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Divine Geometry

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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.


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

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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!


Victor Moscoso

Comic Book Artists are amazing… Victor Moscoso‘s posters are my favorites.

 

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Abdul Mati Klarwein

This guy is insanely good…this ones called Bitches Brew.

Klarwein (April 1932-March 2002) was born in Germany and is a psychedelic artist of the 60’s whose work is influenced by surrealism as well as pop culture and his artworks reflect his penchant for depicting non Western deities and his interest in symbolism. 


My Heart Is A Drummer

Brice Woodall - Winter Break Down Away (Music ...

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This song is from Allo Darlin’

This song has a nice cute melody and the music videos real cute and funny too….


African Sonata

Musical Instruments

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the detail in this painting is amazingly good. i just recently realized that there were music notes in the clouds and sky…. every living thing had something to do with a musical instrument.

 

The trumpeting of the elephants is a sound of rejoicing that erupts with the appearance of their king, their master. The elephants call other animals and birds to celebrate, with the occasion being life itself! Voices of the creatures obedient to the challenge blend into the polyphonic oratorio of joy and exultation that swells until it resonates throughout the heavens. It is fitting that elephants should lead this symphony. When the world was young, the elephant had strength and power over all. He also embodied wisdom, longevity, loyalty, tolerance, and compassion. Sound is the path into the cosmos, where the individual timbres and voices are as important as the entire universal orchestra. In Greek tradition, a lyre made from antelope horns was the instrument of Apollo, the god of prophecy and music. Playing it, Orpheus tamed wild animals, and charmed trees and mountains. According to Hindu doctrine, when Krishna played the flute, the cosmos started to move and creation of the world began.


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


Drawing as an End, Not a Means

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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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