Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Untitled by Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo daVinci's notebook contains some of the most beautiful artwork I've ever seen. The notebook itself is also quite lovely. It is unbound, put together after his death from loose papers containing his work. Da Vinci was a lover of shapes and movements and often wrote in a style known as "mirror writing," which is a style of writing from left to right, usually needing a mirror to reveal the message.

The notebook of da Vinici is now in the Codex Arundel in London, England.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Sweet Dreams by unknown

Beautiful, dreamlike artwork by an unknown artist.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Banana Appeal by Greg Brown

I posted art by Greg Brown in one of my first posts on BDA. I like anything charming, witty, and whimsical and Greg Brown's work conveys all three of those things.

Whitney Hopter Graphics is an art gallery located outside in Palo Alto, California. Although I haven't been able to find a reliable biography on Greg Brown, it's now obvious to me that Greg Brown is directly affiliated with Whitney Hopter Graphics and could be its owner or the gallery's contractual artist.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Save Our Souls by Aqua Sixio

Aqua Sixio, is a 21 year old artist from France. I discovered his art months ago when I was looking at the profile of a previously profiles artist. You can view some of his beautiful work here.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Candy Corn Took a Stroll by Sean Christopher

Today is All Souls Day, the final day of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) I had to post this piece. The skull, the headpiece and the robe remind me so much of the Day of the Dead festivities I've enjoyed for a few years now.

Dia de los Muertos is mostly thought of as a Catholic holiday. However many non Catholics celebrate it as it is a day for both remembering the dead and honoring them. Those who practice Catholicism normally attend Mass, usually praying for the dead to find Heaven instead of Hell or Purgatory. But those of us who are sane and do not affiliate ourselves with such brainwashing, dare I say mind-fucking, cults. You can look beyond the gathering of scalding religious punishment to something more Spiritual and the happiness these people brought us.

You can see more work by Sean Christopher here.