Archive for August, 2007

Jason Stillman – The Walk

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Jason Stillman

Today’s unknown featured artist is Jason Stillman. I found some of his works through Ebay and wasn’t overly impressed with the way he painted entrepreneurs and mother-in-laws. I feel the references are a bit cheap and just not good enough to be humurous as they were intended to be. If he should do a similar work about a professional artist, I might be able to forgive him this little glitch. The unknown painting of the day is called The Walk and contains 2 separate panels of 20″ x 40″ (50 x 100 cm) each.

Jackson Pollock

Friday, August 31st, 2007

action painting

In our series painters in action there is one famous painter we could not forget: Jackson Pollock. It’s called action painting and this is the exact way how he painted his masterpieces (or his utter crap as some people might call it). His No.5 (if it was utter crap they’d be better off calling it No.2) sold for presumably $ 140.000.000 which would make it the most expensive painting ever.

Osama Bin Laden & Jesus

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Osama Bin Laden and Jesus

I didn’t really want to blog about this, but I feel that my personal opinion should not matter most. One of the entries for the Australian Blake Prize for Religious Art portrays Osama Bin Laden as Jesus. The painting is a lenticular image in which the viewer can flip between portraits of Jesus and Osama by shifting from side to side.
 

“I am not interested in being offensive. I am interested in having a discussion and asking questions about how we think about our world and what we accept and what we don’t accept”
                                                   artist Priscilla Joyce Bracks

I don’t understand what questions we should ask though.

Jan Blencowe – Beach Umbrellas

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Jan Blencowe

This small (12″ x 9″ = 30 x 23 cm) painting by the Dutch artist Jan Blencowe was already painted in 2005. I’m guessing the summer back then was a little bit better than the one in 2007. I wouldn’t know where to put this painting, but I like it nonetheless. Here’s Jan Blencowe’s  website (in Dutch).

Jamie Lidell Promo – Game for Fools

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Not art, emotion.

Art video

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Let’s find out who can spot the most paintings. I’ll give my list later on.

Elevation from the Cross by Rubens: detail

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Assumption of the Virgin by Peter Paul Rubens

This is a picture I took myself, and it shows. Cameraphones, bad lighting in the church and a painting up high in the sky… I did notice something interesting though, the side panels were also painted on the back. I haven’t really visited enough museums to know whether that is commonly done, but I seriously doubt it. Nobody else seemed to notice it. The painting is available for view in “The Cathedral” in my hometown Antwerp. We like do make things as easy as possible, so we just name our cathedral “The Cathedral”.

And for those that like decent quality, here’s a scan of the center panel from The Elevation from the Cross by Peter Paul Rubens.

Eli Kaghazchi – Sunset over Wheat Fields

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Eli Kaghazchi

Today’s featured unknown painter is the Iranian Eli Kaghazchi whom I found on Ebay. The dimensions of this painting are 36″ x 36″ (92 x 92 cm). Here’s the link to the Ebay Auction and to Eli Kaghazchi’s site.

Leonardo da Vinci – Mona Lisa

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Mona Lisa in Lego

In Lego. And here’s the original Mona Lisa.

Many thanks to udronotto.

Blue Surf Art – Elvis Presley

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Blue surf Art - Elvis Presley

Something poparty for our unknown painting of the day. I know that’s two Elvis posts in one week, but he’s worth it. It’s from an art collective, so I’ll just add the link to their art group: Blue Surf Art. They specialise in popular subjects in even more popular styles. I bet it sells well.