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#art #boro #fmp #contextual
Exhibition of Japenese Boro textile art at Somerset House.
Translated to ‘rags’ in English, boro is the collective name for items – usually clothing and bed covers – made by the poor, rural population of Japan who could not afford to buy new when need required and had to literally make ends meet by piecing and patching discarded cotton onto existing sets, forming something slightly different each time they did so. Generations of Japanese families repaired and recycled fishermen’s jackets to futon covers, handing them down to the next and weaving their own sagas and stories through the threads.
These pieces were so beautiful and detailed, and hold a lot of memory within them. I’d love to find out some of the stories behind particular pieces.
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#art #richard hamilton #hamilton #tate #tate modern #design #pop art #london #polaroid #painting #collage
Richard Hamilton at Tate Modern
February 1922 - September 2011
This exhibition is the first retrospective of Hamilton’s work. It looks at his exploration into design, painting, photography and television, and his collaborations with other artists and designers. Hamilton was one of the first Pop artists and he often uses his artwork to question our society.
Really liked this exhibition, it was curated beautifully and I really liked his ‘People’ works as well as his polaroids.
My Grandpa was actually taught by Richard Hamilton at art college. He said of Hamilton 'A good friend, but terribly ugly.'