Archive for August, 2007

Raft of the Medusa

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Raft of the Medusa

This installation was an open air art project as a tribute to The Raft of The Medusa by Théodore Géricault. Don’t bother trying to look for it, as it originates from 1984 and only lasted for a couple of hours due to heavy winds. And there’s also a Lego reproduction of this painting.

Thx to user Enno de Kroon on Flickr for sharing this.

V. Vaughan – Egret Fly-By

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

V Vaughan

Today’s featured artist is V. Vaughan. I don’t really have anything special to say about this, apart from the fact that I like it. Here’s V. Vaughan’s blog.

“What if Claude (Monet) borrowed…

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

lilies

…my camera ?” is the question this blogger asked him/her-self. Would he be wanting to borrow the camera in the first place ? sn’t photography everything impressionism didn’t want to be ? Or would Monet be an avid photoshopper ?

Michael Angel – Abstract Tree

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Michael Angel - Abstract Tree

I recently talked about the tree of life, and here’s another one. I found this painting by the artist Michael Angel on Ebay. Michael Angel, is it his real name or just a reference to Michelangelo, also has his own website.

Art car

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Art Car

So which artists do you recognize ?

I see Grant Wood’s American Gothic, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, a Mondrian painting, some dancers by Degas (not sure about the colour palette though).

Debra Hurd – Morning Rain

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Debra Hurd - Morning Rain

Debra Hurd – Morning Rain
18″ x 14″ (45 x 35cm)

Another interesting artwork from Ebay today (up for sale here). Debra Hurd has a very recognisable and interesting style of painting with her multicoloured brush strokes. Debra Hurd also owns her own blog and website.

Gustav Klimt – Tree of Life

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Gustav Klimt - Tree of Life

An absolute favorite amongst many and a completely unknown artist amongst many others: Gustav Klimt. This painting is called the Tree of Life which has been an inspiration to many artists: Check out this photo, this one and this one.

Elvis – Glory Glory Hallelujah

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Just a little commemorative post. I know my timing is a bit off, but who cares ? It’s Elvis !

Max Magnus Norman

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Max Magnus Norman

Something a little different now for our unknown artist of the day. Not just a photo or scan of the painting, but a photo of the artist creating it. This Swedish artist makes some interesting paintings and sculptures and he knows how to write as well (too bad the English translation is a bit off):

“We fear the passage of time thus it unavoidable leads to the decay and destruction of our physical bodies. Why is it then that when we spend our time doing what we find purposeful and entertaining – then this apparently invaluable time flies, life is run fast forward without the friction which makes us sense the movement which is time, as if this earthbound life is a punishment and we are rewarded with a shortening of our sentence when we behave and do things we find meaningful – and vice versa; time can be seemingly prolonged into eternity – and that we perceive as a great torment – when what we do feel pointless and as a waste of time. (Alas; the answer to the question is embedded in what’s written above).”
                                                                                                                                          Max Magnus Norman

And ofcourse there’s Max Magnus Norman’s website and blog.

David’s Michelangelo… (2)

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Michelangelo in boxershorts

… but a little different. David as an advertisement for Calvin Klein.

Image courtesy of Worth1000.