Saturday, November 22, 2014

ART - "COWARD" by aleXsandro Palombo


#Coward #Lâche #Cobarde #Vigliacco 

"Thousands of women are killed every year all over the world. Femicide is an unacceptable social issue. As a man, I feel ashamed of the behaviors of those who use violence against women. These beings are not men but cowards. It's up to real men to persecute and fight these cowards" aleXsandro Palombo



COWARD 
by aleXsandro Palombo

Iconic cartoon characters Marge Simpson (The Simpsons), Lois Griffin (Family Guy), Olive Oyl, Wilma Flinstone, Disney Princess Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel and Jasmine. 











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NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
by aleXsandro Palombo

Friday, November 21, 2014

CLARA Magazine France "aleXsandro Palombo - Il était une fois l'art de dènoncer les violences faites aux femmes"


CLARA Magazine 
"Interview with aleXsandro Palombo"


 CLARA Magazine Cover
 by aleXsandro Palombo


AleXsandro Palombo Il était une fois l’art de dénoncer les violences faites aux femmes

Même quand la vie de couple semble avoir commencé comme un conte de fée, la violence conjugale, lorsqu’elle s’installe, tue. Derrière les images d’Épinal d’une vie idyllique se cache parfois une douloureuse situation que les ami-es, la famille, la société ne veut pas voir. Pour dénoncer cette situation, AleXsandro Palombo, artiste italien, propose une série d’images détournées à partir des personnages féminins des contes de notre enfance et comics americains. Entretien.

Comment en êtes-vous venu à travailler sur les violences conjugales?

Il s’agit d’une urgence sociale plus qu’une idée. Chaque jour, beaucoup de femmes subissent des violences de la part de leur conjoint. En Italie, une femme meurt assassinée par son conjoint tous les deux jours. Il s’agit d’une situation sociale terrible. Je voulais contribuer à
la diffusion de ce message contre les violences conjugales.

Comment choisissez-vous vos personnages?

J’utilise depuis toujours les personnages des cartoons pour affronter des thèmes sociaux importants. Dans ce cas précis, j’ai utilisé les personnages qui étaient
selon moi les plus aptes à transmettre ce message.

D’où l’idée d’utiliser des personnages connus?

C’est certainement plus efficace. Ces personnages
appartiennent à l’imaginaire collectif, ils sont familiers, un bout de notre enfance.

Quel message essayez-vous de faire passer à travers votre art?

Réfléchir, raisonner, penser, ouvrir son esprit, ce que de moins en moins de personnes font aujourd’hui. Nous
vivons dans une société de consommation, une société faussement construite par le marketing. Les gens sont bombardés au quotidien par des messages irréels, déformés… C’est exactement ce que je mets en débat à travers mon travail artistique.

Articulée autour d’une question : « Quel genre d’homme es-tu? », cette série interpelle directement les auteurs ou potentiels auteurs de violences conjugales.

Toute les voix qui s’unissent contre la violence sont importantes mais je pense que ce sont les hommes eux-mêmes qui devraient combattre la violence des
hommes envers les femmes, c’est selon moi la meilleure des façons pour lutter contre cette urgence sociale.
Vous êtes également l’auteur d’une série représentant des princesses Disney en situation de handicap.
J’ai voulu réaliser cette campagne car elle me concerne de très près. Il y a quelques années, j’ai subi une intervention chirurgicale pour l’ablation d’un cancer qui m’a laissé dans une situation de handicap, une partie de mon corps a été gravement endommagée. Depuis,
je vis un vrai calvaire, j’ai été catapulté dans une nouvelle réalité remplie de douleurs avec lesquelles je dois vivre tous les jours et pour le reste de ma vie.

C’est suite à cette expérience personnelle que j’ai développé cette idée. Cette série fait-elle l’unanimité?

Je suis contre toute forme de stéréotypes et préjugés et pourtant, lorsque j’ai réalisé cette série, il y a eu un grand débat à travers plusieurs pays. D’un côté, les « pour » avec des parents d’enfants porteurs de handicap qui étaient heureux car cette série s’approchait de leurs
situations réelles, sans discrimination et, de l’autre côté, les « contre » avec des parents indignés car, selon eux, les princesses représentées ruinaient l’enfance
de leurs enfants. D’une part, l’égoïsme social de la perfection, de la fiction, de la stupidité et, d’autre part, le droit à l’égalité sociale et la lutte pour l’égalité
des droits humains.

Quels sont vos projets ? Quelles sont les thématiques que vous voulez aborder?

Parmi les dernières séries présentées, il y a celle contre l’utilisation d’enfantssoldats de la part du Hamas en Palestine et une forte campagne contre l’intimidation.
Mon art est toujours en évolution, c’est le miroir du monde dans lequel nous vivons…

Propos recueillis par Gwendoline Coipeault

Des chiffres en +

En France, 121 femmes sont mortes sous les coups de leur compagnon l’an passé. À l’échelle européenne,
22 % des femmes ont subi des violences physiques et/ou sexuelles de la part de leur compagnon actuel ou passé au moins une fois. Source : Agence des droits
fondamentaux de l’Union Européenne, 2014.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

ART CHINA "Princess Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II by aleXsandro Palombo"




黄皮肤的凯特王妃同样时尚!Kate Middleton X 辛普森恶搞插画

 如果没有被 simpsonized 过的话,也算不上是大红大紫!这样说,一点都没有错。因为你总是可以看到 simpsons 家族在每个角落出现,扮演著不同时代、不同国家、不同民族、不同阶段、不同宗教信仰的人们。我唯一可以说的就是,在 simpsonized 的国度裡,一点都没有歧视,因为被 simpsonized 过的,都是人人平等。

已经不是第一次看过由 aleXsandro Palombo 恶搞过的图像。aleXsandro Palombo 一直都在时尚上发功,画过了许多昤尚名人,也有画过童过故事;现在他将目标一转,转到去 Royal Style 之上。

目光放到整个英国都会面向的 Kate Middleton 身上。自从成为了皇妃以后,Kate Middleton 每一个造型都成为了大家最注视的新闻之一,她的穿搭成为了很多英国少女心目中最好的贵族形象!现在就让 aleXsandro Palombo 以他讽刺性的画笔,给大家带来接近六十张以 Princess Kate Middleton 以及 Queen Elizabeth II 为主角的插画吧!好让大家在 weekday 之中被丰富的色彩洗洗沉闷的心灵!

Friday, November 07, 2014

PRESS NEWS - The Blot Magazine "Dorri Olds Interviews aleXsandro Palombo"



TOONS GO TOPLESS WITH MASTECTOMY SCARS FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

"Every woman is beautiful, even after a mastectomy, 
and women should know that."
aleXsandro Palombo

VIA THE BLOT MAGAZINE

Thursday, November 06, 2014

PRESS NEWS - YAHOO! Health "'Disney Princesses' Show Off Breast Cancer Scars in Artist's New Work"



Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty bares her breast cancer surgery scars in a new series of controversial illustrations by artist aleXsandro Palombo. 

VIA YAHOO!

Sunday, November 02, 2014

PRESS NEWS - DAILYMAIL "Can you imagine if Marge Simpson or Jessica Rabbit had breast cancer? Artist redraws female cartoon characters to support those battling the disease"



Artist AleXsandro Palombo's latest projects aims to encourage women to embrace their bodies after mastectomies 

He has previously portrayed cartoon characters as domestic abuse victims

Mr Palombo explained the message in the work is of 'hope and courage'

These pictures show iconic female cartoon characters as you've never seen them before. 
An artist has redrawn classic animated ladies as breast cancer survivors in a bid to raise awareness for those battling the disease.
Italian artist and activist AleXsandro Palombo's latest project, called 'Survivor' shows what Marge Simpson, Jessica Rabbit and Wonder Woman would look like if they underwent surgery to remove their breasts. 

The cast includes a posing Lois Griffin from Family Guy, Princess Jasmine from Aladdin, Betty Boop, Snow White, Olive Oyl, Cinderella, Wilma Flintstone and Wonder Woman and Jessica Rabbit covering her remaining breast with a purple-gloved hand.

The Milan-based artist, who has previously portrayed the same cast of characters as domestic abuse victims, is known for his colourful and thought-provoking satirical work.
And his latest work aims to help breast cancer survivors find the courage to embrace their bodies.

The message is one of 'hope and courage' because of the mental strength required by women who have had mastectomies to save their lives. 
Mr Palombo described the series is a 'powerful reflection on the disease, mastectomy and its effects, female identity and acceptance.' 

Artist aleXsandro Palombo

He told MailOnline: 'I believe that we must create awareness to young people and teach them health education.
'Breast cancer is a disease that can also affect younger women.
'The acceptance of your own body mutilated by a mastectomy is one of the devastating moments that is part of the disease. 

VIA DAILYMAIL

Friday, October 31, 2014

PRESS NEWS - HUFFINGTON POST BRASILPOST "Personagens de desenho animado viram sobreviventes do câncer de mama nas mãos do cartunista AleXsandro Palombo"



A campanha Outubro Rosa, de alerta ao câncer de mama, termina nesta sexta-feira (31). Mas a mensagem difundida por autoridades, médicos e pacientes deve continuar orientando as mulheres, tanto na prevenção quanto na superação dessa doença.
Um dos trabalhos mais criativos — e reflexivos — para mostrar a convivência das pacientes com as sequelas de tumores nos seios foi feito pelo artista contemporâneo e ativista italiano aleXsandro Palombo.
A obra "Survivor" mostra personagens de desenho animado e princesas Disney como sobreviventes do câncer de mama.
Conhecido por seus cartuns irreverentes, Palombo retrata a beleza e a naturalidade de Marge Simpson, Betty Boop, Ariel, entre tantas protagonistas, após a cirurgia nos seios.
A intenção de Palombo é refletir sobre "a doença, a mastectomia e seus efeitos, identidade feminina e aceitação" em uma tentativa de fortalecimento da autoestima das mulheres que enfrentaram o câncer.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

PRESS NEWS - CNN "Princesas de Disney sobrevivientes de cáncer de mama"


(HLN) – Esta no es la primera vez que el ilustrador y activista AleXsandro Palombo retrata a las princesas de Disney con adversidades. Ya podrás recordar sus representaciones de Pocahontas, Belle y Mulan como amputadas en silla de ruedas.
Esta vez, el artista satírico añade otras protagonistas femeninas de dibujos animados, incluyendo la Mujer Maravilla, Lois Griffin y Jessica Rabbit, para explorar el lado menos visible del cáncer de mama.

VIA CNN

PRESS NEWS - HLNTV "Disney princesses as breast cancer survivors"




As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to an end, contemporary artist aleXsandro Palombo takes a candid look at what iconic cartoon characters would look like as breast cancer survivors. This is not the first time illustrator and activist aleXsandro Palombo has portrayed Disney princesses with adversities. You may remember his renderings of Pocahontas, Belle and Mulan as wheelchair-bound amputees.
This time, the satirical artist adds other female cartoon leads, including Wonder Woman, Lois Griffin and Jessica Rabbit, to explore the less visible side of breast cancer.

VIA HLNTV

Monday, October 27, 2014

ART - Iconic female cartoon characters "SURVIVOR" by aleXsandro Palombo


Breast Cancer Survivors

Disney Princess Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine, Tiana, Iconic cartoons characters Marge Simpson (The Simpsons), Lois Griffin (Family Guy), Wonder Woman, Jessica Rabbit, Betty Boop, Olive Oyl and Wilma Flinstone.


"Every woman is beautiful, even after a mastectomy, 
and women should know that."
aleXsandro Palombo

















Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EXPOSITION - La Dépêche du Midi (French Newspaper) "De la BD contre les violences conjugales"





«What kind of man are you?», c'est le nom de l'exposition de l'artiste italien aleXsandro Palombo se tenant jusqu'au 24 octobre à l'espace des diversités et de la laïcité. Alexsandro Palombo est connu pour ses détournements de stars de la bande dessinée ou de dessins animés. La plus célèbre d'entre elle étant Marge Simpson (de la série télévisée homonyme) représentée de manière plus ou moins provocante dans des tenues de stars : Marilyn Monreo par exemple. Dans le cadre de la semaine de prévention contre les violences conjugales qui aura lieu en novembre, l'artiste détourne à nouveau des figures connues telles que Blanche Neige ou Wonder Woman et leur fait endosser l'apparence de femmes battues par leur compagnon. Montrer les sévices faits aux femmes et leur proposer de l'aide, ainsi qu'à leur compagnon ou maris afin de les faire cesser est l'objectif que vise ce lieu engagé contre les discriminations.


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Humor Chic News - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH "Amal’s many wedding outfits – Simpsons style"



Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo has immortalised the wedding of Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney in the style of the US cartoon series The Simpsons.
Amal isn't the only high-profile Brit to be immortalised in Simpson form - both the Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen have appeared as cartoons. Queen Letizia of Spain has also made the Simpsons cast.


Humor Chic Exclusive - THE DAILY STAR Lebanon Newspaper "Interview with aleXsandro Palombo"




Clooney and Alamuddin’s ‘Simpsonized’ amore
BEIRUT: George Clooney might be one of Hollywood’s most prominent actors but it’s his newly wedded wife who’s been getting the lion’s share of media attention after being iconized by an illustrator for her savvy fashion sense.
Clooney and Lebanon-born lawyer Amal Alamuddin were “Simpsonized” by Italian artist and illustrator AleXsandro Palombo, who praised Alamuddin’s timeless sense of style.
“It’s been years since we [saw] a celebrity wedding so perfect in beauty and elegance. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are just like what the great couples of Hollywood movies were: intelligent, ironic and elegant,” Palombo told The Daily Star.
He said their enduring qualities inspired him to illustrate the couple.
“I wanted to immortalize their most important day, freeze it in time.”
Specifically, Palombo’s work was inspired by Alamuddin’s style, which her wedding weekend in Italy’s capital of romance Venice late September could attest to is both sophisticated and chic. “ Amal Alamuddin is a true icon of style. She’s elegant, but also a great example of the emancipation of women,” Palombo explained.
His illustration depicts the newly wedded pair on a boat called “Amore,” meaning love in Italian, in an effort to “immortalize” the couple’s eminent fashion moments.
“Amore,” named after the boat carrying the bride and groom at the wedding, is also the name of Palombo’s collection.
With Alamuddin’s choices of an Oscar de la Renta wedding dress for the big event, a Stella McCartney trouser suit for the civil wedding ceremony, a post-wedding floral short bell-skirted dress by Giambattista Valli, a red Alexander McQueen gown for the rehearsal dinner, and a black and white striped Dolce & Gabbana dress for the grand arrival in Venice, Palombo placed more emphasis on the bride’s wardrobe than on Clooney’s tuxedos.
“I gave her more prominence because she is a new and interesting figure in the international scene and her style is unique and chameleon-like,” Palombo said.
A contemporary artist who tackles social issues, Palombo’s work focuses on details that embody “true luxuries” that render objects precious and unique. This is apparent in the “Simpsonized” caricatures of Clooney and Alamuddin, where the latter’s dresses were drawn by the artist with a careful eye for motifs and color.
“It’s the details that make a work truly great, [and] allow us to dig into an image, [details] help us understand what’s behind [a piece and] understand its message.”
In his work, Palombo attempts to convey messages by portraying endemic and complicated social issues, such as domestic violence against women and anorexia, with the use of iconic animated characters from the “The Simpsons” to various Disney princesses.
Clooney and Alamuddin aren’t the first to be depicted as Simpson cast members.
With a mix of satire, humor, realism and surrealism, Palombo previously “Simpsonized” celebrities including the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth II, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
“I immortalize the subjects I choose through pop cartoons,” Palombo said, explaining his methods. “I choose the personalities that intrigue me the most. My work brings out the most beautiful and the ugliest sides of celebrity and in this series I’ve focused my eyes on beauty, and I’ve tried to make a point about the word ‘Love.’”

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 08, 2014, on page 2.

VIA THEDAILYSTAR


Humor Chic Exclusive - DAILYMAIL "Amal Alamuddin as you've NEVER seen her before: Mrs Clooney immortalised as a Simpson to celebrate impeccable wedding wardrobe"



- Amal Alamuddin as you've NEVER seen her before: Mrs Clooney immortalised as a Simpson to celebrate impeccable wedding wardrobe 
- Lebanese-born lawyer, 36, wowed with designer outfits last weekend
- AleXsandro Palombo has captured them in a series of illustrations
- Tied knot in custom-made Oscar de la Renta
- Also wore Alexander McQueen, Giambattista Valli and Stella McCartney
- Italian artist has also given Duchess of Cambridge Simpson makeover 

It was one of the most star-studded weddings of the year and since tying the knot to George Clooney in a three-day wedding extravaganza, Amal Alamuddin has secured her status as one of the world's favourite style icons.
And now, one artist has celebrated Mrs Clooney's wardrobe in a rather bizarre way - by immortalising her as a Simpson.  
The Lebanese-born lawyer, who has shot from relative obscurity to most envied woman in the world overnight, wowed with a wedding wardrobe packed with the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Dolce and Gabbana and Prada, which Italian Alexsandro Palombo has captured in a series of illustrations. 

The contemporary artist, illustrator and activist has 'Simpsonized' the 36-year-old in a succession of her best-known outfits from the wedding weekend. 
The series includes her stunning selection of designer looks from Alexander McQueen, Giambattista Valli and Stella McCartney.
And, of course, she can be seen in her bespoke Oscar de la Renta for her marriage to Mr Clooney.  

The French lace gown was embroidered with diamante and pearls and featured a circular train, while the wide neckline scooped just off her shoulders. 
He has also included the look she wore the day after her wedding - £450 Stella McCartney tailored, wide-leg trousers and a navy and cream top, both of which were bespoke, of course.  

The day before she wore the weekend's most colourful creation - a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture minidress, which she wore for her first appearance as Mrs Clooney on Sunday, as seen in the quirky illustrations.
At the glamorous pre-wedding dinner, she took a tip from British royalty and wore a custom-made dress by Alexander McQueen, the same designer that the Duchess of Cambridge wore for her actual wedding.
The eye-catching scarlet gown, which perfectly complemented Amal's dark hair and eyes, was adapted from a Resort 2011 collection design, which Michelle Obama wore to a state dinner in 2011.
Alexsandro's previous work includes giving the Duchess of Cambridge a similar makeover and also recreating Disney princesses as disabled and as victims of domestic abuse on his blog Humor Chic. 
Speaking about Amal's wardrobe, fashion writer Simon Glazin said: 'Amal is surely now the First Lady of Hollywood? She has got the high-profile hubby, has her own amazing career, will now of course be enlisted to help with charities and has the most incredible designer wardrobe.
'She has given us a glimpse of what to expect from her when dressing for occasions in the space of a few days: her monochrome Dolce & Gabbana arrival outfit demonstrates her ultra chic travelling wardrobe, the stand-out red McQueen dress was sexy eveningwear done to perfection, the post-wedding Giambattista Valli couture mini-dress shows how she does short and sassy, and the trouser-and-top combo for their civil ceremony was her answer to chic, well-tailored, classic dressing. 
'Women will want her wardrobe, and they will try to emulate her looks. She's aspirational and has proven to be a style icon in the making, always wearing the clothes rather than them wearing her. She wears couture exactly as it's meant to be worn - fitted down to the last millimetre and with confidence.' 

VIA DAILYMAIL