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Mark Ryden

Mark Ryden

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Strange Gods It’s been quiet around here this week, but here’s a shot of what I’ve been up to. Hopefully this giant monstrosity will be finished within the next few days, and I can set myself upon the next. Anonymous said: WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THE SKELETON WAR My family, everyone I know are all at least half skeleton. It’s a dangerous time for us all. berluic said: Do you have any advice on how to be a better artist I really want to draw more again I stopped for awhile but I'm not sure where to begin le pen quotidien Dec 28th: 1974 Datsun 610 Tonight I saw the movie Juno—it was great, but I must admit I was a little distracted watching it. I had heard it was shot here in Vancouver, like many films, but I didn’t expect it to hit quite so close to home. In it, the characters attend my old high school, and the girl goes to a medical building that happens to be our weird old clinic near my mom’s house. It’s perfect for a movie—it looks like a funeral home inside, with dark wood paneling and busts of Hippocrates in alcoves. Behind the very 1962-style front desk are all of these built-in wooden cabinets, and up high there are latched doors which, when opened, contain crazy old pneumatic tubes that send things upstairs.

Artist Takes Every Drug Known to Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use This is all kinds of cool, and everything your mother told you not to do. Bryan Lewis Saunders is an artist from Washington D.C., not just any artist though. Saunders prefers to take a more unconventional approach to his artwork. Arguably his most interesting project, entitled DRUGS is described as follows: Below, you can view a collection of portraits Saunders drew while under the influence of various substances ranging from cocaine, to marijuana, to DMT.

City Cyclops Come Touch Things What are you doing for the next four months? Hopefully you'll be spending every day at the Cartoon Art Museum, witnessing the new Small Press Spotlight featuring the work of Jon Adams. You can see artwork in real life, instead of on a computer screen. Jenny Saville Born in 1970, Cambridge, England Lives and works in Oxford, England 2010Jenny Saville, Gagosian Gallery, London 2005 Jenny Saville, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome. 2004 Large Scale Polaroids by Jenny Saville and Glen LuchfordUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst, East Gallery. 2003 Migrants, Gagosian Gallery, New York (Chelsea). 2002 Jenny Saville/Glen Luchford: Closed Contact, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.

Micha Lobi MichaLobi (1967, Siberia) lives and works in Russia. In his work, Lobi focuses mainly on the unusual and estranging aspects of daily life. Simultaneously, his works show a great enthusiasm and zest for life. Lobi wants to battle the superficial and easy accessible character of our current world, dominated by multi-media. fabien merelle Freshly graduated from the Beaux-Arts, former resident of the prestigious Casa Vélasquez in Madrid, Fabien Merelle distinguishes himself through his style, at once realistic, minute and oniric. After having tamed his childhood drawings, which he completed with humor, his latest series takes its author as its main subject.Invariably dressed in pyjama trousers, a conspicuous sign that the perception of the world is done through dreams, the boy takes us with him on a fanciful ride. Fabien Merelle loves the shadowy world of tales. He re-entered it by rediscovering his childhood drawings which had been carefully preserved.

The Stout Woman With particular care indeed! The money that could be extracted from the corpulent matron by an experienced corsetiere would certainly provide for the family holiday. In the section on corsetieres, the subtle, and lucrative art of persuading the woman desperate for an improved figure to part with her husband's money is described in detail.

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