Tuesday, May 31, 2011

James Ensor

"The Strange Masks"

 "Masks Mocking Death"

"The Vile Vivisectors"

 "Attributes of the Studio"

"Tribulations of Saint Anthony"

James Ensor (1860-1949) was a Belgian painter associated with the radical artistic group "Les XX." His mature work depicts carnivals, masks, and skeletons with allegorical or sarcastic implications. He is thought to have influenced the development of expressionism and surrealism.
Find more information and high-quality images on MoMA's website for the James Ensor exhibition.

Jean-Gabriel Domergue

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962) was a French painter who specialized in painting the "Parisian Lady" in the 1920's.  Check out this great site that showcases a ton of high quality images of his work here.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Aya Takano

 "On a Moonlight, Their Teeth Painted Black"

 "Di Yue Quan Xi"

 "Space 3"

 "The Wind Came. The Vast Sky was a Light Blue. She Sees a World that Envelops the Entire Stratosphere"

View of the exhibition "Toward Eternity" (2008)

Aya Takano is a Japanese artist associated with the Superflat movement, famously popularized by Takashi Murakami. Her work emphasizes two-dimensionality of form while exposing the fetishes of Japanese consumerism. She reexamines otaku culture by exploring its objectification of women through a new, female perspective. 
See more of her images on the Galerie Perrotin website.

Happy Memorial Day

Blessed are the artists of America, free to express ourselves without fear of punishment by "the man".
May your holiday be AWESOME!
Jasper Johns
Flag, 1954-55
Encaustic, oil, and collage on fabric mounted on plywood
42 x 61 in

Jan Toorop

Jan Toorop (1858-1928) was a very diverse artist, best known for his works that are in the style of Art Nouveau.  Its obvious how he influenced artists like Darion McCoy who was previously posted here.  Check out this website devoted to him here.  

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Matt Furie

Matt Furie is doing some really awesome, hilarious illustration and comic stuff.  The last image is a page from his comic series Boys Club--which is one of the funniest comics I've read in a while.  Check out his website here.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tanino Liberatore

Tanino Liberatore is an Italian comicker and illustrator.  He is best known for his comic RanXerox which was translated and published in Heavy Metal in 1983.  And yes, that is a Frank Zappa album cover.  Check out his website here.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Stefan Glerum

Stefan Glerum is an awesome illustrator based out of Amsterdam.  Check out his website here.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Adrianna's Latest Pictures

Through the eyes of a 4yr old (well, 3yr old at the time...)

Nate playing monster trucks.

"Flower Girl"

Care Bears on parade.
Muppets on parade.

sleepy Nate.

Baby Lucy.

Front yard tree.

Making flowers from shapes.

Painted toes.

Apple Dumpling - hightlight at the market.

mmmm...  apple dumpling....