Saatchi & Saatchi #7

Saatchi & Saatchi #7

Sharing Art

The other day I went to the Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London, where they have Post Pop: East Meets West.

This is how the exhibition is described:  

East Meets West examines why of all the twentieth century’s art movements, Pop art has had such a  powerful influence over artists from world regions that have had very different and sometimes opposing ideologies.

Widely regarded as one of the most significant art movements of the last century, Pop Art exploited identifiable imagery from mass media and everyday life to reflect on the nature of the world we live in.  This exhibition examines the relationship between western Pop Art and its lesser-known eastern counterparts including “Sots Art” in the Soviet Union and “Political-Pop” or “Cynical Realism”, which has flourished in Greater China since the turn of the twenty-first century.

I certainly love art in all it’s forms and as such have decided to share my experience with you.  Online give us the opportunity to share the places we go to and the things we see, I for one would love to see some of the Exhibitions you might go to.  I will post over the next few days the photos I took at the Exhibition, a series of Posts, called Saatchi & Saatchi # (whatever it is).

If you want to backtrack and look over past posts you will find it under my Arty Farty link here – Arty Farty

A little bit on the exhibits that might depict Sex & the Body as written by the Gallery:

Given it’s association with youth culture, and taking in to account the fact that most of the first generation of the op artists were male, it is not surprising that sex and the body were major subjects in Pop Art.  The overt sexuality conveyed in the images of attractive and apparently available women was direct most often towards a male heterosexual viewer.

Whilst humour continues to play a role, many of the artists depict the body with a sexual frankness, offering it up as a site for sharp social and political commentary.

Post Pop: East Meets West

Post Pop: East Meets West

I want to say something naughty that involves bones, but I won’t, I will utterly refrain from doing so!!!

Yes I did play with the effects of this photo just a touch, I thought the XRay effect rather fun…grins

What are your thoughts on this?

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  22 comments for “Saatchi & Saatchi #7

  1. January 6, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Wow, interesting, I actually like your enhancement (x-ray effect). Nice.

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    • January 6, 2015 at 4:49 PM

      hah thank you i thought it quite apt with the subject matter, very glad you like 😀

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  2. January 6, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Nice post, interesting exhibition – I like your edit! I did go to an art exhibition while off and will be writing about it in a future post. Happy New Year Justine!

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    • January 6, 2015 at 4:53 PM

      oh i cant wait that will be fun 😀 its great to share

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  3. January 6, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Well there’s something you don’t see every day 🙂

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  4. January 6, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Naughty skeletons, good photo!

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    • January 6, 2015 at 5:58 PM

      hah naughty indeedy!!! Just goes to prove, through the passage of time, we can all have fun no matter what age or state we are in..hehe

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  5. NotAPunkRocker
    January 6, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    When you get down to it (no pun intended), that’s all there is. Two bodies…and a bone or two.

    (OK, couldn’t help that last one 🙂 )

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    • January 6, 2015 at 5:59 PM

      haha now if you have two bones your one lucky gal! Oh I couldn’t resist that one..hehe

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  6. January 6, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Oh my, I must avert my eyes!
    LOL, that’s brilliant!! Love it. And the x-ray effect is spectacular! Brings them to life. Does this exhibition continue for a while?

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    • January 7, 2015 at 12:19 PM

      haha yes it does. it is on until the 23rd February but they always have something on, you should pop by when you come to the uK x

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  7. January 6, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Wow! VEry clever!

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  8. January 8, 2015 at 3:33 AM

    This exhibit got done to the bare bones, Justine. He loves her for her rib cage, I think. Nice effect there. Still no comparison to the nuns.

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    • January 8, 2015 at 9:44 AM

      hah the nuns definitely did it for you, so what does that say in itself? lol

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      • January 8, 2015 at 1:54 PM

        It says I want to analyze the art but not myself. Hahahaha. You are getting to know me so well, Justine. 🙂

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        • January 8, 2015 at 7:25 PM

          oh well i think most of us shy away from that hehe 🙂

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