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Hyper Mag 2

The 2nd amazing issue of Hyperrealism Magazine is finally out!
In this one we have had the opportunity to talk with Eloy Morales about his art and his recent experience as a protagonist of a beautiful docufilm; Antonio Cazorla launches an important message to emerging artists and gives us some sneak-peek on his next solo exhibition at the Bernarducci Gallery.
There are interviews with outstanding talented artists: Anne-Christine Roda, Jan Nelson and Matthew Shutt talk about their art and their future projects.
All this and many other exclusive contents in the second issue of Hyperrealism Magazine!
Enjoy the reading!

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Cover artist: Eloy Morales; Back cover: Antonio Cazorla‘s solo exhibition in the Bernarducci Gallery

Featured artists:

Anne-Christine Roda, Jan Nelson, Matthew Shutt, Evan Respeto, Angel Ivanov, Donatella Marcatajo, Paul Corfield, Johan Abeling, Christophe Drochon.

Extra: Art For Women’s Sake, A Tea with Eloy Morales, Never Give Up Story with Antonio Cazorla, Surely you know… Alyssa Monks.

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You can buy the digital & print issue HERE

For any other info about the mag: HERE 

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Art for Women’s sake

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we want to homage it with a pearl from the recent art history. In 1991-92 Gottfried Helnwein created 48 portraits of the most important women in the world who left an indelible imprint in history in every field.

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Helnwein’s was a direct reply to the 48 male portraits painted twenty years earlier, in 1971-72, by German artist Gerhard Richter, who represented only men as the main and influent personalities of the world.
Richter’s men were made in gray in a photorealistic technique based on black and white photographs in encyclopedias, in contrast Helnwein painted his women in fiery red.

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All his life, Helnwein spent his talent to criticize the society and give a voice to those who don’t have it. In those years, he met the German feminist Alice Schwarzer and in a radio interview he spoke about his 48 portraits, highlighting the problem of excluding women, both in the past and in the present.

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Nowadays, we’re witnessing a always larger wave of indignation and defense of equal rights, by both men and women, but it’s clear that in the past years it was not very common to actively stand up for this cause.

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The 48 women painted by Helnwein are:
Sofia Kowalewskaja, Virginia Woolf, Louise Otto-Peters, Ella Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, Lise Meitner, Josephine Baker, Hannah Arendt, Claire Waldoff, Marilyn Monroe, Käthe Kollwitz, Tina Turner, Patricia Highsmith, Bertha von Suttner, Janis Joplin, Gertrude Stein, Simone de Beauvoir, Christa Wolf, Mileva Einstein, Amelia Earhart, Else Lasker-Schüler, Pina Bausch, Erika Fuchs, Selma Lagerlöf, Marie Curie, Marie-Luise Kaschnitz, Emmeline Pankhurst, Florence Nightingale, Susan Sontag, Marlene Dietrich, Anne Frank, Camille Claudel, Margaret Mead, Rosa Mayreder, Irmtraud Morgner, Meret Oppenheim, Georgia O’Keeffe, Isadora Duncan, Astrid Lindgren, Rosa Luxemburg, Frida Kahlo, Maria Callas, Billie Holiday, Clara Schumann, Alice Schwarzer, Ingeborg Bachmann, Elfriede Jelinek, Hedwig Dohm.

Below, you can see the exhibition at Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague in 2011, where all the portraits by Richter (on right) and Helnwein (on left) were shown together, face to face, for the first time. Both cycles are part of the permanent collection of the Ludwig Museum, Cologne.

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This and other contents will be present in the #2 issue of Hyperrealism Magazine, that will be out in March 2018.

 

All the photos and infos belong to Gottfried Helnwein.

The Power of Art

Since time immemorial, there are a lot of ways to make art: someone loves to paint beautiful or sensual figures, someone else paints eternal and peaceful landscapes. But there are also some artists that want to use their talent to spread some social messages, perhaps provocative and strong, as a way to sensitise people towards those themes.
Hyperrealism has also this type of “social artists”.

Esistono tanti modi di fare arte, c’è chi fa dell’estetica il suo punto di forza attraverso figure che esprimono bellezza o sensualità o con paesaggi che instaurano nell’osservatore sensazioni di benessere. C’è poi, chi invece, usa il proprio talento per lanciare messaggi alla società, avvolte provocatori, con lo scopo di sensibilizzare ed attrarre l’attenzione degli osservatori verso una precisa problematica.

 

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