+THIS IS THE PART WHERE I’M SUPPOSED TO BE EDUCATIONAL+
Seen this lately?
How about these?
So there’s been this huge uprise in the use of geometric shapes in art, and so it has come to be that this shape has been used so many times by a certain sub-culture that it has become inseparable.
Seeing as this post is supposed to be educational, I am supposed write an article in relation to one of my major subjects whilst studying, namely, maths, and what better way to hammer on this subject than to discuss this overkill of geometry in our creative lifestyles as well.
Interesting facts about triangles:
Triangles ALWAYS have 3 sides.
The interior angles of a triangle add up to 180 degrees.
Here are four different types of triangles:
Right- Angled Triangle
I think the question is not how shapes can be used in art, but why?
Well I think it is quite safe to say that art is the skill of combining different types of shapes in the most creative type of way. But nowadays art must be clean, simple, less and thus more - basic. And what more basic of shape lies elsewhere but in the study of maths.
To bring it together, go look at the following.
The normally used triangle used in art is theEquilateral Triangle:
* 180 degrees in total
* every corner is the same - 60 degrees
* every side is the same
* perfect yet simple relation between sides and corners.
Art today is simple - like geometric shapes.
+THE LORD KNOWS BEST+
+THIS IS GONNA BE A FUN DAY+
Today was going to be a long day. So, as soon as I get in my car, I do the usual. I put my ipod on shuffle, and through the day try to listen as many random tracks as I can. Then it hit me…
LET’S MAKE A TOP TEN!!
So I decided to post, in my opinion, the top ten tracks I hear today. And here it is:
Here’s the format of the track as it will be shown:
Band/Artist#Track Name#Album Name - Link to album (NOTE: the links will mostly lead to a torrent)
+IF ONLY THEY WERE ACTUAL WOMEN+
Excuse me, but I think I’m a bit late with this band, but on the other hand, its great as well, seeing as I have a great ride in front of me still, apparently.
Women (the band) started playing on my iTunes about 14:15 this afternoon and this song (Black Rice) blew me away second by second. That sound, that vocal melody. It would be safe to say that this band is truely creative in their sound, vibe, style and yet utterly simplistic in their appearance. It saddens me to know that they broke up on 29 October 2010, for it automatically means that I, as South-African, wil NEEEEEEVVVVVVEEEEERRRRRRR see them live… EVER!!
The vocalist (Patrick Flegel) portrays a brilliant surfing voice. Hazey as ever. Dreamy… I imagine this track to be featured on something like a Dane Reynolds feature, or maybe an Adidas Originals skate clip.
This will probably be playing on my ipod everyday of this week… That’s right, I’m a song killer sometimes okay.
Check out their self-titled album, Women - Women, and if you use bittorrent… here ya go… http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/5284097/Women_-_Women_%282008%29
+NO-ONE WAS WATCHING+
+DONT TEMPT ME SO+
I’ve always digged origami. The art of forming objects and/or living things out of folding paper in a certain way. And looking at this photo, I am trying to convince myself on not getting one at all, well at least not soon.
So many cool choices and possibilities for tattoos these days. Its eye catching, symbolic, beautiful, intriguing and playful.
+I WANT ONE SO BAD+
+WHO’S UP FOR SOME DUCK?+
Matt Mondanile, what a man. I love this band so much. Ducktails: This guitarist from, one of my favourites as well, ‘Real Estate’ did not seise to amaze, even on the newest album “Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics”
I chose this music video, Ducktails - Hamilton Road, because, for my project (suddenly remembering what this blog was ACTUALLY made for) I have to write a descriptive piece in one of my posts.
One thing that this music video does NOT lack is the use of textures. Beautiful organic textures, cheap pink and funky textures, real life textures. Things we see everyday but forget how comforting they may to us sometimes. This is a jamming track, flowing from one point to the other and almost never stopping. The way the ‘band’ moves in the video whilst playing their instruments, bobbing their heads, letting their hair go, being all comfy on a heap of grass, is almost exactly what I felt like doing when I first heard this track.
Eye-catching features like one of the members (the leading member aka “The Duck” to be exact) standing in front of a shop with his hands in the air and a man on a skateboard passing by makes this music video very entertaining.
The track itself is very jumpy, vibey, happy in spirit. The voice fits this type of music perfectly, sounding drained yet relaxed. This track puts my day in a great mood.
+WE SAT BY THE WATER+
+SUCH A RAD REVERB ON THAT GUITAR+
So I was looking for some Lotus Plaza video to post
BUT THERE AINT NO DECENT VIDEOS (YET) >:(
So suddenly this super cool song pops up in my itunes, “The Maccabees - Child”, and the first thought was: Such a sick album cover. Beautiful, like almost an “out of Africa” type of feel. And their new album, “Given to the wild” has so much to give, not disappointing at all, although I must admit, it was different at first, as in “blegh, stop that!”, but it grows so quickly on you… I guess.
These guys have been jamming the hell out of everything for so long now, its as if they have this endless fountain of creative juices.
No OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO yet, so I decided, this is just as well. Great live act. One of the best in my opinion (Side thought: As a South-African… I would kill to see them live). Check out some of their other stuff…
Toothpaste Kisses - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SJmWSWQgdM
Latchmere - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faMEnZQT2f8
That is… if you haven’t yet.
+I WISH I COULD PLAY DRUMS LIKE THAT END PART OF THE TRACK+
+I WANT A BADGER!!+
I wouldn’t mind getting met one of those. It looks like the great read: “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” may have been used.
I myself am looking for a badger tattoo at the moment.
Let me know.
+STAINS OF A PLACE NEARBY+
This is a guy I know’s blog. He does photography of his friends, times he shares with them, things that he sees. Things he likes to try with his camera. He doesn’t know I’m posting this about him, but don’t worry, this post in itself is pure acknowledgement.
He grew up on a farm, I know him from where he went to school, Paarl, cool cat, great ideas.
He now lives in Cape Town, still a cool cat with great ideas.
+JOHAN SCHUTTE - PHOTOGRAPHER/DESIGNER+
+TASTE MY SOIL+
So this is a band who has been doing some amazing work. I’ve been a fan since day one. Really good instrumental music. Defs one of my favourite bands at the moment.
But what makes this band the best, is purely the fact that they come from my own country in our mother city, Cape Town.
Bateleur is an array of brilliant musicians, thinking outside of the box in a genre that is very hard to pull off.
For the lyrics lover this band is a big no-no, but give it a try and prepare to be converted.
The video was shot in Paarl (my home town, a town right outside of Cape Town) and Oudtshoorn (a beautiful dried out landscape of a town, in the Klein Karoo). Brilliant, simplistic, visual ideas portrayed by this group.
Its hard to place the sound of this band, calling themselves Post Triassic I guess it seems quite fitting.
Happy listenings, and viewings :D
+BATELEUR - THANKS INDIA+