Posts Tagged ‘art’

LG makes “Cool Art” with ARTCOOL Air Conditioning units!

March 10th, 2014 by LG Blog UK
LG Electronics (LG) is pleased to announce its latest split Air Conditioning solution, ARTCOOL Stylist, a winner of a 2014 iF Design Award. The ARTCOOL Stylist is a unique square wall indoor unit featuring subtle LED lighting and a 3-way Soft Airflow feature which distributes air evenly into a room to ensure perfect comfort. And thanks to the LG’s advanced inverter technology, this premium model provides efficient, near-silent operation as well as greater energy savings than conventional heating and/or cooling systems. LG ARTCOOL Stylist takes air conditioner design to a whole new dimension, it is sure to impress even the most...
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December 1st, 2011 by LG Blog UK
With Over 600,000 Works of Art from Europe’s Finest Museums and Galleries, Latest Smart TV App Brings Culture to LG’s CINEMA 3D Experience LG has developed a Smart TV art museum app that allows LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV owners to enjoy and display over 600,000 artworks from Europe’s most famous museums and galleries, such as the Louvre and the National Gallery of London. The TV app, MUSEUM, was developed in collaboration with PureScreens, a French audiovisual content producer. Optimized for viewing on LG CINEMA 3D Smart TVs, MUSEUM isn’t just a streaming collection of fine arts images. MUSEUM organizes 600,000...
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A world without technology

October 21st, 2009 by LG Blog UK
Don't get me wrong, I could not survive without my GW520 through which I email, text message, Twitter and Facebook, sometimes all at once. But there is some special, almost magical about finding an old letter, the smell of an envelope and the sentimental attachments you grow for these feather light paper messages. Just take a look at the example of history created on paper back in 1969, by the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, sent to one of the world's most famous artists Andy Warhol. It would most likely never have been available for us to see had it been...
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Monkey Biz

September 30th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
Apropos of nothing at all, I just chanced across these beautiful 'year of the monkey' postcards on the endlessly fascinating ephemera assemblyman blog, taken from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. I know I know...It's not the year of the monkey, but aren't they lovely? See more from the collection...
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“To see a World in a Grain of Sand..”

August 17th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
I just came across this entry in this year's Ukraine's Got Talent. The effect seems to be created by rearranging sand over a lightbox - but it's much more stunning than that makes it sound! It's a remarkable use of sand and the artist, Kseniya Simonova has a fantastic presence on the stage, managing to make the process dramatic and interesting to watch while never upstaging the animation. As someone who will remain unnamed to save embarrassment pointed out, she 'shore' has talent by the bucket load! But enough puns; watch Simonova's pictures paint a thousand...
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Andy Goldsworthy

June 16th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
I've been a big fan of Andy Goldsworthy's sculpture for many years, and have recently rediscovered his brilliance. Goldsworthy is a British artist whose collaborations with nature produce uniquely personal and intense artworks. Using a seemingly endless range of natural materials—snow, ice, leaves, bark, rock, clay, stones, feathers petals, twigs—he creates outdoor sculpture that manifests a sympathetic contact with the natural world. Before they disappear, or as they disappear, Goldsworthy records his work in photographs. Goldsworthy deliberately explores the tension of working in the area where he finds his materials, and is undeterred by changes by changes in the weather which may...
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‘Book Autopsies’ by Brian Dettmer

May 20th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
For the past 8 years an American artist called Brian Dettmer has been hacking up old books. His work has become known as the 'Book Autopsies' however he seems to prefer the term 'Altered Books'. The initial reaction to the idea of someone carving up books is not necessarily positive, the destruction of books feels like shocking vandalism. However, as Webphemera, who introduced me to his work, puts it: When the role of certain media decreases – or even deceases – Dettmer revitalizes their form to reveal their content to a new generation of ‘readers’. The idea behind the art is to...
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We want Art, not Ads

April 28th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
Kevin sent me this link earlier, about an art collective in New York that paint over all illegal fly posting sites and put art up in their place. As Kevin put it 'Nice!': ...
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Shake Pole

April 12th, 2009 by LG Blog UK
This rather lovely installation by Richard Box caught my eye recently. Shake Pole 831 fluorescent tubes powered by the electromagnetic field surrounding overhead power lines. 145 x 39 x 1.5 metres. Spectators report that "touching the tubes altered how much light they produced and running your hand up and down changed where the light was too, as did touching the tube whilst jumping in the air." Read more about the artist, Richard Box,...
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Found Sound and Lost Music

April 2nd, 2009 by LG Blog UK
Christian Marclay's work explores connections between sound, photography, video, and film. A pioneer of using gramaphone records and turntables as musical instruments to create sound collage, Marclay is, in the words of critic Thom Jurek, perhaps the "unwitting inventor of turntablism." Marclay began his exploration into sound and art through performances with turntables in 1979, while he was still a student. Early work includes a series of ‘Recycled Records’ (1980-86), fragmented and reassembled vinyl records that became hybrid objects that could be played, replete with abrupt leaps in tone and sound. "I realized that when I listened to a record, there...
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