Art’s Birthday

17 Jan

arts birthday

January the 17th is Art’s Birthday according to Robert Filliou, a French Fluxus artist, who proposed “Art’s Birthday” in 1963. He suggested that a million years ago there was no art. But one day, on January 17 Art was born when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water. Now, lots of artists and arts organisations across the world celebrate Art’s birthday. Today Husb and I went to a symposium on Utopia in the Mission Gallery in Swansea called ‘Collective Misunderstandings’, by Copenhagen-based collective ATB. A challenging and interesting day. I did an extended scribble with Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens into my A6 Tate Gallery sketchbook.

8 Responses to “Art’s Birthday”

  1. Donna Sands January 21, 2015 at 17:55 #

    here is the artist I love! Donna

  2. mrsdaffodil January 19, 2015 at 19:14 #

    Wonderful drawing–so much detail and it really shows off your particular style.

    • Rosie Scribblah January 19, 2015 at 19:15 #

      Thank you. I was able to spend quite a while on it, maybe about 40 minutes

  3. ossjay January 18, 2015 at 16:11 #

    Love the story too x

  4. Mary Donato January 18, 2015 at 01:28 #

    Great, expressive drawing! I love the way the figures are distributed within and fill the entire space.

    • Rosie Scribblah January 18, 2015 at 07:38 #

      Thank you. Mostly I just draw what’s in front of me 😊

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