The story of gold is as rich and complex as the metal itself.
Wars have been fought for it; love has been declared with it. Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs portray gold as the brilliance of the sun; modern astronomers use mirrors coated with gold to capture images of the heavens.
By 325 BC the Greeks had mined for gold from Gibraltar to Asia Minor. In 1848 AD James Marshall found flakes of gold whilst building a sawmill near Sacramento and so triggered the gold rush in California.
Held securely in national vaults as a reserve asset, gold has an irrefutable logic; released from the tombs of pharaohs and emperors alike, gold has an undeniable magic.
In Heritage we describe just some of the key moments from gold’s history. Further sections take time to discuss important fundamental issues such as the relationship of demand and supply, gold’s price history; the golden constant and gold’scontribution to society.
Numbers and facts draws together some of the more extraordinary statistics which gold has accumulated across the centuries and around the world.
Text from : World Golden Council
It is all about our next issue from Artwallzine N.51 with the great Andrea Cagnetti and his Etruscan Golden Jewellery Here is his page on the World Golden Council
Pierre CARREAU - Showing the invisible to create liquid sculptures...
Pierre Carreau was born in 1972 near Paris surrounded by artistic influences. His family includes a photographer, a talented sculptor and painters. Despite this artistic upbringing Pierre graduated university with a degree in business. After several years working in the Information Technology industry he decided to respect his soul and become a professional photographer. Since he was a child Pierre is fascinated by the ocean. He loves playing with all water gear that allow him to enjoy the wind and waves. Naturally, his first photography projects were capturing action shots for surf or kitesurf magazines and water sport equipment manufacturers. In 2004 Pierre moved his wife and children to the caribbean island of St Barth where he is still living the dream. On this small paradise, he found the opportunity to combine his passion for architecture and interior design with his photographic skills. He stages and photographs the most prestigious villas and hotels of St Barths. Pierre works intensively on his project "AquaViva", a study of wave shapes. "I like the fact that this energy comes from far away to be revealed on our beaches". These images mix power and fragility. Like glass or metallic sculpture, they bring us momentary treasures created by nature. Each wave is different and a single wave offers various beautiful shapes and light reflexion. However to get a good picture, the process is extensive. Pierre has to take hundreds of shots to capture the right moment. In his words : "digital photography and the best camera/lens are absolutely necessary to create my images. Technology allows me to make it possible". Pierre has found small waves to be more interesting to him as they show details and transparency that are not visible on huge waves. A perfect control of natural light is also important for the visual impact of his project. Pierre always says : "a photographer is literally someone who writes with light".
“La Corte - Fotografia e ricerca” cultural organization and International
ArtExpo are proud to announce the opening of Liquid Borders - International
art festival of photography, video art and installation, held in Bari (Italy)
in the prestigious and historical locations of Castello Svevo (Swabian
Castle), Santa Teresa dei Maschi and Sala Murat, from the 3rd to the 31st of
International ArtExpo is an independent group of artists founded in 2001 and mainly dedicated to contemporary art and videoart. Most of our last events have been realized in museums, galleries, private foundations and public institutions around the world. Our object is to use new technologies to globalize the language of art, to connect the conceptual points of contact of artists working in every part of the world, all united in the thick plot of the world net.
We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and writers from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.
The openings of the event will be on Wednesday the 3rd of July 2013 at
Castello Svevo (Swabian Castle), at 06.00 PM; and on Thursday the 4th of July
2013 in Santa Teresa dei Maschi at 05.00 PM, and at Sala Murat at 06.00 PM.
The event will last until July 31st 2013.
The Festival is based on the main concept of the hybridization among art,
culture, physical and social identities in contemporary cities, and the
mixing between people and space. Urban environments, people, rules and limits
are no more distinct realities, but they constantly modify and get mixed
together, generating new connections and hybrid results, with undefined
ethic, social, sexual and religious borders. Forty-two artists, from all over
the world, have been invited to present their artworks related to the theme,
during the festival which will be hosted in the three venues of the city of
Bari, until the end of July. The aim of the festival is to understand which
are the borders still alive in contemporary metropolis, and which ones have
become undefined and hybrid. To understand that, artists use material,
pictures, sounds, videos and site-specific installations. Fausta Maria
Bolettieri e Luca Curci, curators.
More information :
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)
Painter and muralist Diego Rivera sought to make art that reflected the lives of the working class and native peoples of Mexico.Born on December 8, 1886, in Guanajuato, Mexico, Diego Rivera sought to make art that reflected the lives of the Mexican people. In 1921, through a government program, he started a series of murals in public buildings. Some were controversial; his Man at the Crossroads in New York City's RCA building, which featured a portrait of Vladmir Lenin, was stopped and destroyed by the rockefeller family
The Hands of Dr Moore 1940 Oil on canvas
Video about Diogo and his Art
The Anavilhanas, the name given to around 350 forested islands in Brazil's Rio Negro, form the world's largest inland archipelago. We headed north-west up the Rio Negro over land so flat that the river is sometimes 20 kilometers wide, leaving long fingers of islands covered by dense vegetation. What may appear in a photograph to be a static landscape is in fact ever-changing, depending on the changing seasons and the flow of water coming down from the Andes.
Brazil. May 2009.
©Sebastiao SALGADO / Amazonas Images / NB Pictures