The Shock of the New

These are chops from Robert Hughes series The Shock of the New that I am using in my lectures. I invite you to watch the entire series, or even better, get his amazing homonymous book.

WWI http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=3JEx6CDW6-o&start=193&end=276&cid=4885774

Dada, short version http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=3JEx6CDW6-o&start=571&end=728&cid=4919607

Duchamp, LHOOQ, Fountain, http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=3JEx6CDW6-o&start=741&end=834&cid=4919699

Dada http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=3JEx6CDW6-o&start=571&end=1297&cid=4886501

Mondrian http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=C04JZsoqs1A&start=2611&end=2711&cid=4886777

Tinguely http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=3JEx6CDW6-o&start=3180&end=3362&cid=4886634

France 1968, surr http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=f0HeSrqXKps&start=47&end=280&cid=4886830

Ernst http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=f0HeSrqXKps&start=736&end=995&cid=4887146

Object http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=f0HeSrqXKps&start=2040&end=2239&cid=4887182

Art Can Save World – 1968 http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=f0HeSrqXKps&start=3002&end=3358&cid=4887272

Rothko, Houston, Texas http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=xbS0Z-n3vww&start=3234&end=3435&cid=4887334

Hamilton http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=zgYDuA-fBLg&start=1271&end=1521&cid=4887454

Warhol http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=zgYDuA-fBLg&start=1951&end=2203&cid=4887495

Warhol II. http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=HmHLIVsx658&start=480&end=587&cid=4930141

Rosenquist http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=zgYDuA-fBLg&start=2408&end=2509&cid=4887537

Art Market & Performance http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=AFc1BeS0vKI&start=2212&end=2404&cid=4887619

Body Art http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=AFc1BeS0vKI&start=2502&end=2641&cid=4887646

Beuys http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=AFc1BeS0vKI&start=2700&end=2845&cid=4887694

Jeff Koons http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=HmHLIVsx658&start=592&end=995&cid=4920430

Anselm Kiefer http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=HmHLIVsx658&start=1563&end=1873&cid=4930217

Sozansky on Havel

Series of portraits of Václav Havel painted by Jiří Sozanský were executed shortly before Havel´s death in 2011. Here is a free translation of Sozanský´s reflection on this intriguing meeting and pictures of some of the large scale drawings.

The cycle of drawings has been iniciated by my last meeting with the president at the beggining of November 2011. I first met Václav Havel in 1984. I have always been interested in his writings that I find to have something in common with my own artistic work. I have been working on the problematics of a man in an extreme situation under a totaliatarian regime since my university studies . … During the last days of Havel I saw an intriguing mixture of suffering, kindness and reconciliation on his face. sozansky odchazeni 1sozansky odchazeni 3sozansky odchazeni 4