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Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

artists in action – Salvador Dali

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Let’s restart our series of Artists in Action.

Salvador Dali most of the time appears to be goofing around or showing his distinctive moustache. How about some pictures of him in action?

‘The Temptation of Saint Anthony’. Funny how nowhere in the picture a naked women is to be found.

Working at ‘Dream of Venus’.

In 1965, working on the Bullfight series.

Salvador Dali in his Studio, by Ernst Scheidegger.

Lucian Freud deceased july 21, 2011

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

It is sad to hear that painter Lucian Freud died july 21. He is known for his monumental and intense portraits. Freud painted nude figures with an often aggressive realism.

Still some work left to do

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

artist, originally uploaded by tanaya_prasad.

Artist in action

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Staithes Artist, originally uploaded by C.W.R.

Mark Rietmeijer

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

OCTOBER 13. 2007: DAY 166, originally uploaded by akbar1947.

If you ever wanted to see how a sculpture like this is made, I suggest you visit this Flickr gallery. The photos will be regularly updated till the work is finished. Definitely something to follow. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you.

Beata Sasik – Spring Magnolia Alley

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Spring Magnolia Alley, originally uploaded by Artistic Chaos.

Raqib Shaw – Garden of Earthly Delights III

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Raqib Shaw

Raqib Shaw – Garden of Earthly Delights III
10′ x 15′ (305 x 457 cm)

“The Garden of Earthly Delights III” by Raqib Shaw, born in India in 1974, was shown last year at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and had a high value of 600,000 pounds from Sotheby’s. It sold at four times its top estimate, taking 2.4 million pounds pre-commission and setting a record for the artist, whose collectors include hedge-fund managers. His previous auction record was $144,000.

This work was inspired by The Garden of Earthly Delights by the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch.

Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano – Railway Track Art

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano – Railway Track Art, originally uploaded by artinthepicture.com.

What a strange sight: Blue lines covering everything from the floor to the walls and all over the ceiling. If you look close enough at these gigantic blue roots, you realise that it’s all made of plastic rails, more precisely, of blue plastic toy rails we used to play with as kids! And if you look at the patterns longer, you recognise model stations and mountains alongside the rail tracks – one big diorama. You’d eventually find a pinhole-sized goat on top of the model mountain! Paramodel are Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano, an artist duo from Eastern Osaka, and they unfold such 3D, graffiti-like patterns on any surface: not only on the white walls of a gallery or the floors of a back-street factory, they extend their haptic art all over a Japanese onsen tub and don’t stop with even covering the water surface of a pond.

Two paintings

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

two paintings, originally uploaded by sy_parrysh.

This photo shows how important composition is in photography, in art, in music, in life.

NGA National Indigenous Art Triennial 07

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

NGA National Indigenous Art Triennial 07, originally uploaded by The Shopping Sherpa.

Strange how the perception of the photo in the middle now is completely different. This is not what the artist intended, but -to me- it adds something.