Friday, September 30, 2005

Flowers in the Attic by unknown

This is one of those images that will stay with me for the rest of my life. It’s beautiful and, like all art worth remembering, it’s an image that becomes inprinted in your mind.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

A Paler Shade of Being by Caniglia

I considered buying this print about a year ago from Shocklines. It's considered to be a piece belonging most appropriately to the horror genre for reason which may or may not be obvious. But "Paler Shade of Being" is definitely one of his most tame works. Amazinlgy, this piece was completed using only watercolours and pencil, and no other medium.

Caniglia's work normally possesses a type on patina that seems to have survived age and rust. Caniglia's art is intensely human. Visit his gallery.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Erwart Tung by Ludwig Angerer der Ältere

Ludwig Angerer der Ältere is known in Europe as "Angerer the Elder" and a source calls him, "one of Europe's most famous painters."

I chose to post this particular piece because it's a reflection of my own Spanish heritage and the large part bulls play in our culture, in-cluding matadors and the running of the bulls- both traditions I am not exactly proud of.

Angerer's surrealist work is normally created using an oil medium and airbrushes to give his pieces a dream-like effect. You can view a handful of his incredible pieces here.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

God's Giving by Andreas Scholz

"Who would not, finding way, break loose from hell . . . and boldly venture to whatever place farthest from pain?" -John Milton, Paradise Lost

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Kissing the Frog by Elffers & Freymann

Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann Stewart are a photographer and artist team who have "molded" fruits and vegetables into cute faces that show a large range of emotional expressions.

The whimsical duo's debut came in 1997 with their best seller book, "Play With Your Food." Since then they have collaborated on several books and

As you can imagine, it was difficult for me to select one image, so instead I selected 7 pieces. Please click to enlarge.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Creatures of the Night by Aspen Payne

This is artwork done by a 6 year old Blogger named Aspen. At 6 she's already working with multimedia, combining the use of watercolours and pastels. You can view her beautiful Art Gallery and photos here.

Monday, September 19, 2005

It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To

I posted a piece by Skot Olsen back in August, but I posted this one because it was my fiance's birthday recently and he I both enjoy Skot Olsen's work.

Happy Birthday Kevin

Sunday, September 18, 2005

La Luna by Joe Sorren

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Decalcomania by René Magritte

Magritte was an awesomely inspired painter. He was born on November 21, 1898 in Belgium and died at age 68. If you browse his work, you will notice several different paintings of this image of a man donning a bowler hat. That's because this painting, which is actually in full colour, is part of Magritte's Bowler Hat theme.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Pop Art Graffiti Building

This colourful building is somewhere in Montreal. All four walls are painted in this manner.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Bird Brained by Thomas Han

Thomas Han's MySpace is here. If you're interested in purchasing his art, visit artnet.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Linda by Sage Vaughn

Like all great artists, Sage Vaughn has a style all his own. His M.O. is a cool earthiness that evokes a happy thought. Much of his art incorporates butterflies and flowers while maintaining a tea-toned, grainy aura.

The word linda, by the way, is Spanish for "beautiful."

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Faunadestia by Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson’s stage name came from the name came from a combination of Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson’s name. Interestingly enough, those were not their real names.

Marilyn Monroe’s real name was Norma Jean Mortensen, while Charles Manson’s real name is Charles Maddox.

Ironically, both Monroe and Manson had insane mothers who physically abused them often. On one occasion Monroe’s mother tried to smother her with a pillow as she slept and Manson’s mother often sent him to school dressed as a girl.

Monroe was thought to have a high IQ, and Charles Manson’s IQ is above average at 121. Curiously, both of them had three marriages that ended in divorce in the Sixties.

Monday, September 05, 2005

James Sunderland by Konami

Silent Hill is a dark, fictional world that is paradoxical and Hellish. The story of Silent Hill began when a group of dark worshippers began experimenting with things of an evil nature that soon swallowed an entire town, turning it into a decayed city filled with demonic creatures- with no exit and no explainable entrance.

A movie based on the video game is in production and Sean Bean, who played Boromir in LOTR, will play the role of James Sunderland, a man looking for his daughter after she’s disappeared in the town of Silent Hill.

The art above is actually the game’s computer animation.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Acorn and the Dryad by Esao Andrews

According to a Pixelsurgeon interview, no member of Esao's family had ever seen his work since he was a wee boy of 8 years growing up in Arizona, until recently.

This painting is that of a dryad and a unicorn, both creatures of mythology. The dryad is a creature of Greek mythology whose asso-ciation is usually tied to the wood Nymphs. Dryads are the tree spirits of the oak tree, while unicorns are probably the most popular mytho-logical creature.

The most famous painting of a dryad is by Evelyn De Morgan (1850-1919).

Saturday, September 03, 2005

La Reine Rouge by Pierre Bourgeault

The story of Little Red Riding Hood has been told through many generations and she has become such an icon that even in this mod, bunny eared get-up we can still recognize that this is the fabled Little Red Riding Hood.

The story of Little Red Riding Hood was written by an French man named Charles Perault in 1697. Many stories of that era are filled with sexual content and violence (i.e. Sleeping Beauty awoke after she'd been raped; Cinderella's step-mother sliced her own daughter feet in order to get the shoes, which were not glass slippers, to fit), but they usually had a happy, albeit twisted, happy ending.

Little Red Riding Hood was a cautionary tale for virginal girls who could be seduced by "wolves." But this version did not have a happy ending. Because La Reine Rouge decided to trust the wolf, he ate her.

Friday, September 02, 2005

After Darkly Noon by Viggo Mortensen

Having tackled several careers successfully, Viggo Mortesensen has been called a renaissance man. He is a painter, photographer, poet, singer, songwriter, actor, owner of publishing house Perceval Press, speaks five different languages, and during his filming career he has become an excellent horse rider and swordsman.