William Kentridge

Hi! Frances here! Nurdan had some problems in adding this today so she emailed the material to me, and I am trying to post it for her. I also had some problems with adding the images, but I’ll try later. Meanwhile, she says: ‘  Anyway I really wanted to introduce you this artist: William Kentridge I…

Durer’s ‘The Four Witches’

I came across this engraving called ‘The Four Witches’ by Albrecht Durer in the exhibition titled, ‘Witches and Wicked Bodies,’ which is currently on show in Edinburgh. I thought it would be interesting to consider this print as a form of propaganda through drawing. In the past it was very common for artists who were…

Workshop 3

  I will introduce honoré-Victorin Daumier’s caricatures. Daumier is French artist whose many works were famous in France in the 19th century.   First picture was called “Gargantua” that was made of lithograph. This picture was drawn to attack Louis Philippe I king of the French and the corruption of politics on the article of…

Chihiro Iwasaki

Chihiro Iwasaki is famous as an painter of picture books in Japan. I’ll introduce her book, and her effort that how she tried to create new field in the  picture books. This pictures are parts of the picture book “Senka no naka no kodomotachi” (“Children in the war”) In this book , she draw  many…

Ignore them [the rules] or eat a sandwich

Maira Kalman keeps illustrated blogs. They’re very witty. She’s an illustrator and wrote “The Principles of Uncertainty” exploring Heisenbergs uncertainty principle  through narrative illustration. She has a TED talk here (The Illustrated Woman): http://www.ted.com/talks/maira_kalman_the_illustrated_woman.html And also a talk here (Art and the Power of Not Knowing): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3TEeUNXxpM A picture from “The Principles of Uncertainty”: Maira…

stand up to bullying

    “Bullying”, by TheWhiteDeer There is little to nothing known about the artist of this ongoing series. Simply going by The White Deer on all her social media, it’s quite hard to pinpoint if these drawings reflect her personal experiences. However, I find that her style of drawing as well as the purpose of…

Marcel Dzama – World Gone Wrong

Marcel Dzama World Gone Wrong Ink and watercolour on paper 2005 Marcel Dzama’s drawings are distinctive and recognisable, but what fascinates me is how the stories he conveys through imagery can be difficult to decipher. In World Gone Wrong we are confronted with a scene of colossal violence. Naked and dismembered male bodies hang from…