Archive for February, 2012
Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano took a Photoshop scalpel to 12 famous nude Venuses to see what art history class would’ve been like “if the aesthetic standard of our society had belonged to the collective unconscious of the great artists of the past.”
They remind me of the before and after adds in magazines, in which 20 pounds suddenly melt away. I wonder which one you prefer. The 21st century eye tends to choose the slim version.
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Venus Anadyomene
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?
Working at ‘Dream of Venus’.
Salvador Dali in his Studio, by Ernst Scheidegger.
Art can inspire you in many different ways, even when you want to pick a new outfit.
for more art inspired outfits go to georgina-m’s polivore collection.
One of Paul Cezanne’s most-loved paintings has sold for USD 250 million, currently the highest price ever paid for a work of art.
The Card Players was bought by the Gulf kingdom of Qatar. The ruling royal family beat two of the world’s top art dealers to win the masterpiece. The painting is one in a series of five works depicting Provencal peasants immerged in their game of cards. The following painting can be found in our gallery: