Sakurai is full of surprises
A still-life I’ve done in charcoal. :)
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, a post-impressionest of Paris who hung around with big name people’ like Van Gogh and Gauguin. Lautrec actually has a portrait of Van Gogh! (Top right) laurels art was very bright and painterly that really depicted the bohemian life in franch. He made a living from his promotional posters (bottom right) which had a more traditional Japanese feel with a impressionist background!
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s grandma’s were first blood cousins. Which soon lead to Lautrec being an inbreed. This along with weak bones combined to make an injury that forced him to stop growing(that’s him the top left). Since he couldn’t do what most men where doing he had a lot of time for art! He quickly went big and hung out with the big names, but like most art people’s over looked a lot of it. And no one could get over his disorder. Once he got a taste for alcohol and became a little to promiscuous. Put those two things together it lead to his death at 39 of syphilis. Where his last words where “The old fool” which may lead to his father.
A quote from Lautrec says “love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you could die for it.” This is a perfect quote to sum up his life and career. His life in the end was the pursuit of happiness in society, something he just could never have. And his art work which depicted the high-life of social world and the sex like life he tried to attain.
This post-impressionest art work is gorgeous. And really appeals to all my personal esthetics. Henri Toulouse-Lautrec is not my most favorite man in the world but his work really depicts the life he wanted, and lived for. And that’s what art is. Our escape into a world of our own, and Lautrec made it his own.
Wangechi Mutu(title:Yo mama, 150 x 219 cm, on the left) and Pipilotti Rist (title:Kinds of Navy.on the right) are both prime examples of the female hand in the art world. Mutu is a well known African artist that moved here in the 90s. When Rist is from Switzerland, we’re she still lives today. These two artist are most known for their specialty in collages and photography but neither are shy of trying a different medium while at it. Females in the art world have been over looked for centuries but with work like this there’s no turning your head away now!
[blog] 2014 Exhibition location Osaka Sumo
dude this is fucking awesome
Alright class let’s take a second to look alittle into the explosive impact of art! (Warning, no artist where hurt in the posting of this comment, all materials are handled through years of experience)
Cai Guo-Qiang, a cultural man from New York City has turned the old traditional material used for fireworks [gun-powder] into an artistic medium! He makes outstanding expressions and silhouettes of all sorts of crazy ideas just using specially placed powder that is ignited and forms even more beautiful creations. He is also know for his bigger then life instalation s with animals with hundreds of arrows within them or boats decorated with many porcelains materials! Cai Guo-Qiang is a well known artist for many years and I personally love his work. So look him up and see what more magic in art he has in store!
This is what I do while listening to art lectures :D
The time is finally here everyone. Art historians worst nightmare is apone us….The question is, what time period of art are we in now. We all know the reinassance era all the way to pop art but what do we call the now. When all art just seems to be appropriated. Now art. Appropriation is an artist best friend or down fall, it’s when you take someone else’s art or style and make it your own. This seems to be the trouble we as artist all face. Even if we do something we feel is original there is no doubt someone has already tried it. So artist. This is the time, what are we? Are we original or just appropriations?
^a very good article on art appropriation, the picture comes from this article
Slowking taking care of my kids, the best nanny
Bowser jr and his pokemon of choose! Sunshine 2 here we come xD