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Wayne White “ Beauty is Embarrassing”

Originality is the key element in art. History has taught us that the world is in a constant change and that art is a living proves of this. The biggest artist’s, the most remembered ones have been able to brake social and esthetic parameters of their times and manage to create epic pieces of work that left not only a legacy behind but a new chapter in art history. Wayne White is still writing his history and trying to leave a legacy in the world of art but he as managed to become extremely popular because of his many talents which includes, animator, illustrator, director, puppeteer, painter, sculptor, cartoonist, and set designer. This variety of abilities led him to have a name in today’s art world and he is admired and respected but the art community of the world. Throughout his work White expresses himself emotionally and leads to many biographical themes but also manages at the same time to express irony and comedy in many of his pieces. The movie “ Beauty is Embarrassing” takes us through White’s journey not only in art but on life showing us the depth and meaning behind his work. The very first thing that plays an important roll on White’s work was his first job has a puppeteer (“Punk and Juicy”). This introduced him into the art world and although he already knew how to draw from an early age, by becoming a puppeteer he understood that art could be used to entertain people. This led to an inner change in him and marked his future journey in life. Being a puppeteer was only a glimpse into the art world and White wanted much more so he decided to mayor in art in college. This eventually led him to meet his closest friends and more importantly is co-workers on one the most important jobs in his life. The Pe Wees puppet show was a TV show created by White that was extremely popular on the 80s but more importantly it…...

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