Tag Archives: Art

Friendly Beasts

  Bestioles amiques by Affonso Lopes-Vieiva,c.1920

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Gregory Blackstop

 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.

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Domino

  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.

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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!

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What’s That?

(Click Image to Imbiggen) Man Looking At Something by L.S. Lowry, 1962

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Web

 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:

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Christianity and Capitalism

  There’s a wonderful graphical essay on Christianity and capitalism posted to The Nib, which you can read HERE.

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Manhattan

  (clicking imbiggens) Manhattan Midnight by Ellison Hoover,1945

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Just Something Silly I Did:

 I saw this graphic from a 1954 toothpaste advertisement: And added vampire fangs:

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Perspective

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.

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Stop!

And that reminded me of this:  Full lyrics HERE.

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4

  (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.

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Just A Thing

  Butt Poems by J. Smith is on the web HERE.

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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 …

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Stages

  “Cicada, Stages of Conventionalization” by Hugo Froelich, Keramic, Studio Magazine, 1905: From the blog The Curve in the Line.

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Mallorca Café

  Mallorca Café by Javier Mariscal

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Coca-Cola

 The Coca-Cola bottle dates it to a certain time. (I tried, but failed, to locate the artist for credit.  If anyone knows, please leave a comment.)

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And Then

“I think it’s foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary:  you’re happy for an instant, and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life. Happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.”  ~Georgia O’Keeffe It’s interesting that to me that she sees “thinking” as a buzzkill.  …

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Can Be Valuable

  shhh, it’s fine is on the web HERE.  The posting schedule is very sporadic, but always wonderful when he does. The artist has chosen to remain anonymous.

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Happiness

Happiness by Marc Chagall

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