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Archive for the ‘Flickr’ Category

Henri Matisse – La Serpentine

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Probably not so well known, but Matisse also sculpted. This particular sculpture is on view at the MoMA in New York.

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.

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.

Michael O’Gorman – The Ground Luminosity

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

The Ground Luminosity, originally uploaded by Bloodoftheberry
Oil on canvas, 2006.
34″ x 40″ (86 x 102 cm)

The works of our unknown painter of the day certainly have a big appeal to me. It gives me the same feeling I have with Salvador Dali: I don’t understand it but it certainly tickles my mind. Visit Michael -Bloodoftheberry- O’Gorman’s profile on Flickr.

Maija Nurmiranta – Nimetön I

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Nimetön I, originally uploaded by Maija Nurmiranta.
2006, 40 x 40 cm

Today’s featured unknown artist is the 28-year-old Finnish Maija Nurmiranta. Luckily my Finnish is fantastic, so the translation of Nimëton is “ring finger”. I’m guessing here, but I would think that is symbolic for the wedding ring which should match the wedding dress. Although I don’t think this painting is particularly positive about marriage… And here’s Maija Nurmiranta’s Flickr page.

Tom Dixon – Opalescent lights

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Opalescent lights, originally uploaded by Kim Eriksson.

Pretty impressive this art installation by Tom Dixon. 500 “Blow Lights” to draw the attention to more efficient lights. And in the same breath congratulations to Al Gore for winning the Nobel Prize for Peace. That’ll be something his former opponent for the presidency of the USA will never win.

Maicen H Madsen – Emptiness

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Maicen, originally uploaded by Maicen.
Photoshop of black pen drawing.

Our unknown artist of the day is becoming really international with Maicen H Madsen from Norway today. Mostly she makes black pen drawings, so this photoshopped one definitely stood out. I feel the bright colours add the needed contrast to strengthen the sadness/emptiness. And oh yes, I am aware that I’m not a real art critic :) . Also, check out Maicen’s Flickr page and Etsy store.

Michal Lukasiewicz – Untitled

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

no title, originally uploaded by Michal Lukasiewicz.
acrylic on canvas, 165 x 145 cm

Today’s featured artist is Polish-born Michal Lukasiewicz. And what an artist he is. His technique is without a doubt fabulous but more importantly he manages to capture a certain emotion in every one of his works. And to my biggest surprise when visiting his Flickr site, he’s from Antwerp too.