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Thomas Kennington - Homeless
aka i found the saddest painting in the history of painting
Whitby Harbor by Moonlight - John Atkinson Grimshaw
April 23, 1775: J.M.W. Turner is born.
[Turner] became known as ‘the painter of light’, because of his increasing interest in brilliant colours as the main constituent in his landscapes and seascapes.
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Lamentations over the Death of the First-Born of Egyp,1877 -detail-
Charles Sprague Pearce.
Vigilance (1991), by Julia Scher: Representative of Scher’s elaborate involvement with security systems as both social critique and material for art. In this installation for the Centre Pompidou, she installed several black-and-white surveillance cameras in unpredictable, empty spaces in the museum. Visitors are taped, and, as they proceed through the museum, they can see their own image on monitors in other rooms. But they also see pre-taped images of other people in the same spaces performing often aggressive actions, but they are unaware that the footage had been taped earlier. They think it is live and they can become very anxious. They might see people fighting or lying naked on the floor, but they are not sure where they are or if they are in need. Potentially, a certain panic could erupt; panic propelled by the very “security” systems that are supposed to offer solace and safety.
Edvard Munch, Two human beings (the lonely ones)