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Week 6: Sensory Objects Heritage Commission

In the University of Reading, as part of Week 6, we do not have lectures, but instead have events that we sign up, and turn up to throughout the week. These events vary from learning new techniques such as casting concrete or using Photoshop, to taking part in events such as London museums trips and […]

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Artist Influences and Research

Janette Parris

And we are back again with the Wednesday artist talks. This week, I have to admit, was quite relaxing, as I didn’t have to speed walk half way across campus in order to get in the room! Today we had a talk from Janette Parris, who was described to us in our emails as; a […]

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Canvas Making!

So today, I got the joys of making my very own canvas stretcher with the dimensions of 50 x 70 cm! This was actually easier than I thought it would be, but at the same time, don’t mess it up! Or you could cost yourself a piece of wood… We had to cut one piece […]

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Joseph Kosuth

Conceptual Please prepare yourself… So for every piece of conceptual artwork (for every idea), the artist basically can go and make that, or they don’t have to. it is literally as simple as that. What isn’t simple is the question; What is a chair? This would make more sense if you look at the work […]

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Conceptual Artwork: Writing an Artwork

I’ll just throw you straight into the deep end; What does conceptual art mean? I know it as an artwork with an idea, or a deeper meaning behind the painting. This is clearly not a traditional category as the idea is the finished piece. Anything created from this idea, such as a sculpture or a […]

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Grand Opening of The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL)

A grand re-opening of the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), Reading, was held today, to showcase the refurbishments and never displayed artefacts held in the museum walls. During the re-opening MERL, I gave a helping hand in the print room. This is where families and friends who were visiting for the day could print, […]

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Artist Influences and Research

Katrina Palmer

First note: the artwork of Katrina Palmer is very different, especially when compare to the other two artists talks by Liv Wynter and Dawn Mellor. I like it. Because of this difference. Because it is different. As per usual, a little ‘briefing’ that we received of the artist; Katrina Palmer’s art is sculpture, though not […]

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Sophie Calle

Confessional Sophie Calle produced two pieces of confessional artwork, the first of which I an unsure of the name of it. This piece is about how she asked 100 women to translate and interpret a ‘love letter’ (I’ve put this in inverted commas and you will understand if you read the English translation). There were […]

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Frida Kahlo

Confessional Frida Kahlo is incredibly well known for her confessional work. Frida was ill and bedridden for the majority of her life, and used artwork, specifically painting, to confess how she felt about all of this. One of these paintings is the ‘Broken Column’, which is a 1944 oil on board painting, 39.8cm x 30.6cm. […]

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Confessional Art

[Walks into lecture and rocks out to some Beyoncé] Confessional art is something we actually all know about – especially if you’ve heard any pert of Beyoncé’s new album, Lemonade, which describes her confession about how Jay-Z cheated on her. (And also, it is a pretty damned good album.) Beyoncé – Hold Up – YouTube *If […]