This is the “Union Jack frock coat” designed by Alexander McQueen and was worn by David Bowie in 1996. The coat was also feature on the cover of David Bowie’s Grammy Award nominated album Earthling. The coat has since been display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s “Anglomania” and “Savage Beauty” exhibits and the Victoria and Albert Museum’s “Savage Beauty” and “David Bowie Is” exhibits.
World famous singer Rita Ora, recently wore this in the opening of her act in the “New York Fashion Rock Concert” as a tribute to David Bowie.
Lines are used in our everyday lives in many different ways:
Lines are used in many form of communication throughout history. Human languages are mostly form from lines and the arrangement of them, language such as Chinese, Korean, Japanese or English are just a few example. the letters or symbols we use are all form from arrangement of lines, we use these arrangement to communicate with our neighbours and to interact with them in our daily lives.
An exhibition in the V&A (26th July 2014 – 1st February 2015) show case art work from activist in the 1970s till the present time. These work of arts is clearly not made by professionals with quality materials or facility, but it was made using great imagination and the will to change their lives and/or others for the better.
During my visits to the exhibition, what i was most fascinated by was the product that was made by these activist groups and how they could modify daily objects in to something that could help spread their message in such a powerful way.
My favourite part of the exhibition was the fact that there is a “How-to Guides” on the website teaching and showing how these objects were made. it amazes me that these tools that were used to change the standard of people’s lives can be made with the things we find in our daily life, also shows how creative people can be when they get inspired by a cause they believe in.
Jackson Pollocks work can be confusing and at first glance it could be seen as chaotic and meaningless, but it is actually quite expressive. His work on his “drip painting” was a great inspiration to me in the pass and to many others too.
Drip painting was just an experiment in the twentieth century and it was in the mid-twentieth-century where Jackson Pollock use the technique almost exclusively. His work was filled with energy and with the lines of paint unified, creating a pattern allowing the eyes to travel from one end of the painting to the other and back again.