Posted: June 19, 2014 Filed under: Art, Fashion, Painting/Drawing, Photography | Tags: art history, black, contemporary art, controversy, Felix Vallotton, man, Manet, Mario Sorrenti, Mel Ramos, nude, nudity, odalisque, Olympia, Picasso, prostitute, roles, white, woman, Yasumassa Morimura, YSL
Olympia. Edouard Manet. 1863.
A Parody of Manet’s Olympia with Junyer and Picasso. By Pablo Picasso. 1902.
The Black and The White. Felix Vallotton. 1919
Mel Ramos, Manet’s Olympia, 1974. Lithograph.
Portrait (Futago). Yasumassa Morimura. 1988
Olympia, YSL Spring 1999 ad campaign for Rive Gauche, shot by Mario Sorrenti.
Posted: April 10, 2014 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 19th century, April, bright, fauvism, flowers, girls, light, Maurice Denis, picking, Symbolist, white, women, yellow
April. Maurice Denis. 1892.
Posted: November 29, 2013 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1928, 20s, Frida, Frida Kahlo, Latin American Art, Mexico, portrait, white, woman
Dama de Blanco. Frida Kahlo. 1928.
Posted: November 24, 2013 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing, Performance/Installation | Tags: Bath Spa, british, canvas, delicate, layers, machine, Natasha Kidd, painting machine, sculptural, texture, white
British artist Natasha Kidd makes painting machines. These machines plunge blank canvases in and out of vats full of white paint for weeks as they build layer upon thin layer of paint, forming bumps, ridges and drips in the process. The resulting paintings have a sculptural beauty and are surprisingly delicate to be the product of a machine.
Painting machine III. Natsaha Kidd. 1999/2000.
Aluminum, steel, rack and pinion, motor, timers, relays, Perspex, canvas and white emulsion paint