Friday, December 11, 2009

The reason that i picked Jackson Pollack's NO. 5 for my blog is because of one reason and one reason only, it was the for expensive painting that has ever been sold. And if im correct, it was worth roughly about 150 million dollars, which is absolutly INSANE!!! I cant belive someone could use that money to help fight cancer, or feed needy kids around the world, or even pay for shelters some where for homeless people, but that person decides to blow all that money on a painting that i could do??? It makes me so incredibly mad and frustrated i dont even know where to being....its just a bunch of paint scribbled everywhere and has no real design and i will say it right now, it takes ZERO SKILL. Does the end product look good with all of the colors in it and everything, of course, but like i said its nothing that i couldnt have done. I think its completely obsurd that our world has come to someone paying that much money for something like this.
This next piece i absolutly can not stand. I couldnt find who ever made it or the name and its probably a good thing because i would feel like throwing it back in there face if i ever saw them. This is so stupid because of what it represents and it drives me crazy. I cant stand that people today would try to make something as bad as cigarettes try and seem like its a cool thing to do by advertising a muscular joe camel? I mean how much lower could people get...and overall the art on the poster isnt even that great either.
For this next post, i could not find the artist or even the name of this piece of work but i thought that it was one of the coolest contraptions that i have ever seen. The way that you get sucked into the figure it almost feels as if your in a tunnel about to go for a ride or something of the sort. I think that it is a bunch of pieces of wood and the way that i feel when i'm just looking at it almost starts to make me dizzy just beacuse i feel as if im going for a ride. I also appreciate how long it probably took who ever made this to make it and in the long run i think that it was totally worth it because they ended up making an excellent piece of art.

The reason that i really liked this painting which is done by Raphael and is called Rapahel paints wisdom, is because its a self portrait, and i also think that it is a self model of how he depicts himself. I really love the way that he makes him self seem smarter just by making a light green color for the background, putting the expression on his face, and then making his clothing all darker, it's just absolutly spectacular. I'm very fond of this because of the way that makes him self look as well and i think that is just awesome, because it takes a man full of lots of confidence to do something like Raphael does in this painting, and i think its just great.

The reason that i picked Vincent Van Gogh's flowers in holland was because i thought that the realism of this painting was absolutley incredible especially for it being a hard painted painting. The way that he puts detail into the sky and the houses and i can't forget the beautiful flower patchs full with just different colors, i think its just amazing. It almost makes me feel as if i were in holland looking into this beautiful field that mr. van gogh has put out and worked so hard on. Overall i think this is definitley one of my most favorite paintings of all time.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I couldnt find the artist name for this piece of art, but its called G-Swan. ITs done digitally and right when i saw it i fell in love it. The texture and tone and the vibrancy that you get from it by just looking at it is pretty much breathe taking. The detail is absolutly stunning and it seems almost real. I think if there is one thing that the artist could have done better is make the background more colorful but that might just take away from the essence of the art work, but overall i think that this is a beautiful piece of art work and that is why i chose it.

The reason that i chose this picture for my blog post was because i really liked the way it had so many vibrant colors and how it pretty much glows. I really think that it looks like a star and that the person who painted this did an amazing job with the the symetry and i think its very trippy personally. I think the use of all the colors was a great choice by the artist and i think that its a beautiful mixture and painting all together.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I could not find the artist for this picture or the name or any details on it, but it really caught my attenion so I decided to post it on my blog for this week. What I found really interesting about this was all the money signs that were posted all over the picture especially on the planes, helicopters, and then the smoke from the bombs because then it got me really thinking about what world war was about. To me this pictures say that money is power, which is what all the countries involved in the world war were after, so i found it to be pretty interesting. What do you think?
American Gothic 1930
Grant Wood
The reason that i choose this piece of art for my blog this week is because this is a very famous painting and i always wanted to know the meaning behind it. Then i did some research for it and i found out that there were many different opinions about it. Some would say it symbolized the hard working american couple back in this time period, some even said that it was too overrated of a painting. Personally i love it just because of the respect that the artist got just for painting it and also i love the way he gets so detailed on the painting getting down to the wrinkles on the guys hand and the lines on the wood part of the pitchfork. But overall i really liked this painting and i think that it has a lot of history and controversy behind it, but in the end that is what makes it special.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The reason that i picked this particular piece of art for my post this week was because i think that this is beautiful piece of work. And in the backgound you can clearly see 3 little girls working on it who might not be older than 3 or 4 yrs old. So the point that I am trying to get at is why is that these littles piece of work is not in a museum some where when you can find pictures as simple as little dots in famous museums

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The reason I posted this picture is because first of all I really admire Raphael's work and I found this one interesting in particular because of the devil dog....what would cause him to paint such an animal? Especially making the horse a white horse with what seems like a angel floating in the back. It just boggles my mind about how he could come up with the courage to draw such a paintng in a time where Jesus was such a big figure.

The reason I picked this picture is because I just loved how peaceful the setting is and also how real it looks but then at the same time the reflection in the lake is what really caught my attention because it doesnt fully reflect whats happening on the top part and it seems so empty but yet so quiet and beautiful at the same time.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

How to distinguish beauty from art...

Beauty Art
Now you may be wondering where I am going with this...and the answer to your question is i'm going where your mind wants to go. The picture on the left can represent both beauty and art and vica versa for the picture on the right, it is all in the eye of the beholder. So the point that I am trying to make is nothing is truly beautiful unless you think it is, and nothing is considered art unlsess the same goes for it. Because at the end of the day it just depends on what you think is beautiful art.

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh (March 30 1853-July 29 1890)

Is art or a face?

The author for this piece is unknown, but it interested me very much because it has a double meaning. Some would say it is clearly a face, but to me i think that it is art hidden within art. What do you think?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452-May 2, 1519)