Friday, April 29, 2005

Artwork...

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Jeremy Fish has a number of playful images, paintings, illustrations and skateboards.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Painting...

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John Hultberg (1922 - 2005) was considered an abstract realist. "He made a name for himself with powerful landscapes, fractured into slabs under ominous horizons; multiplicities of bizarre, huddled shapes; and dense, semiabstract urban wastelands with vague human touches."

A few more of his paintings here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Surrealist...

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Hans Bellmer was a surrealist painter and graphic designer, best known for the fragmented and disturbing life-sized female dolls he produced in the mid-1930s to protest the rise to power of the Nazi Party in 1933.
Check out more dolls and prints on this page and some wild dolls here [beware popups].
He did a lot of cool erotic prints and drawings for over five decades.
This long essay describes his technique. Some more info is here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Illustrations...

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Sam Weber has a distinct, intriquing and somewhat spooky style.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Tapestry...

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The Hunt of the Unicorn created in the 16th century and housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most famous and enigmatic tapestries ever created.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Comic Book Art...

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25 All-Time Greatest Covers of American Comic Books. I have to say I disagree with a good number of these but there are some good ones. [Via Life in The Present]

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Photography...

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László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) was an avant-garde photographer in the 1920's and 30's as well as a member of the faculty of Bauhaus where he created photograms.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Book Binding...

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Publisher's Bindings Online has some neat binding covers from 1815 to 1930. [Via Bibi]

Monday, April 18, 2005

Cool Stuff...

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Michael Mass does what he calls 'biomorphic geoabstract' paintings.

Japanese warning signs will make you laugh.

Joe Keinberger has a primitive and sloppy sensibility that I kind of like.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Illustrations...

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Gerard Dubois does fascinating newsprint collage illustrations for magazines. [Note the site may try to commandeer your computer - don't worry it's okay unless you have a really old browser].

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Collage...

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Institute Drahomira is a collection of subconscious and dreamlike images [and cinema/music/photos] by artists in France. [Via Bibi]

Monday, April 11, 2005

Sculpture...


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Jeff de Boer does a variety of interesting sculptures. With an emphasis on metal, he is best known for such bodies of work as suits of armour for cats and mice, armour ties and sword-handled briefcases, rocket lamps and pop culture ray guns, and exquisite high art, abstract works called exoforms.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Drawings...

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Dream Anatomy "From the collections of the National Library of Medicine, Dream Anatomy shows off the anatomical imagination in some of its most astonishing incarnations, from 1500 to the present".
[via Carolina]

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Illustrations...

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Glauco Della Sciucca has satirical drawings which appear in many magazines including the New Yorker.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Advertising...

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Advertising Artwork of Dr Seuss. Before Theodore Seuss Geisel found fame as a children's book author, the primary outlet for his creative efforts was magazines. [Yes, this link has been around the net before but it's fun to revisit].

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Friday, April 01, 2005

Painting...

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Mikhail Vrubel (1856-1910) was a renowned Russian symbolist painter. A bunch more of his intriguing paintings here.