Last Friday I was shooting for AKuku and probably this is the picture of Kazimieras that I like the most. Besides seeing a cute boy you can recognise a conscious human being in his eyes. When observing kids, I prefer thoughtful moments to actions or games. It’s beautiful to see someone trying to solve or reflect the reality and you can always expect something interesting and/or original from kids. http://ift.tt/PRNkKX
Scientific answers for creationists
"I have a friend who’s an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don’t agree with very well. He’ll hold up a flower and say “look how beautiful it is,” and I’ll agree. Then he says “I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing,” and I think that he’s kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is … I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it’s not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there’s also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don’t understand how it subtracts." http://ow.ly/vyjnr
Although I’m not very fond of science it’s hard to disagree with the last statement. BUT I think the issue is not with the perspective, but with the statement that derives from any scientific argument. Everything can be either true or false. If science is true, everything else (every other perspective) should be false. And it makes science not beautiful at all..
Optinė kičo ir kasdienybės architektonika
Ieškodamas informacijos apie šiuolaikinę lietuvišką fotografiją, radau šį straipsnį. iš pirmo žvilgsnio (arba iš pradžių) apie kičą, bet galų gale, supratau, apie tai, kodėl fotografuoju tuos keistus galinius kiemus ir kitus, kaip mano mama sako, apšiurusius objektus. Trumpai tariant, mano (ne)kičas yra atsakas į institucionalizuotą, architektūrinį, sumaketuotą, sudėliotą ir “sudizainintą” (ne)kičą. Pastarojo neapčiuopiu savo kasdienybėj, jis man svetimas, todėl ir negražus, o aš tad (ne)sąmoningai bandau reprezentuoti kitokią, subjektyvią realybę ir tiesą. http://ow.ly/vjzuJ
I found this corner in one of the backyards of (Vilniaus) Žygimantų str. Somehow it resembles me the complexity of academic language. It is well and logical explained by it’s own terms. If it would be possible to observe it (the world of science) from the outside it should be quite funny (and awkward of course). Something like that: http://ift.tt/1s3fv8q
I was thinking..
A perfect example of interesting urban artifacts, collected by Paul D’Haese. Space can be awkward in “the development of an intriguing city of subtly refined banality and surrealism.”
I hope the link is visible. in case: http://bit.ly/1lhvV90
I found this walkthrough in one of the yards of Tauras beer factory and I couldn’t think of any reasonable explanation why it has to be so complex.
I was thinking..
"Artists who need ongoing reassurance that they’re on the right track routinely seek out challenges that offer the clear goals and measurable feedback - which is to say, technical challenges. The underlying problem with this is not that the pursuit of technical excellence is wrong, exactly, but simply making it the primary goal puts the cart before the horse. To the viewer, who has little emotional investment in how the work gets done, art made primarily to display technical virtuosity is often beautiful, striking, elegant and vacant. Compared to other challenges, the ultimate shortcoming of technical problems is not that they’re hard, but that they’re easy. It’s easier to paint in the angel’s feet to another’s masterwork than to discover where the angels live within yourself." D Bayles in "Art &Fear"
The content of form is interesting and meaningful, if it links with the content itself. I find it hard to remember some craft and technics for a longer time. Also it ages and is replaced. I know there are people who admire numbers. I’d say it’s an instrument, a tool, I use it to measure other objects. Maybe it’s my fault. I agree, there’s some beauty in numerology, an interpretive play with it;’s functions, although I’d say it’s not related to what numbers were made for. Or is it..
Foto Komža / Awkward Beauty
"Knygelėje apie netobulumą Greimas kelis kartus cituoja Baudelaire’ą. Prisiminkime, ką šis yra sakęs apie idealą. Idealas yra nykus, vienpusis, tai, kas įgauna jo bruožus, sustingsta; iš idealo negalima reikalauti ko nors daugiau negu jis yra. Idealas turėtų būti savimi patenkintas, laimingas ir gražus, savo tobulumu tarsi stabdantis laiką."
Saulius Žukas “Miegas šiuolaikinėje kvepalų reklamoje”