Monday, September 29, 2014

You only illustrate twice...(the art of Robert McGinnis)

Probably one of the funniest things about doing this art a day project is finding out who created and crafted some of the art that influenced my life.

Today is artwork from Robert McGinnis.

Wikipedia link to Robert McGinnis

Another page on McGinnis

Link to the artist's page









Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's not old enough to be culture, it's just pop culture. (the art of deviant artist Jiyu-Kaze)

Art is mutable, informative, thought provoking, consumable, and a myriad of other things...and it seems, we have never been able, as a society, to support so many artists as we do now.

http://jiyu-kaze.deviantart.com/gallery/  I just like some of their work





It's all about that bass...(the art of Peter Paul Rubens)

Beauty is a very strange concept...an article in my Facebook feed about the song "It's All About That Bass" brought the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens to mind.  Additionally, what better subject for this than the judgement of Paris.

Wikipedia link for Peter Paul Rubens

Wikipedia link for Rubens paintings about the judgement of Paris







Friday, September 19, 2014

But I'm Monet...not Manet! (the art of Claude Monet)

It's Claude Monet, almost everyone in the Western world has seen one of his paintings.

Wikipedia link to Claude Monet

Link to a web gallery of Monet artwork

Today's selections are The Magpie and Le Bassin Aux Nympheas





What?! I said Manet, not Monet! What did you do, cut your ear off?! (the art of Edouard Manet)

One of the artists to be featured at the upcoming Kimbell Exhibit - Faces of Impressionism - Edouard Manet.  Today's selections are Olympia and Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets.

Wikipedia link for Edouard Manet

Wikipedia link for Berthe Morisot

Kimbell link for the exhibition



Monday, September 15, 2014

Welcome to my Nightmare (the art of Patrick Tang)

I was watching Small Apartments last night (strange and quirky little movie), and James Caan's character had a passion for painting macabre art. So with Halloween just around the corner, I thought I would tease today with the art of Patrick Tang.

Link to an article in Art-Spire about Patrick Tang

Link to Patrick Tang's website




Friday, September 12, 2014

You look marvelous! (the designs of Art Paul)

The creator of the Playboy logo and the art director for Playboy through the early 1980s, Art Paul put his stamp on popular culture.  This finishes Playboy week - I think some Impressionists next week.

Wikipedia link for Art Paul





Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

I can't define porn, but I know it when I see it... (the art of Patrick Nagel)

Bachelor art in the 1980s was probably defined by Patrick Nagel.  I feel a bit embarrassed that I enjoyed his artwork and the prints that appeared in Playboy. I have decided to go with a 1980s theme this week...and yes, Duran Duran used Nagel for an album cover :)









Friday, September 5, 2014

The politics of . . . (the art of John Trumbull)

Today's work is the Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull.  After looking at Facebook, I wanted to see a painting that showed people who engaged in debate rather than spouting memes at each other.



Wikipedia article on John Trumbull

Other works:
The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis



General George Washington Resigning His Commission


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Upcoming at the Kimbell in Fort Worth (art of Paul Cezanne)

Impressionists are coming to the Kimball in October, so today's offering is two paintings from Paul Cezanne.

Portrait of Gustave Geffroy
Woman with a Coffee Pot

Wikipedia link for Paul Cezanne

Link to the upcoming Kimball exhibit (starting October 19)