Chinese and Japanese Tribal Dragon Tattoos

Dragon tattoos are one of the most popular designs all over the world. It can go in any category, whether abstraction, naturalistic, dedication, stylized or combination tattoos.

Throughout history, dragon tattoos have never been out of fashion and had been used as a symbol in some parts of the world. It can be drawn as menacing or regal depending on your choice of design.

Dragon tattoos come in two popular forms: the Chinese or Japanese dragon of the east with its long, snake-like body and the European dragon of the west with its powerful wings and long neck. The European dragon usually symbolizes power and fear, a depiction of evil where as the Chinese dragon usually symbolizes unity and conformity, a depiction of good.

You can find many different designs of dragon tattoos in different forms and colors. Some of these dragon designs have additional background scenery where they are depicted flying in the clouds, swimming in the ocean, crawling on top of mountains or ravaging small villages. But the most common depiction of a dragon is being done as tribal dragon tattoos due to both its simplicity (the majority color being in either black or gray with the additional color to highlight the dragon) and its complexity.

Most often, the eastern dragons are the ones being used as a basis for the designs for the tribal dragon tattoos. Chinese and Japanese designs are the ones most common to be created into tattoos. Both have similar features: long, snake-like body, wingless and have horns. The only difference between these two dragons is their claws. Japanese dragons have only three claws where as the Chinese dragons have five. Their long, wingless bodies are less complicated to draw and since tribal tattoos are mostly being done in one color (two at the most), the outcome of these dragon are more elegant looking and sophisticated.

Though, some in today’s society, eastern dragons that are being created into tribal dragon tattoos is being depicted as a symbol of fear and power; a contrast to the real symbolism of the eastern dragons.

Some people today would ask for a tribal dragon tattoo when they want to look tough or powerful. They would look for the best dragon design and ask to have it done. But there are still those who see the eastern dragon as a symbol of wisdom and would ask for a dragon as a sign of respect. And still, others would just like a tribal dragon tattoo because the artistry is very well made and it looks good in the body.

The most common place to find a tribal dragon would be on the whole arm length or at the back.

There are still some parts of the world where dragon tattoos are still used as a symbol in society. Whether they are being used as a status symbol in an organization or a clan, they are a mark of respect and power to the people who still value them.

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As honorary partners, The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles in partnership with The Estria Foundation, the Do ArT Foundation, the L.A. ART MACHINE, and honorary partners SPARC, Crewest Gallery, ICU Art, Mobile Mural Lab, and Find Art Magazine present ‘URBAN LEGENDS (4/27/12-5/24/12)’, an exhibition of public art by artists from around the world. Featured artists include a roster of more than 50 urban artists. The event includes MCLA’s Graffiti virtual mural tour. Featured artists: ABCNT, CHOR BOOGIE, Codak Smith, CRYPTIK, Hans Haveron, John Park, Augustine Kofie, MEAR ONE, Shar K Toof, TEWSR, Warren Heard, Alexander DC Smith, Aly Kouroma, Ekla, Evan Mendleson, Freddy Sam, Herakut & Maclaim, FoodOne, Christina Angelina, Kidghe, LIBRE, Max Neutra, Estevan Oriol, Eriberto Oriol, Chaz Bojorquez, BAM, Brett Cook, Can Love, Cern, Ckaweeks, Doves, Erin Yoshi, Estria, Jher, Judy Baca, Katch, Ken Twitchell, Level, Mare 139, Martha Cooper, Meres, Sand, Vogue, TDK, Vyal, Woier, Pablo Cristi, RETNA, Andrew Hem, Graffiti of War Project, Van Saro, Saner, Yusef Davis.


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Basquiat – L’incontro con Andy Warhol

Basquiat è un film basato sulla vita dell’artista Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Basquiat ha usato le sue radici di graffitaro come fondamenta per creare un tipo di pittura collage-style su tela. Le sue opere sono chiaramente influenzate dal suo stile di vita e dall’ambiente che lo circondava a New York City e spesso fra i colori poneva parole e frasi apparentemente scorrelate (in realtà basate su studi approfonditi). Il suo stile è stato descritto come nervoso, feroce ed energico.
Il regista, Schnabel, si è spesso auto-ritratto nel film recitando il personaggio di Albert Milo, basato su Schnabel stesso (qui ci sarebbe da discuterne in quanto Schnabel era rivale e non molto amico di Basquiat, al contrario di come vuole apparire nel film).
Basquiat è morto per overdose di eroina nel 1988. Non riuscendo ad ottenere il permesso di utilizzare la vera collezione di Basquiat, lo stesso regista ha realizzato le copie fedeli delle opere dell’artista per le riprese del film.

Titolo: Basquiat
Regia: Julian Schnabel
Anno: 1996
Genere: biografico, drammatico
– Independent Spirit Awards 1997: miglior attore non protagonista (Benicio Del Toro)
– National Board of Review Awards 1996: riconoscimento speciale per l’eccellenza nel filmmaking

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Who Was Stanislavski?

Stanislavski (1863-1938) Russian Actor, Director and Innovator of Acting and Theatrical Practices. Konstantin Alexeyev or ‘Stanislavski’ as he is known by his stage name is remembered as the father of modern acting. He was the first to systemize the actor’s process into logical steps and pursue the truth in acting at all costs. His work was first derided, as happens to any iconoclast who tries to change the status quo,. However, over time, with much refinement, he eventually has become the backbone of much of the Western tradition of acting. His work appears for us in several poorly translated volumes known as the ‘ABC’ of acting – An Actor Prepares, Building a Character and Creating a Role.

He also published an autobiography called My Life in Art. There are many excellent biographies written about Stanislavski and because people cannot agree entirely on his intentions for his ‘system’ of acting, there are hundreds of books, each interpreting Stanislavski’s work for themselves. Recent translations of the first two books are more accessible and successful, most notably Jean Benedetti An Actor’s Work. He founded the highly successful Moscow Art People’s Theatre in Moscow with his collaborator Nemirovich-Danchenko and premiered the works of Anton Chekhov. The acting style shocked and captivating the Russian audiences and delivered a whole new perspective on acting. The company toured America many times leading to actors emigrating to the USA and teaching Stanislavski’s ideas there.

Stanislavski’s work centred on creating the inner life of the role and he dedicated his life to discovering how to stimulate the creative state of mind so that the actor could find inspiration at a moment’s notice. Although many focus on Stanislavski’s assertion that the actor should ‘live the part’, he also believed that the actor was a far more interesting person than any character could ever be. His early work focused on the truthful production of emotion, which gave rise to his renowned ‘Affective’ or ‘Emotion’ Memory exercises, later to become the fulcrum of American ‘Method’ acting. His later work focused on the relationship between the physical and the psychological and was called the method of physical action.

This is best discussed in Benedetti’s translation of Torpokov’s book Stanislavski in Rehearsal. Terms such as ‘Objective’, ‘Beat’, ‘Stage Direction’, ‘Motivation’ and ‘Action’ were coined by Stanislavski in his pursuit of a systematic approach to acting. Stanislavski premiered many of Chekhov’s most important stage works, including the Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard and The Seagull, after which the logo of the Moscow Art Theatre was based. Stanislavski continued to refine his ideas over his lifetime. Early Stanislavski acting theory is vastly different from late Stanislavski. However, there is a through line of truth throughout his life’s work.

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