These are just some images I found of some really beautiful gourd art. Unfortunately, I don’t know the name of the artists, but that won’t stop us from admiring their work!
Before photoshop- darkroom technicians had to get creative with the chemistry and the enlarger. Here is a great article on this creative process. Also a great book- I am thinking about getting it myself.
As Woody Allen said, “Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.” And it seems there’s no day of the year when that’s more true than Halloween. But culture-hounds take heart: Halloween doesn’t have to be all Honey Boo Boos and internet memes. Here are seven timeless costume ideas inspired by great works of art.
Self-Portrait, Vincent van Gogh:
Image courtesy of James Birkbeck
Self-Portrait, 1889; Vincent van Gogh; Musee d’Orsay, Paris. Image courtesy of Wikipedia
Whistler’s Mother, James McNeill Whistler:
Image courtesy of Tony Brannon
Whistler’s Mother (Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1), 1871, James McNeill Whistler. Image courtesy of Wikipedia
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer:
Image courtesy of Logan Brumm
Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665, Johannes Vermeer. Image courtesy of Wikipedia
Image courtesy of Tony Aceves.
Image courtesy of Nate Vandermeulen
Flower Chucker, Banksy:
Image courtesy of Jason McDowell
Image courtesy of Flickr user Jonas K.
Ecce Homo, Elias Garcia Martinez:
In Modern Art, the exploration of nontraditional art materials and the bringing of craft into art is a recurring theme. Paper quilling, the Victorian hobby of rolling and coiling paper strips and them arranging and gluing the coils to form a design or picture, is a great example of this. Traditionally confined to the world of home craft, quilling is typically associated with schmaltzy scrapbooks, overly simple step-by-step designs, and the craft sections of home magazines. However, the following images reveal that some artists have taken quilling far beyond its typical uses to create Fine Art. – Calla Bilhorn
First, some quilling by Yulia Brodskaya http://hiconsumption.com/2012/01/paper-quilling-by-yulia-brodskaya/ :
Here are some other pieces, but I don’t know the artist’s names for these ones:
And since we just finished studying Van Gogh:
This is Gertie the dinosaur. One of the earliest animated features done by Winsor McCay in 1912.
Sorry, I had to…