Finding Your Inner Photographer: Making the Most of Your Camera

What can I say… This video should have 5 million views. Stevie Ray Vaughan takes one of  his mentor’s song and flies!

 

Stevie Ray Vaughan Live – Little Wing Cover

My favorite shows at the Met have been when the curators mix the old and new, the classical and the modern and the high and the low.  The Met sculpture exhibition Is astounding and for this exhibition it takes a village of curators.  Run don’t walk to see this show:

Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and The Body (1300–Now)  is one of the best shows this year and every piece is a knock out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curator Credits:

Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) is curated by Luke Syson, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, and Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman of Modern and Contemporary Art, both at The Met, with Brinda Kumar, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met, and Emerson Bowyer, Searle Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, with the assistance of Elyse Nelson, Research Associate, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Met.

https://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2018/like-life

This is the first known painting by Michelangelo, described by his earliest biographers and believed to have been painted when he was twelve or thirteen years old!!!

https://www.kimbellart.org/collection-object/torment-saint-anthony

 
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Italian (1475–1564)
15th century
1487 / Tempera on panel
18 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (47 x 34.9 cm) Framed: 27 x 22 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. (68.6 x 56.8 x 5.7 cm)

 

Michelangelo’s First Painting at age 13

Justyna Badach​ has done what few artists can with this new series of appropriated ISIS film stills which are all printed by hand and made with gun powder. Yes, these are very unique photographs that could possibly be a first in the history of photography because they have incorporated gun powder with a photographic emulsion to tell the story of war and indoctrination. These haunting dichromate photographs are literally made with the very substances that propel all wars. Run don’t walk to see this exhibition by an artist at the top of her game who combines a refugee’s personal narrative with a global feminine and most importantly; human perspective on men, war, religion and ultimately the brainwashing of young minds.

Justyna Badach Exhibition: Land of Epic Battles

January 16 – March 2, 2018
Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery
Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 1, 6pm
Reception: Thursday, February 1, 5-7pm