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The True Impact of Violence On Childhood? Why Every American Ought To See The Paintings Of Gottfried Helnwein. [commentary on Forbes.com]Two days after the Sandy Hook school massacre, a survival gear company called Black Dragon Tactical composed a new slogan to promote sales of armored backpack inserts. “Arm the teachers,” the company declared on Facebook. “In the meantime, bulletproof the kids.” While few people have been so blunt, it was a typically American reaction, essentially a reprise of our response to 9/11: Prevent future bloodshed by bolstering firepower and hardening targets. There are myriad reasons, widely discussed, why neither of these strategies is likely to save kids’ lives. Yet a deeper question often goes unaddressed: Are our efforts to protect children killing off childhood?
The question may be political, but the keenest response is to be found in a museum in Mexico City, the Museo Nacional de San Carlos, at a retrospective of paintings and photographs by the Austrian-American artist Gottfried Helnwein. [continue reading...]
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathonkeats/2012/12/28/the-true-impact-of-violence-on-childhood-why-every-american-ought-to-see-the-paintings-of-gottfried-helnwein/Two days after the Sandy Hook school massacre, a survival gear company called Black... more
The Spanish lady who completely ruined a church painting in Borja, Spain has now hired a lawyer and is demanding royalties for the "restoration".
http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/09/20/fresco-jesus-botched-lawyers.htmlThe Spanish lady who completely ruined a church painting in Borja, Spain has now hired... more
A Spanish lady has "restored" a 19th century painting of jesus. I will admit I have absolutely no artistic talent but I think I would have done a far better, I would have done nothing.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/08/22/fresco-ruined-woman.htmlA Spanish lady has "restored" a 19th century painting of jesus. I will admit... more
A new interactive piece in 3-d chromadepth... alice in wonderland, updated version .
The caterpillar changes to a butterfly and is replaced by the cheshire cat on the mushroom in the dark . The entire piece is 3-d chromadepth see more photos in real 3-d at my blog thanks for taking the time to support the arts .
G.M.FiggA new interactive piece in 3-d chromadepth... alice in wonderland, updated version .... more
The Artistic Uprising in 2010 at Antioch University Los Angeles showcased thought-provoking works expressed in a wide variety of unusual media.
Video by Howard Harrelson.The Artistic Uprising in 2010 at Antioch University Los Angeles showcased... more
Fascinated by the nature and the organicism of smells Peter De Cupere identifies his world of objects and his installations with a corresponding smell as an extension of their meaning thus penetrating deeper into their singularity and complexity. By doing so he confronts us with experiences lost as the result of ever-greater taboos under pressure from chemical developments in that area and, of course, from ever-changing sophisticated fads. In the case of De Cupere, however, it is also about processes, about changes in time and this in combination with the spatial power of smells that imprint themselves on our memories more indelibly than pictures. http://www.freeturbine.com/index.php/news/artists-news/item/peter-de-cupere-olfactory-artFascinated by the nature and the organicism of smells Peter De Cupere identifies his... more
It’s the painter’s perennial conundrum: How does one interpret reality, so it, you know, doesn’t look like everybody else’s? While many painters across the canvas of history may resort to the occasional LSD or opium bomb, it turns out all Claude Monet had to do was get eye surgery. Future painters of America, are you listening?
I am, of course, referring to the Claude Monet, the legendary French impressionist renowned for using color, texture and abstract brush strokes to create works that are some of the most lauded works in the world today. Indeed, later in his life, he completed a series of paintings cased on the changing colors associated with daylight in his series Haystacks, which are some of his most famous.
Turns out Monet may have had a trick up his sleeve during the Haystacks days. He had some gnarly cataracts later on in life, leaving him to complain that his vision was like trying to look through a thick fog. Thanks to the wonderful advancements of early 20th century medicine, he was able to (at the young age of 82) have the entire lens from his left eye removed. The procedure not only gave him his ability to see back, but it gave him something else: the super-human ability to see ultra-violet light — the frequencies of which are normally filtered out by the very lens he had removed — and a resulting condition called Aphakia.
Thanks to his new super vision, Monet continued to paint. But this time he had the help of some way trippy ultraviolet blues and purples not usually picked up by human eyes, according to Color Uncovered, an interactive book recently published by the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
And if you take a look at the following two painting from his 1922-1924 series, The House Seen From the Rose Garden, you get a glimpse of exactly how Monet’s new super-human vision affected his works.It’s the painter’s perennial conundrum: How does one interpret reality, so... more
Sometimes you make stupid mistakes. I was fixing one of my toilets yesterday being all plumber like and had the misfortune of shattering the tank cover. Now my house was built in 1954 and not too much has changed since then. Our downstairs toilet is a 1963 American Standard model #4043. Searching for replacements found me seeing $50-$275 price ranges and I just didn't want to spend that kind of money. Then I came across Building REsources.Sometimes you make stupid mistakes. I was fixing one of my toilets yesterday being all... more
Artists and their source material -
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Many artists actually NEED models,....and even those with virtually photographic visual memories, Like Frazetta,....well,....are frequently FOND of them .
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress
Or softly lightens o'er her face,
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place
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Shwidkiy Andrey paintings for sale, painting art. Original paintings, by Shwidkiy Andrey.
http://artgallery.com.ua/paintlist.php?Artist=60Shwidkiy Andrey paintings for sale, painting art. Original paintings, by Shwidkiy... more
How painting outdoors can relieve stress and inspire your creativity. Learn More
http://www.whatishowto.net/2011/12/26/reduce-stress-connect-creativity/How painting outdoors can relieve stress and inspire your creativity. Learn More... more
I will be featured @ Cykel in San Francisco. I will be showing all new work.
I’m an artist living and working in San Francisco. I paint because I have a passion for creating. Living in San Francisco has had an impact on my work. I try to find places that look industrial or abandon left to rot. Its these places that I find beauty and intriguing and at one point had history with the city. There was a time when these surfaces had a function. Practically all these surface were all man made, what fascinates me is that with time these surfaces start to decompose or detoritate and take a life of there own. Show their true beauty.
Heres all the info for the show:
548 Union Street
San Francisco, CA
Friday Oct 7 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Heres a link to my website http://stevejaviel.com/I will be featured @ Cykel in San Francisco. I will be showing all new work.... more
The Featured Artist here at Lav mEDia this month is Odd Nerdrum.
Hope you all can appreciate his paintings as well until the next time it's Lav time!
you can view more from this artist at:
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=odd+nerdstrom&id=1AADC7ED53789E279D0FC0C10EA8B3793B1FA599&FORM=IGRE1#x0y0The Featured Artist here at Lav mEDia this month is Odd Nerdrum. Hope you all can... more