Day: March 18, 2011

Cafe Calcio On Twohundredpercent: Football Impressionism And The Psychology Of Wimbledon

Cafe Calcio is back on London’s Resonance FM this evening at nine o’clock, and you can join Chris Dixon, David Stubbs and Chris Roberts live this evening by clicking here. Alternatively, should you wish to catch the repeat of it, this will be on tomorrow (Saturday) morning at eleven o’clock. Should you be unable to make either of these dates, you can catch up with the podcast version of their show (as well as their archive of other shows) by clicking here. This week, Chris Roberts has been tackling football and impression, and the psychology of “The Crazy Gang”. Football Art Masterclass: Impressionism Impressionism was a French 19th century art movement which marked a momentous break from tradition in European painting. The Impressionists incorporated new scientific research into physics to achieve a more exact representation of colour and tone. The sudden change in the look of these paintings was brought about by a shift in methodology as well, such techniques as applying paint in small touches of pure colour rather than broader strokes or painting out of doors to catch a particular fleeting impression of colour and light. The upshot emphasised the artist’s perception of the subject matter as much as the subject itself. The idea is that  the artist captures the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it. Pissaro and Sisley painted the...

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Friday Essay: Elephants

Today, a return of Dotmund‘s usually-terrible Illustrated Friday Essay. Today, he’s picked on a really controversial and topical subject: teams with elephants on their badges. Because, and I quote, “I like elephants”. If you are viewing this from a mobile phone, you may want to click here, to get to the desktop version of the site to view this. Click for full-size If for some reason you have decided you are still speaking to him, you can follow Dotmund on Twitter. Alternatively, you could follow Twohundredpercent for more...

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