A little late with this weeks 'Art School' post - yesterday I was up at 4am to queue up for a Camberwell Market stall, then off to High Tea for a friends birthday. Needless to say by the time I got home I was in no state to attempt any kind of intellectual discussion!
This week rather than share a painting I wanted to share a book, and then an inspiration. I have a small collection of vintage art books and this is one of my favourites, not for its pictures but for its raggedy edges and stained pages. I love how imperfect it is, the texture of the paper, and especially the style of writing. I miss visiting the library and handling all the old books, it is so much more of an experience than reading things on a screen.
As I was thinking about this post and the subject of The Madonna, being the person I am, I could not stop my mind from continuously thinking about the other Madonna. I can't help but be a product of my times, so rather than force some sort of commentary on Madonna the mother of Christ - I thought I might just post some pictures of early Madonna because she is a totally awesome lingerie inspiration, and I have never actually posted pictures of her before here.
Madonna is a living work of art. She appropriates popular culture like no other pop star and no one has managed to make the same impact that she did. As much as I love Beyonce, and admire (but am not really a fan of) Lady Gaga - they just will never even get close to Madonna.
I love how the meaning of art has changed into something so much bigger than just a painting, or a sculpture, and that in these times a person can be a living work of art. Love to hear your thoughts on this, and who your favourite living work of art might be?