Posts Tagged ‘multicoloured’

Painted favela outside Rio de Janeiro

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

When I saw this painted favela in Brazil I went through this sequence: 1. Wow, beautiful. 2. How is papering over poverty and structural inequity with a rainbow going to help? 3. I would actually feel much happier living in Santa Marta after the paint job, and maybe it would attract money into the community.

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Coloured plexi beach art installation, Sydney

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

This sculpture installation of coloured plexiglas by Nicholas Elias takes me back to my 60s/70s childood. It’s part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition in Sydney, Australia. I’m a bit annoyed I didn’t do this first, though I wanted to make more of a landscaping or entrance feature. As a child I had a toy that looked a lot like this, made of interlocking coloured plexi squares similar to the interlocking Eames house-of-cards deck.

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Colour in wartime.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

 

Catalogue for a 1944 Zurich art exhibition by painter Johannes Itten – Johannes Itten: Die Farbe – with book cover designed by Max Bill. “Die Farbe” is German for “colour.” (via dsharp and swissmiss)

 

 

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