"The idea is to occupy Facebook with art, breaking the monotony of photos of lunch, sushi and sports. Whoever likes this post will receive an artist and has to publish a piece by that artist with this text"
I first noticed it a few days ago and didn't think it was for me. Maybe because I didn't recognise the art that accompanied it. Anyway, I then started my Art & Music class at uni. I realised how very little art knowledge I have and remembered this meme and decided to join in.
One friend had this piece by Shag:
(link to his website):
Another had this piece by Gustav Klimt:
(link to Klimt Gallery):
I was given Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) and chose this:
(link to Dali Museum):
Soft Watch at the Moment of First Explosion
I'm sure there are some really in depth discussions about what it represents and means, but to me it was a visual representation of how crazy busy my life is lately, to the point where I feel like time is getting away from me.
I'm hoping some of my friends jump on board and I learn a little bit more about some art and artists.
If anyone does I'll add their contribution here. I'll try to come up with a variety of artists from classics to those who are not so well known (by me) as more people join in. Suggestions welcome.
These are the artists I have allocated (with the artwork chosen and a link on their name to a gallery/website etc for further details.)