Friday, January 25, 2008

Understanding art for geeks

Composition with Yellow, Blue, and Red
Piet Mondrian, 1921
oil on canvas, 72.5 x 69 cm.

L’Origine du monde
Gustave Courbet, 1866
Oil on canvas, 46 × 55 cm.

Portrait présumé de Gabrielle d'Estrées et de sa soeur la duchesse de Villars
Unknown author, circa 1594
Oil on panel, 96 × 125 cm.

Understanding art for geeks by Paul The Wine Guy

La Trahison des Images
René Magritte, 1928
oil on canvas, 63.5 × 93.98 cm.

The Scream
Edvard Munch, 1893
oil, tempera and pastel on cardboard, 91 x 73.5 cm.

Old Woman Reading a Bible
Gerrit Dou, 1630
Oil on canvas, 71 x 55,5 cm.

gnboard for a Schoolmaster
Ambrosius Holbein, 1516
Pine panel, 55.5 x 65.7 cm.

Galileo facing the Roman Inquisition
Cristiano Banti, 1857
Oil on canvas

The Last Supper
Leonardo da Vinci, 1495–1498
Tempera on gesso, pitch and mastic, 460 × 880 cm.

The Creation of Adam
Michelangelo, 1477-80

Jasper Johns, 1961
Encaustic, oil, and collage

Keith Haring, 1980
Sumi Ink on Bristol Board, 20 x 26 in.

The Garden of Earthly Delights (central panel)
Hieronymus Bosch, 1503-04
Oil on wood, 220.03 × 194.94 cm.

The inspiration of St. Matthew
Caravaggio, 1602
Oil on canvas, 292 × 186 cm.

The Thinker
Auguste Rodin, 1902
Bronze and marble sculpture

100 Cans
Andy Warhol, 1962
Oil on canvas, 72x52 in.

One blue pussy
Andy Warhol, 1954
oil on canvas, 28 × 36 cm

via Happy Famous Artists

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

classics in photography

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Behind the Gare Saint Lazare, 1932

Recreated in Lego by Balakov

click pics for the originals

Charles Ebbets, Lunch Atop a Skyscraper, c.1932

Robert Capa, Death of a Loyalist Soldier, Spain, 1936 (The Falling Soldier)

Henri Cartier Bresson, Madrid, 1933.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, By the Marne River, 1938

via breaking glass

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

human animals, animal humans

Corey Arnold, 31, is a photographer and Alaskan crab fisherman. During October, January, and February you will find him working and photographing aboard the f/v Rollo in the Bering Sea. You may have spotted him aboard the Rollo during season 2 of the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch. Now he keeps his things in Portland, Oregon after spending the last 5 years commuting from Oslo, Norway. In 2005 he received a grant from the American-Scandinavian Foundation to photograph fisherman and whalers in Northern Norway, a project that continues to this day.

Corey fishes (the portfolio of Corey Arnold)

Monday, January 14, 2008

the friendly charm of de-escalation

The picture above, displaying some strange being that comes like a mix between Darth Vader and Mickey Mouse, is floating around the net. It is a slightly shotophopped version of an original Reuters photograph by David Mdzinarishvili. Police officers approach opposition supporters during a rally in central Tbilisi November 7, 2007.
Another fine example that police all over the world loves to dress up in the most bizarre ways.

We don´t even ask what´s the three legged thing in the background of the second pic.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

mainly grey

Dirk Braeckman

Dirk Braeckman is born in 1958 in Eeklo, Belgium. He lives and works in Ghent. Braeckman starts his artistic career as a photographer of portraits and self-portraits. Later, he chooses subjects of abandoned spaces and deserted rooms, body parts, surfaces of desks, walls, beds, etc for his black-and-white photos. Fragments are enlarged and take up the dimension of an all-embracing still life. With vague contours, the enlarged detail aims at catching a pure and essential, universal and anonymous image. By direct attention for the detail, the miniscule is elevated to auratic dimensions of the icon. The pictures are diaphanous yet suggestive: one recognises a personal narrative behind the large, unframed, black and white, but mainly grey photos.
zeno x gallery

Please keep in mind that the rendering of the original gelatin silver prints on a digital platform is only approximate and involves considerable loss of quality, contrast, depth and mid-tones when shown on most computer monitors.
With their very specific tactile values, textures and wide tonal range characteristic of the matt baryte paper and the (mostly) large formats, the original photographs are thus extremely difficult to reproduce.
It goes without saying that only seeing them in reality can do them justice.
Dirk Braeckman

» Dirk Braeckman

» Dirk Braeckman at zeno x


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