Wednesday, 20 January 2010


I recently attended the 'Earth: Art of a changing world' exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. The theme of the show was the way in which human activity is affecting the natural balance and physical cycles of our planet. I found it particularly interesting because a lot of the ideas were similar to what I'd been reading up on and looking at for my MA paper last year. I was especially thrilled to see the work of Edward Burtynsky whom I'd written about in the paper. His photographs represent the landscapes of oil -  from extraction, to how we use it, to it's entrophic end.  

The above image 'Spring in the City' by Chinese artist Yao Lu was my favourite work in the exhibition. At first glance it looks like a traditional Chinese painting but when you look more closely you see that it's something different entirely. 

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