Tuesday, March 7, 2017

"I bop, you bop, and they bop . . . " (the art of Agostino Carracci)

It has been a while since I posted. I was looking for some inspiration and found it in I Modi.

The music selection for this post is an ode to masturbation, Cyndi Lauper's "She Bop."

I Modi is associated with Marcantonio Raimondi, but his work was copied by Agostino Carracci. It is Carracci's version of I Modi which survives into the modern world.

I have chosen to focus on the work of Carracci today, but will do a post about Raimondi tomorrow.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

"(insert the epic guitar solo from Yes's "Starship Troopers" here)" (the art of Roger Dean)

One of my favorite artists, Roger Dean.

Today's musical selection comes from Yes - the guitar solo from "Starship Troopers"

Roger's link on Wikipedia and the link to his website.

I was fascinated by his work with album covers and and the stylings from Heavy Metal. I am a child of the 1970s and 1980s and his work hits that cord of within me. I like curves and an otherworldly-ness.

My 12 year old self fell in love...and I have never fallen out.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

"What do you do with a drunken whaler . . . " (the art of Jean-Baptiste Regnault)

Today's musical selection comes from the game Dishonored, "Drunken Whaler."

Which brings us to today's artist, Jean-Baptiste Regnault who started his life as a sailor. The Athenaeum has a list of twenty-four of his works. He is a new artist for me. (http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/list.php?m=a&s=tu&aid=5414)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

NSFW "I can be your everything . . ." (the art of the Marquis de Sade)

Today's musical selection is "Whore" by In This Moment

Dealing with Enlightenment thinkers, and both de Sade and Jean-Jacques Rosseau came up since both are from the same period.

The comparisons of their philosophies definitely highlights the problem with using Reason.  From murder via passion to cold morality and social contract, I am not sure the viewpoints could be more starkly contrasted.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"O Fortuna velut luna statu variabilis . . ." (the art of Fortune)

Today's selection is driven mostly by my musical selection, a remix of "O Fortuna" by Apotheosis

A little something about Fortuna from Wikipedia. While Caravaggio's "The Fortune Teller" isn't Fortuna directly, I felt it was a fitting addition.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

“We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.” (the art of hyperrealism)

The musical selection for today is DJ Orkidea's version of "Time" by Hans Zimmer.

Wikipedia article on Hyperreality.

Wikipedia article on Hyperrealism.

The quote for today's art comes from Jean Baudrillard.

Today's art is from Marilyn Minter. (Her website)

Saturday, January 9, 2016

"I am flattered by your fascination with me . . ." (the art of the birth of Venus)

Today's music selection is Alanis Morissette's "Uninvited."

The intersection of love, desire, jealousy, and hatred, frightening and fascinating, the emotions of passion evoke dread, wonder, and a longing to be filled with them.

Wikipedia link for The Birth of Venus