"The Ugly Duchess" by Quentin Massys (1513)
Track: You’re the reflection of the moon on the water
Artist: Grant Hart
Album: Hot Wax
Label: MVD Audio (MVDA4911)
Released: October, 2009
Jessica Albarn is a fine artist having studied sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking at Middlesex University in London. Jessica is the younger sister of Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz).
Jessica’s obsession is for all of God’s creatures, great and small, drawing out the beauty in them all- dead or alive! The artist is interested in the psychological dramas we project onto these taboo animals, their symbolism and the emotional tension that is held in their image.
Jessica has exhibited throughout the UK, and published a book of her drawings with Cederteg Publishing. The artist has also collaborated internationally, more recently with Helmut Lang, Modus Design Co. and Oasis.
Sometimes we forget that the mission in photography is to ‘force’ you to look at the reality of life; the reality of poverty, injustice and corruption that affects many in the Third World Countries. The worse abuser of the poor little children is the one who knows about their situation but not coming forward to help.
Working children are the objects of extreme exploitation in terms of toiling for long hours for minimal pay. Their work conditions are especially severe, often not providing the stimulation for proper physical and mental development.
Many children may have to work in order to attend school or financing their family members, so abolishing child labor may only hinder their education.
There must be an economic change in the condition of a struggling family to free a child from the responsibility of working. Family subsidies can help provide this support.
Thomas Tham Joo Kit photographic work is a reminder of that, the things we don’t want to see or we forgot about. His images are moving, freeing and grieving but you can help to make a change. Make a difference.
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Franco Grignani studied architecture in Turin and was involved in Futurism. The movement was a kin to Abstract and Geometric Constructivism which he related to by conducting analytical research through pictorial means and photography, experimenting with photograms, photomontages and overlays.
He devoted himself to experiments in optical and visual design, painting and photographs. The Milan printers Alfieri & Lacroix allowed him a free hand with his typographic experiments. In later years he devised outstanding and novel photo compositions, based on optical systems he invented. He influenced many of his contemporaries, his exceptional designs were so much part of our lives in the mid-20th century and still amaze us.