Friday, April 25, 2014

Leo Fontan painted alluring legs in stockings

Beautiful stocking illustrations by Leo Fontan.
(Found via Richard Holley's facebook page. )
More images can be found on Thought Patterns along with a mini-biography 
of the French artist. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Couple of Cool Videos

This metal-eating bird animation is great. Thanks, boingboing

Video of a waltz that Sir Anthony Hopkins wrote being performed in Vienna!

Friday, April 04, 2014

"Mermaid's Memory of Summer", new painting by Amy Crehore

 "Mermaid's Memory of Summer", oil on linen by Amy Crehore 2014
12" x 14" (click to enlarge)
 Detail of girl with bun
 Detail of bathing cap girl
Detail of island of birds

This painting has now sold to a collector in NYC.
The Art of Amy Crehore

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Felix Vallotton

 Reclining Nude 1914 
Rest 1911
 The White and the Black 1913
Turkish Bath 1907

What a great artist Felix Vallotton was. He was prolific and there are many examples to be found of his work online, however I was only familiar with a couple of his images in books that I have at home. 
Here are a handful of nudes that I found recently when googling his images. His art has a clean, smart sense of design. He had a wonderful feeling for dynamic color and form. 
He even did a portrait of Gertrude Stein. 
FĂ©lix Edouard Vallotton (December 28, 1865 – December 29, 1925) was a 
Swiss painter associated with Les Nabis.

La Chevelure Blonde 1915

The Art of Amy Crehore