Konzerthaus Berlin is concert hall in Berlin Germany. It was built by German architect, and painter Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The history of Konzerthaus is one of a kind, it combines both ancient Greek architecture, and modern architecture. It was destroyed during the war world II and was rebuilt in 1977.
The structure of the building is a breath taking, and reminds me the ancient Greek, and Roman architecture. The first thing you notice when you look the building, are the magnificent ionic pillars and two large staircases. The upper of the pillar is called volute, while the bottom part is a base. The glass doors and windows placed between the narrow columns make the building larger.
Social Justice Art
Art created to inspire, to take us places we have never been, but we would like to be one day. However, many artists around the world use art to highlight social injustice, racial justice struggle, socioeconomic, and many other social issues.
Water lead in Flint, Michigan is still on the news media, but this artist message is that the lead in the water in Lake Michigan is also affecting the drinking water in Chicago as well. This away to say that the lead issue is a danger to the resident in Chicago, but is not mentioned anywhere in the media, or even social media that I am aware of.
I have seen street arts with a message like the one above, but I have never questioned, or even realized what the artist trying to convey to me, and others about his/her art. However, after watching artists in Mexico City advocating for social justice, class struggle, I have fallen in love with street art.
Artists are risking their lives and the life of their families, and friend when addressing such issues. Even though, they know what could happen to them, they chose to use their work to speak, educate, and make the general public what is happening in their communities.
Parkland shooting victim
This portrait image is for one of the victims of Parkland shooting. He was young man who was shot, and killed in environment that supposed to be safe and secure. I can not imagine the fear, the heartbreak, and the lose that parents and students in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla are feeling, or going through.
According to the new York Times, this powerful image was painted by Manuel Oliver who lost his 17 year old son Joaquin Oliver to heinous crime. Mr.Oliver chose red, black , orange and grey to convey his feeling.
Red is very emotional color used to express passion, strength, love, desire, blood , and violence. While black is the color for power, fear, evil, death, and strength. Orange is the color joy , change, determination, sunshine, and creativity, and then he added grey is the color of timeless, sophistication, and moody.
Mr.Oliver message is the message of power, strength, love, determination, and he is telling the world that his son might not physical present in this world, but he is the sunshine in his life.
I saw this image on New York article written by Matthew Futterman, and I belief this image is breath taking. I like how the dark background, white skis , and bold red compels you to notice the Olympian.
Even though, the skier flying image in the air looks amazing, but it hard not to notice the pattern of intersecting straight lines behind him. Also there is a vanish point between the two large post in the back.
By being mindful when viewing this picture, you could understand the art, and message the photographer intend to convey.
New York Times
Carolee Schneemann was Born in Pennsylvania in 1939. As an artist she has greatly influenced art history. According to Holland Cotter, who is New York Times art critic, ms. Schneemann was considered as a radical artist who faced many struggles in long career history in the art world.
Ms. Schneemann painted a nude self-portrait, while attending Bard College in upstate college, and as consequence she was removed from school for breaking the society norms. She later on joined Columbia University, and continued with her unruly style.
Mr.Cotter wrote the review of Shock of the Nude, because ms. Scheemann : Kinetic Painting will be show cased in MoMA PS1, Queens till March 11.