Prado Museum: paintings affected by climate change

Prado Museum: paintings affected by climate change

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 month ago · Art

The Prado Museum recently collaborated on a project with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in conjunction with the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid. Awareness of this issue is also growing within the museum context, where the paintings in the institution’s collection have been digitally modified to reflect a world destroyed by inaction.

The project has been christened “+ 1.5ºC Lo Cambia Todo”, which in Spanish means “+ 1.5ºC changes everything”. The paintings of three Spanish artists (Francisco de Goya, Diego Velázquez and Joaquín Sorolla) and a Flemish Renaissance painter (Joachim Patinir) were considered the most relevant to the project by art experts. To effectively spread the message, the modified works were placed on billboards in Madrid and found shared online under the hashtag #LoCambiaTodo.

For the Museum, this project represents an opportunity to continue placing art and its values at the service of society. The symbolic value of the masterpieces and the impressive artistic recreation that we present with WWF is an excellent way to transmit to everyone and especially to the young generations what is really at stake in this fight against climate change.

Urgent problems such as rising sea levels, desertification and the issue of refugees turn the works of great European painters into an advertising campaign to save the environment.

Museo del Prado: i quadri risentono del cambiamento climatico | Collater.al
Museo del Prado: i quadri risentono del cambiamento climatico | Collater.al
Museo del Prado: i quadri risentono del cambiamento climatico | Collater.al
Museo del Prado: i quadri risentono del cambiamento climatico | Collater.al
Museo del Prado: i quadri risentono del cambiamento climatico | Collater.al
Museo del Prado: i quadri risentono del cambiamento climatico | Collater.al
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Light Architecture, the light installation in Budapest

Light Architecture, the light installation in Budapest

Anna Cardaci · 1 month ago · 4631, Art

In Budapest, at the l’Institution of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, it is possible to visit Light Architecture, an installation conceived and created by the Hungarian architects Bálint Botzheim and Sándor Böröcz, which is composed of a large number of abstract lights. The latter are placed inside a large black space that imitates the universe and illuminates it in a certain sequence. The work Light Architecture sets all the lights in motion and outlines abstract spaces. The spectators who visit the installation not only follow the beams but can also walk inside them, becoming themselves an integral and active part of the work. The artists have animated the light effect with the aim of creating architectural geometries that define the physical space in a realistic way.

To make the work even more complete, Péter Mátrai, who contributed to the realization of the sound part of the work, composed a piece of music for the installation that goes to the rhythm of the flashes. The flashes spread outwards, while a dark space is created in the center. Subsequently, the shape narrows, becoming a thin black line that then disappears.

The light installation consists of a 16x16x10 pixel RGB matrix, in the middle of which there is a five-high corridor of irregular shape and includes about 2,500 pixels divided over 16 artnet universes. 

With this exhibition, the architecture exhibition commemorates artists born in Hungary, in particular, László Moholy-Nagy, István Sebők and Andor Weininger on the centenary of the founding of Bauhaus, a school of architecture, art and design that worked in Germany from 1919 to 1933.

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Unite Through Culture, the exhibition by Isimeme Otabor

Unite Through Culture, the exhibition by Isimeme Otabor

Anna Cardaci · 1 month ago · Art

The founder of Infinite Archives, Isimeme “Easy” Otabor, recently opened his own contemporary art gallery called Anthony Gallery in central Chicago.
The opening exhibition of the gallery is titled “Unite Through Culture” and is centered on a partnership with the world-famous footwear and sportswear brand Jordan, with a look at the Retro Air Jordan 11 “Bred” whose official release date is next December 14. Inside the exhibition, there are numerous paintings depicting both the basketball player Michael Jordan and the shoes. Each painting at Unite Through Culture was created by different artists such as Kosuke Kawamura, Corey Black, Matt McCormick, George Bayliss, ADE Makinde, Wu Yue and Jacob Rochester. Their works honor and meticulously interpret His Airness‘ athletic career, particularly in 1996, when he played with the original Air Jordan 11 “Bred” sneaker. The latter is present in multiple pairs in an installation. All Air Jordan’s are connected to the ceiling by laces.

During the opening event of the gallery, a corner was inserted where it was possible to purchase the official merchandising, the proceeds of which were donated to an art and athletics program at the high school of Otabor, Hillcrest High School.

Anthony Gallery will officially open on reservation from December 9. For more information, visit the gallery’s Instagram page!

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Atomic, the colorful installation by Hou De Sousa

Atomic, the colorful installation by Hou De Sousa

Anna Cardaci · 1 month ago · Art

On 5 December last, in Washington D.C. – in the United States -, a new iridescent installation called Atomic was inaugurated by Hou De Sousa, a New York-based studio of architects, art and design that promotes innovative, culturally advanced and environmentally friendly solutions.
Atomic is made up of many colorful hula hoops made of fabric and mesh. This installation was designed and built to celebrate the particles that shape our universe and fill an infinite void of energy and light.

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The work is on display until January 5, 2020, and is part of Georgetown Glow, an annual festival of light art. The studio Hou de Sousa has previously exhibited one of his creations during the 2018-19 season entitled “Prismatic“. 

Given Atomic’s proximity to Grace Church, the multi-colored facets of the installation were designed to establish a contextual link with the windows of the adjacent building.

In addition, Hou De Sousa has created an “atomic” result with reference to the bokeh effect – a phenomenon that occurs when light points are photographed out of focus. Fixed to a custom nylon mesh, the spectrum of colored circles seems to float in mid-air, creating an eye-catching work that illuminates the area during the dark winter months.

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Matrix 4: Neo and Trinity will return in May 2021

Matrix 4: Neo and Trinity will return in May 2021

Giulia Pacciardi · 1 month ago · Art, Photography

UPDATE 12 DECEMBER
Habemus data! Warner Bros. has finally announced the release date of Matrix 4: May 21st, 2021!
It seems that May 21st, 2021, will be the day of Keanu Reeves, who in addition to being released in cinemas as Neo, will return in the role of John Wick in the fourth chapter of the saga.

After a wait that lasted just under twenty years, Warner Bros finally confirmed it: Matrix 4 getting made and shooting should start by 2020.

Writing and directing the 4th chapter of the science fiction series will be Lana Wachowski in collaboration with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell, great absentee Lilly Wachowski who will not work alongside her sister as it was for the first three episodes, released at the cinema between 1999 and 2003, and for the series Sense8.

The film will still feature Neo and Trinity, inevitably played by Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, while Laurence Fishburne’s involvement as Morpheus, the saga’s third cornerstone, is still uncertain.
At the moment no relevant information has yet been leaked on the plot, the setting and the link with the first three films but the fans’ expectation is really hight.
The news about the new episode has, in fact, divided public opinion between those who couldn’t wait any longer and those who think that the end of the third episode did not leave room for new beginnings.

While we wait for new information we suggest you to start to review, in America, on the occasion of the anniversary of the release of the first chapter “The Matrix” you can do it at the cinema, in Italy no circuit has joined the event but nothing prevents you from doing the same by yourself.

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