We all know that when someone gives you flowers it makes you happy. Research has shown that flowers also make people feel more compassionate toward each other. When flowers are present in a home one feel less depressed and anxious. There are many benefits that flowers bring to our lives. Here’s a selection.
Tate Modern has a new building. It was designed by Herzog & de Meuron will officially open on Friday 17 June 2016. The new Tate Modern building will display an increasingly international view of modern and contemporary art. There will also be a greater variety of artworks from international artists.
The new Tate Modern building is ten-stories on top of The Tanks and is one of the world’s first gallery spaces dedicated to live art, film and installations. The building’s height responds to the chimney of the existing Tate Modern building. The original building began life back in the 1950s. As a power station.
The twisting, pyramid-like shape will be a fabulous addition to London’s skyline and will offer 60% additional space for visitors to explore. From The Tanks on Level 0 visitors can travel all the way up to Level 10. Once there they will witness the spectacular new roof terrace and a 360-degree view of the river Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral and the entire London skyline.
The façade uses brickwork which matches the surface of the existing museum and yet it creates something radically new – a perforated lattice through which the interior lights of the museum glow in the night sky. The interior features raw concrete folded into the most dramatic of angles.
All in all the new Tate Modern is a stunning way to experience art from around the world.
Architect Jacques Herzog had this to say of his company’s work;
“The form is something between a very rational form and a very irrational form, a pyramidal shape. It’s to do with the geometries of the land parcel, but also angles that will lead people into the galleries.”
Beyonce and her seminal album/film Lemonade are under fire from filmmaker Matthew Fulks, who is suing her for copying his short film Palinoia.
Folks is claiming that Beyonce and her team were well aware of his 2014 film and was even contacted by Columbia Records (with whom Bey works) to work with one of their other artists, MS MR last summer. Months later, Lemonade began filming, apparently referencing elements of Fulks’ work.
Fulks claims multiple elements of his movie were copied by the singer including “graffiti and persons with heads down”, “black and white eyes”, “side-lit ominous figures”, “parking garage” and “the grass scene”.
The complaint even features side-by-side examples of the alleged plagiarism. And, whilst the tone of each film does appear different, Fulks’ illustrated examples do show similarities between the movies.
Before I start work I always ask myself these questions – Why am I doing it? What will I get out of it? And will it lead me to a higher plain of enlightenment? Only when I think deeply about these questions can I go ahead and start work.
What about you? Maybe you’ll find that your absolutely normal job is a bit tame after reading about some people’s jobs. You Get Paid For What? is published on Mode.com. Have a read, some people get all the good jobs…. really they do.