lunedì 14 settembre 2009

Shintaro Kago - Magnifying glass

Magnifying glass is a disturbing short movie directed by Shintaro Kago.

domenica 30 agosto 2009

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (video)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"(1841-1919) Renoir was born in Limoges on February 25, 1841. As a child he worked in a porcelain factory in Paris, painting designs on china; at 17 he copied paintings on fans, lampshades, and blinds. He studied painting formally in 1862-63 at the academy of the Swiss painter Charles Gabriel Gleyre in Paris. Renoir's early work was influenced by two French artists, Claude Monet in his treatment of light and the romantic painter Eugène Delacroix in his treatment of color." More on All Paintings

giovedì 16 luglio 2009

Adolf Schreyer, The Skirmish

Schreyer_Adolf_The_Skirmish34.25x47in (by Portrait Artist - Enzie Shahmiri)

Artist: Adolf Schreyer (German, 1828-1899)
Title: The Skirmish
Signed 'ad. Schreyer' (lower right)
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 34¼ x 48 in. (87 x 121.9 cm.)

Learning the Qur'an

Artist: Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American, 1847-1928)
Title: Learning the Qur'an, 1921
Signed and dated 'F. A. Bridgman 1921' (lower right)
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 21¼ x 29¾ in. (54 x 75.6 cm.)

mercoledì 15 luglio 2009

Pieter Brueghel, The Tower of Babel (1563)

Pieter Brueghel, The Tower of Babel (1563).

"The Tower of Babel is the subject of two oil paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. They depict the construction of the Tower of Babel, which according to the Book of Genesis in the Bible was a tower built by a unified, mono-lingual humanity as a mark of their achievement, and to prevent them from scattering: "Then they said, 'Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.'" (Genesis 11:4)."

Arnold Böcklin, Isle of the Dead (1880)

Arnold Böcklin, Isle of the Dead (1880).

"Isle of the Dead (German: Die Toteninsel) is the best known painting of Swiss Symbolist artist Arnold Böcklin (1827-1901). Prints of the work were very popular in central Europe in the early 20th century — Vladimir Nabokov observed that they were to be "found in every Berlin home."[1] Böcklin produced several different versions of the mysterious painting between 1880 and 1886.
All versions of Isle of the Dead depict a desolate and rocky islet seen across an expanse of dark water. A small rowboat is just arriving at a water gate and seawall on shore.[2] An oarsman maneuvers the boat from the stern. In the bow, facing the gate, is a female figure clad entirely in white which stands upright just behind her husband's white, festooned coffin. The tiny islet is dominated by a dense grove of tall, dark cypress trees — associated by long-standing tradition with cemeteries and mourning — which is closely hemmed in by precipitous cliffs. Furthering the funerary theme are what appear to be sepulchral portals and windows penetrating the rock faces. The overall impression conveyed by the imagery is one of both hopeless desolation and tense expectation." [Wikipedia]

giovedì 11 giugno 2009

Vraoum! trésors de la bande dessinée et art contemporain

Vraoum! trésors de la bande dessinée et art contemporain
La Maison Rouge
10 Boulevard de la Bastille
15012 Parigi
Dal 28 maggio al 27 mettembre 2009

Tutti gli autori:
Chiho Aoshima 1974, JP
Daniel Authouart 1943
Olivier Babin 1975, FR
Gilles Barbier 1965, VU
Carl Barks 1901-2000, US
Virginie Barré 1970, FR
Jean Michel Basquiat 1960-1988, US
Enki Bilal 1951
Olivier Blanckart 1959, FR
Enrique Breccia 1946
Milton Caniff 1907-1988, US
Roman Cieslewicz 1930-1996, UA
Robert Combas 1957, FR
Guido Crepax 1933-2003, IT
Robert Crumb 1943, US
Wim Delvoye 1965, BE
Will Eisner 1917-2005, US
Erró 1932, IS
Fmur 1946
Jochen Gerner 1970
Jean Graton 1923, FR
Keith Haring 1958-1990, US
Hergé 1907-1983, BE
Hsia-Fei Chang 1973, TW
Pierre Huyghe 1962, FR
Richard Jackson 1939, US
Benito Jacovitti 1923, IT
Pierre La Police
Peter Land 1966, DK
Bertrand Lavier 1949, FR
Hyungkoo Lee 1969, KR
Jacques de Loustal 1956
David Mach 1956, UK
Jacques Martin-Ferrieres 1893-1972, FR
Philippe Mayaux 1961, FR
Winsor McCay 1867-1934
McDermott & McGough
Moebius 1938, FR
Mariko Mori 1967, JP
Robert Morris 1931, US
Mr. 1969, JP
Takashi Murakami 1962, JP
Rivane Neuenschwander 1967, BR
Gosha Ostretsov 1967, RU
Guillaume Paris 1966, CI
Philippe Parreno 1964, FR
Bruno Peinado 1970, FR
Joyce Pensato, US
Raymond Pettibon 1957, US
Peyo 1928-1992, BE
Pablo Picasso 1881-1973, ES
Hugo Pratt 1927-1995, IT
Pascal Rabate 1961
Benjamin Rabier 1864-1939
Hervé di Rosa 1959, FR
Henrik Samuelsson 1960, SE
Marjane Satrapi 1969, IR
Riad Sattouf 1978
Peter Saul 1934, US
Alain Séchas 1955, FR
Aya Takano 1975, JP
Jacques Tardi 1946, FR
Adrian Tranquilli 1966, AU
Lewis Trondheim 1964
Willy Vandersteen 1913-1990, BE
Fabien Verschaere 1975, FR
Vuk Vidor 1965, RS
Wang Du 1956, CN
Andy Warhol 1928-1987, US
Yi Zhou 1978, CN

venerdì 15 maggio 2009

John Stockton de Martelly (1903 - 1979)

For The Love Of Barbara Allen

While The Sun Shines


Looking At The Sunshine

Edwin Lord Weeks, Great Mogul And His Court Returning From The Great Mosque At Delhi, India

Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 - 1903)
Great Mogul And His Court Returning
From The Great Mosque At Delhi, India

Tamara de Lempicka, Self Portrait (1925)

Tamara de Lempicka, Self Portrait
(Tamara In The Green Bugatti)
Oil on canvas, 35x26 cm

domenica 19 aprile 2009

Doug Shaw, Mona Stamp Art

Doug Shaw, Mona Stamp Art

venerdì 17 aprile 2009

Andy Warhol, Two Golden Mona Lisas

Andy Warhol, Two Golden Mona Lisas (1980)
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas

giovedì 16 aprile 2009

Urban Camouflage in a Swedish Supermarket

Camouflage performance in Stockholm (March 2007).

mercoledì 15 aprile 2009

Paul Giovanopoulos, Mona Lisa

Paul Giovanopoulos, Mona Lisa (1988)

Paul Giovanopoulos, Mona Lisa B (1998)

Marcel Duchamp, L.H.O.O.Q. (1919)

Marcel Duchamp, L.H.O.O.Q. (1919)

lunedì 13 aprile 2009

Art Spoofs: Michelangelo's Creation of Adam

Art Spoofs of Michelangelo's Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel.

Leonardo da Vinci, The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything (part 1 of 6)

Leonardo da Vinci, The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything (2004)
Part 1 of 6

Women in Art

Women in Art

sabato 4 aprile 2009

Pietà - Michelangelo Buonarroti

The Pietà (1499) is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Michelangelo, 1499
174 cm × 195 cm (68.5 in × 76.8 in)
St. Peter's Basilica

Nathan Sawaya - Yellow

Yellow (2006), a LEGO's sculpture Nathan Sawaya.