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Artpop meets Popart in the mighty maze of mystic magic mirrors

by 5ocietyx

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Lady Gaga’s third studio album is due for release on 11 November 2013. (You can be sure the 11 11 timing  was no coincidence and is probably conducted with military precision).  The concept album that wants to be an artistic movement borrows heavily from its inverted predecessor Pop Art.

Gaga described the album as being a “reverse Warholian experience.” The Warholian experience is a direct reference to artist Andy Warhol, whose philosophy was to take popular things and make them art. Gaga’s goal with ARTPOP is to do the opposite of this.

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Butterflies, Peter Blake

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Magical Mystery Tour: Peter Blake’s Artbus

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Magical Mystery Tour: Peter Blake’s Artbus

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Peter Blake

Whether it’s pop imitating art or art imitating pop, recurring themes appear in both genres including Mickey Mouse, Marilyn Monroe, butterflies, and pseudo-occult symbols as well as the focus on primary colours.

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Marilyn by Warhol

Marilyn by Warhol

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Gaga MarilynThe more things change, the more they stay the same..

The Listening Stones of GCHQ

by 5ocietyx

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‘The Listening Stones’ at GCHQ in Cheltenham are a set of 9 large glacial granite boulders, worked and lettered individually on the theme of communication, and covered with code, ciphers, etc. It is interesting to note that the Negen Stones of Staines were also 9 in number (Negen is nine in Saxon).

The Stone Tape theory is a paranormal hypothesis that was proposed in the 1970s as a possible explanation for ghosts. It speculates that inanimate materials can absorb some form of energy from living beings; the hypothesis speculates that this “recording” happens especially during moments of high tension, such as murder, or during intense moments of someone’s life. This stored energy can be released, resulting in a display of the recorded activity. According to this hypothesis, ghosts are not spirits but simply non-interactive recordings similar to a movie.Paranormal investigators commonly consider such phenomena as residual hauntings.

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Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Tape
http://www.gallowaygranite.co.uk/architectural-granite.asp

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