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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What is it? #3

Alright this is my last one for the day, but I found one more and I wanted to share it with you.  I think this one is my favorite of the bunch.  Because not only is he using the medium in the raw, but he also changes it and uses the changed ones as well.  Can you guess the medium that is used in these works of art?

You got to "Love" this work of art.  But be careful it is dangerous.

So this angle probably will give it away, but I still think it is a hot work of art.

I love the change that this medium can have.  I wonder how he got the two different colors out of it.
If you still haven't figured out this medium then check out Pei-San Ng and see what he has done.  Did you figure it out?  What would you create if you could work with this medium?  Would you leave them in the original form or do you like them when they are changed?

What is it? #2

Okay I have another guessing game.  What common household item is being used to create these stunning works of art.  Please try to guess before you Google the answer, or read what others before you find out.

It's hard to look close but try to see how he created this beautiful elephant.  Again it is a low relief sculpture that sticks off of the background slightly.

I know it is hard to believe but this portrait is created with the same medium.

Does this angle help you figure out what the medium is?
If you still haven't figured out what this medium is then look up artist David Foster to learn more about his work.  I am curious what you think he is using and when you find out what it is what you think of it?  Would you be willing to do a work of art with the same medium that he is using?

What is it? #1

Okay, we are going to see if you can guess the medium that is used in this artwork.  I want you to look at the pictures and see if you can guess what the artist is using.

Give me your first impression and remember that it is a low relief sculpture.  That means it comes off of the background slightly.
In this picture you can see that his medium is sticking up from those cube shaped boxes.  Do you have any ideas yet what he uses?

Does this picture help you zero in on what he is using for his medium?

If you still haven't figured it out or are not sure you can now Google his name, Christian Faur and figure out what he uses, Otherwise, I am curious what your first thoughts were?  What did you think he used and did you find out what it really is?

Real or Paint?

Have you ever wanted to create a painting that is so realistic that people have to do a double take at the picture?  Well a Swedish artist by the name of Yrjo Edlemann is a hyper-realistic artist that paints wrapping paper in such a realistic manner that you would think they are photographs.

I know it is hard to believe but these are actually paintings.  If you could paint anything like a hyper-realistic artist what would you paint?  Is wrapping paper and tape and interesting subject or would you pick something else?  Can you think of something that would be harder to paint that shiny paper?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Paper, not plastic

I have recently stumbled onto mixed media artist Emma Hardy.  She studied sculpture in London at the Wimbledon School of Art.  She uses two mediums that I think are would be very difficult to work with, but she makes incredible art with them.

In case you are wondering what her medium is, it is brown paper and packaging tape.  Can you believe that those are the only mediums that she uses?  What do you think about them?  Do you think this is something you could do?  She mostly does people, what would be your subject of choice?