Monday, November 22, 2010

Takashi Murakami At Chateau De Versailles

My Visits to the museums continue and this week was the  Chateau de Versailles 
,a very classic an amazing museums .

Used to be the palace of  the king  Louis XIV,i can tell you this king had a great taste of art

The amount of artistic features of the palace was amazing ,there was not a single sealing not painted ,of course we are talking here about a very classic and detailed painting.

mainly went to see the sculptures of that place ,as they are done by the best sculptures artist at that time.

but while i was there , i discovered a very contrasting art ,that is making the controversy subject in France ,about how Chateau DE Versailles accepts to exhibit such art as it is totally different and very modern to the style of the palace .

But for me Art has no limitation so let me tell you what i have discovered 

a very different kind of Art ,contemporary art sometimes called  pop art

i discovered the work of Takashi Murakami  a prolific contemporary Japanese artist who works in both fine arts media, such as painting, as well as digital and commercial media.
as a kid Takashi Murakami dreamed to become a creator of cartoons animations .
he  attended the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, initially studying more traditional Japanese art.

Murakami's style, called Superflat, is characterized by flat planes of color and graphic images involving a character style derived from anime and manga. Superflat is an artistic style that comments on otaku lifestyle and subculture,

he also collaborated with Louis Vuitton in 2004,to create a limited edition hand bags that was sold for 5000 $ each.

In 2008, Takashi Murakami made Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list, the only visual artist included

his art is just so great  ,you feel the colors are flat ,but behind it there is a mixture of traditions and cultures,like the Maya Culture and the  Buddhism in Tibet it is just a mixture of everything  ,its a  different kind of art .

Art is not that easy to conceive .

I loved his work ,and i admired his boldness and courage ,to reach the Chateau DE Versailles .

I am a dreamer myself
,and i deeply believe that if you hold on to your dreams and you pursuit them you will reach.


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