Archive for the 'Art' Category

Does Art Presage Life?

Posted in Art, Humor, Politics on September 10th, 2014

Oscar Wilde once wrote, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life,” and this sentiment has been oft repeated since then. But, as a corollary to that, does Art presage Life?

Obama Headshot Graffiti
Does Art Presage Life?

Judging by this bit of graffiti I found, I’m will to bet that Obama sure as Hell hopes that doesn’t. Especially because graffiti – Oh! Excuse me – Street Art – is created by his core constituency and by constituencies that often side with him and the Democrats in general.

Related Reading:

Graffiti Kings: New York City Mass Transit Art of the 1970's
Obama and Islam (Updated and Revised)
Blackbook: Graffiti Sketchbook
Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United
Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine: America's Funniest Jokes, Stories, and Cartoons

Apocalyptic Rides

Posted in Art, Humor on November 26th, 2012

Sculptor Carrin Welch used her artistic powers to summon these apocalyptic rides. By the powers of her craft she called forth the Rocking Horses of the Apocalypse and proved to many that eschatology need not be a grim and foreboding subject of study.

Rocking Horses Of The Apocalypse

Sadly, while Ms. Welch’s powers were strong, only three of the Rocking Horses Of The Apocalypse appeared at her call. Pestilence was indisposed due to illness. :lol:

Related Reading:

How to Kill Yourself in a Small Town (The Redneck Apocalypse Series Book 1)
Agents of the Apocalypse: A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times
Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills: For Aspiring Art Students (Aspire Series)

Steampunk Princesses

Posted in Art, Movies, Society on October 20th, 2012

I’ve showcased reconstructions of Disney Princesses before and I’m doing it again because the concept of altering these characters to be less insipid deserves repeating and Korean artist Inshoo’s rendering of them as steampunk adventuresses is awesome.

steampunk-cinderella Cinderella
steampunk-dorothy Dorothy
steampunk-snow-white Snow White
steampunk-ariel Ariel

 
I really don’t think these characters would be waiting around for a Prince to save them or heading off to see the Wizard in hopes that he’ll have a solution. All four of them look more like they’d solve for the problems themselves and let the Devil pick up the pieces. ;-)

Related Reading:

The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Mind of the Artist Thoughts and Sayings of Painters and Sculptors on Their Art
The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification
Steampunk: The Art of Victorian Futurism
The Cartoon Guide to Genetics (Updated Edition)