Friday, December 08, 2006

Paintings and Art: Some Stuff I Like!

So every once in a while, I figure I'll post some images of paintings or art I enjoy, I'll try and vary between contemporary and older stuff... I also really enjoy African and Pre-Columbian Art, but I'm having trouble finding good images... So I guess the variety will be somewhat limited. If you have artists or anything you like, please send me a link or something, I love discovering new art!

Philip Curtis' "The Parade"
Philip Curtis has a lot of paintings at the Phoenix Art Museum, which sort of makes sense, he was a founding director! Anyways, his paintings are always interesting, I love the colors, and the imagery is fascinating in and of itself. But I really love the way his paintings are painted, you can't tell from images on the internet or in books, so I recommend seeing them at the Phoenix Art Museum if you ever get a chance.

Takashi Murakami's "The Olympic Champ"
Murakami is crazy awesome. What else can you say, I recommend checking out some of his other stuff, very psychedelic!

Charles Bell's "Finis Coronat Opus"
Charles Bell's work is ridiculous in its technical mastery. His subjects ranged from pinball machines, gumball machines, marbles, toys... Anyways, he's one of the photorealists I truly love, so so shiny, haha, the light and glow, man wonder how long it took him to paint these things!

Her paintings are very fun, beautiful colors. I like the way she balances objects and paint in her images. Very cool...


Robert Bechtle's "58 Rambler"
You either love or hate this kind of art. I love it, although I don't particularly like it when this sort of art gets too photorealistic. Bechtle's pieces are always pretty slick, yet they tend to have a sort of romantic thing to them, which I like. And the way he captures the California light, well, I love that.

Sue Kutosh's Self Portrait
Don't know much about this artist, but she seems to do a lot of work in pencil. She's got some surreal stuff going at times, and I love the glow she gets in her pencil drawings. Never seen one of her pieces in person, but I can imagine they are incredibly well executed... I'm also a big fan of drawings as final pieces, rather than as a prepatory step towards a painting.

I recently discovered this artist's work, very beautiful, scintillating, surreal, dreamlike. Huge fish flying around is never a bad thing in my book!

Karl Friedrich Schinkel's "Mittelalterliche Stadt an einem Fluss," 1815
I love this painting, very dramatic and romantic. From what I can tell in his biography, Schinkel became a full time architect and stopped painting... There's a lot of German art from this period that I absolutely love...

Gerard ter Borch's "Paternal Advice"
Gerard ter Borch was a Dutch painter who specialized in genre scenes. The main thing that is so wonderful about him is the way he paints clothing, especially women's clothes. Wonderfully executed, yet there always seems to be a nice dynamic in the paintings, so the technique doesn't tend to overshadow whatever is going in on the painting.

18 comments:

bice said...

I love the lines in the work 58Rambler. Very stylish and sharp.

nicole said...

Man, you're like my personal, online museum. Keep it up!

I especially like the top painting and 58Rambler. Nice.

Sebastien said...

Bice: Cool glad you like it, his work is very awesome in my opinion! And my dog is seriously alive damnit!!!

Nicole: Hahaha, thanks! It's fun sharing!

taarzaan said...

Hard to choose between the goth-tastic catherdral or the surreal fishes. Oh, wow! Deja vu......

taarzaan said...

er...."cathedral". The other sounds painful.

Babybull40 said...

I have my one blog where I show off my brother's art.. Hes very talented..babybull38.blogspot.com and there is another link for his paintings on my main blog babybull40.blogspot.com it's called pawsforthought. so if you want to check out his stuff.. go for it.. but you will need his permission to post his stuff on your site..

Mariana said...

Great selection! My favorite is the cathedral and the yellow dress. Check out Judson Huss and Jacek Yerka when you have the time, their surrealism is really great!

Sebastien said...

Taarzaan: Oh come on, surreal fishes all the way!!!

Babybull40: Cool, I will check it out!

Mariana: Thank you! Judson Huss, and Jacek Yerka, got it! I will, thank you, you know so much stuff Mariana it's ridiculous!

STAK said...

LSD.........its a helluva drug.......

Babybull40 said...

sebastion the artwork is my brothers and the poetry is mine.. although he has a couple there that I posted in the beginning, so they would be under the older posts.. thanks for checking it out and don't forget to leave comments too on the art or poetry...

Shaymus O'flatulence's Blog said...

hey casino royale was a great flick...I like the new james bond..

Babybull40 said...

Thanks Sebastion for adding me to your Super Links bloglist.. Very nice of you...Have a great weekend

Sebastien said...

Stak: Please, I need some! Need some now!

Babybull40: Yeah it's wondeful, I dropped you a line at your site, having difficulties accessing your bro's site. Computer problems! Ahhhhhhhh....

Shaymus: Cool, glad you liked it, hope I didn't ruin it too much for you, haha! Isn't that intro scene awesome!

Babs said...

My favs are "The Olympic Champ" and the acid trip fish painting. I think the fish are trying to speak to me. Ok, who switched my meds again?

lindenksv said...

I like the Merriam work the most. I think it's really fascinating. I love to have art like that order. I like always finding something new and interesting that draws my eye every time I look at it.

Sebastien said...

Babs: Haha cool! Yes, the fish are trying to speak, they are saying you need LSD!!

Lindenksv: Yeah, it is fun, when you can keep discovering things in an image, like it just unfolds. Hey, by the way, you better be keeping an eye on my sister, make sure she doesn't do anything I wouldn't do!

Sonja said...

I like freely flying fish also. I actually have dreams about them!

Sebastien said...

Awesome! I wish I had dreams like that!