Thursday, February 27, 2014

Look at all those buttons!

This is possibly my favorite Jean-Antoine Watteau painting. The costume of The Pierrot is impeccably painted. His face is amazing. The composition with the figures and donkey gathered around the bottom is just right. 
 Gilles (or Pierrot) and Four Other Characters of the Commedia dell'arte, c. 1718. Musée du Louvre, Paris.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Hieronymous Bosch's Painted Butt Music

Love this! A college student in Oklahoma named Amelia transcribed and
recorded the music that Bosch painted on the butt of a sinner guy in hell
(from The Garden of Earthly Delights).
More info: LINK (globalpost)
A few people have told me over the years that my painting style sort of looks like Bosch and
I am getting a huge kick out of this butt story. Plus, it is one of my favorite paintings ever in the history of art.
To this day, Bosch's imaginative art still charms the pants off people. Bosch was so modern and funny.
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

More painting progress...just a detail of something I am working on shown above. 
I want to wish all of my fans, collectors, blog readers, friends, fellow countrymen and everyone else around the world a fabulous Valentines Day! Stay warm if you are in a deep freeze state.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Painting progress and a few links

Here's a small detail of my new painting in progress (Amy Crehore 2014)
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and a few links:
1. Jo David's flickr set R.I.P. Leonard Knight, creator of Salvation Mountain. LINK
2. Shirley Temple, genius child entertainer and beautiful person died LINK
3. Leonora Carrington short story White Rabbits LINK
4. Amazing stretchy carvings from paper Ling Hongbo LINK
5. New animation by Allison Schulnik called Eager LINK

Monday, February 03, 2014

Brand New Print Release: Amy Crehore's "Rose Quarry"

Hi everyone! I have new, signed, limited edition prints available on my website of my "Rose Quarry" painting (shown below). Comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by me.
Only 40 prints in the edition.
For more information and to buy follow this link:
New Prints 2014
Image copyright Amy Crehore, all rights reserved
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Friday, January 10, 2014

"The Leads All Gone" performed by the Hokum Scorchers

In 1990, the Hokum Scorchers performed a song called, "The Leads All Gone". It was originally done by Bo Carter (a.k.a. Bo Chatmon) in 1931 as "My Pencil Won't Write No More" and later it was recorded in 1980 by his brother Sam Chatmon on Flying Fish Records as "Pencil Lead Blues".
Lou Reimuller is singing and playing the National guitar and kazoo and I am singing, playing washboard and kazoo.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Happy New Year- A Spring Song!

I hear birds chirping out there, so I'm posting this animation
from 1931 called Mendelssohn's Spring Song by Cy Young.
I have never been so anxious for spring to come as I am right now.
Happy 2014!

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