Wednesday, August 16, 2006

sick awsomeness

for my artist i choose rembrant

aside from this project, i acually have been looking at his work and heres my favortie peice, which probably most well known...
http://www.toddcam.com/site/streetart/pages/27tcpx.html

it choose him because i enjoy doing grafitti as well, and he inpires me to elaborate on my own style.
traditionally, spray paint is used, which is a constant medium for rembrant, but general paint can be used insted of it from the can

although im more into the tagging style graffiti i love his "portraits", and acually have tried doing things like it, although it is a lot harder than i thought it was going to be

modigliani 2


this painter is one of my favorite because his art is his own biography. jusy by looking at his art, and reading his biography you can relate to it. i think he is a great artist because he expressed in his painting his feelings and influences and it is somethign that most artist look to achieve.

Monday, August 14, 2006

check this dude out


http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/modigliani/
http://artchive.com/artchive/M/modigliani.html








wheni was looking at this photographer i found that i had previusly taken SIMILAR pictures:

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Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita

I chose the artist Tsuguharu Foujita because I absolutely love his work and his lifestyle. First of all, he was born in Tokyo. He later studied and painted in France, which I would love to do one day myself. Here, he learned to apply some French oil techniques into his Japanese-style paintings. He worked with mediums of paint, and even engraved some of his art. I tend to like artists that work in more than one medium, because I think it's wise to experiment with different materials.

Foujita has such a unique style. I love the thinly painted lines he uses, as well as washed out and muted colors. The expressions on the portraits he paints, are always delicate and airy. It's almost as if the drawings are slightly transparent. I admire the way this artist is able to apply the paint so lightly, because I have always had trouble with that.

Leonard isn't that well known, especially since today he is not living. Like many artists throughout history, he just wasn't as famous to the public as other artists during his time.

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my artistttt!!!CHUCK CLOSE

You guys should check out Chuck Close cause his art is pretty sweet. He's mostly known as a painter but not just any ordinary painter. He uses a grid as a base on most of his paintings and his paintings are prettty huge. I love how his work looks so different up close. All you see is circular shapes and he includes so many colors. Now check this out!
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k. so this is a close up on his painting of Emma, some baby...i dunno.

Now check out as this zooms out...




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and some more zooming out....




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YAY!!!!here's emma!!!

David Hockney


Hockney is known for working with Printmaking, Photography/photocollage, and Paint (mostly oils) I find Hockney inspiring because he is comfortable with different types of mediums and he uses crazy colors. You can tell his art work is very personal, as he does many based on his mother or family. His photo collages are an example of the time changing thing.








Edward Gorey

I first got into Edward Gorey through the opening credits of the PBS series, MYSTERY! I used to be a big Agatha Christie fiend... The animation is based on his style and the storyline has all these detectives running around and women in cocktail dresses falling off of buildings, it's awesome. I guess what I respond to most about his drawings is that they are often times both morbid and witty. I think it's really appropriate that he wrote and collaborated on many childrens books because to me all his art work seems to tell a story. Whenever I look at a peice of his I find myself asking questions about the characters and the circumstances that led them to such bizarre situations. For example: who let the grim reaper chaperone this group of school children? Here's some of his work, enjoy:

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Rene Magritte



Rene Magritte is a famous Belgian surreal artist. I admire Magrittes work for its surealism, oddness, and the confusion and emotion it evokes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magritte

http://www.magritte.com/2.cfm

The Art of Craig Mullins (chris is a fricking stealer)

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Craig Mullins is a commercial artist who began his legacy of digital masterpieces since 1994. Years upon years of work and education in industrial illustration has honed his skills to what it is today. I have been fascinated by his attention to detail through rough and larger strokes creates an uncanny realism in his works, bringing forth depth and dimension comparable to that of real life photographs. with single and seemingly simplistic strokes, a surface or form is created. As a digital artist myself with Adobe Photoshop as my tool, I am still astounded as to how he utilizes the program.

I hope that's all i have to say. Craig Mullins' work can be seen at http://www.goodbrush.com.

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