Another Neurotically Yours cartoon. Explicit language warning for sensitive people.
Foamy brings up a good point in this episode, with the introduction of the camera, what is the real point behind painting photo-realistic landscapes? What defines talent? How much thought needs to be in a piece before it’s art? How long does an -ism last before it’s no longer considered art? What constitutes a unique, creative imagery? Does the ability to recreate a photo-realistic landscape have merit then, when it’s used to create mountains that bleed eggs, or trees that spit baby limbs (in other words, create more believable Surrealism)?
Enjoy the artistic rants of this squirrel.
GALLERY OPENING :: illwillpress.com.
A collaborative surrealistic film by Spanish director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dali.
For those of you who know of Dali’s work, can you spot any of the themes he repeatedly used in his art?
The Fauves were artists who were more instinctive with their art than those in formal movements with rules and regulations. In their instinctive style, the Fauves chose to express themselves with the use of bold color, gestural and expressive brushstrokes, and simplified figures and shapes. With their erratic, and sometimes chaotic, color choices, Fauves are known to believe in color theory and how color can portray or evoke an emotion.
Being one who loves color myself, I find the work of this movement to be beautiful for the fact that they use so much color! You would never think a person’s face, with varying shades of brown and peach, would ever have a blotch of blue that wasn’t in their eye, yet the Fauves made it work. Their use of fantastical colors and color arrangement make for a captivating movement.
Johnathon Ian Mathers is the creator of the Neurotically Yours web cartoon and the infamous character Foamy the Squirrel. One of my favorite things about him is that he is so obviously offensive in his social commentaries. Seeing as we are covering the time period of the birth of film in this course, I have decided to post Mathers’ most recent commentary on “art house film”. What is said in the intro can also be said about other art forms. For example, the ready-made “fountain” piece or the Dadaist movement. Seemingly obvious things to avoid in art, yet it’s accepted!
WARNING: IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED BY SUGGESTIVE/SEXUAL IMAGERY OR OVERLY STRANGE CONTENT, DO NOT WATCH!
To start this film, Mathers sarcastically explains (in a spooky voice, no less) how this cartoon can be categorized as art. After that…well, hold on to your seat, folks, you’re in for a weird ride! And happy early Halloween!
AN ARTHOUSE HALLOWEEN :: illwillpress.com.