 1981) è stata una fotografa statunitense.

Fu, nonostante una vita piuttosto breve, un'artista fotografica influente e importante per gli ultimi decenni del XX secolo.
Nel gennaio del 1981 ha pubblicato la sua prima (e unica, da viva) collezione di fotografie, dal titolo Some Disordered Interior Geometries (Alcune disordinate geometrie interiori). Nel corso dello stesso mese si suicidò gettandosi da un palazzo di New York all'età di 22 anni

« Ho dei parametri e la mia vita a questo punto è paragonabile ai sedimenti di una vecchia tazza da caffè e vorrei piuttosto morire giovane, preservando ciò che è stato fatto, anziché cancellare confusamente tutte queste cose delicate »

Francesca Woodman (April 3, 1958 - January 19, 1981) was an American photographer best known for her black and white pictures featuring herself and female models. Many of her photographs show young nude women, blurred by camera movement and long exposure times, merging with their surroundings, or with their faces obscured. Her work continues to be the subject of much attention, years after she committed suicide at the age of 22

giovedì 20 gennaio 2011

Alan Macdonald

Alan Macdonald
There is a cool, quiet elegance to Alan Macdonald's paintings, which belies the disequilibrium at their heart. His figures, grey eyed and dreaming, might be time travellers, drawing distant cousinship from the portraits of Rembrandt or Frans Hals. His bucolic northern landscapes lay claim to an equally venerable artistic heritage. But if an accretion of the art historical past informs his imagery, it is transposed into a world where confidence has been lost, where the spiritual beliefs and myths which once bound man to nature, and through nature, to the divine, fail to connect.
These are beautiful paintings, all the more potent for their distilled sense of calm. Macdonald gives us no answers, but the questions he raises about the search for faith and identity in a difficult modern world touch a nerve, and in the faces of his pilgrims, we recognise ourselves.
Jane Burton

venerdì 14 gennaio 2011

Zhang Peng

Zhang Peng’s photographs look like stills from fantasy animation films; they are in fact documents of elaborate sets featuring little girls. Originally trained as a painter, Zhang approaches his compositions with a heightened sense of drama, using intense colours, theatrical props, and obscure angles of perspective to create a sense of artifice and illusion from reality.

giovedì 13 gennaio 2011

Antonio Rueda EN COLOR

Ione Rucquoi

Butterfly Collection
100cm x 80cm

Mother and Child
100cm x 82cm

101cm x 96cm

My Bete Noire
99cm x 93cm

Inside out triptych
85cm x 50cm

Mother Love
80cm x 65cm

The Entertainer
96cm x 93cm

Lady grey

80cm x 55cm

Heart to Heart
106cm x 109cm


Ione Rucquoi's visceral portraits capture a world of lost innocence and sexual awakening, exploring the disowned, unconscious aspects of the self and highlighting the primal instincts of the human character and the beast within.
Rucquoi's affinity with Jung's psychological concept of 'The Shadow' allows her to move effortlessly among the symbolic and darker characteristics of the psyche.


I viscerali ritratti di Ione Ruquoi catturano un mondo di innocenza perduta e risveglio sessuale, esplorando il rinnegato, inconscio aspetto del sé ed evidenziando gli istinti primitivi del carattere umano e della bestia dentro.
L'affinità di Rucquoi col concetto psicologico dell' Ombra di Jung, le permette di muoversi senza sforzo tra le caratteristiche simboliche ed oscure della psiche.


images and words taken from
Ione Rucquoi's website