VERTALLSKUNST

The exhibition, entitled Degenerative Art, which featured about 650 works confiscated in 32 museums in Germany, opened on July 19, 1937, in the gallery building in Hofgarten Park the day after the opening of the Great German Art Exhibition in the Munich House of German Art. The exhibition aroused great interest, until April 1941 it traveled another 12 cities, it was visited by 3 million spectators (this record was beaten only in the 2000s).

The exhibition, entitled "Degenerative Art", which featured about 650 works confiscated in 32 museums in Germany, opened on July 19, 1937, in the gallery building in Hofgarten Park the day after the opening of the "Great German Art Exhibition" in the Munich House of German Art. The exhibition aroused great interest, until April 1941 it traveled another 12 cities, it was visited by 3 million spectators (this record was beaten only in the 2000s).

Among the artists and sculptors whose works were exhibited were Ernst Barlach, Max Beckman, Hans Bellmer, Rudolf Belling, Georges Gros, Otto Dix, Johannes Itten, Heinrich Kampendonck, Vasily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Oscar Kokoschka Lovis Corinth, Wilhelm Lembruck, El Lisitsky, Franz Mark, Gerhard Marx, Paula Moderzon-Becker, Oscar Moll, Pete Mondrian, Laszlo Mohoy-Nagy, Emil Nolde, Otto Pankok, Max Pehshtein, Hans Richter, Christian Rolfs, Raoul Hausmann, Carl Hofer, Bernhard Hetger, Marc Chagall, Edwin Scarf, Kurt Schwitters, Fritz Shefler, Oscar Schlemmer, Karl Schmidt-Rotluf, Kurt Störmer, Otto Freindlich, Heinrich Emsen, Max Ernst, Alexei von Jawlensky.

As the degenerative were considered: Impressionism, Dadaism, Cubism, Fauvism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Bauhaus.

In addition to the painters, the composers Arnold Schoenberg, Paul Hindemith, Bela Bartok, Ernst Kshenek, Victor Ullmann, Erwin Schulhof, Paul Haas, Hans Kras, writers Kurt Hiller, Georg Heym, Ulrich Becher and others had also been listed as the degenerate artists.

The Runner

The Runner. A runner with two heads. Where does he run to? Perhaps he does not have enough heads? Perhaps he wants to share his superfluous head? It seems that he is tired, but he has the strength to run. He does not pose for an artist. He runs from point A to point B. He is followed by an arbitrator who watches on the runner. The artist remains invisible until he will forced to flee.
A runner with two heads. Where does he run to? Perhaps he does not have enough heads? Perhaps he wants to share his superfluous head? It seems that he is tired, but he has the strength to run. He does not pose for an artist. He runs from point A to point B. He is followed by an arbitrator who watches on the runner. The artist remains invisible until he will forced to flee.

Big Fish with a sorrowful human face. You're blue because a cold. You was dragged ashore, but you had enough time to hide a caviar. Your corpse will be explored by students. Untill you're rotten, I will draw your portrait.
Big Fish with a sorrowful human face. You're blue because a cold. You was dragged ashore, but you had enough time to hide a caviar. Your corpse will be explored by students. Untill you're rotten, I will draw your portrait.

Outsider Art

Empty Stars. Art Brut, Surrealism, Weird Art, Dada, Absurdism
The term Outsider Art was introduced in 1972 by the English art historian Roger Cardinal as an Anglo-Saxon equivalent for the term Art brut, which established by french painter Jean Dubuffet. Outsider art is neither an artstyle nor a school. It is therefore anything but a homogenous, self-contained unit.Its esential,character ist that it takes place outside the established art world, beyond art history and tradition and regardless of trends and fashions of the art.

Trigonometry. Art Brut, Surrealism, Weird Art, Dada, Absurdism
The creators of this art are mainly people, who made unusual experience in their lives or those who are subject to extreme mental states: Psychiatry-experienced, mentally handicapped people, prison immates, border crossers, eccentrics, people on the margins of society, in the social offside, in voluntary or unintended isolation and self-taught people with artistic potential. They differ regarding their personal background and social origin far apart, use different materials and expressive means, have no stylistic common ground and usually don`t know from each other. Which connects them und distinguishes them is the authenticity, originalness and immediacy of their pictorial language.

Unlike the professional artists, they work with some exceptions, without ever a real artistic training to have enjoyed away from the commercial art busines and free from any pressure to adapt and independently of changing modes of art. Most of them see their own work not as an artwork and think of themselves not an artist.They have no intention to be artist, they live art. Their art is an expression of hidden desires, inner contradictions and visions. It is not outward but inward oriented, a trip into inside.The major aspect of their work is that, it emerges in their innerworld and imagination. The purpose of the work is in it own creation.

Aquarium. Art Brut, Surrealism, Weird Art, Dada, Absurdism
The works of outsiders have a unique visual language, a unique independent aesthetic category and evidence of a high potential for expression asset an a rough, raw charisma: Directness of expression, forcefullness, immediacy and authenticity, which make their strength, their charme and fascination ever identified. Their genuine, raw pictorial language stresses the conventional viewpoint in particular, in such a way, that in the eyes of some viewers, it is not only astonishing and admirable, but also strangely and grotesque.

Despite acknowledgment, which is brought to the outsider art increasingly in the last three decades and apart from few exceptions, which held the introduction into the art enterprise, into the museums and attained even world fame, the art of outsiders is however not accordingly appreciated by the established artworld. It is to be wished that the creators of these amazing artworks are recognized as artists.

[Turhan Demirel]

Patterns. 17 Wallpaper Groups

A wallpaper group (or plane symmetry group or plane crystallographic group) is a mathematical classification of a two-dimensional repetitive pattern, based on the symmetries in the pattern. Such patterns occur frequently in architecture and decorative art. There are 17 possible distinct groups. Wallpaper groups are two-dimensional symmetry groups, intermediate in complexity between the simpler frieze groups and the three-dimensional space groups. A proof that there were only 17 possible patterns was first carried out by Evgraf Fedorov in 1891 and then derived independently by George Pólya in 1924. The proof that the list of wallpaper groups was complete only came after the much harder case of space groups had been done.
A wallpaper group (or plane symmetry group or plane crystallographic group) is a mathematical classification of a two-dimensional repetitive pattern, based on the symmetries in the pattern. Such patterns occur frequently in architecture and decorative art. There are 17 possible distinct groups.

Wallpaper groups are two-dimensional symmetry groups, intermediate in complexity between the simpler frieze groups and the three-dimensional space groups.
A wallpaper group (or plane symmetry group or plane crystallographic group) is a mathematical classification of a two-dimensional repetitive pattern, based on the symmetries in the pattern. Such patterns occur frequently in architecture and decorative art. There are 17 possible distinct groups. Wallpaper groups are two-dimensional symmetry groups, intermediate in complexity between the simpler frieze groups and the three-dimensional space groups. A proof that there were only 17 possible patterns was first carried out by Evgraf Fedorov in 1891 and then derived independently by George Pólya in 1924. The proof that the list of wallpaper groups was complete only came after the much harder case of space groups had been done.
A proof that there were only 17 possible patterns was first carried out by Evgraf Fedorov in 1891 and then derived independently by George Pólya in 1924. The proof that the list of wallpaper groups was complete only came after the much harder case of space groups had been done.

[by Wikipedia]

Google's “Trololo” Doodle



On this day in 1934, Eduard Anatolyevich Khil was born in Smolensk, Russia. Though famous in his sunset years for the viral YouTube comeback clip that tickled Western fans with its melodious “tro-lo-lo-ing,” the Soviet-era singer (aka “Mr. Trololo”) had made his mark decades earlier in his homeland.

After training at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory (now the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory), Khil earned his bona fides as a pop singer, racking up numerous awards, including the distinguished People’s Artist of Russia in 1974. A 1976 TV performance of “I Am Glad Because I Am Finally Returning Back Home,” featuring Khil’s now-legendary “tro-lo-lo-ing” vocalization, first appeared on YouTube in 2009. It rocketed the baritone crooner to internet (and meme) fame by 2010. Khil discovered that he was an internet sensation after he heard his grandson humming the song!

Today’s Doodle is an animation of that viral “Trololo” clip. Khil takes the stage in a drab brown suit and mustard-colored tie and happily breaks into his signature “tro-lo-lo-ing,” his expressive eyebrows dancing to the beat. A round of applause for “Mr. Trololo” on what would have been his 83rd birthday!

[by Google]

Alexander Semenov. Do not mind it!



In Moscow, co-founder and vocalist of "Rabfak" band Alexander Semenov died. The composer and producer Alexander founded his musical group in 2009 together with the poet Alexander Yelin. They wrote "The New Song about the Militia", criticizing the Russian law authorities. The group also performed at rallies on Bolotnaya Square. "Rabfak" released such clips as "Our madhouse votes for Putin" and other satirical songs about the situation in the country.

Too Many Zooz sounds for my friends



Too Many Zooz is a music group based in New York City, New York, United States, formed by Leo Pellegrino (baritone saxophone), Matt Doe (trumpet) and David "King of Sludge" Parks (drums). Pellegrino and Doe met at the Manhattan School of Music where they were attending and, having teamed up with Parks from the band Drumadics, the trio started busking at various stations in the New York City Subway in their self-defined genre brass house.

They gained fame when a video of one of their subway performances, recorded by a passer-by at Union Square station, went viral on YouTube in March 2014. The band is acclaimed for their originality, the members' playing abilities, and Pellegrino's characteristic dance moves while playing the sax. The band has released 3 EPs and their first full-length studio album titled Subway Gawdz on June 27, 2016 which received mixed to positive reviews.

Too Many Zooz collaborated with Beyoncé at the CMA Awards event live performance on Nov. 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.

[by Wikipedia]

A gift for all artists and connoisseurs

The British Library Put 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse and Remix:

We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of. You can use all images absolutely free for your purposes, making collages and finding a huge inspiration for work. For downloading all beautiful collection please look here."We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of."

You can use all images ABSOLUTELY FREE for your purposes, making collages and finding a huge inspiration for work. For downloading all beautiful collection please look here >>.

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