Category Archives: Art
This has become a popular form of creative writing, and I’ve seen some beautiful poems and prose created by blocking selections of text. I can’t do it myself, because marking in a book just feels wrong. But I enjoy seeing what other people created.
Bestioles amiques by Affonso Lopes-Vieiva,c.1920
If you have eleven minutes to spare, there is a wonderful little video about autistic artist Gregory Blackstop online HERE. You can view some of his artwork online HERE.
By French artist Arman (1928-2005)Pexiglass and resin with dominos And that, of course reminded me of this: Fun fact: linguists have been hard at work since 1970 trying to decipher what the hell he’s saying, so far without result.
Through the Fishbowl
(Click image to imbiggen) I love the perspective on this, and the attention to detail– the fish are reflected on the water’s surface!
(Click Image to Imbiggen) Man Looking At Something by L.S. Lowry, 1962
This is one of those images that has been posted and reposted for so long that the original artist’s credit has been lost. It’s a shame, because it’s a clever idea. It’s surprising how many foods are recognizable from a small sample of color and pattern.
I found the image below posted without credit, and was unable to locate the artist’s name. It’s a pity, because a spider web is not an easy thing to draw accurately. I can tell the artist spent some time looking before picking up a pen and creating:
We’ll see what we find…
I don’t know what the source is for that painting. I’m guessing 60s or 70s pulp fiction. But I couldn’t look at that without thinking of this: Full lyrics HERE.
(clicking imbiggens) Manhattan Midnight by Ellison Hoover,1945
Just Something Silly I Did:
I saw this graphic from a 1954 toothpaste advertisement: And added vampire fangs:
What I love about this perspective of this painting by Angela McKay is that the viewer doesn’t just look at the mountains, we actually inhabit the body and become an Indian looking at the Himalayas.
And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.
(click to imbiggen) Just four colors and simple shapes, but the artist created a whole little scenario that plays out in the user’s head.
Just A Thing
Butt Poems by J. Smith is on the web HERE.
Cosy Mathermatical Sense of Wellbeing
Eve Babitz on writing and art (source): In the tenth grade I took a test and got the highest grade in the city in grammar. I had learned the kind of cosy mathematical sense of wellbeing you can derive from a parsed sentence. I liked the way a sentence looked all Royal Familyed up with …
(Clicking image imbiggens) Landscape with a Sea of Fog by Franz Sedlacek (Austrian, 1891 – 1945), 1921 I’m really surprised this is from 1921. It looks much more recent.
“Cicada, Stages of Conventionalization” by Hugo Froelich, Keramic, Studio Magazine, 1905: From the blog The Curve in the Line.
Mallorca Café by Javier Mariscal
Mr. T Visits a Museum
This looks like it was scanned from a children’s coloring book. I get the joke- Mr. T’s persona wasn’t based on a powerful intellect, so it’s kind of a bull-in-a-china-shop juxtaposition. But I do like the subtle (if unintended) message that museums are for everybody.