What You Don’t See in Yourself Other’s See… Incredible Sketches of Life: Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches”

Long story short: watch this video to get inspired. DOVE HAS REALLY CREATED A POWERFUL MESSAGE.

Whatever you see in yourself is not how other’s see you. Have more faith in yourself. Love yourself more. Realise the world see’s you in a different light. We all need to realise that we are greater than who we think we really are.

See how these women describe themselves to a FORENSIC artist who creates a sketch based on their personal description. Then watch and listen how other’s describe what they see in these women to the artist, who then generates portraits based on the onlookers description’s. Whose sketch is more accurate? Tis INCREDIBLE.

XX, DP (follow us on Instagram @CultureHeARTs)

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Richard Avedon: Fusing Fashion and Art

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Richard Avedon, FASHION photographer turned ARTIST shows the DIVERSITY and COMPLEXITY of photography in his newest solo exhibition at Gagosian Gallery (Davies Street, London) which is currently on display until October 26th.  Avedon exhibits a collective of fashion photographs from his work between the 1960’s and 1970’s in “Avedon: Women”. These fashion photographs not only depict the BEAUTY of the clothes, but do something greater, or so I think. I think what makes this exhibit so INTERESTING and INNOVATING is his questioning of the role of photography and how it is used. He attempts to differentiate his photographs by breaking all the rules by portraying his models in motion -confident, vivacious, with a joie de vivre. The COUTURE clothing only accentuates these eccentric poses. Although these photographs can seem superficial and more fashion photography-like, Avedon cleverly and slyly evokes deeper meaning. Take Jean Shrimpton, evening dress by Cardin, Paris 1970’s (below).

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Sure it is a beautiful silk gown in motion, but is Avedon bringing more to the table? Is he referencing some sort of art historical reference say…Unique Forms Of Continuity in Space (below) by Umberto Boccioni.

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What Boccioni did for Italian Futurist art sculptur e- attempting to bring the MOVEMENT to the medium of sculpture is what Avedon does for photography. He brings a certain DYNAMISM, which rethinks the medium of photography from being still and motionless to active and forceful. The cloths only highlight this movement as well as create a certain tension to the pieces. In a way he is self -contradictory in his works, intensifying the action through the draping of the clothing but capturing it in the stillness of the camera – makes you think right?

How fittingly appropriate for FASHION WEEK – eh?

PEACE OUT, K

Navid Nuur @ Parasol Unit : Another View

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Sometimes living in REALITY can be quite difficult? Growing up can be such a pain. But that does not mean our FUN and IMAGINATON has to go with our youth?? I think the newest exhibition at Parasol Unit, is an escape from capitalist reality we live in today and allows our inner curious child to come out. Navid Nuur’s Phantom Fuel (13 March-19 May 2013), is an EXPLORATION of the MIND and provides the viewer with world of DISCOVERY. It is a lighthearted exhibition (which seems to diverge from my past reviews on exhibitions – I usually like the grotesque and heavily conceptual works) that plays with the phenomenological experience. Some of his works, can be slightly paralleled to the famous Duchamp – what a guy! Nuur takes found objects (like Duchamp) but rather reconstitutes its function thus creating a new object for experience and us the viewers can explore. I felt like a little child peeping through the holes of the reconstituted flash lights, that hold small collages of people and areas, or calling the cell phone that was plastered to wall with red and blue plasticine to hear Nuur himself screaming “RED BLUE.” Nuur I believe has a great sense of BEAUTY in the smallest things, which is what utterly EXCITES. An installation displaying a popsicle that drips and a projection that captures and displays the dripping is something beautiful that is often overlooked. Children find great satisfaction in the smallest things, and I believe that Nuur holds this childlike view of the world and creates works to let us see. If you’re in a mood to discover and find the inner child in you, go see this latest exhibition. It’s fun, exciting and imaginative, and that is what art should be.

Peace Out, K

P.S. YOU HAVE 3 DAYS LEFT TO GO GO GO!!!!

P.P.S. DON’T FORGET TO BRING A POUND AND A PENCE TO GET A METAL FINGERPRINT FROM THE ARTIST HIMSELF BY SPINNING ONE OF THOSE MACHINES THAT YOU FIND AT A THEME PARK! ONE OF THE LEAST EXPENSIVE PIECES OF ART YOU CAN ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION!