Saturday, June 9, 2012

future fossils

future fossils

Street art

Street art is art, specifically visual art, developed in public spaces — that is, "in the streets" — though the term usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork,sculpture, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheatpasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, and street installations. Typically, the term street art or the more specific post-graffiti is used to distinguish contemporary public-space artwork from territorial graffiti, vandalism, and corporate art.

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Shaka 3D paintings

French artist known as Shaka creates amazing three-dimensional paintings.
He sculpts the shapes of familiar objects directly on the canvas and covers them with layers of paint to create the desired 3D effect.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Vincent van Gogh, starry night, paintings

Dutch Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh's unique vision, brushwork and use of color provide stylistic links from Impressionism to the conceptual practice of Abstract Expressionism. Although he produced his most acclaimed work in a span of less than three years, his technique, subject matter, sense of movement and vibration in his compositions influenced many artists of his day and of the future. His gestural use of line and distortion of reality for emotional effect became a guiding principle for the Abstract Expressionist artists of the New York School.

starry night

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Vincent van Gogh's paintings

Van Gogh's dedication to articulating the inner spirituality of man and nature led to a unique fusion of style and content that resulted in dramatic, imaginative, rhythmic, and emotional canvases.
His personal temperament came to symbolize the romantic image of the tortured artist and was an icon of self-destructive talent that would be echoed in the lives of many artists in the 20th century and beyond.
Van Gogh used an impulsive, gestural application of paint and symbolic colors to express subjective emotions. These methods and practice came to define Abstract Expressionism.

Most of Van Gogh's best works were produced during the final two years of his life. On May 8, 1889, reeling from his deteriorating mental condition, Van Gogh committed himself into a mental institution. As the weeks passed, his mental well-being remained stable and he was allowed to resume painting; in the ten weeks spent under doctors' care, he created over 100 works, including Church at Auvers. The clinic and its garden became his main subject, all rendered in the style of swirling patterns typified by his famous canvas, Starry Night. On supervised walks, Van Gogh immersed himself in the experience of the natural surrounds, later capturing the forms of olive and cypress trees on canvas. Shortly after leaving the clinic, Van Gogh's depression worsened and he shot himself in the chest with a revolver, dying two days later.

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Irises (1889)
Born: March 30, 1853, Zundert
Died: July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise
Parents: Anna Carbentus van Gogh
Siblings: Theo van Gogh, Wil van Gogh
Periods: Divisionism, Post-Impressionism, Impressionism