Robert – Clara – Brahms: The story of artists behind their music (part 2)

Clara has always been the muse of Robert Schumann. Clara’s signature works appear throughout Robert’s entire work, under abundant musical quotes, dedication, allusions, lyrical abundance.

Schumann’s Clara is not only a good artist but also a composer. She does not compose much and her works are also little known. Mostly due to prejudice about the female composer of that period. However, records show that her seventh-class piano concerto was completed in 1835 and made its debut in November of that year under the performance of the Leizig Gewandhaus orchestra and Felix Mendelsohn. This work reflects the soul and creativity of the 16-year-old female musician, starting with the Classical period stereotypes but later surpassing them with her talent.

Clara doesn’t spend a lot of time composing, but at a special moment, she still devotes a small part to her musical feelings. In 1853, Clara wrote a series of seven variations on a gloomy and sad theme by Robert.

Robert’s death brought Clara completely back to performing and teaching to support the whole family, a career that ended in 1891 at the age of 70. She stopped writing but Clara spends a lot of time editing, publishing Robert’s works, especially of the unknowns, and thereby further popularizing his art.

Hearing the news that Robert was in a nursing home after jumping into the Rhine at the devil’s instigation just four months after that memorable October, Brahms rushed back from Hanover to Düsseldorf. More than anyone, Brahms loved and admired Robert. Recently, Robert also instructed him and introduced his name to the European public, declaring this young Hamburg man to be the savior of German music. Worried about the Schumann family background, Brahms decided to stay with Clara and the children. Because Clara was not allowed to meet Robert, Brahms became the most visited of the nursing home, and brought many of Robert’s friends to visit him. For the two and a half years before Robert died, Brahms stayed by Clara’s side, comforting her, watching over the kids while Clara was on tour and even teaching the piano to help her with her life.

Artist Hajime Sorayama and the art world of taboos

Over 50 years of his career, artist Hajime Sorayama – who once resonated with the impressive fembot statue in Kim Jones’ Dior Men Pre-fall 2019 – still challenges the limit between the pure beauty of women and sexual norms in society.

Artist Hajime Sorayama identified himself as an illustrator instead of an artist. According to him, illustrating is a process that is “drawn from logical thinking, rather than reflecting ordinary hate feelings”. Sorayama is famous for the art school he calls “surrealism.” Referring to him, the art lovers and even the fans of the science fiction genre often think of fembot illustrations (female robot figures) that have a bit of mixed charm. Very charming fascination of female body curves and sensual lustful inspiration.

At the age of seven, the endless creativity of this artist is still warmly received by fans at art exhibitions around the world and through collaborations with famous fashion brands that Dior Men Pre-fall 2019 is a typical example. In this article, let us look back on the artistic journey of artist Hajime Sorayama.

Touching the painting lane
Artist Hajime Sorayama was born on February 22, 1947 in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Before he realized his passion for illustration, he went through puberty with many different career orientations. He once shared that his predestined relationship with painting only came when one of his high school teachers realized his talent in drawing through Playboy-inspired paintings and suggested it to him.

While studying majoring Greek and English literature at the school at Shikoku Gakuin University, Sorayama published the first illustrated magazine called Pink Journal. However, his ideas and inspiration in this work faced harsh criticism from lecturers and students for being “too sexy” compared to the views of the majority of Japanese at that time.

After that event, he moved to Tokyo’s Chuo Art School completely to pursue painting. He graduated at 21 years old and worked for an advertising agency before becoming a freelance illustrator at the age of 25. At 31, while working with a friend, he produced the first robot illustration inspired by the C-3PO character of the Star Wars series.

Challenge the line between exquisite beauty and vulgarity
Being creative in his own art philosophy, Hajime Sorayama gradually shaped his personal illustration style through a series of fembot works that broke the line between fiction, femininity and sensual satisfaction. In the context of a Japanese society that is still wary of body-exposed images and content, Sorayama has gradually broken that barrier with his determination to pursue the school he described. two words “surreal”.

Anyone can be an artistic creator

When does a work become art? Would the picture of the Mona Lisa be so expensive if only hung in a warehouse? Why can bananas stick to walls? Those are the questions many people think of when talking about art. And one does not shirk the truth nonetheless: Art exists only when there is an audience.

As the history progresses, the audience is getting closer and closer to the artworks. From the beginning, when art was primarily for religious rituals and beliefs, audiences were forced to stand in the distance and to look forward. Then, gradually, works of art began to appear in families, whether in the form of painting or music. The works then leave the private spaces, displayed in museums for anyone to come and admire. They are even given public spaces, so that people can touch, touch and contemplate themselves in them.

However, it was not until the era of interactive art that audiences truly became an essential part of art. They are no longer people watching, admiring or taking pictures with the work. They are the contributors to turning art into art. In other words, they are co-creators.

Compared to other art forms, the art of postpartum interaction is later, but is now one of the ways to help artists soon establish their names quickly. The special feature of this art form is the ability to transform the work, giving each audience a completely different experience. The first recognized interactive artwork appeared in the 1960s, when artist Allan Kaprow commissioned a garden filled with old tires and audiences could freely create their work as they walked. go there.

Returning to audience participation, precisely because of this feature, interactive art also often requires special display spaces compared to traditional art forms. Regardless of technology’s dependence, in order for the audience to be able to co-create, artists must calculate the space so that they can step in and become part of it. In many cases, an interactive artwork will require a colossal space.

Some of these examples show what makes this art so powerful. Because whether or not you truly understand the messages behind the works, one thing is for sure, the audience will never be bored. They will not have to experience the feeling of being overwhelmed or tired of the weasel knees like walking through the immense museums to see the classics. Co-creation, whether subconsciously or artistically, to bring audiences back to a curious child may have long been forgotten. And maybe because of that, they will feel that art and life are truly one, and everyone has a great source of creative energy, as long as someone gives them the opportunity.

Robert – Clara – Brahms: The story of artists behind their music (part 1)

The relationship between Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann is not merely a difficult-to-identify love triangle that hides special sympathies that only arise among people who live for music. It was also a source of many famous works by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

In the world of classical music, all three Germans are big names. Their strange relationship began with a young Brahms’ trip to Düsseldorf on September 30, 1853. He nervously brought a letter of introduction from violinist Joseph Joachim to the knock on the door of famous couple Robert and Clara Schumann. At that time, Brahms asked Robert to teach composition and timidly play some of his skits.

Hearing a few notes, Robert stopped, stopped Brahms from playing the guitar, and quickly invited Clara into the room to enjoy the talent of the unknown young man. When the whole room was filled with the magical music that Robert and Clara had never heard, it signaled an important moment in Brahms’s life. And this is also a memorable moment in the history of music: a blend of the souls of three artists, three composers whose names are tied together forever.

At that time, Robert Schumann at the age of 43 was an illustrious composer with a range of compositions spanning many genres, from lied, chamber music to concerto, symphony, opera, chorus. He co-founded Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, a music magazine dedicated to new perspectives compared to his contemporary, and introduced Chopin to Europe. Besides, Robert Schumann is also known for his romantic relationship with Clara Wieck. She was a talented, beautiful pianist and the daughter of his own teacher, Friedrich Wieck, who had objected to a marriage that made Robert wait for Clara to be 18 years old so that she could make her own life.

By the time of the meeting between the future composer and the Schumann family, Clara was 34 years old, the mother of seven children, and was preparing to welcome another child next year. Clara is not anonymous. Her name has resonated throughout Europe on tours since she was a nine-year-old prodigy debuting at Leipzig Gewandhaus and publishing her first works, four Polonaise. Top contemporary composers like Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, Felix Mendelsohn, Nicolo Paganini, even the poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, all admired Clara’s talent.

Office Decorative Tips To Help You Work Effectively

A number of scientific studies have proven that the health, emotions, labor productivity of office workers and working space are closely related. Just a small change to this space, your working spirit is much more excited.

The trend of modern office design today gives priority to open workspaces combined with green areas. For creative people, space also needs breakthrough elements, such as color or individual angles for them to fly.

Take a look at your workplace. If you need to upgrade your office to work more effectively, you can try the following suggestions:

  1. Take advantage of the sun
    Getting the most out of natural light is one way to keep your energy full. Also, looking too long at a computer screen is bad for your eyes and makes you prone to headaches. So, relax the eyes and brain by zooming into the large space outside the glass window every 2-3 hours.
  2. Choose a relaxing scent
    The secret for you to focus on working in the office all day long is the smell. To make sure there are no strange odors that may distract you, light candles or light an aromatherapy essential oil for the office. The scent of peppermint helps you increase your concentration, while citrus notes help you relax.
  3. Towards minimalism
    The work area with too much furniture makes you feel stuffy and stuck at work. Minimize helps make the space tidier and more sophisticated. As a result, your work seems to be resolved quickly and easily.
  4. Add highlight colors
    According to many studies, color stimulates nerve cells, thereby helping creative or intellectual activities to be solved effectively. Try hanging a colorful picture to make your office more impressive!
  5. Bring nature into the office
    Flowers and plants help clean the air. The cool green of the trees also helps you relax your eyes and refresh your mind.

Seto Celadon art masterpiece

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Seto Celadon art porcelain (瀬戸青瓷) has become world famous since the Meiji period when the Japanese spent more than 7% of this product exported to the US market. Beyond Sato Ruri (瀬戸瑠 璃) or Sometsuke (染付) porcelain, featuring the blue and white glaze of noble royal blue, Seto Celadon is as vivid as a picture of flowers and birds. 3D rendering on a jade-green glaze background.
Seto is known as the only center of pottery in medieval enamelling and became famous in Japan since the 13th century. Owari (or Seto) first appeared in connection with ceramics in the Nihon epic. 9th century Kōki (日本 後 紀) In the beginning, Seto pottery art was born to meet the needs of tea parties from Zen masters such as Myōan Eisai (明菴榮西, 1141-1215) when studying abroad in China. , brought the tea varieties to grow and stimulate the development of pure Japanese tea (茶道).
During the Kamakura period (92, 1192-1333), Seto pottery almost mimicked the art of Celadon blue celadon pottery (青瓷) and the dark brown ceramic Tenmoku (天 目) in the Southern Song Dynasty (南宋, 1127-1279). . During the Muromachi period (室町, 1337-1573), Seto yeast was further refined, developed in various styles and modeled for tea ceremony utensils. Since the Korean potter Yi Sam-pyeong (李参平, died 1655) was abducted and brought back to Kyushu (九州), the discovery of kaolin white clay in Hizen Province helped him become the first Japanese porcelain profession to produce. made in 1616.
The Japanese began producing Sometsuke porcelain, imitating Western designs and serving for export from the 17th century. The Tokugawa shogunate (1603-1867) imposed a nationwide policy (鎖 国) in 1633, resulting in discontinued porcelain exports to 1757 and then to an end. History records the 14th shogun Tokugawa Iemochi (徳川家茂, 1858-1866) in an effort to give Queen Victoria a tin of Seto porcelain food in 1866 until handing over power to Emperor Meiji in 1867.
The porcelain arrived in the Seto region quite late in the early 19th century, consisting of mainly Sometsuke, Ruri and Celadon porcelain called Shinsei-yaki (真成焼, new and molded porcelain) to distinguish it from Hongyo-yaki, (本行焼, traditional ceramics). Ruri specializes in religious goods and offers Western-style tableware, dishes and vases. Sometsuke and Celadon are manufactured as moist tea utensils, deer wine, vases, bonsai pots (盆栽) with oriental characteristics, captivating collectors’ passion for hunting as it continually wins awards. Grand prize at the Paris exhibition for a short time from 1900 to 1901.

Korean Indie Music emerging breeze in Taiwan

When it comes to K-pop most people think of the popularity of idol groups around the world, but there is another Korean genre that seems to be getting more and more popular, especially in Taiwan, that’s Indie music.

Korean Indie Music, emerging breeze in Taiwan

On December 7, 2019, a night of “Tune up stage in Taipei” for the Korean indie bands and artists took place at the famous “Legacy Taipei” stage in Taipei. Taipei with the participation of the bands “Car, the Garden” (Car, the garden), LEO37 + DaTone, and “Sultan of the Disco” (King of Disco) attracted a large number of people. Taiwanese fans came to attend. This concert was organized by the CJ Cultural Foundation, creating opportunities to perform abroad for Korean Indie artists since 2010. This year, Taiwan was chosen as the first venue by the Korean Indie breeze. has been blowing to Taiwan recently.

It can be said that K-pop idols are very popular in Taiwan, but Indie liberal music is also loved by the Taiwanese public relatively surprising to the Korean public, because in the Korean music market. , Indie inherently only a small part of fans love it, let alone abroad.

Not only is the popularity of Korean Indie music increasing every day in Taiwan, but many Indie artists have also been invited to music festivals in Taiwan. Many bands even hold concerts and tickets sell out quickly in Taiwan.

The reasons why Korean Indie cause fever in Taiwan

One of the main reasons is the craze for the rock band Indie Hyukoh, which represents Indie music in Korea, to be number 1 of iTunes Taiwan for the first album “23” released in April 2017, and Taiwan also is a destination on the world tour of 28 major cities of Hyukoh.

According to the representative of a Taiwan-based performance agency, Hyukoh’s appearance on Taiwan’s favorite Korean entertainment program, Running Man, also made many fans listen to the band’s songs. , leading to the Indie music craze in Taiwan. In addition, a list of Korean Indie songs has appeared on KKBOX’s largest music website, partly proving the popularity of Indie music in Taiwan.

In particular, the list has many Indie names who have never performed in Taiwan such as Soran, Lucidfall, Hoppipolla or Stella Jang. But most importantly, the list was created and shared by music lovers, proving that not only idol groups but also Indie music bands are also very popular in Taiwan. In addition, the popularity of idol groups such as Super Junior, Bigbang, EXO, BTS, … with Taiwanese fans also made many fans find and listen to Indie music.

And so Indie music has more and more listeners, and the number of Indie fans in Taiwan has also increased. The large number of Taiwanese fans waiting in line to attend the “Tune up stage in Taipei” concert is very convincing evidence.

The relationship between Chanel fashion and the art of ballet

Since fashion and dance are combined in harmony, ballet has become an integral part of the Chanel family.

Talking about the relationship between Chanel fashion and the art of ballet, we will go back in time to 1913. At that time, Gabrielle Chanel and her boyfriend, Boy Capel happened to see the show The Rite of Spring directed by Nijinsky. This is also the work with a special mark in her life.

When she met Misia – who later became close friends for 30 years, Gabrielle Chanel gradually entered the colorful art world. She met many famous artists, including Sergei Diaghilev, founder of Ballets Russes and revolutionized the art of dance. Different from the outdated conventions of classical dance, the brilliant aesthetics of the Ballets Russes, where music, dance and the art of great fusion, turn ballet into a complete art.

Gabrielle Chanel first met Sergei Diaghilev for lunch in Venice. At that time, Sergei wanted to recreate the play The Rite of Spring and was calling for financial support. Gabrielle Chanel decided to help him on one condition: no one knew about her involvement. As a result, the ballet was performed in Paris on December 15, 1920. Later, Diaghilev’s secretary, Vladimir Kochno, revealed the incident.

In 1924, Gabrielle Chanel designed dance costumes for the classic ballet Le Train bleu, produced by Ballets Russes. After the final training session, she realized “the freedom of the body is the best beauty” and began to adjust the designs to suit each dancer. So for Chanel, ballet is a unique experience that allows her to harmonize artistic values ​​into each design.

Later, this inspiration was followed by Karl Lagerfeld in the Spring-Summer 1998 Collection. Continuing the patronage of the founder, House of CHANEL has been the official partner of the Nijinsky Awards Ceremony in Monaco since 2000 and Since 2018, Chanel has been sponsoring gala outfits for the opening of the dance season at Opéra de Paris. This year, Virginie Viard is the Art Director responsible for designing costumes for the Variatuons ballet choreography choreographed by a friend of Garielle Chanel, Serge Lifar.

Skateboarder Nicky Hayes passing on skills to NT’s potential future Olympians

After years of professional skateboarding, a kids worker in a far off Aboriginal network is turning his attention to coaching and encouraging youngsters from significant Australia to dream of the Olympic stage

Eastern Arrernte guy and conventional owner Nicky Hayes become the first skateboarder inside the Northern Territory to be authorised by way of the Australian Skateboarding Federation and one of the first and simplest Aboriginal skate boarders to have an reputable sponsor.

After gaining knowledge of to skate at age 12, he went on to emerge as one of the simplest Indigenous skate boarders to compete at an elite stage.

Now he is taking matters one step further, training younger humans.

With skateboarding making its debut as an Olympic sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic video games, Mr Hayes is dreaming massive, hoping to look young Territorians — especially the ones from his place of origin of Santa Teresa, or Ltyentye Apurte, east of Alice Springs — compete on the sector stage.

“The purpose I desired to paintings with children is to give them the possibility to do whatever … I never had that,” Mr Hayes said.

After supporting to set up the first Skate Park in Alice Springs in 2004, Mr Hayes began a marketing campaign to get a park constructed Santa Teresa in 2017.

“whilst you carry something special, it is sort of like a large scary issue as properly, especially for faraway communities wherein it’s all about the football,” he said.

“It would not come easy, under no circumstances. [It requires] hard work, determination, passion and drive.

“this is the principle aspect for these youngsters or those young human beings. if they want to succeed in anything [that’s what they need], it really is my advice.”

From the desert to the town
Mr Hayes is preparing to take a collection of children to Brisbane in 2020 for his or her first interstate skateboard opposition.

artwork auctions, fundraising events and an online crowdfunding page have helped the institution increase almost $20,000 to pay for the trip.

One of the travelers, 9-year-old Ruot vegetation, said he became excited to meet other skaters from throughout the united states of america.

“have been going to Brisbane to skate — it’s loopy, i am excited,” he stated.

subsequent yr will even see Mr Hayes begin his personal “emblem”, a task he has dreamed of seeing that he first picked up the skateboard at age 12.

Korean Rap star WINNER Song Mino Made His Art Exhibition Debut This December

Song Mino will open the first exhibition of his career which will take place from December 17-25.

According to the articles appearing on December 3, idol group member WINNER Song Mino will debut as an artist through Special Exhibition for Emerging Artists 2019 (SEEA 2019), a special painting exhibition event for emerging artists.

WINNER’s Mino will debut as a painter through the SEEA 2019 event which will be held on December 17-25 at the Seongnam Art Center. This is a special series of exhibitions for young artists just starting out. With this event, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the extremely beautiful and colorful works of this rapper. It is known that Mino had a number of special artworks collaborating with brands such as Adidas, Leica or Gentle Monster which attracted great public attention last year.

YG male idol’s career is increasingly diverse. In 2014, Mino debuted as a member of the group WINNER. In the following years, he became more and more developed as a solo artist, producer, as well as a fashion model.

Song Artist had his debut on SBS morning news. They talked about how Mino will debut as an emerging artist, Mino has shown various aspects such as singer, producer, fashion & art and his artwork on SNS.  In addition, they even mentioned his nickname Hwabaek on a variety show.

This is the first time he’s officially participated in the exhibition since Song Minho debuted. Song Minho debuted as a member of WINNER in 2014. Not only is he an outstanding singer, producer, but he also shows his career in various fields like performing arts, fashion and art. In June, he took to the stage at LV’s Paris Fashion Week in France.

In particular, Song Minho recently revealed his work on social media, and found out the nickname “Song hwabaek” by displaying the paintings and billboards of tvN’s ‘Kang restaurant’. Although this is the first official exhibition, before that implant, it has cooperated with famous brands such as Adidas, Leica, and Gentle Monster to introduce some products, so we are excited to witness more diverse jobs.

Song Minho is in the process of preparing for the exhibition on a packed schedule, including WINNER’s Asia Tour “CROSSTOUR”, domestic and foreign events, tvN recording of “New Journey to the West 7”.