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2011-11-03 10:21:21
Last author: iippo
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Hi, this is your local [iippo]. I am here today (and every day) with a little message about art. Y'see, I like art. I like looking at it, I like reading it and I like reading about it. I also like making it and writing it, and eating it and selling it and buying it and attending it and photographing it and...

The idea is simple. It's exactly the same as my previous wikipage The Elfwood Selections, where I would find and share something found in Elfwood. Except this is all art everywhere. So what I would ask you to do is put the page on watch and enjoy seeing works of art. I will also write my thoughts and what I feel about them, and you are free to enjoy or ignore those comments too. You can also link me to art, but I don't promise to feature or not feature it.

Past selections will be stored nowhere except past versions of the page.

Michael Craig-Martin


This drawing, titled Study for Modern Music by Michael Craig-Martin stopped me dead on my tracks with its clean attractiveness. I was even more intrigued when I learnt that it is not done on the computer, but with black and red crepe tape onto drafting film.

Draughtsmanship - precision of technique achieved by hand - interests me and also is a part of my practice. But Craig-Martin takes it beyond and is almsot sculptural in his draughtsmanship, transforming the drawing surface into a sculpting surface, with nothing but lines. It makes very powerful images.

Past selections on page versions: 4 7 8 9 10

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2011-07-21 [SilverFire]: For the good of all of us, except the ones who are dead.

2011-07-30 [Aradon Templar]: Trying to Fan your comment, Silvie :P Also, isn't there fancy wiki code that lets you link the previous versions? I'mma look.

2011-07-30 [Aradon Templar]: Ah yes, Selections [edit] 4, if you're interested in doing that. Edit: looks really ugly.

2011-08-01 [iippo]: I used to do the link thing on EW Selections, but this one I can't be bovad. The more of a hassle this is, the more likely I will fail at weekly updates and it'll die. I need to be practicing not only rawing but also looking at work and curating, so I'm making it as easy as possbile for myself.

2011-08-01 [iippo]: Addment: your link takes me to the edit form of that version. Selections 4 is to the normal page-view (just add page number after @wiki)

2011-08-01 [Aradon Templar]: Your wiki-fu is greater than mine.

2011-08-02 [iippo]: Only in terms of old-school things. I haven't yet figured out all tham newfangled things that happened in the past year and a half :P

2011-11-03 [iippo]: Haa, forgot this thing completely >_>

2011-11-03 [Avaz]: ...Just like you said you might. :P

Also, isn't it "draftsmanship"?

2011-11-03 [iippo]: It's the UK vs. US thing again.

2011-11-03 [Avaz]: I see. Blasted country differences. :P

2011-11-03 [iippo]: It's pronounced the same though, and I think the US spelling is closer to how it sounds. But it makes one think of drafty houses, and I guess that's no good.

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