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Art school!

I have applied for art school a while ago, I had do some tests today to see if I can make it into the Amsterdam School of the Arts. I had to show my portofolio while talking to two teachers and a student, make a 2D work and a 3D work.

My portofolio thing went well. I was a little bit clumsy but that was because of the nerves, and I think they knew so that’s okay.

For 2D we had to paint this very strange yet awesome composition thing, with a bird and a rocking horse, pieces of wood, pieces of clothes and other stuff. I painted it very rough, and I was pretty much the only one who did that, so that’s a good thing.

For 3D we had to make a 30cmx30cmx30cm object, and it had to represent a memory. I made a journal of clay, and made green letters in it. Also, a red ribbon (complementary) in the middle of the journal. A journal to symbolize the place where you keep your memories in. The green letters said ”dear journal”. Out of the book came a head. A head with two faces; an actual face which came out pretty cool, and at the other side a skull. This represents that in a memory, someone could be still alive, while the actual person could be dead in reality. This also represents the depth of the memories of the times when people die. You never forget how that was, when someone died. I also made a mirror out of the book, not an actual but some reflective kind of substance. It also (just like the head) represents how a memory is always a reflection of reality. The memory is subjective because it is driven by emotions. And of course, memories change and fade by time. At the end I painted the clay with some kind of gold-bronze colour, just for the estethic part.

I might chance, but I’m going to believe I didn’t get in, so I won’t be that dissapointed If I don’t get in, haha.

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Vincent van Gogh’s Japonism serie

Japonism is a style or a subject in an artwork, from a country that’s not Japan. Which is, of course, inspired by the old Japanese art. It was very popular in the seventh century, but it was re-opened in the 19th. Our friend Vincent has done a beautiful serie which belongs to (re-opened) Japonism.

Courtesan (after Eisen)  (1887)

Flowering Plum Tree (after Hirosege) (1887)

Bridge in the Rain (after Hirosege) (1887)

I think it’s wonderful to see something else than van Gogh’s typical postimpressionist paintings – though they are absolutely beautiful as well.

Profiles.

I plan on making ”profiles” on my blog. That means I want to explain the style or the artist. Sometimes even an artwork, but it has to be worth it. Like the Mona Lisa or something. Or Amsterdam’s Militia at Night, The Birth of Venus, For The Love of God, Girl with a Pearl Earring etc. In less words, the painting should really have a unique story. A work that is thought about. Of course, I don’t know everything so I will just explain the things I know, and share with the world. I will probably not look up very much. Only sometimes. I will not blog about something that I don’t know of. I also want to make clear that I will not blog about art movements, artworks or artists who I do not like. That’s probably just 0.00001% of the art history. For example some photographers who take photographs of explicit images to ”break the borders of the sexual taboos”. That’s something that goes exactly against my beliefs. Keep it in your pants. I do not have a problem with nudity though, I adore Erwin Olaf’s photos. It’s just an other statement than those photographers stated before.

That’s that for my little introduction about how I’m going to explain some things. Have a nice day.

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I will blog about art history, today’s art, and my own art.