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.

Monday, October 26, 2015

And then he also carves this...

Okay so after my last post about Dimitri Tsykalov's skull carvings, I was so intrigued by the meat sculpture that I had to check it out.  Now for one, they are kind of gross and I am showing you one of the calmer and more appropriate images from his collection.  But I was intrigued, and that is what my hope is for you with these blogs.  I am hoping that I spark interested in not only art, but other things that are out there and available in the world.

But here are some of his other sculptures that I found he has created.

SO I am dying to hear your thoughts about this artist.  What are your impressions of his work?  Are you impressed by the wide use of mediums?  Can you think of one that he should try?

Friday, October 23, 2015

Life Skulls?

How often have you thought about how life and death are two parts that are separated by very small details.  So maybe that is not your usual train of thought, but the artist Dimitri Tsykalov, a Paris based Russian artist, who has carved many items from wood to meat has focused his art on this thought.  Yes you heard right, meat, but we will come back to that in another post.

For this series he has taken fruits and vegetables and carved detailed skulls into them. I thought this was a great Halloween week post.

So what do you think of his living skulls?  Are you still thinking about the meat sculpture or is that just me?  What would you carve out of an apple?  Did you ever even think of carving a cabbage into an object?  Is there a type of food that you would like to see him carve something into it?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

What are they made from?

It is not very often that I know nothing about a work of art, but I found the image of these two little kids on pinterest and I couldn't find anything about them.  At least not in English and what little was there would not translate, so I don't know anything about them.

SO I am asking you....

What do you think they are made from?  What do you think is their story?  Perhaps what country are they from?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sculptures of Peace

What image do you think of when I say a "Sculpture of Peace"?  Is there an image that comes to mind?  Is it of birds, children, or what other object do you think of?

Well British Artist Philip Jackson had this vision when he thought of peaceful sculptures.

Jackson made these sculptures as part of a world peace contest in the late 80s.  He created several sculptures that were chosen as the most peaceful in the world.

What do you think of these sculptures?  Are they peaceful to you?  Or do you have other impressions of them.  Would you like to see them up close, or do they bother you at all?  What part makes them feel peaceful to you?