WK — Five Themes — MOMA

William Kentridge
in this interactive web site visitors can explore the five major themes in his work and see six new videos that include the artist’s commentary. 

William Kentridge once again, i found more resources of his works in this interactive web that shows most of the films that i was very interested in, here i can also listen to his commentary on his works. This is a site that i will be revisiting again and again.

Here i realised his importance and his awareness on the political issue that he tried to convey; the ominous monochrome vibe; the traces of the past and each movement of his patient processes; and sometimes Franz Kafka’s surrealistic imageries…

His charcoal drawings and print-makings remind me of these two german artists of the Die Brücke: Käthe Kollwitz, 1867-1945, and Erich Heckel, 1883-1970. their shared black + white and heavy expressions of the character. In many cultures, these two non-colours are associated with life and death rituals. what is the significance of these: Black is associated with power, fear, mystery, strength, authority, elegance, formality, death, evil, and aggression, authority, rebellion, and sophistication. Black is required for all other colours to have depth and variation of hue. … The colour black represents strength, seriousness, power, and authority.

Kathe Kollwitz – Memorial for Karl Liebknecht
Erich Heckel – Stralsund

https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/williamkentridge/

https://www.fastcompany.com/1561390/stone-age-animation-digital-world-william-kentridge-moma