Sunday, October 31, 2010

NYC Art Show with Halloween Spirit

Paco Pomet "Avant-Garde" 2010
Paco Pomet "Fabula" 2010
Montaigne's Nightmare
September 10 - November 13, 2010
Nice brushwork.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Cosmic Rose

Heinrich Khunrath. Amphitheatrum sapientiae aeternae. [Hamburg: s.n., 1595]. See more including the Alchemist's laboratory, Hermaphrodite, etc. (thanks, art & vintage)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Illustrated Monsters for Your Halloween Pleasure

More art by like this by Tatsuya Morino at Pink Tentacle.

Monkeys Playing Music on a Vase

FOUND: Love these monkeys (not really sure they are monkeys) dancing and playing music on a hammock. Image taken from a beautiful pair of 1850 porcelain vases on Ebay sporting tropical scenes with Indians. LINK

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Link to Photos of Balthus (Life Magazine)

Nude with a Cat 1949 by Balthus

Life Magazine has some great photos of Balthus, his model Frederique Tison and his studio at the Chateau de Chassy. Here's the LINK to the LIFE pictures where you will find many more. (Thanks, Nickhaus)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Out and About

Photo of me by Raleigh Powell taken in Portland, OR over the summer at a great museum-like store called "Cargo". I am wearing my Tickler Ukulele T-shirt.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Magnificent Crucifix by Giotto is Restored

The Ognissanti Crucifix, tempera on panel, had been neglected for centuries.

This wooden cross painted in the 1300s has finally been restored to it's original magnificence (from a blackened state). It has now been definitely proven to be the work of the early Italian master Giotto di Bondone himself. Note the beautiful skin tones and the gold and lapis lazuli cross. Would love to go back to Florence to see this. Giotto is one of my favorite artists. Congratulations to the restorers. Read more -Guardian: LINK

Friday, October 22, 2010

Classic Blues Artwork Calendar 2011

There are more images like this one inside the calendar. It also comes with free cd featuring 19 classic Pre-War Blues songs from such artists as: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Skip James, Charley Patton, Ma Rainey, Mississippi Sheiks, Tommy Johnson, Furry Lewis and more!!
I buy this calendar every year.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Piero Fornasetti (1913 - 1988)

Piero Fornasetti, Milan designer, took a 19th century image and converted it into hundreds of variations. Above are some of his plates featuring the face of a woman, operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri, as a motif. LINK
Watch an animated bee buzz around this face (and read more info) here:
Listen to the "World's Most Beautiful Woman", Lina Cavalieri Sing:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Eyes on the Prize

I just read on Juxtapoz that French street artist JR received the 2011 TED prize of $100,000. One of his visions is shown above.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More Drawing (Crehore)

Detail of "Distant Storm" by Amy Crehore 2010
"Distant Storm" by Amy Crehore 2010
Here's my latest drawing, "Distant Storm". I'm working on acid-free Kraft paper with pencil and gouache. I have some group shows in 2011, two in NYC and one in Italy, so I am gearing up to paint again by doing some drawings. (Here's a link to my last drawing.) I am just letting it flow and seeing what comes out.

Mirror, Mirror...

Nude Before a Mirror 1955 Balthus at the MET
This was always one of my favorite paintings by Balthus.
Felix Vallotton 1906

Vanity by Hans Memling (1490)
Thanks, Internet Weekly for pointing out wikimedia commons
Mirrors in Art (where I found the images, except for the Balthus)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"The Devil's Moth"

Collage of the day by artist Tony Fitzpatrick copyright 2010 "The Devil's Moth".
(Click to enlarge)
Here's an atomic moth embedded in a nighttime tapestry of fireworks above the old navy pier.

I painted a ukulele last year and named it "The Moth": LINK
Moths are lucky!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cool Stella Beer Commercial

Creative ad for Stella Artois beer shot by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
LINK Agency: Mother London (you will find some other cool ads on this site!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bowling Balls (1890-1910)

These antique walnut bowling balls on the rack look like a Dada "readymade".

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Bo Bartlett's New Work

Bo Bartlett has an interesting show opening soon at PPOW Gallery (NYC) Oct. 14- Nov 13, 2010 called "Paintings of Home". One of my favorites is "School of the Americas" (oil on linen, 82"x 82") shown above.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

New Drawing (Crehore)

"A Moonlit Ride" by Amy Crehore 2010
I've been drawing on acid-free kraft paper with pencil and white gouache.
Here is one...a dream landscape....drawn from my head.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Ancient Mosaic of Girls in Bikinis (4th Century AD)

Click to enlarge

I simply love this. Here we have a "bikini girls" mosaic (found by archeological excavation of the ancient Roman villa near Piazza Armerina in Sicily), showing women exercising, running, or receiving the palm of victory and crown (for winning an athletic competition). LINK: Bikini Mosaic Villa Romana del Casale M. Disdero

The Art of Amy Crehore

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Louise Brooks' Private Journals to be Revealed

"Brooks passed away in August of 1985. Before her death, she bequeathed her private journals to the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, with instructions that they remain sealed for 25 years." They have now been opened. Read more: LINK