Monday, July 14, 2008

sibling whispers #5: soul food & a place to eat



untitled anthropometry (ant 100) by yves klein.

Brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen; here is a site not to be missed.

The "Voice of Angels", the glass armonica.

If you are in need of repair and your soul hungers for a soothing touch, you really must reach out and shake The Singing Hand. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Sweet dreams.

7 comments:

Matt said...

The second and fourth blots look, to me, like Mickey Mouse ears descending onto soldiers' heads (the second one especially).
The first, third, and second? Upside-down Fu-Manchu Vampire bats, of course... Anyone can see that!

I'm going to go look at the Singing Hand for a bit...

ib said...

Jesus! I didn't notice it before, but now you've mentioned it's inescapable.
Mickey and the legend of the 7 golden vampires.

I am sure this is not what Yves Klein intended. Or myself, for that matter!

ib said...

Actually, although they do resemble Roschach inkblots, Klein's canvases were made by inking one's body - usually a model's, i believe - and pressing directly onto it.

I'm assuming the "Mickey Ears" are in reality breast markings ; similarly, those "arms" in figures #1, #3 and #5 (the "handstands") would be thigh markings.

Matt said...

I love getting edu-ma-cated...
Although I've heard of this art, I've never persued it far. Not even far enough to know the artist in question, so a sincere thanks for introducing me to Yves Klein.

That said, and regarding those bodies (?) in the artwork, plus my perennial 3rd-grader mentality... that fellow on the left seems to be the only one sporting 'junk'. Lucky dog.

But seriously... what are those small blips near the top of 1, 3, 5... shoulderblades?

ib said...

The same thought occurred to me. I'm thinking they must be shoulderblades, but it's something of a teaser...

Nancy the Tall said...

Much obliged. Pleased to discover your blog.

Nancy

http://thesinginghand.blogspot.com

ib said...

You are welcome, Nancy. Great site. Glad you stopped by.