Georges Hugnet (July 1906 – 26 June 1974)

5 08 2011

Georges Hugnet was a French poet, writer, artist, art historian, graphic artist, and film director. He was a figure in the Dada movement and Surrealism.

Much of  his work is slightly erotic. Almost tongue in cheek.

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Bob Dylan

5 08 2011

I did not expect to be writing about Bob Dylan. I’m sure the guy is sick of hearing people thank him for the influence he has had on their lives. But he’ll never read this. So. Thanks. I knew he painted. I think a couple of his album covers have his work on. But I stumbled upon some other exhibitions he’s had. Well, I couldn’t help myself. When I started this blog I had promised myself to stick to work that was related either to surrealism or collage work. Dylan’s isn’t. But after looking at his work, check out Van Gogh’s stuff. Not that Dylan is Van Gogh’s equal as a visual artist but the similarities seem pretty obvious to me.

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There are two short videos on his work. Both about exhibitions in Europe.

And finally there is Bruce Springsteens introduction of  Dylan to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame. I hope Bruce does as good a job on my inclusion in the hall.





Florin Ion Firimiţã

5 08 2011

This artist is like a small industry. He is writer, artist, musician. He’s had a movie made about his life. And I like his work. There are a lot of ideas in it. Visual ideas that are always fun. From the little I read, his writing seems to be filled with the same sensitivity. This is a man of great introspection.

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This is what Mr. Firimita had to say about his work:

I am interested in exploring universal themes through private questions. I am preoccupied with the issues of identity, love, death, loss, reality versus fiction, dreams and memories. Recently I have departed from strictly using personal memorabilia (family photos, letters between my parents, etc), and started to incorporate personal artifacts of people I have never met. I have been exploring the interplay between personal and universal by “adopting” other peoples’ lives, remembering their memories, dreaming their dreams.

His movie: The Art of Leaving.