Category Archives: Photography, Painting, Sculpture

How many can you name?

A clay montage of thirty-five 19th and 20th century artists, Monalisa Descending a Staircase is a fantastic trip through the world of art. The video is a bit long (6min 59sec), but well worth it. Here are the artists I could identify:

  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Vincent VanGogh
  • Paul Gauguin
  • Edvard Munch
  • Diego Rivera
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Paul Braque
  • Marc Chagall
  • Salvador Dali
  • Henri Rousseau
  • Rene Magritte
  • Joan Miro
  • Andy Warhol

I need to brush up on my contemporary and modern art, obviously. How many more can you name?

Did you like this? Share it:

Comments and beautiful photography

LionHaven’t posted a lot these days. I’m enjoying the summer, writing up a storm, doing some editing work, and sailing. We’ve taken to sailing in the evening, when it’s cooler and the wind picks up after a lull around 6pm.

Another reason I haven’t posted much is that I’ve been fighting spam comments. They’ve found a way to massively spam past comments. I’m not the only one who’s suffering from that, we all are. So, until I’ve found a way to block the $%@#!!#$ spammers, I’ve turned off the comments feature.

And as a feast for your eyes, here are some of the most beautiful African wildlife photography I’ve ever seen: Nick Brandt, shown at the Young Gallery.

Did you like this? Share it:

Art for Art’s Sake

RapunzelI’m always amazed at people’s creative talent, especially in the beaux-arts, since I can barely draw a stick man. But to create something breathtaking, knowing its days are counted, may be the most selfless act an artist can make. Sure, he or she is admired, but for a short time only. Most artists, painters, sculptors, and surely writers, create for themselves, and for others, but also to be remembered, for a bit of immortality. But some create only for the first two reasons. These artists, such as those in the Harrison Hot Springs Sand Castles in BC, or the Ice Carvings of Winterlude in Ottawa, ON, perform for the love of it, and often in harsh conditions. As I said, amazing.

Did you like this? Share it: