Saturday, April 30, 2011

Flying Machine

In 1909 Louis Bleroit was the first person to cross the English Channel in an airplane. Delaunay wanted to capture this moment that he saw as the dawning of a new age of modern man. He uses a modern method of painting the scene (notice the Eiffel Tower in the background) because to use a more straightforward or realistic representation would not have done justice to the new technology.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mad Logos

The Hydra of Madison Avenue by Todd Schorr, 2001

This work is a trip down memory lane with a message about mass consumerism and Madison Avenue advertising. How many logos do you recognize? Schorr's detailed and beautifully colorful paintings have been aptly called Neosurrealist.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Art For Everyone

Magazine ad for the Associated American Artists.

Starting in 1934 with the intention of bringing "art to the masses" the Associated American Artists company began to offer prints by artists in the back of magazines and through mail order for as little as $5. In a time when neither the artists nor the galleries were making much money, this venture offered a new outlet and engaged the middle class in art collection. Ironically, the AAA work that was meant to be affordable goes for thousands today.

Exhibition A

Exhibition A is a website, much like a YDA fave 20x200, where original art by well known and up an coming artists, is made available at prices that make it possible for people with less disposable income to still have beautiful art work in their homes. Registration is required on the Exhibition A website.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lifes Questions

Questions and answers about great works of art and the artists who created them can be found on the website Every Painter Paints Himself. The motto is "Where eyes open and art is understood."
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