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Picasso museum in Spain

Picasso museum in Spain

People including children or those without any of background knowledge in the field of fine art usually mention Picasso as the greatest artist in modern art. However, when they are asked about why Picasso is the greatest artist on his work, they provide various answers such as modern art, abstract image, or drawing that anyone can create that are not quite understandable. However, people still ask a question about what is really a modern art. This is because everyone agrees that Picasso is the father of abstract modern fine art but was suspicious at least once as to how great Picasso’s works were in the past. The internationally well-recognized fine artist Picasso born in Spain created many of fine art works during his life time. After his 20s, he had already established the concept of currently-used abstract fine art. Unlike Picasso Museum in France that still possesses almost all the works from the post-generation of Picasso, this place converted as a museum from his work place in Spain collects all the courses as to how still-life images, landscape, and figure painting people are familiar with were changed into abstract painting style. Looking closely at every stage of courses, it is feasible to identify how Picasso created the concept of abstract painting that was outstanding enough for him to be called as the father of modern art. Starting from Picasso, modern art has been developed by many of the artists. Inquiry of how to accept modern fine art is in the same context of how much to understand the modern fine art works and enjoys them in the gallery.

Culture is sometimes referred to as life styles of human being. Above all, art is one of sort of culture reflected preference that human being look for a better life. So, you can find reason in the art about desire of better life and effort of faithful to that desire. However, modern art is not confined to seek simple beauty. Here is one question. What is the range of art to modern people that they can allow? There is no boundary line in the art. As you can see through couple examples, there are some art works that you can hardly tell that this is art. Such as, classical painting on the canvas, on his Oak-Tree work, Michael Craig- Martin puts glass cup fill with water on the table for wash stands and he says this is Oak tree and even more, some people says cutting animal in the formaldehyde solution tank is art too. Only question is that the public can accept these kinds of works as an art in this era.

With invention of perspective in the Renaissance, there are big differences between previous Renaissance age and after Renaissance age in painting. Like this, not only in our living history, but also include science, math and all the studies spread to the art, and these things are able to extend the way of expression. If I remind me that I did communication art work 25 years ago, I use cell phone which is going to be an important machine as in communication method in 21th century, as an object. I was really hard to imagine or make it merger two things which are cell phone and method of traditional painting. In other words, using cell phone as an object and put traditional painting technique was hard to imagine. As I mention before, Nam June Pail’s art work is even more spectacular. With advancement of science and technology, there is great invention television appears, and now television turns to daily necessity. Nam June Pail tries to put two things together. Television which one of best matter that reflects our lives, use as a canvas and work with visual image and creative new art field as video art. The reason this can be possible is that the way of art expression is pretty much coexistence with our life history include scientific technique.

             If scientific technique contributes diversity of art expression, the human’s life and its reward philosophy contribute that extend art’s fundamental boundary line big imagination that art can express. The entire thing that people create come from just one mind, art work is not different. The place where we live, they dress what we wear, and furthermore make efforts day and night and experience of life, all those things can be a media and turns to art works. In other words, if there is thinking, the range of creation does not limit and the ranges of art expressions are unlimited.

The curious incident of the dog in the night

The curious incident of the dog in the night

There are many types of communication in various meanings in the world. To be specific, there is verbal or invisible communication. In addition, taking a closer look at communication makes one think about direction of communication. Among them, communication is shared by performed through the medium named stage conveying the message to audiences through contents on the medium, the stage. This type of communication does have a different direction from bilateral communication that is the most frequently type of communication. To be particular, it represents a unilateral communication that performers convey the information to audiences. Of course, it is regarded as a bilateral communication in a sense that audiences enjoying the performance receive the message and feel something out of it. However, what audiences feel on the performance is more of sympathy but not a direct communication of information on how they feel to performers. Therefore, it is regarded as a different type of communication from discourse or discussion that people are familiar with. 

Performance named ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night’ includes the characteristics of the communication of performance and is also of an attempt of showing how the expression mode could be different as the technology was developed in the field of stage performance of art. 

The entire stage is a digital screen that the performance consists of acting including the signals. In this performance, many of the simplest but powerful electronic symbols serving as a role of expressing the meaning are shown. In addition, as for a tool of expressing thoughts of main characters, an expression mode for how a third party actor reads a diary of main characters in the perspective of a third person is selected. Hereupon, the stage is made by digital screen with real acting as a reality and a third party actor as a thought of main character and is hence not different from expression mode in computer Internet or communication in the use of mobile phone as a digitalized communication these days. 



All history has beginning. As usual everyone, from the moment when someone was born, human being stars to make their own history. One of the most important methods in human life that can make accomplishment, carry one and maintain is communication. Then, what is communication?

Before we talk about method communication, real social meaning, and problems, we need to think about origin of communication. Means that the method for an intangible, communication can make relationship constantly between two organism. Communication can be determined as a chain that likes a combination of fine material for a long time.

The human being has lived making history with other organism in the same space and connected to each other with communication, since when the birth of Earth. As phrase from the movie Interstellar, be alive is making story between stating point that you cannot remember and the end that no one knows. Our life stars from continuous communication and lives with communication and also ends with it.

Let’s compare with communication that making something form nothing and creating organism such as could, mountains, bird and so on, from none of space suddenly comes out. In the intangible chaos can creative anything, same as communication can combine anything depending on whether you have direction. And communication is basic source of making tangible relationship of all kinds of organism like human and human, nature and human,

After all, communication is essential method in human life that can make our human life as an one organism as a various intangible method. One of representative communication method is sound and letter, something signal can be one of it.

Out communication can spread to everywhere with many kinds of methods, letters and signal, and help establishment of self, and with each ego gather can be a big human society.

TATE museum :Turner Prize 2014-Tris Vonna-Michell

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TATE museum :Turner Prize 2014-Tris Vonna-Michell

As mentioned in the posting earlier, the theme of group project in this grade is autoethnography.

English artist named Tris Vonna-Michell (28) gained huge fame with audio-tape performance in the artist show called ‘The Generational’ held by New Museum in 2009. Here, his work slowly started with the story by Tris Vonna-Michelle with the performance with voice recorded in the field and gradually caught up with speed until it was changed into the music of coloratured stream in the repetitive flow of climax and chorus.  

His work was totally based on autoethnography. 

Temporal elements of his current life as well as his own feeling on the world were all reflected on the photo. Furthermore, showing them in slides was enough to make audience feel how it was a documentary film, and his clumsy, stuttering, fast, and also slow voice of his well-represented his current feeling. His voice and the meaning of his words become the biography of observer in the form of diary as a prerequisite. Voice-recording conducted to show his thoughts convey the most direct effect over any of document-based biography.