Ronaldinho: Football is Art (part 1)

Football is a sport but also close to art. Anyone must admit so once witnessing Ronaldinho on the field and “circus” with the ball.

World football fans can easily name names like Pele, Maradona, Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo as the best stars of world football history. They are impressed by the excellent ability to score goals. But besides that, there are still many names in history though not so prominent in the ability to score goals. Among them is Ronaldinho.

Pele once called Ronaldinho an artist on the pitch. He has entered the history of world football thanks to his ability to master the ball. The concept of artistic football is also the most mentioned in the midfield of the midfielder who is considered a rarity of Brazilian football.

Ronaldinho was born and raised in Porto Alegre (Brazil). He is lucky to come from a family with a football tradition. Both his father and brother were once professional football players. Therefore, Ronaldinho’s childhood was associated with the ball. He shared that he was born into a family where the ball is always present. His uncle, his father and his brother were all players. Living in such an environment, he learned many things and had a passion for football.

Ronaldinho idolized his father very much and considered him a role model to learn. But when Ronaldinho was only 8 years old, João Moreira died after a heart attack. Major events in life have greatly influenced the fledgling career of Ronaldinho. But under the guidance of his brother Roberto, Ronaldinho continued to pursue his passion.

In Brazil, not only popular football but also futsal. Those are two sports that are quite similar but different in nature. The requirements for the futsal players are very high, including comprehensive technique, speed and play thinking to be able to develop their ability in a tight environment. From an early age, Ronaldinho played futsal. This is the foundation for him to develop good techniques to become a “magician” on the 11-person grass field.

HOW TO PREPARE AN EXHIBITION

A painting exhibition is a form of organizing and presenting works of collectives or individuals that have been composed long or recently. To hold an exhibition, the following basic elements are required:


* The first is to have a work for display. How many works, sizes, genres, material shown by them. The investment is more or less complete, careful or superficial (the quality of the picture frames). The exact amount and size of the space will require appropriate exhibition space.

  • Secondly, it is necessary to have appropriate exhibition space with the number and category of works. This space also relates to the location and location of the gallery’s architecture, which is convenient for sightseeing and travel of the world. Exhibition or professional exhibition space also affects the ability to attract professionals and the author’s reputation.
  • The third is how to organize exhibitions thoughtfully and methodically.
  • Wednesday is to have the public to visit and be an art lover. Without one of the four factors, it is impossible to organize an exhibition. In the way of organizing, it includes work according to the preparation, exhibition and closing steps.

In the preparatory step, the following tasks are performed:

  • Register before the expected time of the exhibition. This includes choosing the location, the most convenient space, the most professional. It usually takes a long time to register (at least three months or more depending on the type of exhibition hall).
  • Find sponsors for the exhibition (if possible).
  • Complete the picture frame, podium (if the exhibition is about sculpture) for all works. . . (completed before transporting the work to the exhibition for a minimum of a week).
  • Ask a professional photographer to take photos of all the works on display. This photo will be used in two things, the first of which constitutes an album to be submitted for permission to exhibit. (Attached with application for permission to exhibit), Monday to send to the press right in the press conference before the opening time.
  • Contact the Fine Arts Association, the Department of Culture and Information for permission to exhibit (with photos of the works planned to be exhibited).
  • Design, print invitations, catalogs, banners, posters of the exhibition and make a list of guests, including those who plan to invite the cutting of the opening ribbon and make a speech during the opening ceremony. Must inform these characters in advance.
  • Advance notice to friends and relatives. Especially individuals with the ability to buy paintings. Notice to some friends as media reporters so they have the concept of the exhibition (even grasp the advance information about the purpose, meaning, characteristics of the author, the work).
  • Design and print name labels for all works that will be displayed.
  • All invitations must be sent one week in advance (up to the opening date).

At the exhibition step, there are things in the following order:

  • Transportation of paintings to the exhibition. Must keep the work safe (including picture frame, platform).
  • Arranging, arranging pictures and hanging on the wall. Pay attention to the colors of the pictures when placed side by side so harmoniously, not against each other. The layout system of paintings must be aligned with the upper or lower eyelids of the works. For works that are sculptures or installation art, we need to pay attention to the passage.
  • Label the name of the picture into the appropriate picture. Do not paste too high or too low. Do not stick to the picture frame, losing the seriousness of the work (paste on the wall, right next to the picture, position at eye level). Normally, the layout, hanging, display, labeling, banner, poster for the exhibition must be completed one day before the opening.
  • Prepare information packages including the author’s speech about the exhibition, photos of typical works. Should prepare the right amount will be distributed to reporters on the radio during the press conference (if invited to ten reporters should have a minimum of ten sets).
  • Prepare a log of impressions of visitors and friends for the work or author. Impressive numbers are located in the exhibition hall from the opening to the end of the show.

Seto Celadon art masterpiece

Kumiko Murai and father, Norio. Norio’s phone # 0561-48-1688. Wife Tsumako. Kumiko’s phone #: 090-3588-7072; 0568-95-5288; Chuodai 5-2-21; Kasugai-shi, Aichi-ken.

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.

Beautiful Artwork from Sports Shoes by Phil Robson

Although the trend of “sneaker destruction” has encountered mixed opinions, British artist Phil Robson has been extremely successful in transforming this trend into conceptual works of art.

Through a combination of sneaker shoes and accessories and other clothing, the artist and FILFURY’s co-founder, Phil Robson, has shown his passion for hiphop, British music culture, sportswear and sneaker shoes.

Works from sneakers recreated in the form of skulls, insects to weapons and animals, etc. It is Robson’s rich imagination and unique creativity that has helped him attract attention and collaborate with major brands such as Nike, adidas, Foot Locker, Reebok and many more.

Robson officially started his art career in 2003, but he said his passion stems from the days he was a teenage boy. Not only inspired by fashion, music and British cultures, travel and migration have influenced Robson’s artwork.

Robson is at the peak of his career when working with popular brands like adidas, Nike, G-shock, size? andJordan, However, what he is most passionate about is creating his own work of art with inspiration coming naturally. He doesn’t want to depend on the customer or on any concept.

Robson said he is a sneakerhead and this is why his work is always related to sports shoes. Rob shared this is just the beginning. He also has many other inspirations and also wants to create more artworks from other fashion items. Currently, Robson’s favorite shoes are Nike VaporMax. But on rainy days in the United Kingdom, Robson often chooses the Sneaker Boots 90s and 95s.

Robson’s inspiration in addition to the stylish sneaker shoes is also the insects and skull motifs. He said his passion for graphics made him want all his work to be symmetrical. Skulls and insects helped greatly with this artistic choice of Robson.

Currently, Robson is preparing for his upcoming personal art exhibition. In the future, Phil also intends to create more artwork inspired by music. In addition, he is planning other artistic aspects: sculpture statues.

Art from Artificial Intelligence

The art of artificial intelligence has become a wave in recent years as the technology has become the focus of scientific development.

In the mid-19th century, Ada Lovelace was the first person in the world to write the first lines of programming language before people figured out how the computer would work. However, at that time, artists only looked at Ada like a poem with lovely beauty, not many people were too concerned about her mathematical thinking. It was hard for herself and her contemporaries to imagine, nearly 180 years later, her name became the inspiration for naming another artist: Aida. Aida had to wait for others to name her, because she was a robot, and her talent was the result of an artificial intelligence research process.

In early June 2019, Aida in a dark blue dress, black hair groomed standing in the middle of the gallery at the University of Oxford, lectures about her works as a flesh-and-blood artist. While her creators, artificial intelligence scientists proudly present her, a robot capable of analyzing millions of works of art. From there, she produced her own artwork. She was the first robot artist to have her own exhibition. Her work meets all criteria of true art, including its inability to copy and to repeat. Aida’s exhibition became a media bomb, but in fact she was not the only phenomenon.

In March 2019, the prestigious Sotheby auction house presented Memories of Passersby – a digital installation by Mario Klingemann, showing the process of creating a portrait of artificial intelligence. . Memories of Passersby shows the generative operation of the GAN (generative adversarial network) system. GAN is a series of algorithms written by artificial intelligence researcher Ian Goodfellow.

Where does the value of an artificial intelligence artwork reach? It is hard to say clearly at this time. However, if we were to measure the curators of the art curators as a standard, recently, a portrait of the GAN program, called Edmond de Belamy, was sold at auction by Christie 432,500 USD. Aida’s works have also been bought by collectors for a total of nearly one million pounds.

This startling figure indeed proves that a work created by a computer is worth as much commercial as any artwork of famous artists. However, it also comes with a lot of criticism, not only from those who want to protect the creation of traditional arts but also from artists who are studying other artificial intelligence.

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.

2019 Best-Designed Sports Stadiums (part 2)

5. Streetmekka Viborg Build, Denmark, built by EFFEKT

EFFEKT built a skating park and youth center in an abandoned windmill plant in the Danish city of Viborg.

This sports facility is wrapped in a matte polycarbonate leather. Along with a giant skating bowl, it has a basketball court, a DJ area and a production workshop.

6. United States Bank Stadium, United States, designed by HKS Stadium Association and Vikings

Designed by HKS and a group of architects including Studio Hive, Studio Five and Lawal Scott Erickson Architects, the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is the new home of the Minnesota Vikings American football team.

The stadium has a protruding corner and a roof made out of plastic film, which gained worldwide attention in 2018 as the venue for the Super Bowl.

7. Cheomdan badminton court, South Korea, by Architect JHW IROJE

Seoul’s JHW IROJE studio has built a riverside Cheomdan badminton court in the Korean city of Gwangju. This badminton center is made from colored concrete to match the surrounding natural space, with a series of skylights made of steel that provide light to the large hall.

8. Bamboo sports hall, Thailand, built by Chiangmai Life Architects

This carbon-less sports hall in Chiangmai won the Civil and Cultural Building of the Year award at the Dezeen opening ceremony.

Built by Chiangmai Life Architects, an expert on bamboo construction, the school’s gymnasium will be used to play basketball, volleyball, badminton and futsal.

9. Golf Exécutif Montréal, Canada, by Architecture49

This minimalist club is located at a golf course in Montréal, it is covered by a large wooden roof to support players in bad weather. The roof of the building is built in a curved shape that is twice the size of the house with a harmonious proportion. In addition, it also has a lounge with bar, professional shop, administrative office and reception hall.

10. Atlantic Pavilion, Portugal, built by Valdemar Coutinho Arquitectos

Pedro Barbosa’s Bruralist gymnasium, called the Atlantic Pavilion, is designed to be used by both the school’s students and the Viana do Castelo community. This sports hall is 650 square meters, a concrete entrance with an angled surface to bring daylight into the secondary lobby.

Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris: Heart of Modern French Art

Among the free museums in Paris, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris is a museum that displays both a valuable collection and an ideal location. Because the museum is located on the Seine, visitors can see the Eiffel Tower from the window. This museum has just reopened after a year of restoration.
Located in the 16th district, near the Iéna subway station, City of Paris Museum of Modern Art (Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris) is located in the monumental building Palais de Tokyo. This building was built at the Paris International Exhibition in 1937. Therefore, the French often refer to this museum by the common name “Palais de Tokyo” (Tokyo Palace).

In terms of works of art, this museum has inherited the modern collection of the Petit Palais museum after the city of Paris decided to reorganize its entire museum structure. Since Petit Palais is no longer wide enough to display the collections devoted to Paris by will, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris officially opened in 1961 and operates to this day.

For more than a year of repairs, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris closed part of its galleries and maintained its permanent gallery display with more than 800 works of the twentieth century. In particular, there are paintings, sculpture, installation art, furniture, decorative objects, etc.

At Petit Palais as well as at this museum, the permanent collection is always free. Only themed exhibitions sell admission. This restoration has helped to expand the display area and upgrade the galleries with many new technology applications.

If the free collection is still not enough, pure art lovers can still buy tickets to see more thematic exhibitions. They are open from mid-January to March 2020 exclusively for French-German artist Hans Hartung (1904-1989). This is a big name of the painting village and is considered as one of the people who created the abstraction lyrique.

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.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – a martial art for men

Founded in the 20s of last century and emerging in the past three decades, BJJ (Brazilian / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) has become the most complete and attractive sport today.

In recent years, the development of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in particular and martial arts in general has attracted significant attention from the public. Dubbed a gentle art, BJJ combines harmony between performance and combat, strength and technology to become one of the most complete martial arts today. Even if you are not planning to become a professional athlete, you can still find many benefits when pursuing this artistic discipline.

With the background of learning from judo’s attacks from Japan, BJJ develops a martial art that uses wrestling and limbs in a lying position. Unlike its judo cousin, BJJ is a discipline not based on weight or size. It was laid by founders who didn’t have a physical strength.

One of the so-called “ancestors” of Brazilian engineering, Hélio Gracie, who weighs just 60kg, and his brother Carlos Gracie, have created moves that take advantage of the opponent’s weaknesses and leverage, allowing one to Weaker states can defeat massive opponents. For example, specialized armbars that strike the elbow joint or choke (squeeze) into a blood vessel cause the opponent to suffocate, while maintaining a safe position.

More interestingly, attacks can be mixed to create a multitude of variations when dealing with different opponents. Each player will develop a unique style of play. Every Brazilian wrestling match is not only a battle of muscles, but also a battle of wits when each tries to “trick” the other into their “game”, where they dominate in position and distance. This makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a sport that requires chess-like thinking, rather than relying on raw strength, in less than three decades since Royce Gracie won the UFC in a row. Brazil in the 90s, this martial art has proved its attractiveness to the community.