Archive for August, 2007

Bad Art: Reclining Nude

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Bad Art

This new category should be interesting. Inspired by the one and only Museum of Bad Art, I will post some of the worst artworks possible. This painting is called Reclining Nude. The MOBA says about it: “The artist plays with the luminosity of skin where the sun never shines, and the grace and comfort of crossed legs in repose. We believe this may be a self-portrait, as Unknown, naked and proud, faces the fiery furnace.”

Pieter Brueghel (the Elder) – Tower of Babel

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Tower of Babel

I always love it when artists are flooding the museums to make copies. Amongst many famous historical painters, Edouard Manet used to frequent the Louvre to make copies of the old masters. This is the painting “Tower of Babel” by Pieter Brueghel the Elder which was displayed at the Kunshistorisches Museum in Vienna. I really wonder how many days it takes to get to that stage in the painting.

Thanks to xerxespersepolis on Flickr for the photo.

Frank Bergmann – Spotted Zebra

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Frank Bergmann - Spotted Zebra

As I’m browsing through the listings, I’m finding Ebay more and more attractive for buying affordable art (too bad the shipping costs often have to be very high). Today’s featured painter is the German Frank Bergmann. The painting measures 36″ x 48″ (92 x 122 cm). Here’s the Ebay Listing and here’s his Ebay Store.

Books as art

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Jonathan Callan 1

Twice art with books today. Above you can see the installation from contemporary artist Jonathan Callan (thanks to ragandbone for the link), while below is some craftsmanship from two female Belgian librarians from Ghent who use the covers of old books to create purses.

BOEKenTAS

Edward Hopper – Nighthawks

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Nighthawks

In Lego. Here’s the original “Nighthawks“.

Many thanks to udronotto.

Walter Logeman – Bryantpark 2

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Walter Logeman - Bryantpark

Walter Logeman is our unknown artist for the day. His goal is to make 1000 sketches on his Tablet PC in one year, which leads us to the title of his blog: Thousand Sketches. Since it’s such a huge project it is pretty admirable that Walter succeeds in keeping up a high quality.

117 597 feet (35 844 meters) in the sky

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

117 597 feet

All you need is a helium balloon and a digital camera – which you might not ever see again. This camera took shots every minute with its pinnacle point on 117 597 feet (35 844 meters) at the edge of the earth’s atmosphere.

The one minute painting

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Yin & Yang

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Yin & Yang

I absolutely love the idea to replicate the Yin & yang-symbol in this way. This was an installation from Jarbas Lopes in Rio de Janeiro in 2006.

Joseph Murawski – Stolen Colour

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Joseph Murawski

Not really a painting of the day for now as I’m getting more and more interested in seeing the passion and craftsmanship of the artists in question. The artist is Joseph Murawski and the painting he’s working on is called Stolen Colour. And surprisingly enough there’s also Joseph Murawski’s website.