Posts

Showing posts from August, 2014

A gente acaba se acostumando

Image
OP
http://outraspalavras.net/mundo/america-latina/a-gente-acaba-se-acostumando/


“A gente acaba se acostumando” POR AUGUSTO BOAL – ON 22/08/2014CATEGORIAS: AMÉRICA LATINAARTE E LITERATURACULTURADESTAQUESNUESTRA AMERICA 4204100

Tim Burton’s MoMA Retrospective

Image
brain picking
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2009/11/20/tim-burton-moma/


Tim Burton’s MoMA Retrospectiveby 
What rotten eyeballs have to do with creative storytelling and the visual heritage of our era. Tim Burton is one of the great creative storytellers of our day, purveying delightful darkness since the 80′s. This Sunday, the Museum of Modern Art open a major retrospective of his work, from Beetlejuice to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by way of the fascinating photos, props, puppets and hand-drawings Burton has done over the course of the past two decades. And it comes as no surprise that Burton himself would direct this brilliant spotpromoting the exhibition — including a beautiful animated reconstruction of the MoMA logo. Part of what makes Burton so extraordinary is that he is a true contemporary Renaissance man — director, producer, fiction writer, illustrator, photographer and concept artist. In an era of micro-niche specialization and outsourcing of eve…

A Tribute to René: Haunting Motion-Graphics Homage to René Magritte

Image
brain picking
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/07/04/motion-graphics-tribute-to-rene-magritte/


A Tribute to René: Haunting Motion-Graphics Homage to René Magritteby 
What a non-pipe has to do with transfixing time and tracing the roots of modern advertising. Belgian surrealist René Magritte remains one of the most relevant artists in modern history, his work exploring the intersection of art and philosophy through arresting, mind-bending imagery that leads the viewer to question the most fundamental givens of agreed-upon reality. In this mesmerizing motion-graphics homage to the great painter, London-based studio Box of Toys and video art outfit flipEVIL explore Magritte’s most iconic pieces in a haunting third-dimension, complete with an original piano score inspired by his work. Given the context we wanted to take a very traditional and unadorned route, and so composed a bespoke piano piece in and around the motion. The piano leads the way in terms of pace and …

The Ancient Book of Myth and War

Image
brian pickings
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/04/15/the-ancient-book-of-myth-and-war/


The Ancient Book of Myth and Warby 
What Roman warriors have to do with Pixar and medieval Middle-Eastern legends. Nearly two years ago, we featured The Ancient Book of Séx and Science — the racy and whimsical side-project of four Pixar animators, which went on to become the most popular book in Brain Pickings history. But it was actually a follow-up to an earlier project by the same team, at the time out-of-print and near-impossible to get online, less a few exorbitantly priced four-figure collector’s copies. Now, The Ancient Book of Myth and War has magically reappeared on Amazon, where we were able to snag a copy for under $75. Needless to say, the book is an absolute gem worth every penny — a collection of stunning experiments in shape and color exploring the strange and wonderful world of mythology and legend throughout the history of the world. (As Amazon reviewer J. Brod…

The Little Book of Hindu Deities: Pixar Animator Rethinks Mythology

Image
brain pickings
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/10/27/the-little-book-of-hindu-deities-sanjay-patel/


The Little Book of Hindu Deities: Pixar Animator Rethinks Mythologyby 
What the goth Goddess of Time has to do with elephant head transplants and Pixar’s pastimes. What if you could cross The Night Life of Trees, the magical artwork based on Indian mythology, with The Ancient Book of Myth and War, that delightful side project by a team of Pixar animators? You’d get The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow — an impossibly charming illustrated almanac of gods and goddesses by Pixar animator Sanjay Patel. These beautiful stories from Indian mythology span the entire spectrum of human experience — petty quarrels and epic battles, love and betrayal, happiness and loss — with equal parts humor and respect, pairing each full-color illustration with a lively profile of that deity. In the book’s introduction, Patel notes his fascination…

Flashlight: A Whimsical Wordless Story about Curiosity and Wonder

Image
brain pickings
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/08/12/flashlight-lizi-boyd/

Flashlight: A Whimsical Wordless Story about Curiosity and Wonderby 
Shedding light on the wonderland that unfolds when you simply dare, and care, to look. As an immense lover of smartchildren’s books and of cleverly deployeddie-cutingenuity, I was instantly taken with Flashlight (public library) by Vermont-based illustratorLizi Boyd — a wordless story about curiosity and wonder, following a little boy who sneaks out of his camp tent at night and, with a flashlight in hand, discovers the whimsical world that lives under the nocturnal veneer. Beneath the sweet, enchanting illustrations, with a sensibility partway between The Black Book of Colors and Jon Klassen’s art for Lemony Snicket’sThe Dark, lies a deeper reminder about the wonderland that unfolds when one is simply willing to look.