Wednesday, August 16, 2006

sick awsomeness

for my artist i choose rembrant

aside from this project, i acually have been looking at his work and heres my favortie peice, which probably most well known...

it choose him because i enjoy doing grafitti as well, and he inpires me to elaborate on my own style.
traditionally, spray paint is used, which is a constant medium for rembrant, but general paint can be used insted of it from the can

although im more into the tagging style graffiti i love his "portraits", and acually have tried doing things like it, although it is a lot harder than i thought it was going to be

modigliani 2

this painter is one of my favorite because his art is his own biography. jusy by looking at his art, and reading his biography you can relate to it. i think he is a great artist because he expressed in his painting his feelings and influences and it is somethign that most artist look to achieve.

Monday, August 14, 2006

check this dude out

wheni was looking at this photographer i found that i had previusly taken SIMILAR pictures:

His Vrs. Mine






Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita

I chose the artist Tsuguharu Foujita because I absolutely love his work and his lifestyle. First of all, he was born in Tokyo. He later studied and painted in France, which I would love to do one day myself. Here, he learned to apply some French oil techniques into his Japanese-style paintings. He worked with mediums of paint, and even engraved some of his art. I tend to like artists that work in more than one medium, because I think it's wise to experiment with different materials.

Foujita has such a unique style. I love the thinly painted lines he uses, as well as washed out and muted colors. The expressions on the portraits he paints, are always delicate and airy. It's almost as if the drawings are slightly transparent. I admire the way this artist is able to apply the paint so lightly, because I have always had trouble with that.

Leonard isn't that well known, especially since today he is not living. Like many artists throughout history, he just wasn't as famous to the public as other artists during his time.

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my artistttt!!!CHUCK CLOSE

You guys should check out Chuck Close cause his art is pretty sweet. He's mostly known as a painter but not just any ordinary painter. He uses a grid as a base on most of his paintings and his paintings are prettty huge. I love how his work looks so different up close. All you see is circular shapes and he includes so many colors. Now check this out!
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k. so this is a close up on his painting of Emma, some baby...i dunno.

Now check out as this zooms out...

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and some more zooming out....

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YAY!!!!here's emma!!!

David Hockney

Hockney is known for working with Printmaking, Photography/photocollage, and Paint (mostly oils) I find Hockney inspiring because he is comfortable with different types of mediums and he uses crazy colors. You can tell his art work is very personal, as he does many based on his mother or family. His photo collages are an example of the time changing thing.

Edward Gorey

I first got into Edward Gorey through the opening credits of the PBS series, MYSTERY! I used to be a big Agatha Christie fiend... The animation is based on his style and the storyline has all these detectives running around and women in cocktail dresses falling off of buildings, it's awesome. I guess what I respond to most about his drawings is that they are often times both morbid and witty. I think it's really appropriate that he wrote and collaborated on many childrens books because to me all his art work seems to tell a story. Whenever I look at a peice of his I find myself asking questions about the characters and the circumstances that led them to such bizarre situations. For example: who let the grim reaper chaperone this group of school children? Here's some of his work, enjoy:

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Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte is a famous Belgian surreal artist. I admire Magrittes work for its surealism, oddness, and the confusion and emotion it evokes.

The Art of Craig Mullins (chris is a fricking stealer)

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Craig Mullins is a commercial artist who began his legacy of digital masterpieces since 1994. Years upon years of work and education in industrial illustration has honed his skills to what it is today. I have been fascinated by his attention to detail through rough and larger strokes creates an uncanny realism in his works, bringing forth depth and dimension comparable to that of real life photographs. with single and seemingly simplistic strokes, a surface or form is created. As a digital artist myself with Adobe Photoshop as my tool, I am still astounded as to how he utilizes the program.

I hope that's all i have to say. Craig Mullins' work can be seen at


Friday, August 11, 2006

Alan Sonfist - Time Landscape

Time Landscape. Alan Sonfist. Planted in 1978 | Photos of the Installation

Alan Sonfist recreated a bit of Manhattan Island as it may have looked 300 years ago -- before the Europeans showed up. The work becomes a time map that returns a slice of land to a specific time and place and it, in turn, becomes an observable time keeper of seasons and years and the interaction of the flora (and local fauna) in the site. (Note WTC in photo, taken sometime in the 1980s)

Sonfist spent years researching the natural history of the area and working out the details with the city. In 1978 he and his team reclaimed an empty lot at LaGuardia Place, Greenwich Village, restoring it to how it could have looked had it never been altered by man. The site features a naturalized landscape and elevation, brimming with indigenous plants, trees and rocks.

I love the ideas at work here, and also find it kind of amusing that, while I passed through this intersection (always in a car, unfortunately), when I spent time in New York, I never realized it was Art. I just marveled at how this little piece of untouched land continued to exist. It’s still there.

More info: More Pictures | artist website:



hokay so first i was like who should i do for my artist...then i was like oh ill do andy goldsworthy cause he makes sweet stuff of of rocks and shit. but then i was like wait no jackson pollock is way cooler. he totally used to do academic paintings like surrealist stuff and junk, but then after a while he was just like "fuck you im just gonna throw paint around" and he started painting on canvases on the ground by splashing paint around and dripping it and junk. lots of people thought his paintings were dumb, but they're awesome. to top his entire career off he became a raging alcoholic and died by driving his car into a tree at high rates of speed while entoxicated. in said crash one of the passengers died and his girlfriend survived. basically i like pollock because he broke out of the mold. most artists at that time had a really concrete subject and painted more or less carefully, but pollock just threw paint around a canvas and managed to make paintings that look cool.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Interstellar Envelope

"This gold aluminum cover was designed to protect the Voyager 1 and 2 "Sounds of Earth" gold-plated records from micrometeorite bombardment, but also serves a double purpose in providing the finder a key to playing the record. The explanatory diagram appears on both the inner and outer surfaces of the cover, as the outer diagram will be eroded in time.

Flying aboard Voyagers 1 and 2 are identical records, carrying the story of Earth far into deep space. The 12-inch gold-plated copper discs contain greetings in 60 languages, samples of music from different cultures and eras and natural and man-made sounds from Earth. They also contain electronic information that an advanced technological civilization could convert into diagrams and images. "-- NASA Image of the Day for Aug 10 (Image credit: NASA)

More info about the
Sounds of Earth disk:
Golden Record | Listen

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

me and ayc's (alan) music (mine)

me and alan both produce music and i wanted to see what you guys thought about it. were working on some co-ops too that arnt finished yet. when we finish then ill put them up. eventually, once i get a domain name and a copyright im gonna set up my own site to sell.

so what do you think?