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:

Art
F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers
Politics: A Very Short Introduction
Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream
Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now

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:

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary
The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny
Rocking Horse Christmas
3 a.m. (Henry Bins Book 1)
The Rocking-Horse Winner

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:

Shut the Fuck Up and Create Your Fucking Art
Nimbus: A Steampunk Novel (Part One)
Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning (TM))
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
Gears of a Mad God: A Steampunk Lovecraft Adventure