F**kART: The Complete Series… possibly “Evil Dave” came from a well known web pic of David Cameron. Using my new *Painting by Numbers* technique; reducing tone and shape to essential colour blocks – I can knock these out quickly enough to stop me getting bored. When I was in my early twenties one of my nicknames was ‘Risotto’ – ready in 20 minutes. I tend to favour paintings or drawings which can be done quickly. I blame all forms of government, modern technology and an inbuilt, but very British, tendency for shallowness and ephemera! The split down the middle reflects my view that Cameron is, actually, a rather nice chap and a true liberal; but has to play Tory and do the business because he just happens to be our prime minister and leading a party, whose members, some of them, judging by their comments on blogs and other media, are orf the bleeding wall when it comes to humanity and caring for the interests of the wider community. Having a glass or two and doing a bit on nonsense art (mixed media these days!) This is LEG!
antonio mora double exposure photography by antonio mora The art of sharpening pencils by Matthew James Taylor on 8 October 2007 Welcome to the world of pencil sharpening - this may sound like a dull topic but there is actually a lot more to it than you think. There are a number of different sharpening styles and methods; all good artists should know them. Sharpening styles There are four main points to select from; the one you choose will depend on the type of pencil you use, and the style of your drawing. The standard point Everyone knows about this one, its trademark conical point is the most common and the most versatile of sharpening styles. There are a couple of drawbacks with this style however. See one of my drawings done with the standard point style: Winged Skeleton: graphite pencil drawing. The chisel point This is a rarely seen style where the end of the pencil is cut with a knife into a chisel shape. One problem with the chisel design is it can be difficult to master. The needle point There are a number of potential problems with this design. The bullet point
Archives: Corridors of power Corridors of power Date: 07-04-1992 Owning Institution: Publication: The Independent 1987 - 1999 Subject: Now Renaissance Pieter Saenredam's Interior of the Buurkerk, painted in 1644, detains few visitors to the National Gallery. It is such a quiet and unassuming picture, so still and distant and alien, that it is easily passed by. Attention is concentrated on the stately repetition of column, arch and spandrel; on cool expanses of stone wall and floor; on a space whose meagre contents, partially inventoried by the sunlight that pours in through high Gothic windows, seems to speak metaphorically as well as materially of purity. Saenredam has been called ''the first portraitist of architecture'', which might be said to make him oddly topical. The rise of Saenredam's reputation in the modern era - he was, for centuries, one of Rembrandt's many forgotten contemporaries - may well have been founded on a creative misinterpretation of his art.
I can see right through you this isn't happiness.™ ABOUT ARCHIVE FOLLOW Facebook Twitter Instagram Google+ Ads Via The Deck I can see right through you share it Hi-res 8,080 notes Pieter Jansz. Saenredam Assendelft Church, 1649, with the gravestone of Saendredam's father in the foreground. The Grote Markt including the Hoofwacht on the left in Haalem - 1629 Pieter Jansz. Biography Saenredam was born in Assendelft, the son of the Northern Mannerist printmaker and draughtsman Jan Pietersz Saenredam whose sensuous naked goddesses are in great contrast with the work of his son. He was a contemporary of the painter-architects Jacob van Campen, Salomon de Bray, and Pieter Post. Saenredam's paintings frequently show medieval churches, usually Gothic, but sometimes late Romanesque, which had been stripped bare of their original decorations after the iconoclasm of the Protestant Reformation. In any case, Saenredam wanted to record this time of change by documenting the country’s buildings. There are a small number of his works in British collections but the Utrecht Archives houses a large number of Saenredam's drawings. References External links
Pinhole photography by Justin Quinnell Robert Pepperell Studio paintings iPad painting Exhibitions Catalogue of oil paintings Monochrome series 2005 Robert Pepperell studied at the Slade School of Art. Paradox 1, 2005, Oil on panel, 46cm x 60cm Fragrance, 2005, Oil on canvas, 30cm x 40cm Succulus, 2005, Oil on panel, 122cm x 122cm Open Day, 2005, Oil on canvas, 36cm x 45cm Became, 2005, Oil on panel, 30cm x 40cm St Jerome, 2005, Chalk on paper, 42cm x 59cm The Spies, 2005, Chalk on paper,42cm x 59cm The Seminary, 2002, Graphite on paper, 42cm x 53cm Exodus, 2002, Chalk on paper, 42cm x 53cm Taken, 2005, Chalk on paper, 42cm x 59cm
Cocktail Party Physics: i am a camera It's Halloween! Jen-Luc Piquant has donned her usual vampire costume for the occasion, although she was tempted to dress up as Lady Gaga this year, just to mix things up a bit. But a Gaga outfit would have clashed with her stylin' beret, and let's face it: Jen-Luc was never meant to be a bleached blonde. Just in time for the spooky festivities, we stumbled across an amazing twist on the pinhole camera, via The Daily What (one of our must-read feeds). Artsy photographer Wayne Martin Belger constructs his own pinhole cameras, which are works of art all by themselves -- and in this case, he built a pinhole camera out of, well, a 150-year-old human skull of a 13-year-old girl. It's called "The Third Eye," and his website claims he has used it "to study the beauty of decay." Probably the earliet version of a pinhole camera was known as the camera obscura (Latin for “dark room”), the precursor to the pinhole camera. The visual effect can be quite striking. But size isn't everything, right?
Amazing Hand Cut Map Art Karen O’Leary is famous for creating hand cut paper maps of popular cities. Careful elimination of unnecessary parts results in a beautiful artwork with the sharp contrast between the solid and void. Singapore Vancouver Sydney Atlanta Manhattan San Francisco London New Orleans Seattle Madrid A very controlled chaos A tornado has scrambled the contents of a small town square, leaving upturned automobiles, lopsided telephone poles and a confused cow planted smack in the middle of very unfamiliar patch of grass. Cracked yellow instrument panels, rusty dials and broken gauges are all that remain of a nuclear power plant control room, devoid of human presence in the aftermath of a meltdown. A glowing orange fire blazes through jagged black trees, rushing in a fury towards a tiny aluminum camper, its inhabitants ignorant of the impending danger. No, these bizarre scenarios are not plucked from obscure science fiction novels, surrealist dystopias or old folk tales; they are grounded quite solidly in the real world. “Even though these scenes aren’t that funny, they’re still kinda funny, in their own way,” Nix says, “because it’s just a little model.” Nix’s work, which will be exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City in June, draws heavily from her childhood. Imagining Yesterday Other Worlds
untitled Double Dahl (2007) Plywood, ink, acrylic paint 22 x 53 x 16 inches RGB Ibex (2009) Balsa wood, ink, acrylic paint 41 x 28 x 16.5 inches Schrödinger's Hat (2009) Bass wood, ink, gauche, acrylic paint, felt fedora 10 inch diameter x 22 inches Game (2006)Plywood48 x 72 x 48 inches Puff (2011)Balsa wood, bass wood, ink, acrylic paint30 x 28 x 23 inches Anomaly (2011)Bass wood, ink, acrylic paint 48 x 14 x 6 inches Anvil (2011)Wood, ink, acrylic paint28 x 36 x 13 inches Disintegrating Eagle (2011)Balsa wood, bass wood, ink, acrylic paint71 x 41 x 12 inches Peafile (2006) Plywood, Ink, Acrylic Paint 47 x 74 x 25 inches Skulk (2010) 19 x 37 x 13 inches Balsa Wood, ink, and acrylic paint Albino Alligator (2011)Bass wood, balsa, ink, and acrylic paint32 x 68 x 10 inches Conjoined (2012)Bass wood, balsa, ink, and acrylic paint58 x 58 x 8 inches Kept (2009)Bass wood, ink, acrylic paint, and found bird cage 13 inch diameter x 20 inches Random Access Memory (2010) Balsa wood, ink43 x 19 x 17 inches
The Chemistry of Oil Painting on Symbiartic Artist and illustrator Glenton Mellow, who writes the Flying Trilobite blog, also co-authors a new blog for Scientific American called Symbiartic, along with scientific illustrator Kalliopi Monoyios. The tagline for Symbiartic is “The art of science and the science of art”, and topics range freely across that nebulous and fascinating intersection. In a recent post Mellow gives a nicely succinct overview of The Chemistry of Oil Painting, with a bit of history, discussions of the principal types of oil used and a mention of artistic concerns such as glazing and “fat over lean”. You can find more of Glendon Mellow’s writing and artwork on The Flying Trilobite and his website.
Don Hong-Oai Takes Photographs That Look Like Traditional Chinese Paintings Using a style known as pictorialism, Chinese artist Dong Honh-Oai was able to create a series of amazing photographs that look like Chinese traditional paintings. Born in 1929, in Guangzhou, China’s Guangdong province, Dong Hong-Oai left his home country when he was just 7, after the sudden death of his parents. The youngest of 24 siblings, he was sent to live within the Chinese community of Saigon, Vietnam. In 1979, a bloody border war started between Vietnam and the People’s Republic of China, and following a series of repressive policies that targeted Chinese immigrants, Dong Hong-Oai became one of the millions of “boat people”who left Vietnam during the 70s and 80s. At one point in his career, Long Chin-San started to experiment with ways to translate that impressionistic style of art into photography.He developed a method of layering negatives to correspond with the three tiers of distance and taught his method to Don. Photos via Picasa Reddit Stumble