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Plastic art 塑料艺术品

Episode 150826 / 26 Aug 2015

文字稿

An art studio with no brushes or paint. 

Mbongeni Buthelezi uses strips of plastic melted and glued to the canvas for his portraits.

When the South African studied art he couldn't afford to buy expensive materials. So he found an alternative and now produces this unique kind of art.

He collects plastic bags from the streets around his Johannesburg studio and has turned recycling into an art form.                                                               

词汇

melted           被融化了的                                       

canvas            帆布画布,油画布                           

afford             负担得起,买得起

unique            独特的                                   

recycling        回收利用                              

中文文字稿

这是一间既没有画笔也没有颜料的艺术工作室。

布特莱齐(Mbongeni Buthelezi)把条状塑料融化后沾在画布上做成他自己的肖像画。

这位南非艺术家在上学期间因买不起昂贵的作画材料,而自创了这种另类的艺术形式,现在他用这种方法创造出独特的艺术作品。

他在自己约翰内斯堡工作室周围的街头收集塑料袋,然后将这些塑料垃圾回收并变成艺术作品呈现给世人。

练习

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melted / canvas / afford / unique / recycling

1. Many of Kolkata's old buildings reflect diverse European architectural styles that in time became imbued with Bengali and Marwari (or classical Rajasthani) influences, creating a blend of Indo-European design, __________ to the city.

2. Stronger powers to fine people for not _________ may be the only way to hit a zero landfill waste target by 2050, the body representing Welsh councils said.

3. A portrait artist has been working on an unusual _________ - his pregnant wife's bump. Alex Makwana's labour of love has seen him create 11 designs on Jo's stomach, including Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear and a mocked-up ultrasound scan.

4. Thousands of guns are seized in the UK every year. Most are destroyed by police, but a new project in the north of England, Guns to Goods, is trying to put them to good use.

The idea is to __________ the guns down to make metal tags for T-shirts and also create artworks to be sold to the public.

5. Kenya's Supreme Court has said that the government should abide by a lower court's decision to give teachers a pay rise of at least 50%. The teachers' pay body had argued that it cannot __________ the increase awarded by the industrial court.

答案

1. Many of Kolkata's old buildings reflect diverse European architectural styles that in time became imbued with Bengali and Marwari (or classical Rajasthani) influences, creating a blend of Indo-European design, unique to the city.

2. Stronger powers to fine people for not recycling may be the only way to hit a zero landfill waste target by 2050, the body representing Welsh councils said.

3. A portrait artist has been working on an unusual canvas - his pregnant wife's bump. Alex Makwana's labour of love has seen him create 11 designs on Jo's stomach, including Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear and a mocked-up ultrasound scan.

4. Thousands of guns are seized in the UK every year. Most are destroyed by police, but a new project in the north of England, Guns to Goods, is trying to put them to good use.

The idea is to melt the guns down to make metal tags for T-shirts and also create artworks to be sold to the public.

5. Kenya's Supreme Court has said that the government should abide by a lower court's decision to give teachers a pay rise of at least 50%. The teachers' pay body had argued that it cannot afford the increase awarded by the industrial court.

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