Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This is the album cover for the album Leviathan by Mastodon. The album is loosely based on Moby Dick, and the cover is fucking gnarly. all kinds of cool shit going on here, i would like to take my art in a direction like this, mixing fantasy and fiction and whatnot. theres so much to look here i dont really know which part is my favorite. Mastodon is a local atlanta band that hit it fairly big as far as metal music is concerned. if you haven't heard the album i suggest you pick it up or try and check it out on the internets cause its fuckin tiiiiiiiiiiiight.............
Monday, November 29, 2010
"Under the tutelage of Mati Klarwein, Venosa learned to paint the fantastic with incredible detail as their New York City loft was visited by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Jackie Kennedy and Dr. Timothy Leary." (from a website)
This guy is amazing!
This painting is from the "Dogs playing poker" series by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge. This piece is called "Waterloo" but was originally titled "Judge St. Bernard Wins on a Bluff".
C. M. Coolidge was an American visual artist. He was commissioned in 1903 by Brown and Bigelow to advertise cigars. He created 16 paintings for the company, 9 of the 16 depict dogs playing poker. I always liked these paintings and thought they were fun.
Andy Warhol’s “Gold Marilyn Monroe” is by far one of my favorite pieces of art. It is the first painting ever remember seeing as a child, even though at that time I did not have the slightest idea of who the portrait was of. I’ve always been very drawn to this piece. It is obviously a portrait of one of the most recognizable figures in pop culture, Marilyn Monroe. All one sees in the image is here head. Marilyn’s face is very life-like. The color choices in the piece are what make it appear not completely true to life. The color scheme Warhol used in the piece is the Split-Complemcentary colorscheme. Her face is a pale violet with spots of a blue/green to indicate her eye shadow and clothing. Her hair is painted orange; as is the border that the portrait is surrounded by.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
and illustrated version of that guys nursery rhymes?
Or something like this guys illustrations of his favorite movies. this is obviously the scene from big lebowski, at the bowling alley when the "Jesus," characfer is introduced. which can be seen here...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Normally I am not a huge fan of Pollock but I dig this one. It has more definition than his other paintings. I like the balance and color combinations. It was painted in 1939-1940. This piece was one of 100 pieces selected for the Twentieth Century American Drawings from the Arkansas Arts Center
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
2. series of water colors with oil pastels mixed in, displaying the seven deadly sins
3. nude self portrait..... which will only be worked on in class................
This was done by Peter Donnelley, obviously in the sand. I thought this was a very interesting medium. There are suprisingly a number of sand artist out there. I chose this one because it was not a sculpture type piece which most of the other ones are. I really like the shape of this whole piece, and how it seems to just come out of no where. I also think the squares are awesome. I would not even know where to begin if I had to do something like this.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
2. A mirrored type piece, maybe using actual mirrors and the image being mirrored.
3. Something on a scratch board, not sure what I would put on it yet though.
Monday, November 8, 2010
2. With the revised 'collage-head' self portrait I wanted to project film footage on paper to make piece seem more alive
3. Create a series of 50-60 minature watercolor and graphite drawings as part of a long narrative. Drawings will tell a bizzare, non-linear tale. (This could also be part proposal as well)
Even though this piece is rather empty, I find something about to be very I interesting. The only colors found in the image are blue, yellow and red. The figure, as well as the ground it sits on are made up of shades of grey, black and white. The figure appears to be an abstracted soccer player. The black and white stripes that make up the soccer player makes it up pop against the blue sky. The yellow and red ball also stand out a great deal.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
2. 3D sculpture made from foam-core. I would add texture and color to the surface.
3. Series of paintings interpreting my three favorite songs.
4. Series of large scale paintings of my favorite Pop Icons.
5. Series of large scale paintings of my favorite places.
6. Children’s Book.
7. Altered Book
10. Video using stop motion animation
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Still Life is due
Decide what piece will go in the class show
Narrow down final project to 3 ideas- post on blog no later than nov 9. I will approve your ideas via the blog so you can begin work on the 11th.
Bring supplies to class to begin working on final project
By the end of class turn in a written timeline for your project progress
Bring your show piece READY TO HANG with title, name, date and medium
Sunday night I will hang your show at Kavarna. Anyone who would like to help is welcome to show up
Show at Kavarna 6-8pm 707 East Lake Dr. Decatur GA 30030
- Who is your audience?
- How is your piece presented? (ie on the wall, on the floor, in public, suspended, etc...)
- How does the presentation relate to the concept of the piece?
- How do your materials relate to the concept of your piece?
- Are there other unique factors? (Is it interactive, temporary, etc...)
These are all questions to consider while formulating your plan. Also they will need to be addressed in the final presentation, which will consist of the following:
1. The final piece presented in it's proper state. For example, if its an outdoor piece, we'll go outside. If its multiple pieces, set them up as they are to be displayed. You can use other spaces in the building besides our classroom.
2. A 7-10 minute presentation in which you discuss your concept, process, materials, artistic influences, etc.
3. A typed artist statement.
These will be presented on December 7 and 9 (8 people per day). You will draw dates closer to the end.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
For the final project I know I want it to have a lot of color.
1. I really liked the book idea where you add things to the pages of a chapter book.
2. make a large portrait made with interesting items like. I think I would do it of a singer I really like.
3. I was also thinking of getting a picture book I used to really like and sort of re create it in n interesting way.
4.Or I could pick out one page(from the picture book) I like and recreate a scene in collage and paint or some other media.
5. Maybe I could get a blank book and fill the pages. I think I would make it have a theme so the pages aren't too random.
6. make something on a puzzle and do something interesting with the puzzle.
8. Make an underwater ocean scene
9. A large self-portrait
10. make a christmas scene with lyrics of Christmas songs.
2. Do a 4 piece painting series of my favorite marvel character.
3. Take shrooms and draw whatever come2 to mind.
4. Pin-up style portraits of my favorite pinup ladies.
5. gigantic watercolor mural of something or other....????
6. found object collage, and possibly a drawing to go along with it...
7. abstract thing done outta beer bottle caps
8. giant painting dedicated to proposition 19/ legalizing marijuana
9. tribute illustration for the decadence of 80's hair metal.
10. really large fantasy poster, with something to do with greek or german mythology....
1. Re-Create collage-head self-portrait study on 30 x 40 paper
2. Create a series of 30-45 minature watercolor drawings as part of a narrative. Drawings will tell a bizzare, non-linear tale
3. Attempt to re-create a live version of a surreal painting on film. Eg: Rene Magritte
4. Juxtapose 3 different perspectives of the same image together. One on film, the second in a photograph and the third as a drawing.
5. A diptych piece that showcases two stages of a still life. One piece would be a drawing and the other would be on film. In drawing, still-life would appear 'whole' while on film the still-life would either be moving 0r detoriating. Either way I want to show a stark contrast in imagery.
6. With the revised 'collage-head' self portrait I wanted to project film footage on paper to make piece seem more alive
7. Present film on my back. I thought it may be cool to project film footage on back as part installation/live-performance piece.
8. Incorporate collage drawing, film and live performance in one. I was thinking of sitting in front of drawing and have both film projection to reflect both on back and on drawing surface at the same time.
9. Create a series of 50-60 minature watercolor and graphite drawings as part of a long narrative. Drawings will tell a bizzare, non-linear tale.
10. Install film as a living painting. I was probably thinking that to have 2 or 3 moving 30-sec images projected on wall. These images would be bordered by an actual frame.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
2. Paint a scene on an old door
3. Make an animation
4. Make a film
5. Paint scenes of turner field on baseballs and photograph them
6. Photograph sidewalk chalk drawings/paintings
7. paint something on an old car hood
8. Make a collage/wax painting (with candle wax)
9. create a picture out of human hair
10. make a plaster mold of something then paint something on it.
1. Make a film
2. Make an animation film
3. Take an old guitar and break it up and paint on the body
4. Large scale collage
5. More velvet paintings (maybe with cheetos)
6. Doing something with a book looks cool.
7. Painting a scene on a lamp shade
8. Painting a mural in a toilet
9. Painting a scene on silk
10. Gut an old T.V. and painting something to fit inside and do something with lights inside of it.
1. I could do some sort of a portrait of her?
2. Maybe one of the both of us
3. A mixed media portrait
4. scratchboard (I like these)
5. Maybe something to do with her and her boyfriend (because she would like it)
6. Some sort of sculpture
7. Maybe something that she could use like some sort of jewlery or something
8. Something involving pictures of her/us in a collage type of thing
9. She likes making things with beer bottle tops, so maybe something involving that
10. And we are twins so maybe I can use that in some sort of mirrored picture or something involving the fact that we are twins
I have a long way to go but at least I think I have a theme.
Let me know if anyone has any cool ideas.
Monday, November 1, 2010
He etched for Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colgate-Palmolive-Corporate Headquarters, Marvel Comics and the Trump Taj Mahal. (I didn't know that Trump had a Taj Majal). Anyway, I like his work and hope I can do a fraction of what he can with glass/mirror. Wish me luck guys!
"Perspective: Manet's Balcony II", 1950
This 50's painting by surrealist artist Rene Magritte is very intriguing because though it technically reads as a still life it is very much a portraiture. Here Magritte makes these hard hollow caskets seem as though they have soul. They feel very human by the way he contours each line and the shading he gives to objects. It is very interesting how he obscures the line between what is considered an object and a figural piece. This overlapping of meanings is very powerful because it makes you wonder what kind of family is this? Why are they entombed? Though they are grouped together and read as a whole they each seem a world apart. You definitely get the sense of devastating alienation and loss looking at family--what it is I am not quite sure as each casket holds their own dark secrets.
This still life is made with watercolor by Terrece Beesley. This picture is so fun! I really like all the colors of the candy wrappers. I also like how she put comics under the candy. The colors of the candy are a great contrast to the grey comics. I think there is a good balance of candy and comic, so both stand out.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
This piece is by Joan Miró. It is titled Still Life with Old Shoe. It was done in 1937 and it is now in The Museum of Modern Arts, New York, NY, USA. This is an abstract version of a still life. The colors and shapes are different than they were in the real still life. This makes this piece more interesting. The fork reminded me of the fork in one of the still lifes in class and i like how it looks here. The background and color add movement to this picture.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I actually found this painting for sale on craigslist, which may be frowned upon by art elitists. I do think this is a strong piece, though. Compositionally, it works to have all of the spermatozoa (or neurons? these are two things I typically look for in art, I guess, and two things I find to be somewhat visually synonymous) congregating in the center, and having the painting split down the middle creates tension. You want this to be one painting, but if it were it might be less interesting. It works. The illuminated sperm cells are especially beautiful. Maybe the whole idea of the piece is supposed to be one big play on words... "Dicktyp diptych"
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Digital silver gelatin print on fiber based paper, selinium toned
By conventional standards,Richard Mosse's photograph, does not fit the stereotypical view of what is considered to be a still life painting. For starters it doesn't consist of the standard fruits, jug and flowers composition but instead imagery is submerged in a bloodbath of bullets and subject matter is politically charged. As its title suggests, Fallujah is not only an insurgent stronghold but is a haven for terrorists and it symbolizes the various internal and external conflicts that surround the Iraq war. An epic center for violence, safety is paramount. A car becomes a real necessity for quick and safe transportation in and out city but it is also a vehicle, both literally and figuratively, in keeping one alive. It is quite interesting that Mosse juxtaposes these realities on top of one another. Image is even more interesting as car in picture is not just an ordinary car but an American car, a corolla to be exact, which makes it into a living target. It is no accident then that car is disfigured by the overwhelming spray of bullets. It is overkill and Mosse doesn't mask this fact--he doesn't shy away from the ferociousness and brutality of violence. This gesture is undeniably a scathing indictment of war.
"Hoping the Light will save us 2", 2008
Diptych/Installation View, Carleton University
Pascal Grandmaison diptych installation is quite interesting. At a glance it shows a face of a man but on close inspection there is something odd and asymmetrical about composition. One is upside down and the other upright but together it feels balanced and doesn't make you feel disoriented. I am not sure exactly what it means but you feel that look of man is piercing --you feel that you cannot escape his reach. The intensity of look is downright uncomfortable. His intense glare does something to your nerves. Somehow eyes seem to tear at your unconscious beckoning you to step out and come into view--stepping out and coming into the 'light'.
This water color still life was painted by Derek MCcrea. I like how only the corner of the table shows when it could have been straight across. Im so impressed with how he handled the lace with water colors in the background. The shapes are so delicate the beautiful. It's my favorite part to look at. I kind of looks like he painted the red shapes to create the lace. That impresses me. There is so much detail on the vase which looks difficult as well.
Here's a couple different examples I've found for diptych ideas. with the exception of the football pinup one, the other two tell stories within two images, and both are a little comical. anyways i dont really know what im gonna be doing for the project yet, but im sure some things will come as i do a little more research/image surfing. anybody had any good ideas yet?
Sunday, October 24, 2010
This is a still life by W.C. Heda. It it a very realistic version of a still life. It has a very dark feel to it and has a dark color palette. The composition could be a little more interesting and less straight on in my opinion however I do like that the table goes out of view on the bottom and on the right.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
One could spend large amounts of time figuring this piece out, its composition and layout are visually astounding. I really love art that trips you out and take more than just a few seconds to register what is actually going on.
Where the fuck was everybody last night, not even one of you showed????
Its cool i didn't really give you guys much info, but you missed out, and you can still come see the artwork all month at East Side Lounge