Of course I had to learn more about her after seeing her work elsewhere. She is a scientific illustrator who traveled to areas near Chernobyl to see firsthand the results on insect life in the fallout zone. Here is that portion of her site.
The artist explores a new medium. The results don’t look like your average computer art samples.
Thai sculptor Kittiwat Unarrom uses bread dough as a medium, producing realistic torsos, heads and other body parts. Via CoolHunting.
A more contemporary view of the heroine and her adventures.
Artist James Cauty exhibits works depicting the beloved cartoon characters killing, chopping, and otherwise doing terrible things to each other. Apparently, kids who’ve seen it absolutely love it.
Using the stuff of daily life - drinking straws, styrofoam cups, paper plates, fishing line - she produces jaw-dropping works that remind the viewer of clouds, land patterns and bacterial growth. Some of her art can be seen here.
Can you tell which was done by whom? I scored 100%, but then I’ve had the art training. Hint: It’s in the subtleties.
After enduring the ad, you will meet the artist, who creates her own world of hybrid animal creations.
I didn’t know what else to call it. Here’s the article from The Times, which links to the actual painting, or repainting by Lluis Barba of Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights.
There were 6,000 stuffed animals by a self-taught taxidermist, placed in domestic situations such as card playing and taking meals. The auction house sold it off in lots for 336,000 pounds, although an artist, Damien Hirst, offered a million pounds for it all. The owner of the collection is now suing the auction house.
You can see samples of the collection here.
Should any aspiring taxidermist, self-taught or professional, wish to recreate some of these scenes, he is welcome to begin trapping from nature’s bounty of small animals on my property. They are currently in their prime, fat and sleek of coat after a mast year in the oaks. Haste is urged, because they are reproducing at record rates.
Images using polaroids and other photos, influenced by the likes of Corot, Titian, Vermeer, Caravaggio and Picasso.
From his series: ‘Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of America’s Mass Consumption’: Cell Phones.
He sculpted children in various poses - reading, crying, playing - and then he took photographs of the sculptures. When the works became public, the artist was overwhelmed by the praise and attention, and packed the sculptures away for 30 years.
Through the efforts of an art dealer, they were found again in 1993. But Bartlett was primarily a photographer. A dedicated collector set about trying to locate slides of the sculptures, and found them via eBay.
A NY Times article examines possible reasons why Bartlett chose to sculpt such lifelike children, and in the process, compares him to Lewis Carroll, Joseph Cornell and a group of photographers who specialized in setup photography.
Stuffed works you probably don’t want your kids to see. But ones that family members and I appreciate.
One of his sculptures was featured at various news sites’ picture galleries this week. Enough to pique my interest.
Be forewarned, some of his work can be described as grisly and disturbing.
The former is said to have influenced the latter, whose current exhibition of art and photographs contains disturbing images.
Which probably comes as no suprise to anyone familiar with Lynch’s films.
A painting in her husband’s collection from Bacon’s Pope series will be up for auction this week. Christie’s expects a tidy sum to be raised.
At Banksy’s LA exhibition, an elephant painted like wallpaper is angering animal rights activists, who have demanded that Tai (the elephant) be repainted with child-safe paint.
Elephants, some of them anyway, know a thing or two about art. So far, no report on what their thoughts on the Banksy business might be.
An Aboriginal artist, Davidson combines drawings of Australian animals with computerized images. The juxtapositions can be striking indeed.
The weather did not cooperate, and many galleries aren’t open on Sundays and Mondays. But we found a few on Post and Sutter, and even encountered a very informative owner, who took the time to explain the technique of a particular artist.
Hang Art, where the picture was taken, is one of our favorite spots.
The best approach is to lose yourself at his site. For starters, click on ‘portfolio’, from there, click on ‘(plug’. After that, you’re on your own.
He tripped, and as he fell down the stairs at Fitzwilliam Museum, he broke three vases on a windowsill.
They were 300-year old Qing vases. Stars of the museum’s collection.
He doesn’t understand why they were so exposed. The museum head has asked him not to come back.
The police do not see a case. Speaking of which, why weren’t the vases in a protective one?
The human subjects seem to be from another era, and the situations to be from a parallel universe that collided with ours.
Last year, faber-castell turned 100. At this site, you can see sculptures made from sharpened castell 9000 pencils. Chairs, tables, and lamps bristling with extremely well-sharpened pencils.
Such notables as Newton, Einstein, Berlioz, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Michelangelo, Turner, and Warhol all exhibited signs of disease such as autism, gout, stroke, myopia, depression, cataracts, bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and dementia.
Researchers say that the work of certain famous authors, artists, composers, and scientists have been influenced by their conditions and their adaptations to these disorders.
My kids left some interesting toys behind when they went off to college. The Tangle is based on a work called the Infinite Sculpture by Richard Zawitz.
Strapping a helmet web cam on a tarantula, a scorpion, a sheep, an armadillo, and a buffalo yields a perspective most of us have never seen.
I heartily recommend the armadillo, and in the plant category, the dizzying worldview of a tumbleweed. Quicktime required.
He is an associate professor of art at the University of Georgia, and is influenced by early storage pottery from the southeast U.S. and country pottery of Japan.
Click on his name at this site, and you will jump to some of his works.
After studying da Vinci’s complex drawings of the workings of the heart, a surgeon devises an improved approach to mitral valve operations.
Some of his graceful weather vanes and other works can be seen here.