Meeting Benches http://meetingbenches.com World art in all forms Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:38:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 JOURNEY TO THE ANTIPODS – Moving between curious people and places that are apparently distant http://meetingbenches.com/2022/06/journey-to-the-antipods-moving-between-curious-people-and-places-that-are-apparently-distant/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:38:33 +0000 https://meetingbenches.com/?p=40061 In Wonderland, to discover the other side of creativity At the antipodes of Europe and southeast of New Zealand, where a slice of the Pacific Ocean hosts the islands of the Antipodes, https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/southland/places/subantarctic-islands/antipodes-islands/. Used by Plato to denote the inhabitants of the earth diametrically opposed to Europe, Asia and Libya, the concept of antipodes requires …

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In Wonderland, to discover the other side of creativity

At the antipodes of Europe and southeast of New Zealand, where a slice of the Pacific Ocean hosts the islands of the Antipodes, https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/southland/places/subantarctic-islands/antipodes-islands/. Used by Plato to denote the inhabitants of the earth diametrically opposed to Europe, Asia and Libya, the concept of antipodes requires as an inevitable condition that relating to the sphericity of the Earth. Well, even the knowledge of the attitudes of the antipodians requires a comprehensive approach. To realize this, we choose six human beings native to those places. By telling you their stories, we will discover how creativity could be manifest in painting in a surrealistic way, creating verses, composing music and styles in dressing, or photographing and drawing comics.

If you attend a bush school in the Australian outback as a child, you may be able to draw your visions in a school notebook with your imagination. Only after a few years, however, could you claim to have your own technique. Using a good English nib, as well as a goose feather, you would also discover the lightness to the touch and the mysteries of black Chinese ink. Experience will teach you that it takes a month or a year to make some designs. Like Vali Myers, you might even meet someone who tells you the secrets of handmade paper in an Italian paper mill http://www.anticacartiera.it/.

A song by Joni Mitchell is about her, the woman who inspired singer Patti Smith, as well as a character from a Tennessee Williams play. Vali Myers https://www.valimyerstrust.com/about-vali-myers/ even inspired a painting by Ching Ho Cheng housed in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. It was a thick red-haired beatnik girl looking at you with her big black eyes, wearing black neckline sweaters. Her spirit remains not only in her art works, but also and above all, in the people and places she loved to frequent. Like a spirit born out of time, she lived a extraordinary life like a  tightrope walker, one foot in this world and one that inside her  artworks. In 1994, in her autobiography Marianne Faithfull mentioned her. We like to remember her in her words: I have nursed dying animals and I know what awaits me, but I have lived the life I wanted to live, doing what I wanted to do.

In Western societies of the late nineteenth century, a sense of morality and rights sanctioned the presence of many inequalities between men and women. The advent of modernization extended the rights of citizenship, yet, limited in the right to study and exercise of professions, women continued to be subject to the custody of their husbands. Despite Elena Reddy, the Australian pop queen of the 70s, and the emergence of feminism https://www.benecomune.net/rivista/numeri/sessantotto-50/le-donne-e-il-68-una-rivolta-nella-rivolta/, in 1960s and 1970s, as late as 1981, a page in the quarterly periodical of the Zurich Women’s Liberation Movement illustrated a witch flying on a broomstick.

In search of her roots, after researching her family history, she discovered that that interest in genealogy had turned into a passion. Elena Reddy https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/sep/30/helen-reddy-obituary discovered had an actor, singer and dancer for her mother, while her father was a writer, producer and actor. In a 2014 interview, she made it clear that the phrase I am woman occurred to her repeatedly; therefore, she decided that a song could be born out of it. Her greatest success, the hymn I Am Woman that was widely successful within the women’s liberation movement in the United States, contributed to the success of the amendment on equal rights between men and women.

I AM WOMANhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rptW7zOPX2E I am woman, hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore, and I know too much to go back an’ pretend ’cause I’ve heard it all before, and I’ve been down there on the floor. No one is ever going to keep me down again. Oh yes I am wise, but it is wisdom born of pain. Yes, I have paid the price. However, look how much I gained. If I have to, I can do anything. I am strong. I am invincible. I am woman. You can bend but never break me, ’cause it only serves to make me more determined to achieve my final goal. I come back even stronger, not a novice any longer, ’cause you have deepened the conviction in my soul. Oh yes I am wise, but it is wisdom born of pain. Yes, I have paid the price. But look how much I gained. If I have to, I can do anything. I am strong. I am invincible. I am woman. I am woman watch me grow. See me standing toe to toe, as I spread my lovin’ arms across the land. But I’m still an embryo with a long long way to go. Until I make my brother understand. Oh yes I am wise, but it is wisdom born of pain. Yes, I have paid the price. But look how much I gained. If I have to, I can face anything. I am strong. I am invincible. I am woman.

Of course, even at the antipodes a poetic text is written in verse (which you can create loose or in rhyme), but you will always decide whether to write surrounded by herds of sheep or while you work inside a spinning mill. Alidicarta https://www.alidicarta.it/, is an online text portal that allows anyone to write and publish poems on the web. To write one, remembering that the writing program par excellence is Word, first determine the type of verse and its cadence.

When Dorothy Hewett http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/biogs/WLE0507b.htm was born in Perth (Western Australia) on a May day in 1923, she could not have imagined that she would become a writer. Bobbin Up, her first novel published in 1959 and based on her experiences working in a spinning mill; it was even translated into Russian and hailed as an example of social realist fiction. After nearly sixty years in business and six children, she died in Springwood (New South Wales) in August 2002. Surrounded by herds of sheep and vast stretches of wheat, she lived on a farm in Western Australia on Lambton Downs until the age of 12.

NULLARBOR TEA PARTY – Unfurling our Japanese parasols out in the desert, we arrange our dolls’ tea set on an upturned butter box. We have invited the little boy whose father keeps the petrol bowser. He pedals down the empty track, a prince on his tricycle. We pour from the china teapot, one finger extended like ladies.Behind us the stone houses of the abandoned Telegraph Station are disappearing under the dunes.A chimney sticks up like a cry for help. The light off the cracked glass dances like semaphore. The yard is littered with the corpses of death adders killed in some cosmic epidemic; their dried skins rattle in the hot wind. There is no other sound, but the pull of the surf on the other side of the dunes, the dried-out skins of the death adders spinning, the trickle of sand waiting to cover us in.

There are those who believe that dressing in a certain color, obviously from head to toe, must be a lifestyle choice https://www.donnamoderna.com/moda/cromoterapia-colori-vestiti-che-fanno-stare-bene. Wearing white, a color that represents cold and silence, expresses the unconscious desire to let oneself go to fatalism, or to a new beginning. Behind the choice of blue, a color that symbolizes calm and inner peace, an unusually solid character can be hidd. Even at the antipodes, of course, the form of extreme minimalism of wearing black means making the claim of one’s power visually clear. In the case of Carla Zampatti, an Italian woman who relocate to Australia, however, the female dress must give individuality and style, as well as self-confidence.

Coming from Italy, she arrived in Australia at the age of eight, immediately noticing, with an all-Italian sensibility, that the local way of dressing could have been improve in design by focusing on the combination of simplicity and bold lines. The Sydney Opera House was under construction when she launched her own fashion brand. Born in Italy in 1942, Carla Zampatti https://issada.com/pages/carla-zampatti settled with her family in Fremantle and Bullfinch. In 1965, she produced her first collection, followed five years later by the founding of Carla Zampatti Limited. Her clothes have been popular since the beginning of her tailoring business. One of her first dresses, created in 1967, was still use by his buyer in 2021. Her daughter Bianca spent her childhood in her mother’s studio, cultivated that interest in fashion in Paris, eventually becoming part of the maternal company with her own collections. Committed to commercially sustainable practices, she collaborates with Ethical Clothing Australia.

When you get married, the organization of the wedding includes choosing a photographer who does his job in a classic or reportage style. Some photographers prefer to report the coordinates of the place in a corner of their shots, of course, precisely measured by GPS. A protagonist of 20th century photography, the master of reportage Werner Bischof https://wernerbischof.com/, told the beauty of the farthest corners of the world. Max Dupain, an Australian photographer, simply capturing photographs of Sydney, opted for a diametrically opposite perspective.

As a gift, he received his first camera in 1924. Born in Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) in April 1911, Australian photographer Max Dupain https://www.maxdupain.com.au/ developed a photographic style aimed at the use of geometric shapes in architecture and industry. From his first photographic shots, his attention was attract by the opportunity to use the human body as if it were stone. Especially interested in photographing architecture and landscapes, as well as beaches and cities of Australia, he lived in Sydney all his life, photographing it from the 1930s until his death.

The secret of some comics lies within their naturalness and lightness; that of Superheroes, from the United States has spread all over the world. When drawing in a realistic style, subjects it is represent in a way that is most similar to reality; but with contour lines that, delimit their shapes. Francesca Riccioni and Silvia Rocchi, for example, have decided to illustrate Majorana’s secret in a comic book https://rizzolilizard.rizzolilibri.it/libri/il-segreto-di-majorana/. A native of the antipodes, as a boy, however, Murray Ball let himself be influence by Miky Mouse.

Copying some of Walt Disney’s characters, his vocation as a cartoonist was born in childhood. Among the stripes, Murray Ball drew https://cartoonists.org.au/stanleys/halloffame/ball_murray, we remind you of 1972’s Thor Thumb and 1980’s Ghastly Manor. He invent a cave dweller with glasses, Stanley the Paleolithic Hero, and Bruce the Barbarian. In New Zealand, he created the comic Nature Calls in 1975, but it was not until the year after that, he published the Footrot Flats strip in a Wellington afternoon newspaper.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF EDITORIAL FEEDBACK – Murray Ball, the cartoonist who delighted and offended his readers http://meetingbenches.com/2022/06/the-importance-of-editorial-feedback-murray-ball-the-cartoonist-who-delighted-and-offended-his-readers/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:20:13 +0000 https://meetingbenches.com/?p=40049 Feilding, Manawatu Times and the desire to become a cartoonist Wallace Cadwallader Footrot and his dog, two independent rebels who did not understand authority, were the protagonists of his cartoon Footrot Flats. In 2002, Murray Ball https://www.footrotflats.com/the-cartoonist was award the New Zealand Order of Merit. Born in 1937 in Fielding (Manawatu, New Zealand), he spent …

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Wallace Cadwallader Footrot and his dog, two independent rebels who did not understand authority, were the protagonists of his cartoon Footrot Flats. In 2002, Murray Ball https://www.footrotflats.com/the-cartoonist was award the New Zealand Order of Merit. Born in 1937 in Fielding (Manawatu, New Zealand), he spent his childhood between Australia and South Africa. In New Zealand, however, he worked for a couple of newspapers before moving to England to be a cartoonist. His character Stanley, a Paleolithic hero, was publish in Punch, a renowned English humor magazine. His first cartoons, in the 1970s, also had socialist political overtones.

Copying some of Walt Disney’s characters, his vocation as a cartoonist was born in childhood. Among the stripes, Murray Ball drew https://cartoonists.org.au/stanleys/halloffame/ball_murray, we remind you of 1972’s Thor Thumb and 1980’s Ghastly Manor. He invent a cave dweller with glasses, Stanley the Paleolithic Hero, and Bruce the Barbarian. In New Zealand, he created the comic Nature Calls in 1975, but it was not until the year after that, he published the Footrot Flats strip in a Wellington afternoon newspaper.

Returning to New Zealand with his family, Murray Ball https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/385448.Murray_Ball created a daily strip, Footrot Flats https://www.footrotflats.com/the-cartoonist, in 1976, which ran until 1994. In the mid-1970s, he decided that a cartoon about a farmer and his sheepdog could be a good idea to change things in our daily life. Not only did his Footrot Flats comic strips continue to appear in book form until 2000, but they also inspired a theatrical musical, animated film and theme park.

We want to remind you that he wrote an illustrated novel, the verses of which parody a ballad from 1996, The Ballad of Footrot Flats. The tributes due to Murray Ball https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-12/murray-ball-new-zealand-cartoon-footrot-flats-creator-dies/8347596 include the great influence he exerted on Australian cartoonists who, in fact, still remember him as a funny and generous man, as well as terribly serious about the issues of inequality. With millions of copies of books sold in Australasia, his Footrot Flats strip achieved tremendous popularity in the mid-1980s.

Throughout his life, he never hid his obvious intention to use his comic characters to change the world. In New Zealand, Murray Ball lived https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/12/footrot-flats-creator-murray-ball-dies-aged-78-cartoon-new-zealand in Gisborne, with his wife, on a rural property. His health conditions, aggravated by senile dementia, became precarious in the last years of his life, until his death took him at the age of 78, in the early spring of 2017.

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SIMPLICITY AND PHOTOGRAPHIC IMMEDIATENESS – Max Dupain and his desire to give life to the inanimate http://meetingbenches.com/2022/06/simplicity-and-photographic-immediateness-max-dupain-and-his-desire-to-give-life-to-the-inanimate/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:04:59 +0000 https://meetingbenches.com/?p=40032 Photographing Sydney’s emerging modernist architecture As a gift, he received his first camera in 1924. Born in Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) in April 1911, Australian photographer Max Dupain https://www.maxdupain.com.au/ developed a photographic style aimed at the use of geometric shapes in architecture and industry. From his first photographic shots, his attention was attract by …

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Photographing Sydney’s emerging modernist architecture

As a gift, he received his first camera in 1924. Born in Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) in April 1911, Australian photographer Max Dupain https://www.maxdupain.com.au/ developed a photographic style aimed at the use of geometric shapes in architecture and industry. From his first photographic shots, his attention was attract by the opportunity to use the human body as if it were stone. Especially interested in photographing architecture and landscapes, as well as beaches and cities of Australia, he lived in Sydney all his life, photographing it from the 1930s until his death.

As early as the time he was studying at East Sydney Technical College and Julian Ashton Art School, Max Dupain http://www.artnet.com/artists/max-dupain/ began exhibiting landscape photography. After his photographic apprenticeship with Cecil Bostock, he worked for the Army Camouflage Unit as well as for the Australian Department of Information for two years. Although he was unfamiliar with Bernini‘s art of sculpting, the women he photographed were portray in sensual poses in the same way that that Italian artist did.

After the Second World War, Max Dupain‘s creative curiosity https://www.diggins.com.au/artist/max-dupain/ began to turn to architecture and industrials, thereby becoming one of Australia’s most influential photographers. For over half a century, he successfully experimented with multiple and unusual photographic techniques that were able to capture sensuality in concrete and metal artifacts. Even today https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0947322175/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i0, for many Australians his most famous photographic images continue to define what meant by beach culture at the antipodes.

His way of conceiving photographic art, as a convinced advocate of black and white photography, can be summ in the enduring concepts of simplicity and immediacy. Max Dupain‘s photographic workshttps://lismoregallery.org/max-dupain-australian-modern, presented in exhibitions and retrospectives, contributed in 1982, to his appointment as Officer of the Order of the British Empire. The 28,000 negatives in his personal archive were donate to Jill White (from whom he made prints, books and held exhibitions). In order for them to be catalog and preserved, his photographic negatives were transfer to the NSW State Library.

Using his own photographic style, he succeeded in his intent to capture the moments of everyday life with naturalness. Max Dupain https://www.maxdupain.com.au/vintage-prints/ died in Ashfield (New South Wales, Australia), in the summer of 1992, but what he taught us remains in the way we conceive of the use of any camera: “Photography must do more than entertain; it must stimulate thought and cultivate an understanding of men and women and of the life they live and create.”

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MAKING WOMEN FEEL BEAUTIFUL, PRINCESSES OR OSCAR-WINNING – Carla Zampatti and her timeless but also trendy collections http://meetingbenches.com/2022/06/making-women-feel-beautiful-princesses-or-oscar-winning-carla-zampatti-and-her-timeless-but-also-trendy-collections/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 16:30:13 +0000 https://meetingbenches.com/?p=40018 What a woman wears must express her individuality and style The Sydney Opera House was under construction when she launched her own fashion brand. Born in Italy in 1942, Carla Zampatti https://issada.com/pages/carla-zampatti settled with her family in Fremantle and Bullfinch. In 1965, she produced her first collection, followed five years later by the founding of …

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What a woman wears must express her individuality and style

The Sydney Opera House was under construction when she launched her own fashion brand. Born in Italy in 1942, Carla Zampatti https://issada.com/pages/carla-zampatti settled with her family in Fremantle and Bullfinch. In 1965, she produced her first collection, followed five years later by the founding of Carla Zampatti Limited. Her clothes have been popular since the beginning of her tailoring business. One of her first dresses, created in 1967, was still use by his buyer in 2021. Her daughter Bianca spent her childhood in her mother’s studio, cultivated that interest in fashion in Paris, eventually becoming part of the maternal company with her own collections. Committed to commercially sustainable practices, she collaborates with Ethical Clothing Australia.

Coming from Italy, she arrived in Australia at the age of eight, immediately noticing, with an all-Italian sensibility, that the local way of dressing could have been improve in design by focusing on the combination of simplicity and bold lines. In 1972, she opened her first boutique in Sydney, which was follow by three more, which increased the notoriety of Carla Zampatti Ltd to create thirty, scattered throughout Australia. In Sydney Harbor, at Mrs Macquarie’s Point, in 2021 Carla Zampatti https://www.carlazampatti.com.au/ attended the opening night of La traviata, where she died of her injuries falling from a ladder. At her funeral service, many attendees wore patterns of her clothing. Among other things, she served as president of the SBS Corporation and trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

She is know for her classic black, navy and seasonal colour block. In 1994, the Australian fashion industry named her the best designer of the year. Carla Zampatti https://www.carlazampatti.com.au/pages/about married twice, had three children and was name a member of the Order of Australia for service to the fashion industry. Like Dannii Minogue and Ita Buttrose, Australian singer of Italian descent Tina Arena is also know for wearing her clothes. From 1988 until her death, she was the judge of a national award reserved for migrant and indigenous entrepreneurs that honored their contributions to Australia. In Sydney, her first boutique opened in Surry Hills in 1972.

She constantly paid attention to making shoppers feel comfortable wearing clothes that best represented them. Among other things, her creative verve generated glasses for Polaroid, as well as the perfume Carla, which was follow by a second one called Beauty. In 1973, she was one of the first Australian designers to introduce swimwear into her fashion collections. Together with Australian designers such as Jenny Bannister, Collette Dinnigan and Joe Saba, in 2005, the Australia Post awarded Carla Zampatti https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/03/carla-zampatti-australian-fashion-designer-dies-age-78-after-serious-fall a commemorative stamp. The previous year, the Italian government had awarded her the title of Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic.

She is an Australian fashion designer who has been creating essential women’s clothing for over 55 years. According to her way of thinking, what a woman wears helps to express her individuality and style. In collaboration with Ford Australia, she even designed a car for the women’s market. In 1999, she was award the honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Western Sydney. The highest accolade in the Australian fashion industry, the Australian Fashion Laureate Award, on the other hand, was award to Carla Zampetti https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-03/carla-zampatti-fashion-designer-dies-aged-78/100047382 in 2008. Ten years later, the University of Wollongong awarded her an honorary doctorate.

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THE OPEN REPRESENTATION OF SEXUALITY AND FEMALE FORCE – Dorothy Hewett, an aspiring writer during World War II http://meetingbenches.com/2022/06/the-open-representation-of-sexuality-and-female-force-dorothy-hewett-an-aspiring-writer-during-world-war-ii/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 15:44:01 +0000 https://meetingbenches.com/?p=40006 When poetic vocation grows between sheep and wheat, southeast of Perth Bobbin Up, her first novel published in 1959 and based on her experiences working in a spinning mill; it was even translated into Russian and hailed as an example of social realist fiction. When Dorothy Hewett http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/biogs/WLE0507b.htm was born in Perth (Western Australia) on …

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When poetic vocation grows between sheep and wheat, southeast of Perth

Bobbin Up, her first novel published in 1959 and based on her experiences working in a spinning mill; it was even translated into Russian and hailed as an example of social realist fiction. When Dorothy Hewett http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/biogs/WLE0507b.htm was born in Perth (Western Australia) on a May day in 1923, she could not have imagined that she would become a writer. After nearly sixty years in business and six children, she died in Springwood (New South Wales) in August 2002. Surrounded by herds of sheep and vast stretches of wheat, she lived on a farm in Western Australia on Lambton Downs until the age of 12.

After initially being educated through a correspondence school, not only did she start writing poetry around the age of six, but also while traveling to Perth she became fascinated by the world that revolved around the theater. By joining the Communist Party of Australia and writing her own articles in The Workers’ Star for a couple of years, she rejected the lifestyle of her wealthy parents. In her life, Dorothy Hewett https://www.search.org.au/dorothy_hewett created 22 plays, 9 collections of poems and 3 novels.

In 1935, in Perth, where her family opened a theater, she attended the local Ladies College; however, being a shy country girl, he was nicknamed the Hermit Hewett. Dorothy Hewett https://neripozza.it/autori/dorothy-hewett, one of Australia’s most loved and respected writers, has received eight scholarships that have helped generate her literary awards, such as the 1940 Meanjin Poetry Award and the 1996 Christopher Brennan Award. In 1986, she was appoint a member of the Order of Australia for Service to Literature.

After an attempted suicide, due to sentimental causes, with the poem Testament she won the ABC Poetry Prize of 1945, immediately marrying a lawyer. Surrounded by admirers and friends, shy and funny, she wrote her first novel in just eight weeks. Struggling with health problems for much of her life, and having to look after a large family, Dorothy Hewett https://uwap.uwa.edu.au/pages/dorothy-hewett-award-for-an-unpublished-manuscript only became a full-time writer from the age of 51. In 1960, she married again, this time to a poet, woodcutter and sailor with whom she published What About the People, a joint volume of their poems.

Among other things, she wrote Clancy, Dooley, and Don McLeod, an epic ballad that helped to increase her vocation as protector of indigenous rights. She participated in university life in Western Australia, where, together with friends, she founded the University Drama Society. In Perth, Woollahra and South Perth, she gathered writers, musicians and artists, thus, encouraging the work of young poets, she welcomed the neediest to her home as well. Like the people of Redfern, Dorothy Hewett http://jacketmagazine.com/09/moor-iv-hewe.html loved the rural towns of her youth and the university communities.

NULLARBOR TEA PARTY – Unfurling our Japanese parasols out in the desert, we arrange our dolls’ tea set on an upturned butter box. We have invited the little boy whose father keeps the petrol bowser. He pedals down the empty track, a prince on his tricycle. We pour from the china teapot, one finger extended like ladies.Behind us the stone houses of the abandoned Telegraph Station are disappearing under the dunes.A chimney sticks up like a cry for help. The light off the cracked glass dances like semaphore. The yard is littered with the corpses of death adders killed in some cosmic epidemic; their dried skins rattle in the hot wind. There is no other sound, but the pull of the surf on the other side of the dunes, the dried-out skins of the death adders spinning, the trickle of sand waiting to cover us in.

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I AM WOMAN – Elena Reddy, the pop queen of the 70s http://meetingbenches.com/2022/06/i-am-woman-elena-reddy-the-pop-queen-of-the-70s/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 09:29:38 +0000 https://meetingbenches.com/?p=39994 When a song becomes the soundtrack of an era Due to her parents’ constant tours, at the age of 12 she moved in with her aunt, who gave her stability in addition, determination for her possible career as a singer. Born in Melbourne in October 1941, Helen Reddy https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0714761/bio won a TV competition for singing …

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Due to her parents’ constant tours, at the age of 12 she moved in with her aunt, who gave her stability in addition, determination for her possible career as a singer. Born in Melbourne in October 1941, Helen Reddy https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0714761/bio won a TV competition for singing talent that allowed her to go to New York City, where she had an unsuccessful record audition. Yet she, moving between Chicago and Los Angeles, with her song I Don’t Know How to Love Him, she reached the top of the Canadian magazine RPM.

Married very young to a musician considerably older than her, after the divorce she resumed her musical career on radio and television. During the 1970s, Helen Reddy https://artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Whats-On/Events-directory/Invincible-The-Helen-Reddy-Story was especially successful in the United States, where six of her songs made the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. She was the first Australian to host a prime-time variety TV show on an American network. She at the 1974 American Music Awards she won the award as Favorite Pop / Rock Female Artist.

After her second marriage to an American, she settled in a Greenwich Village hotel with him and his daughter. They experienced a short period of economic precariousness but she, finally in Chicago and singing in city bars, she managed to be notice and obtained an agreement with a record company, from which her single One Way Ticket was born. She became know as a feminist poster girl. In the mid-1980s, her single I Can’t Say Goodbye to You became her last hit song in the United States. Back in Australia, Helen Reddy https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/29/arts/music/helen-reddy-dead.html earned her bachelor’s degree and practiced as a clinical hypnotherapist. In 2011, she returned to performing live.

In search of her roots, after researching her family history, she discovered that that interest in genealogy had turned into a passion. Helen Reddy https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/sep/30/helen-reddy-obituary discovered had an actor, singer and dancer for her mother, while her father was a writer, producer and actor. In a 2014 interview, she made it clear that the phrase I am woman occurred to her repeatedly; therefore, she decided that a song could be born out of it. Her greatest success, the hymn I Am Woman that was widely successful within the women’s liberation movement in the United States, contributed to the success of the amendment on equal rights between men and women.

I AM WOMANhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rptW7zOPX2E I am woman, hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore, and I know too much to go back an’ pretend ’cause I’ve heard it all before, and I’ve been down there on the floor. No one is ever going to keep me down again. Oh yes I am wise, but it is wisdom born of pain. Yes, I have paid the price. However, look how much I gained. If I have to, I can do anything. I am strong. I am invincible. I am woman. You can bend but never break me, ’cause it only serves to make me more determined to achieve my final goal. I come back even stronger, not a novice any longer, ’cause you have deepened the conviction in my soul. Oh yes I am wise, but it is wisdom born of pain. Yes, I have paid the price. But look how much I gained. If I have to, I can do anything. I am strong. I am invincible. I am woman. I am woman watch me grow. See me standing toe to toe, as I spread my lovin’ arms across the land. But I’m still an embryo with a long long way to go. Until I make my brother understand. Oh yes I am wise, but it is wisdom born of pain. Yes, I have paid the price. But look how much I gained. If I have to, I can face anything. I am strong. I am invincible. I am woman.

From the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, in 1971, her I Don’t Know How to Love Him hit the top of the Billboard charts. Helen Reddy https://www.npr.org/2020/09/30/918651061/i-am-woman-singer-helen-reddy-is-dead-aged-78?t=1654240642357 was of Irish, Scottish and English descent. About her the adorable shorthaired, red-haired composer and singer is still remember for her, I Am Woman, the anthem of the 1970s feminist movement. In 2017, she was diagnos with senile dementia. She died in Los Angeles in the fall of three years later.

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THE RENDERED DEPICTION OF A PERSONAL SPIRIT WORLD – Vali Myers and her 72 flaming years http://meetingbenches.com/2022/06/the-rendered-depiction-of-a-personal-spirit-world-vali-myers-and-her-72-flaming-years/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 10:56:44 +0000 https://meetingbenches.com/?p=39981 Between Dusk and Dawn It was a thick red-haired beatnik girl looking at you with her big black eyes, wearing black neckline sweaters. Her spirit remains not only in her art works, but also and above all, in the people and places she loved to frequent. Like a spirit born out of time, she lived …

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It was a thick red-haired beatnik girl looking at you with her big black eyes, wearing black neckline sweaters. Her spirit remains not only in her art works, but also and above all, in the people and places she loved to frequent. Like a spirit born out of time, she lived a extraordinary life like a  tightrope walker, one foot in this world and one that inside her  artworks. In 1994, in her autobiography Marianne Faithfull mentioned her. A song by Joni Mitchell is about her, the woman who inspired singer Patti Smith, as well as a character from a Tennessee Williams play. Vali Myers https://www.valimyerstrust.com/about-vali-myers/ even inspired a painting by Ching Ho Cheng housed in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

She spent her life traveling, sharing lifestyle and art with everyone she met. She was very keen that in her life (as well as in her death) everything followed the paths of animals. She was acquainted with Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau, Patti Smith and Sam Shepard. Vali Myers https://www.outregallery.com/collections/vali-myers was born in the summer of 1930 in Canterbury (Sydney), a city where she showed artistic talent from an early age. Moving with her family to Melbourne, she worked in factories to pay for her dance lessons, even becoming the principal dancer of the Melbourne Modern Ballet Company.

To pursue a career as a professional dancer, in 1949 she Vali Myers https://herplacemuseum.com/encounters/vali_myers/ went to Paris, where she lived in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. In that bohemian neighborhood located on the city’s Left Bank, Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken chose her as the protagonist of a book, Love on the Left Bank. A powerful and creative artist, she began with drawings scribbled in Parisian cafes of the 1950s. On the left bank of the Seine, she lived among peers who wrote or painted, smoking hashish and sleeping on public benches. As she loved to tell those who asked her about her wandering, a good fox always knows to hunt far from the burrow.

Living in the house that her parents had built on stilts over a lagoon, without fear of anything, as a young girl she spent hers playing in the bush. Her works of art are energetic food for artists and lovers of the natural world. Working in pen, ink, and watercolor, Vali Myers https://www.ecostiera.it/vali-myers-a-memoir-latto-damore-di-gianni-menichetti/ divided her life between Melbourne home, the Hotel Chelsea in New York City and Paris. In Europe, she married an Austrian, with whom she moved to Positano where, when their marriage ended, an Italian artist came into her life who helped her to transform their home into a wildlife sanctuary.

She has put all her spirit into her life; so, through that legacy, maybe she can inspire you. Developing from monochromes to a full range of vibrant colours and tones, Vali Myers https://www.portrait.gov.au/people/vali-myers-1930 art works extending to watercolour and gold leaf. Not only her paintings was held in the Stuyvesant collection in the Netherlands and Hurryman Collection in New York, but also is owned by George Plimpton and Mick Jagger. After some epileptic seizures and occasionally returning to Positano, she returned to Melbourne in 1993, dying there in the winter of 2003. We like to remember her in her words: I have nursed dying animals and I know what awaits me, but I have lived the life I wanted to live, doing what I wanted to do.

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SIX SHADES OF MEXICAN CREATIVITY – Where one hand dreams what the other writes http://meetingbenches.com/2022/06/six-shades-of-mexican-creativity-where-one-hand-dreams-what-the-other-writes/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 19:35:16 +0000 https://meetingbenches.com/?p=39968 Author’s journey where coincidences sprout on the gears of fate The best time to go is from November to April, during the dry season. A trip to Mexico is essential for tourism lovers. Whether you are draw to the heart of Mayan culture, or its fantastic colonial cities, you will certainly not be disappointed. Of …

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The best time to go is from November to April, during the dry season. A trip to Mexico is essential for tourism lovers. Whether you are draw to the heart of Mayan culture, or its fantastic colonial cities, you will certainly not be disappointed. Of course, you will find that there are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, that its delicious cuisine includes tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas and chilaquiles. When planning your travels, remember that Quintana Roo https://www.visitmexico.com/en/quintana-roo is more expensive than the Yucatan, and that the cheapest area is San Cristobal de las Casas https://recyourtrip.com/san-cristobal-de-las-casas-messico-chiapas/.

Within its rich socio-cultural ecosystem, México Creativo https://mexicocreativo.cultura.gob.mx/ aims to encourage the cultural and creative complex. Mexico, Creative Territory https://www.studiolaurianetwork.com/inspiring-presence-of-design-thanks-to-indoor-plants/, on the other hand, is a partnership created by Studio Lauria with C Cubica Arquitectos, to operate in innovative way both in Italy and in Mexico. Browsing Amazon https://www.amazon.it/Sottosmalto-Coperchio-Casseruola-Stouochi-microonde/dp/B08R14VZBR, however, you will discover the existence of a third Creative Mexico, handmade with fantastic colored undercoats.

If you want, you can also get to know Mexican creativity through one of the many author’s journeys created by Meeting Benches https://meetingbenches.com/category/author_travels/, that is, observing with the eyes of original and eclectic people the places and artistic attitudes of six people born under the light and passions of Mexico. Together with them, writers and painters, photographers, cartoonists and fashion stylists, as well as singers, you will discover that chance, being born in a certain place or at a certain time, contributed to highlighting their different creative attitudes.

Among the works of art by Mexican artists, in addition to the Frida Kahlo paintings, there are murals by Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo. Both through her paintings and with her body, the painter and poet Carmen Mondragón used art to express her rebellious spirit. Sofia Bassi http://www.artnet.com/artists/sof%C3%ADa-bassi/, on the other hand, painter and writer, had considerable fame both for her surrealist work and for her personal life. For Sofia Bassi, art was an elixir, a regenerating vevanda that she would have liked to drink forever. For some art critic of her her kind of work was akin to some form of magical impression, however, for many people, she is a surrealist painter, even in painting landscapes representing lost continents and cities. In addition to making her own paintings, she collaborated with many artists, created a theater stage and in Mexico City painted the wall that separates the stage from the Teatro de las Américas Unidas.

Mexican music, influenced by a variety of cultures, is characterize by a wide variety of genres and styles. In the field of popular music, you will find traditional dances ranging from those of Indian origin to ranchera music. Among the Mexican songs known worldwide, we remind you México Lindo y Querido, Enamorada, La Cucaracha and Bésame mucho, by the unforgettable Consuelo Velázquez https://www.biografiasyvidas.com/biografia/v/velazquez_consuelo.htm. Her life began in the same birthplace of José Clemente Orozco and Juan José Arreola. Radio station XEQ hired her for a classical music program, so she, introduced by the radio announcer with a complicated Polish surname, created half an hour of melodies there. As a composer, among the best know pieces by Consuelo Velázquez we remind you of Déjame quererte and Bésame mucho, composed in 1941, her best know success, eventually becoming her calling card. Three years later, the pianist and singer Nat King Cole made her famous all over the world, in fact, it was also perform by Andrea Bocelli and Frank Sinatra. Kiss me a lot  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY0fuEfBmD4 – Kiss me; kiss me a lot, as if tonight was the last time. Kiss me; kiss me a lot, because I am afraid of losing you, of losing you later. Kiss me; kiss me a lot, as tonight was the last time. Kiss me, kiss me a lot, I am afraid of losing you, losing you later. I want you very close. Look into my eyes, I see you next to me. Think that maybe tomorrow I will be far away, far from you. Kiss me; kiss me a lot, as if tonight was the last time. Kiss me; kiss me a lot, because I am afraid of losing you, of losing you later.

Octavio Paz, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990, was a Mexican poet and writer famous for The Labyrinth of Solitude https://www.amazon.com/Labyrinth-Solitude-Mexico-Return-Philanthropic/dp/080215042X. About religious Juana Inés de la Cruz, famous writer and poet, we you suggest her Amor es más laberinto https://web.seducoahuila.gob.mx/biblioweb/upload/AMOR%20ES%20MAS%20LABERINTO.pdf. Guadalupe Nettel https://www.elle.com/it/magazine/libri/a39329227/guadalupe-nettel-libri/, on the other hand, by investigating her own physical defect, has explored a different creative attitude. The body in which I was born, https://www.amazon.it/Body-Where-Was-Born/dp/1609807510 is a book in which she relives with the mind a succession of events inherent to her own youth, between Mexico and France, confronting some utopias of the 70s. In the pages of this novel by Guadalupe Nettel, perhaps you too will wonder about how a white spot in her eye can help make you feel different from others. Perhaps you will also take into consideration the possibility that that stain could turn into the sign of some difference, or into the uniqueness of telling a personal story in an original way. Fragments of the desert – The patient is the one who resists and endures an external action on him for an indefinite time. Entering the desert involves becoming patient with him. https://imafemario.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/fragmentos-del-desierto-guadalupe-nettel/.

Speaking of Mexican dresses https://www.actualidadviajes.com/it/vestimentas-tipicas-de-las-mujeres-mexicanas/, you will be able to discover two items of clothing that could enter your way of dressing, the jorongo and the guayabera. The first is a hooded sweatshirt, made of wool and thick fabric, with a horizontal open pocket on the front, where you can put your hands. The guayabera, on the other hand, is a light shirt with a vertically decorated collar with geometric motifs, which the designer Cristina Lynch has also decided to use to preserve the traditions of embroidery. Oscar de la Renta was her first job, a truly exciting experience to quickly learn the add value of rich Mexican embroidery on dresses. That of Cristina Lynch is an existential duality, which matured between North Texas and Mexico, from where the maternal culture pass to other generations through the enhancement of artisanship. To create their respective garments, each artisan community collaborates with Mi Golondrina https://www.instagram.com/migolondrina/ using its own technique.

The story of your photographic memory of Mexico could include the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua in Oaxaca https://www.turismomexico.es/estado-de-oaxaca/cascadas-hierve-agua/ and the Río Secreto in the Riviera Maya. A good souvenir of this land could also be an illustrated book by Rubén Ortiz Torres https://visarts.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/rub%C3%A9n-ortiz-torres.html, a creative photographer who was also able to dialogue with other forms of art. Through sporting images and portraits of Mexican heroes, his work draws on visual sources concerning two nations. Born in 1964 in Mexico City, this Mexican photographer, painter and director of a video installation entitled Alien Toy, included in the 1997 show InSite in San Diego. Together with Jesse Lerner, in 1995 Rubén Ortiz Torres co-directed the feature documentary Frontierland. Considered an innovator of Mexican postmodernism, he created works using series of photographs and feature films, as well as paintings and sculptures, photographic collages and various art performances.

Our use of humor is essential for a true resident of Mexico. Everywhere, laughter has the task of camouflaging wounds; therefore, the right mood is an affordable and affordable way for everyone to live better. De broma en broma la verdad se asoma, that is, between one joke and another one glimpses the truth. Do not forget this saying, Mexican like Carlos Orozco Romero https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG181593, an artist who starting from the drawings was able to grasp the nuances of creativity even his murals. His father, a poorly educated tailor, thought a couple of teachers could provide him with the basics of painting. Born in 1896 in Guadalajara (Jalisco), Carlos Orozco Romero became a cartoonist and painter, with works appreciated among others by the Academia de Artes and the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. His creative themes included portraits, but he also learned to paint surreal landscapes. He painted Los hilos, a work that since then has identified his way of perceiving art for everyone.

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FROM CARTOONIST TO MASTER OF FIGURATIVE ARTS – Carlos Orozco Romero, from Centro Bohemio in Guadalajara to international art exhibitions http://meetingbenches.com/2022/05/from-cartoonist-to-master-of-figurative-arts-carlos-orozco-romero-del-centro-bohemio-de-guadalajara-a-las-exposiciones-internacionales-de-arte/ Mon, 30 May 2022 12:59:09 +0000 https://meetingbenches.com/?p=39952 Not only cartoonist, but also muralist, portraitist and landscape painter He began his artistic career by creating cartoons for publications for newspapers in Guadalajara and Mexico City, where his cartoons were also publish in La Sátira, Excélsior and El Universal. His first teacher influenced him in the creation of satirical cartoons, nudes and portraits. He …

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Not only cartoonist, but also muralist, portraitist and landscape painter

He began his artistic career by creating cartoons for publications for newspapers in Guadalajara and Mexico City, where his cartoons were also publish in La Sátira, Excélsior and El Universal. His first teacher influenced him in the creation of satirical cartoons, nudes and portraits. He is part of a generation of artists from the state of Jalisco who have greatly influenced the way we perceive artistic creativity. Along with book and cartoon illustrations, Carlos Orozco Romero https://collection.blantonmuseum.org/artist-maker/info/5207 created easel works and set designs. Due to his role in the capital of the mural movement, at the age of sixteen, he left Guadalajara for Mexico City, where he married the woman destined to stay with him until her death.

In the 1920s and 1930s, his work not only appeared in some books, but he also painted murals, of which Hombre survived opening the tierra, at the Direccion General de Caminos in Guadalajara. Among his influences, you find a passion for pre-Hispanic art and that for printing. In the early works of Carlos Orozco Romero https://www.annexgalleries.com/inventory/detail/19884/Carlos-Orozco-Romero/Dancing-Woman, you find the academicism of line drawing, yet it was the European experience that introduced him to Diego Velázquez and Francisco Goya, also opening the doors of cubism and surrealism to him.

Born in 1896 in Guadalajara (Jalisco), he became a cartoonist and painter, with works appreciated among others by the Academia de Artes and the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. His creative themes included portraits, but he also learned to paint surreal landscapes. In 1939, he was in New York with a scholarship. It was on that occasion, that Carlos Orozco Romero https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG181593 painted Los hilos, the work that since then would have identified his way of perceiving art.

His father, a poorly educated tailor, thought a couple of teachers could provide him with the basics of painting. Because not only his wife was pregnant, but also because he missed Mexico, they left Europe in 1923, returning to Guadalajara, where he learned the art of engraving from a Peruvian artist. From 1962 to 1964, he was also director of the Museo de Arte Moderno. During his life, Carlos Orozco Romero https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/715268 helped to give life to some Mexican cultural institutions, such as the Palacio de Bellas Artes art gallery and the La Esmeralda art school. The value of his work was recognize with the Premio Nacional de Arte, in 1980.

At the age of thirteen, he already made a living by drawing cartoons, but he soon became part of a group of artists who allowed him to meet the very famous David Alfaro Siqueiros, Xavier Guerrero and Carlos Stahl. He began exhibiting his works of art in the 1920s, his transition from cartoonist to painter with an exhibition held at the Iturbide Palace in Mexico City in 1928. From the 1920s to the 1930s, Carlos Orozco Romero https://www.abebooks.com/art-prints/ANTIQUE-VINTAGE-MEXICAN-LITHOGRAPH-CARLOS-OROZCO/30219330484/bd exhibit in New York and Chicago, as well as at the 1958 Venice Biennale. His last exhibitions were hosted at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey. He died of pneumonia and malnutrition in Mexico City in the spring of 1984.

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Expressions of art, between tropics’s utopia and complexities of the present

Through sporting images and portraits of Mexican heroes, his work draws on visual sources concerning two nations. Born in 1964 in Mexico City, the Mexican photographer, painter and director Rubén Ortiz Torres https://visarts.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/rub%C3%A9n-ortiz-torres.html created, among other things, a video installation entitled Alien Toy, included in the 1997 show InSite in San Diego. Together with Jesse Lerner, in 1995 he co-directed the feature documentary Frontierland.

Considered an innovator of Mexican postmodernism, he created works using series of photographs and feature films, as well as paintings and sculptures, photographic collages and various art performances. In San Diego, well known for becoming one of the first Mexican artists to position himself in Post-Modernism, Rubén Ortiz Torres https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/recipients/ruben-ortiz-torres/ is a faculty member at the University of California’s Department of Visual Arts. Also talking about it in his blog For The Record, he uses a personal imprint that gives his works an adequate alternative way to probe the issues inherent in art’s globalization.

After studying plastic arts at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, in 1990 Rubén Ortiz Torres https://www.artsy.net/artist/ruben-ortiz-torres used a scholarship to study at the California Institute of the Arts, obtaining a Master of Fine Arts. His work is visible in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego. His work investigates the way in which the artistic avant-gardes dialogue between popular culture in Latin America and the United States.

In the early 1980s, he began his creative adventure as a photographer, printmaker and painter. Drawing on various types of artistic expressions, Rubén Ortiz Torres https://en.193gallery.com/represented-artists/ruben-ortiz-torres- explores issues relating to the cultural intersection between Mexico and the United States. This Mexican-born artist has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1990. Through a project that explored the cultural paradoxes of the global world, in his first retrospective exhibition, he offered visitors an intellectually comic cosmopolitan visual practice.

Since 1982, the fruits of his creativity have been present in 25 solo exhibitions, as well as more than 100 group shows spread across continents. To dissolve the distinctions that gravitate around the concepts of beautiful and contemporary art, using popular culture Rubén Ortiz Torres https://www.icp.org/browse/archive/constituents/ruben-ortiz-torres?all/all/all/all/0 exemplifies the levels of exchange in art in Mexican-American culture. His work is feature in publications from the international art world, including in Art Images, Flash Art and Art in America.

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