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Divine Geometry

Blake's The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clo...

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Two conical bundles are defined by the illumination of the Moon. This is the viewpoint of an observer, high above the Earth in the Cosmos. A romantic mood is created by the artist conveyed by the night voyage of the sailboat around the globe.

The National Library in Vienna contains a miniature edition of the Holy Bible where God, the Lord of Sabbath, is depicted as the Architect who draws the boundaries of the future Earth in cosmic space by means of a pair of compasses. This served as the basis for the paintings, “Newton” and “The Hand of the Lord,” by William Blake, an English mystic, poet, and artist. In these pieces, Blake illustrates the creation of our world by the Lord-Geometrician. In this painting the artist shows us the boundaries of the Earth’s night.

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Vladimir Kush

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Bakery Shop

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Kush was born in Russia, in a small one-story wooden house on the northern edge of Moscow, near the forest-park, Sokolniki

At the age of seven, concurrent with general education, Vladimir began to attend art school until late evening where he became acquainted with the works of great artists of the Renaissance, famous Impressionists, and Modern artists.

Vladimir Kush entered the Moscow Higher Art and Craft School at age 17, but a year later he was conscripted. After six months of military training the unit commander thought it more appropriate to employ him exclusively for peaceful purposes, namely, painting propagandistic posters.

After military service and graduating the Institute of Fine Arts, Vladimir painted portraits on Arbat Street to support his family during the hard times in Russia.

In the year 1987, Vladimir began to take part in exhibitions organized by the Union of Artists. At a show in Coburg, Germany in 1990, nearly all his displayed paintings sold and after closing the exhibition, he parted ways with the two other Russian artists that had accompanied him. He flew to Los Angeles where 20 of his works were exhibited and began his “American Odyssey.”

In Los Angeles, Kush worked in a small, rented home garage, but was unable to find a place to display his paintings. He earned money by drawing portraits on the Santa Monica pier and later moved to Hawaii.

A dealer from France noticed the originality of the work and organized an exhibition in Hong Kong in 1993 at the Schoeni Art Gallery. Success surpassed all expectations. Kush then published his first album in Moscow and his work on a huge panel in the Mandarin Hotel was featured on television.

In 1993, Kush painted several panels featuring the prehistoric whales that now decorate the Whale Museum on Kaanapali Beach in Maui. In 1995, a new exhibition in Hong Kong at the Mandarin Fine Art Gallery brought more success. In 2001 Kush opened his first gallery, Kush Fine Art in Lahaina, Hawaii. In addition, he now has locations in New York, Las Vegas and Laguna Beach, California where admirers visit from all corners of the earth.


Upular (Pixar Remix)

 

 

 

 

Annie Sprinkle as The Neo Sacred Prostitute

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this video is bad ass!!. it has a catchy tune, i found it one day while looking for randomness on youtube and fell in love instantly. The little boy is just too adorably fat and cute…

i give Disney and Pixar props for this movie and Pogo for this Video remix

 

 

 


Karl Ferris

The Jimi Hendrix Posters

Karl Ferris Is An English photographer and graphic designer, Karl is a pioneer and chief innovator of what is known as psychedelic photography. He worked with Jimi Hendrix in the late sixties as his photographer and album cover designer.


John Hurford

Someone in red

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This guy loves drawing mythical creatures and what not…pretty dope if you ask me.

 

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Barney Bubbles

The 19th century singer Jenny Lind depicted pe...

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Hawkwind

Barney Bubbles (July 1942-November 1983) was an English graphic artist whose career involvements included painting, graphic design and directing music videos. Barney designed sleeves and albums for many popular music and rock bands including Quintessence, Hawkwind and Brinsley Schwarz.

 

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Elvis Costello

My Favorite One!


Book of Books

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I dont think i could ever begin to describe this painting in any way, no words can describe my reaction or knowledge of such a painting as harmonic looking and sweet as this, even though its a little daunting with the wings sticking out of the pages.

Symbol of divine revelation. On the Greek mosaic of XI century is represented Christ, holding in hands the Bible. As asserts Borges (Jorge Luis Borges. Letters of God) any book is a ramified labyrinth and, going on it, it is always possible to encounter the Book of the Books. Translucent, nacreous colors emphasize virgin purity of image of Mary holding baby Jesus, wings of the butterfly behind her personify the soul aspiring to the blue skies. Symbolism of the picture where the figure of Virgin Mary seemingly merges with the Book of Books, associates with figurativeness of the fresco “Annunciation” pictured by Italian master of Early Renaissance Fra Angelico. It represents Archangel Gabriel appearing before Maria as she was absorbed in reading the Bible – the passage in the Book of Isaiah, where was spoken about the virgin who will give birth to the son.


Cracked Egg….

Colouring pencils

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i feel that when you look at a certain piece of art, it moves you in a certain way. whether its good or bad who knows but it gives you feeling and opens a world that, until then might have been closed.

When i look at the sunrise in the mornings, i always get reminded of this painting… i cant tell if its a sunset or sunrise, but i like to believe the latter. Either way this painting speaks very loud to me…

The egg symbolizes the rising Sun and the beginning of life. In many myths about the creation of the world, a cosmic egg is laid by a giant bird in a formless, ancient ocean. The egg splits into two and the sky and the earth appear from the halves of it, while the sun is seen in the yolk. You can see in the picture that the newborn Sun still hasn’t taken its final shape yet. Shreds of primary matter continue to stream from the burning sphere rising over the ocean. According to Polynesian myth, the Hawaiian Islands were born from such an egg


Mashup

The “Smells LIke Teen Spirit”/ “Final Countdown” Mashup is pretty frikken sick……

I cant seem to stop singing along


Drawing as an End, Not a Means

Second Reformed Dutch Church

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This an article from the new york times, on Robin Hollands new exhibition…. I did not write this myself, only thought it intriguing, the news article is the first under Related Articles…

By TED LOOS
Published: October 29, 2010

Thomas Nozkowski said that drawing a finished painting helps him let go of the painting. 

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OVER the centuries painters have used drawing to prepare for committing their ideas to posterity on canvas. Paper has been a material for sketching, planning and trying out a composition in advance of the main event.

But for an exhibition at the Pace Gallery at 510 West 25th Street in Chelsea that opened this month, the veteran abstract painter Thomas Nozkowski took a different approach. He used drawing as a cool-down exercise rather than a warm-up. The show features 19 pairs of works, each one a painting and a smaller, corresponding work on paper in ink, pencil and gouache.

The drawings are still studies of a kind, but they all reflect back on a just-finished major canvas filled with the artist’s signature squares, triangles and rounded biomorphic forms.

“I started this nine months ago,” said Mr. Nozkowski, 66, who lives with his wife, the sculptor Joyce Robins, in this small town in Ulster County about 90 miles north of Manhattan. “I do a lot of drawing, but I’ve never done this method before. I was just kind of bored one afternoon.”

Mr. Nozkowski — who is widely admired among his art-world peers, if not widely known by the greater public — has spent from 18 months to as many as 15 years on a canvas but can turn out two drawings in a day. He has never been in the habit of preparatory drawing.

“I came to New York in 1961, and all my teachers were second-generation Abstract Expressionist painters,” he said. “I believe in those principles of not doing preliminary sketches — of acting, not having a preconception of where you’re going to go.”

For Mr. Nozkowski paintings are “hot,” he said, while drawings are “cooler, less passionate.” He added that the new method helps him let go of work that has consumed him for years.

“It solves the problem of the emotional engagement with the painting,” he said.

He also has an old-school abstractionist’s attitude about titles and divulging anything about a painting’s inspiration. “Too much information is a trap for the viewer,” he said, which can trivialize an open-ended work. He did allow that of the three pairs shown here, one relates to his father’s stay in a nursing home.

None of the pieces in the Pace exhibition is large. The paintings are 22 by 28 inches, a size so familiar (a window, a medium-size TV screen) as to be invisible, Mr. Nozkowski said. The drawings are just 8 by 10 inches, and all represent a brief, final riff on the main pictorial idea.

“For me a painting is finished when I finally understand why I wanted to do it in the first place,” Mr. Nozkowski said. “Like Godard said, the most interesting thing is to go to the end of an idea, to play something out almost to the point of madness.”


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