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