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Friday, December 28
Marcel Duchamp — Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 3), 1912
The other day I went to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the Dancing Around the Bride show. There was a lot to take in from the exhibition. Two versions of Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase were at the show, which is a painting that I really like. It is thought-provoking with so much movement. Not much of what was displayed at the show can be found online other then this famous painting. John Jones did a series of ink on plastic pieces that were there that I wish I could find. But anyway, over all, it's an interesting show worth checking out.
Monday, December 10
Tuesday, November 27
Sunday, November 25
Saturday, November 3
Sunday, October 14
Sunday, September 16
My Headphones Save My Life, 2006
Married to Myself, 2007
Your Monsters Are Just Like Mine, 2006
Demetz is an Italian artist who has become well-recognized for his wooden sculptures of children. His overall technique is incredible. The contrast between the rough textures to the softer surfaces along with the gaps and pieces fitting together creates a lot of discord and interest.
An interview with Dazed Digital reveals the artist's point of view:
"My sculptures transmit the awareness of becoming adults and thus losing, as Rudolf Steiner says, their ability to be able to “hear” their unconscious. They live with the burden of guilt transmitted from generation to generation, which does not belong to them. They are children who feel sad about not being able to really be children, but who have, on the other hand, the possibility of choosing to become adults, totally independently, thus freeing themselves little by little of all the influences transmitted by their ancestors. They are witness to all the effort involved in the process of growth and development, which is achieved through individual will and concentration."
Saturday, September 8
Janine Antoni, 2000
A few weeks ago I went to visit the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, and checked out the museum while I was there. This piece caught my attention. It is a silver casting of family silverware, a negative impression of the artist's mouth, and her mother's hand holding the spoon.
"The work relates to Antoni's ongoing exploration of personal history, family relationships, and bonding and separation as equally important elements in forming one's identity."
Monday, August 13
Sunday, August 12
Wednesday, August 8
Sterling Hundley is a talented illustrator currently living in Richmond, Virginia. He's won various awards for his work, including three gold and two silver medals from the Society of Illustrators based in New York. I love his style!
Sunday, July 29
Saturday, July 28
Thursday, July 26
Tuesday, July 17
Der Damm Des Riesen, 2012
Antonio Santin is an artist based in Berlin. In many of his paintings he portrays females sprawled out in shadowed rooms, showing their vulnerability, or even despair. It is an interesting subject matter and point of view. Not to mention, he is great with pattern and detail.
Saturday, July 14
Funeral in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1987
Northern Ireland, 1972
Cambodia, Bombardment of Phnom-Penh, 1975
Nicaragua, Managua, 1981
Spengler is well known for her photographs of war. She has traveled the world to document the effects of war on primarily women and children.
Thursday, July 12
I love this photograph. It is from her series "Bare Handed". This is how she describes the series:
"To create these images, I sought out individuals who make themselves vulnerable in the face of nature and attempted to capture the meditative, transformative state they achieved while working with a potentially dangerous animal or in an uncomfortable environment."