Sep
21
2009
1

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang

Recently, while I was glancing through a photography magazine in a bookstore in Padua, I have noticed these digital collages by Yang Yongliang, a Chinese artist.
What has struck me quite a lot is the visionariety of these works: with images of explosions, road traffic, reinforced concrete buildings and other things, he has conceived hypothetical cities floating in the sky, or raising towards it like a huge tower.
All of these works have been exhibited at the Limn Art Gallery, San Francisco.

Qualche giorno fa, sfogliando una rivista di arte fotografica in una libreria di Padova, mi sono imbattuto in questi collages digitali dell’artista cinese Yang Yongliang.
Mi ha colpito parecchio la visionarietà di queste opere: partendo da immagini di esplosioni, di traffico urbano, di costruzioni in cemento armato ed altro, ha concepito delle ipotetiche città sospese nel cielo, o che si innalzano verso di esso come una torre immensa.
Tutte queste opere sono state esposte alla Limn Art Gallery di San Francisco.

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Untitled 2

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Untitled 2

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Untitled 3

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Untitled 3

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Untitled 4

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Untitled 4

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Untitled 5

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Untitled 5

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Untitled 5 (detail)

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Untitled 5 (detail)

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Skyscraper

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Skyscraper

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Heavenly City 1

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Heavenly City 1

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Heavenly City 2

Heavenly City, by Yang Yongliang: Heavenly City 2

Sep
05
2009
1

Samskeyti, by Sigur Rós

I have recently discovered on Youtube this wonderful video made by a Sigur Rós fan for a track of incomparable beauty: Untitled 3 (at first the track was not titled), also known as “Samskeyti” (which means attachment), from the album “( )”, by the Icelandic band Sigur Rós. I really like a lot the choice to make it in black and (prevalently) white.

Ho scoperto di recente su Youtube questo bellissimo video creato da un fan dei Sigur Rós per un brano di incomparabile bellezza: la terza traccia dell’album “( )” dei Sigur Rós, conosciuta con il nome “Samskeyti”, che in islandese significa attaccamento. Mi piace davvero molto la scelta da parte dell’autore di renderlo in bianco e nero, con prevalenza del bianco.

The magazine Melody Maker, time ago, said this about them: “They sound like God weeping tears of gold in Heaven”. An apt description.
Their music is at the same time romantic and melancholic, and often reaches a celestial intensity, like in this track.

La rivista Melody Maker ha scritto: “La musica dei Sigur Rós è come il suono di Dio che piange lacrime d’oro in Paradiso”. Una definizione calzante.
La loro musica è romantica e malinconica allo stesso tempo, e raggiunge sovente un’intensità celestiale, proprio come in questo brano.

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