A talk about Art

Hello, the purpose of this blog is to help bring to life a love of all art that is out there. Here you will find the masters to the most current artists out there. You will have a chance to learn a little about them and share your thoughts on their work. And along the way we will have some fun and questions and trivia about anything ART.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cassettes anyone?

The sad part is that most of you probably don't even know what a cassette tape is, but this picture was made out of the tiny tape that comes out of the cassette.

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So would you have enough patience to create this piece of art?

Keith Haring Art

The artist Keith Haring was born in 1958 and died in 1990.  His work is simple, but fun and colorful.   He worked in a style known as pop art or contemporary art.

He would often create art for a purpose and message like AIDS.  He was an social activist whose work represented the 1980s.

What do you think of his work?  What does it remind you of?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Recycled Art

Sometimes it is hard to think of art in any other way than a painting on canvas or a ceramic vase, but there are tons of materials out there that can be made into art.  Recycling objects into new artwork has become a very popular art technique out there.  Find a new purpose for old junk is a great way to be creative.
It's a giant skull made from recycled kitchen utensils. The sculpture was crafted by Indian artist Subodh Gupta.

Made out of recycled pop cans.  Mostly Coke.
These dogs were made out of old toy parts that had been left behind.
This elephant was made out of a variety of items, but mostly old televisions

Korean artist Jean Shin created this sculpture "Sound Wave" (2007) out of melted vinyl records

If you could have access to any large pile of junk, what would it be and what would you make?  And if you made it what would it be called?


Monday, August 27, 2012

Only in Art

This post deals with a new form of art that they are trying to sell called "imaginary art."  A woman recently paid $10,000 for a description of a piece of art.  That means she doesn't actually own a piece of art she owns a piece of paper.  The more ironic part is that she paid money for a piece called "Fresh Air".

So my question is, is this art or is this someone's idea of a joke?  Would you pay money for a description of art?  Or would you ask someone else to pay money for a description of art?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Stick to the Wall

Can You Guess How This Art was Made??

It uses a common office supply?

Well if you haven't guessed it by now all of these artistic creations were made using Post-it notes.  Any guesses as to how many post-its you would need to cover the walls of this room??

Or would something simple like these be more of your style??


Or would you be up to the ultimate challenge like this one that covers several floors of an office building??

What are your thoughts on this?  Is it even art?  What type of character or picture would you make if you had the chance?