Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Katherine Sherwood teaches at Berkeley. She got her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute:

Ladmiral's Brain

Heroic in Battle

Also of note:

Nothing like a good book burning.

JG Ballard on Salvador Dalí.

& the worst news of all...

Kobe might be leaving Los Angeles.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

CSP sent me the link to this cool video that morphs 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art:

If you're interested, here is the progression:

Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael - Raffaello, Titian - Tiziano Vecellio , Sandro Botticelli , Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Antonello da Messina, Pietro Perugino, Hans Memling, El Greco, Hans Holbein, Fyodor Stepanovich Rokotov , Peter Paul Rubens, Gobert, Caspar Netscher, Pierre Mignard, Jean-Marc Nattier, Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Alexei Vasilievich Tyranov, Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky, Alexey Gavrilovich Venetsianov, Antoine-Jean Gros, Orest Adamovich Kiprensky, Amalie, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Édouard Manet, Flatour, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Wontner, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Comerre, Leighton, Blaas, Renoir, Millias, Duveneck, Cassat, Weir, Zorn, Alphonse Mucha, Paul Gaugan, Henri Matisse, Picabia, Gustav Klimt, Hawkins, Magritte, Salvador Dali, Malevich, Merrild, Modigliani, Pablo Picasso

I also found a companion piece, which highlights 80 years of female portraits in cinema:

And here is the progression of these images:

Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Gloria Swanson, Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, Ruth Chatterton, Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn, Carole Lombard, Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Barbara Stanwyck, Vivien Leigh, Greer Garson, Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth, Gene Tierney, Olivia de Havilland, Ingrid Bergman, Joan Crawford, Ginger Rogers, Loretta Young, Deborah Kerr, Judy Garland, Anne Baxter, Lauren Bacall, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Lana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak, Audrey Hepburn, Joanne Woodward, Shirley MacLaine, Natalie Wood, Angie Dickinson, Janet Leigh, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Ann-Margret, Julie Andrews, Raquel Welch, Tuesday Weld, Jane Fonda, Julie Christie, Faye Dunaway, Catherine Deneuve, Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sigourney Weaver, Kathleen Turner, Holly Hunter, Jodie Foster, Melanie Griffith, Sharon Stone, Meg Ryan, Demi Moore, Julia Roberts, Uma Thurman, Sandra Bullock, Julianne Moore, Diane Lane, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Issue #2 of SteamPunk Magazine just dropped. Among the cool things inside, there's an interview with I-Wei Huang, a computer-game animator by day and inventor of steam-powered robots by night. Towards the end of the interview, Huang is asked if he has any advice for aspiring creators. He said:

Yes, practice till you drop. Collect as much reference from all of your favorite artists as possible. Look around; the best designs always come from the magic of nature. Lastly, combine all of your influences together to make it your own, and hope that no one notices where you stole your ideas.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Thanks to Ophelia for turning me on to British artist Lisa Selby:


I Know Everything

Better than You

Monday, May 21, 2007

Robin Williams, the artist not the actor, is a woman from here in Columbus, OH. She earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design:

Little Mermaid


Lady and the Tramp

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The stereoscopic imagery of Chris Dean:

Sleep of Monsters
Produces Paul Stanley

American Love Monster

ps - Children interpret Radiohead songs here.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Here is the Libertyville, Illinois band Corporeal doing an amazing three-people-on-one-guitar piece:

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Last night we watched Fellini's Roma. What an unbelievably imaginative film! Seriously. I loved it, especially for its outright defiance of convention, being plotless and devoid of protagonists or antagonists: nobody wants anything in this picture and nobody gets in the way of anybody getting what they want; there are no obstacles and nothing is at stake; there are no character arcs, and no three act structure; it's brilliant!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Clark Sorensen earned his BFA in Sculpture from the University of Utah. He creates the most beautiful urinals: