Monday, March 30, 2015

Alles Neu . . . (the art of Daniel Richter)

In a German sort of mood. Today's music is Peter Fox's "Alles Neu."

Today's art is from Daniel Richter (Wikipedia link).
Richter's bio at the Saatchi Gallery (link) and the Saatchi Gallery page

Saturday, March 28, 2015

". . . Limbo is not a good place to be." (the art of Purgatory and Limbo)

I was watching the movie Road to Perdition, so the music is an instrumental piece. (Youtube link)

An article on the differences between purgatory and limbo from the Catholic Courier website (link).

Purgatory article on Wikipedia and the article for Limbo.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Dark Lord rides in force tonight . . . (the art of N.C. Wyeth)

Current song selection is Led Zeppelin's "The Battle of Evermore"

His art inspired the artists who captured my imagination in bookstores and comic shops.

Wikipedia page for N.C. Wyeth

National Museum of American Illustration page for N.C. Wyeth. (NMAI main's page)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NSFW: I bet you didn't know I was dangerous . . . (the art of the nude)

Music selection for today - Big Data's song featuring Joywave, "Dangerous"

I haven't really touched nudes yet since I am leery about art which has as one of its stated purposes to capture or define beauty.  Beauty is such a subjective concept, but there are aspects which appear to be quantifiable (such as facial symmetry) across culture. Not all nudes are meant to entice, but enticing nudes have existed since people could be enticed.  There is the sense it has gotten worse in the modern era.

Wikipedia article on nude art (here)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

We drink and we sing . . . (the art of William Ashford)

In the spirit of the authenticity of St. Patrick's Day as it is celebrated in the United States, today's music selection is Denis Leary's "Traditional Irish Folk Song."

Today's art is from William Ashford (Wikipedia link here) - an Englishman who worked in Ireland.

For Irish music through the lens of the late 1700s and early 1800s, look to Thomas Moore's Irish melodies. (link)

Monday, March 16, 2015

You wouldn't listen to me . . . (the art of the death of Caesar)

Today's music selection is from the Ides of March, "You Wouldn't Listen."

With yesterday being the Ides of March, the death of Caesar seems an appropriate subject.

Wikipedia article for the assassination of Julius Caesar

Monday, March 9, 2015

Turn the page . . . (the art of DAW book covers)

Searching for something to post and I thought about my first experiences with pop art, the book covers of youth. So today's selection is some DAW book covers!

Music selection for today Bob Seger's "Turn the Page"

DAW publishing website

A sampling of styles from DAW...the Stormbringer cover is my favorite and the style that most attracted me when I was looking for books to read.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

It's 16 bits . . . (the art of video game concept art)

Today's music selection is The Left Rights's "Genesis 16:12."

While the song harkens to an earlier age of video games, I felt it was a good fit for a post about video game art.

Video games are amazing pieces of visual some concept art from Mass Effect 3.

Full article from Kotaku about the concept art.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What don't we get, you know damn well . . . (the art of Paul Gauguin)

Still looking for inspiration so I took a peek at the Kimball Art Museum's upcoming events (website), and found a new artist to me, Paul Gauguin.

Today's musical selection is South Pacific's "There is Nothin' Like a Dame."

Wikipedia entry for Paul Gauguin.

Website for Paul Gauguin's works.

Monday, March 2, 2015

I see them looking . . . (the art of Nicole Eisenman)

Musical selection for today is the Waitresses' "I Know What Boys Like."

No idea where to start this morning so I went to MoMA (website). Today's selections are from Nicole Eisenman. Not really my thing, but she is being shown in relevant museums.

Wikipedia entry for Nicole Eisenman.