Renaissance artists turned the canvas into a mirror of reality. To properly portray it they had to overcome the statics of their medium. Leonardo da Vinci relied on mystery, and his worldview naturally filled his paintings with motion.
The evening dedicated to Nederlands Dans Theater 2 at Berliner Festspiele included mutual comfort by Edward Clug, Sad Case and Subtle Dust by Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, and Wir sagen uns Dunkles by Marco Goecke. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the second company to NDT. Originally brought to life with the purpose of feeding the first company with young talent, NDT 2 was founded in 1978.
"My project Unfinished is the first true partnership between a painter and artificial intelligence. At the core of the project is a neural network that was fed with my paintings. The system analysed all facets of my art and learned how to generate an infinite number of unique images. The images supplied me with new compositions, perspectives, and themes".
“It’s a world that sits alongside our visual and conscious reality, a world we direct many of our unanswered questions to. It’s just a different way of looking at the world, but an approach that seems more and more absent in modernity. It’s not a world that exists separate to our material experience, but one that runs parallel to it, often manifesting itself as sudden flashes of wonder and amazement".
"I believe there is a natural educational aspect of art. Creativity provides plural ways to problem solve. It also establishes curiosity as a quintessential practice that makes us human, the urge to take risks or leap into the unknown and adapt".
To celebrate the anniversary of his death, ArtDependence will write a series of stories aimed at understanding the worldview of the man considered to be history’s greatest artist and one of its brightest minds. Only in the process of grasping his vision of the universe we begin to understand how he managed to almost recreate the mystery of life in his paintings; conceive of objects way beyond the technical capacities of his time like knight robots, parachutes, and self-propelling carts; and compile an encyclopedia of knowledge that reflects on the various dimensions of existence.
“Art exists because simply living is not enough. Taschen books are a display of the expansion of what is generally considered to be art. Art can be much more than simply a painting or a sculpture. Art is in food, and illustration, in tattoo and interior design, in architecture, and so on and so forth".
"The future is the antithesis of art; which should be the improvement of mankind, if it is the subject of and subject to crime. The Art Loss Register has been very active in helping to preserve antiquities in their source countries and to prevent the destruction of art. It is not well known that at least 20% of high value pictures have been stolen, destroyed or badly damaged. Criminals hide them to use in a trial as part of plea bargains and then either pass away or find they are too hot to hold".
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