Surprised by Art #8 Self-Creation

Updated: Aug 17, 2020






Today Luc and Kirk are joined by sculptor Kelsy Landin. Make sure to follow her on Tiktok @landinart where she has become very popular creating videos of the sculpting process. Instagram she is @landinofficial and youtube Landin Art.


Luc chose a spectacular statue to surprise us with. All three of us discussed various aspects of the sculpture as well as its artistic meaning. At first, it was not obvious how it fit into the topic of "Self-creation" but after exploring the work with Luc, we saw a very unique and important aspect of creating the self that many of us do not consider.


The poem showed a contrary view to the idea of Self-creation, which gave the three of us much to contemplate.


Enjoy this special episode of Surprised by Art, and visit troubadourmag.com to view all the of artworks from different angles, and to read the poem.


We discussed this sculpture created by Kelsy Landin. You can see more of Kelsy's work here.



 

Below is the painting chosen by Luc Travers. We recommend that you take a moment and look at the painting for yourself.


Give it a title. Doesn't matter if you are correct. Just think, what is the first word that comes to mind first?


Then, give a literal description of everything in the painting.


In the show, we have various audience members doing exactly this, and if you listen to them this can help give you ideas on how to accomplish this investigation.


Lastly, interpretation. You can do your best on your own or listen to Luc and Kirk's exploration.

Ok here comes the painting! Remember: DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THE ARTIST'S NAME OR THE TITLE OF THE ARTWORK UNTIL AFTER YOU SEE THE PAINTING!






Rebellious Slave by Michelangelo



 


The Westerner

By Badger Clark