lunes, 25 de enero de 2016

Museos Arte y Documentación: The Oral History Program. Link.

Uno de los hallazgos de internet que cada vez me agrada más encontrar son documentos directos de los propios artistas sobre su obra, máxime si hablan en primera persona.
Sencillamente,pienso, que al verlos uno humaniza más su figura, ve y oye lo poco que saben expresar de su obra o sobre su obra de manera sencilla cosa que, por otra parte, me parece lógica, su manera de hablar es con su arte y no con sus palabras.
Ahora bien, repito, verlos y oirlos me parece muy entretenido y de ahí que les facilite a ustedes aquellos links de este tipo muchos de los cuales son , cosas de la fama, de pintores y escultores y, casi todos americanos USA, posiblemente por costumbre cultural. En USA el artista es alguien reconocido y valorado cosa que no pasa en muchos lugares, si bien la situación ha mejorado en los últimos años.

The Oral History Program

 

Artist Oral History Initiative
In 2011, the Museum Archives received a generous grant from an anonymous donor to create the Artist Oral History Initiative. For this initiative, artists were filmed in MoMA galleries and study centers discussing works in the collection with Museum curators and scholars.

 Por citar algunos artistas que hablan de su obra

Ellsworth Kelly

Bruce Nauman

James Rosenquist

Ed Ruscha

Por cierto, fijense en la cara del entrevistador de admiración absoluta frente al artista. ......

Además tienen la ventaja de tener, cada uno de ellos, su transcripcion,lo que facilita su comprensión

Por ejemplo, en el de James Rosenquist podemos ver, de primera mano, como se compra una obra de arte en el estudio del artista

And then, they came, and I had a big painting called Silver Skies.And Alfred says, “How are we supposed to look at this? Are we supposed to stand up close, or are we supposed to stand back, or...?
” And so they looked at it, and they left, and then theysaid can we --well, they said, “Can we come back?”, and I said, “Sure, I don’t care.”
Because from my experience in commercial art, people were always looking over my shoulder while I was painting, anyways. So I didn’t give a damn. They came back Thursday, and they went through the same routine,
and then Alfred recognized the bird in the --my painting, which was a serrated Narragansett Duck, wood duck, or some damn thing. [Laughing] Anyway, they
still didn’t buy it off of me. And that was it. So then, Sidney Janis bought a painting of mine called Marilyn Monroe[MoMA # 646.1967] from Dick Bellamy.
And then he gave that to the Museum of Modern Art, so that was their first acquisition of any of my work. Kaboom. And, then, Dorothy Miller, who is a
lovely, lovelylady, selected my work for a Americanshow[MoMA Exh # 722]
And I was in that.
  

Nota. Alfred es 

Alfred H. Barr, Jr.