British Punk Rock

Artwork by Mark Young

Johnny Rotten –

Sex Pistols

The single “Anarchy in the U.K.,” the Sex Pistols established punk as a national style that combined confrontational fashions with sped-up hard rock and allusive, socially aware lyrics that addressed the reduced expectations of 1970s teens. Armed with a critique of the music industry and consumerism—embodied in songs such as the Sex Pistols’ “EMI” and X-Ray Spex’s “Identity”—early British punk spawned a resurgence of interest in rock. Mirroring social upheaval with a series of visionary songs couched in black humour, groups such as the Buzzcocks (“Orgasm Addict”), the Clash (“Complete Control”), and Siouxsie and the Banshees (“Hong Kong Garden”) scored hits in 1977–78. Anarchist, decentralizing, and libertarian, U.K. punk was drawn into the polarized politics of British society and by 1979 had self-destructed as a pop style.

Ian Dury – Blockheads

Sid Vicious – The Original Hellraiser

The Clash

Punk, also called punk rock, aggressive form of rock music that coalesced into an international (though predominantly Anglo-American) movement in 1975–80. Often politicized and full of vital energy beneath a sarcastic, hostile facade, punk spread as an ideology and an aesthetic approach, becoming an archetype of teen rebellion and alienation.

The significance of Poppy Day

In Flanders fields, poppies signify the bloodshed of WW1.
So when it comes to painting, why not just replace poppies with splashes of blood? The brutality is offset by the rising sun, a message that no matter how desperate the situation, the sun still comes up the next morning. You get another go at life.

Poppies of Flanders

Project 2: Alternative painting tools – Gesture – throw, drip, splash, scatter, gravity

Exercise 1.1 Painting with the brush   Artist research Jackson Pollock The Japanese Gutai group Janine Antoni Carolee Schneeman Niki de Saint Phalle …

Project 2: Alternative painting tools – Gesture – throw, drip, splash, scatter, gravity

Painting in the digital medium is just as rewarding as with traditional methods

Here’s an Orangutan I painted in Procreate. I like using the flowing hair brush to layer the hair. If I tried that using watercolor, the paper would turn to mulch? If I used acrylic, there would be the risk of overpainting so much that I’d lose the under layers. This way I can add as many layers as needed to get the depth of texture I demand if my paintings.