Friday, 25 January 2013

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Monday, 24 September 2012

Female Artists

Arts by Female Artists

1. Artemesia Gentileschi – Judith and her Maidservant

The most remarked-upon absence from the previous list was Artemesia Gentileschi’s version of Judith Slaying Holofernes (as opposed to the Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes, that we featured). Feel free to click on each and decide which you prefer! In the meantime, this is an equally disturbing follow-up piece to Gentileschi’s depiction, showing Judith and her maid’s escape from Holofernes’ quarters with his severed, bleeding head in a basket.

2. Frida Kahlo – Without Hope

One of the greatest painters of the 20th century, Mexico’s own Frida Kahlo is most notable for her self-portraits. This 1945 piece, Without Hope, is no exception. Frequently ill from surgeries and bouts of pain stemming from a bus accident in her teens, Kahlo was no stranger to hospitals. Microorganisms color her bedsheet, her world is featureless, simultaneous day and night, and her easel is overtaken by disturbing apparitions.

3. Lavinia Fontana – Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez

This particular painting is not so much creepy as it is bizarre. It seems almost like a strange joke played by artist Lavinia Fontana on an unsuspecting portrait model. It is a real portrait of a real girl, however. Antonietta Gonzalez was the daughter of Petrus Gonzales, and both (as well as Antonietta’s siblings) suffered from hypertrichosis, commonly known as “werewolf syndrome.” Happily, instead of being ostracized, they were all welcomed into the court of King Henry II of France, highly educated, and well-respected.

4. Rosa Bonheur – The Duel

Rosa Bonheur was one of the great painters of the French animalier style popular in the 19th century. It focused on doing one thing and doing it well: creating realistic paintings of animals. Bonheur, in particular, specialized in farm animals, and this piece shows the dark side of that world. Most interesting is its title, The Duel, evoking the traditional duels high-class males fought for women’s affections throughout history.

5. Paula Rego – War

A far more modern piece than previous entries on the list, this painting was only created just under a decade ago, in 2003. Paula Rego, the artist, says that she was inspired by a photograph taken during the second Iraqi war. While a photograph of this sort might be a common sight in the news, replacing the victims with rabbits, a symbol of purity, gives the work a deeply disturbing angle.

6. Herrad of Landsberg – Hell, from Hortus deliciarum

The oldest artist on this list, Herrad of Landsberg was a 12th century nun famous for her illuminated manuscript, Hortus deliciarum (Garden of Delights). Considered by many scholars to be the first encyclopedia written by a woman, it contains illustrated guides to instruct novice nuns about various teachings and philosophies that the convent followed. This particularly dark illustration is, obviously, from the entry on Hell. (Larger version)

7. Josefa de Obidos – The Sacrificial Lamb

This painting, one of the still-life pieces for which Josefa de Obidos is most renowned, may not appear all that creepy upon initial inspection. Make sure you notice the lamb’s bound feet and despondent expression, however. Those details, combined with the title, The Sacrificial Lamb, tell a very disturbing story about this lamb (traditionally symbolic of innocence) and its future.

8. Giulia Lama – The Martyrdom of Saint Eurosia

Historical accounts of beheadings, if you haven’t gathered, were very popular subjects for a great number of artists. Instead of Judith and Holofernes this time (though Giulia Lama did one of those as well, albeit much less gruesome than others), we have the decapitation of Saint Eurosia, patron saint of the city of Jaca, Spain. According to tradition, she was a princess forced into a marriage with a prince of the invading Moors. When she attempted to flee, the Moorish people hunted her down and executed her.

9. Camille Claudel – Clotho

This sculpture, Clotho, is named after one of the three fates in Greek mythology. Clotho and her sisters, Lachesis and Atropos, determined the length and nature of a human’s life. Reportedly, this work was the result of Camille Claudel and her mentor, the famous sculptor Rodin, deciding to create works based on the forms of elderly women. Another version of the piece, made solely of the torso part of the overall work, is just as ghoulish on its own.

10. Evelyn De Morgan – The Field of the Slain

Although this might look like something painted during the days of the Renaissance, it was actually created in 1916 as a response to the first World War. Its artist, Evelyn De Morgan, was a follower of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, which attempted to revive the style of the early Italian masters. A Spiritualist, and thus a firm believer in the afterlife, De Morgan made this representation of the Angel of Death collecting souls to take to the other side.

11. Kathe Kollwitz – The Last Thing

This is another response to World War I, albeit from a far different perspective. After the end of the Great War, Germany experienced huge economic difficulties. Artist Kathe Kollwitz, a German native, saw the desperation and hopelessness prevalent in her fellow Germans. This woodcut, titled The Last Thing, is a grim depiction of what many elderly Germans saw as their only escape.

12. Maruja Mallo – Antro de Fosiles

The third and final war-inspired piece on this list, Antro de Fosiles was actually considered lost for decades before it reappeared in 2010 and was purchased by the Guillermo de Osma Gallery in Madrid, Spain. Artist Maruja Mallo, a friend of Salvador Dali, was also horrified by war-torn Europe, but despite this painting’s appearance, it is not a statement about the use of atomic weapons. It was actually created in 1930, 15 years before their first use.

13. Remedios Varo – Fenomeno

One of only a few female surrealist painters, Remedios Varo’s works are particularly dark and dreamlike. A penchant toward mysticism and fringe psychology in her personal life deeply influenced her works, which typically feature unusual geometric shapes, strange symbols, and beings that seem to be cobbled together from various objects and animals.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Artworks by Patricia Ariel

Artworks by Patricia Ariel

Artist of surrealist, mystic and visionary themes, Patricia was born in 1970 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she lived and worked until moving to the United States. Since she was a little child, she has been enjoying to give life to her private world through her drawings and writings. She has been drawing since the age of three, never remembering a single time of her life when she was not exploring some type of creative language. She has been also a performing artist, acting, dancing, and singing since her late teens. Although in part self-taught, she has had some formal training in visual arts that included academic drawing classes and a background in Fashion Design. Her love for teaching took her to a bachelors degree in Art Education with a specialization in History of Art from the Rio de Janeiro State University. But it was just after leaving her homeland that she considered the possibility of becoming a fine artist more seriously. Currently she has been consistently building a body of work based on her passion for the figurative art combined with expressionist and ornamental abstracts. Her inspiration and aesthetic references come from several sources, from the theater and ballet to Eastern Art, from the Art Nouveau and Jugendstil to contemporary Pop Art, including occult symbolism, Tarot, Astrology and metaphysics.

Our Digital Planet Photo Contest

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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Fine Art Photography Work Of Famous Photographers

Fine Art Photography Work Of Famous Photographers

Ansel Adams

(image credits:The Ansel Adams Gallery)
Ansel Adams was a master of fine art photography. He would pour 18 hours a day into his labor of love, his art. Neither he, nor his camera, knew the meaning of a day “off.” He loved his work though, and it shows. His photographs are legends and some of his classics includeMt. McKinley, Wonder Lake (top left), Half DomeMerced River, Winter (top right), Rose and Driftwood (middle left), Jeffery Pine Sentinel Dome(bottom left) and Moon and Half Dome (bottom right.) He was a huge activist for the environment and the wilderness.

Robert Mapplethorpe

(image credits:Robert Mapplethorpe)
Robert Mapplethorpe was another epic fine art photographer. As often as not, however, his photos stirred controversy and would be banned from an art gallery. Mapplethorpe sometimes used a Polaroid and stated, “it was more honest.”  A true artist, he snubbed his nose at social acceptance and conventional projects in favor of nudes, provocative S&M photographic documentation, or whatever caught his fancy. He caused ripples in the artistic community and was a powerful force in shaping fine art. The upper right photo is his self portrait.

Andrew Prokos Architecture and Landmarks

(image credits:Andrew Prokos)
As in all arts, fine art photography can be broken down into specific genres as well as photos that blur the lines and mix categories. Andrew Prokos is one such photographer. Although he has captured many black and white traditional fine art photos, his skillful shots include architectural and landmark collections such as: Interior of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City (top left), Spires of Gaudi’s Church of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (top right), Rockefeller Center Atlas and St. Patrick’s Cathedral at Night (bottom left), and Grand Central Station Mercury Clock at Dusk (bottom right).

James Nachtwey Fine Art of War

james nachtwey WAR

(image credits:Clinics Rising,AgustinMedina,James Nachtwey,AgustinMedina,James Nachtwey,James Nachtwey,AgustinMedina,inmymothersroom,James Nachtwey)

James Nachtwey may possibly be the best war photographer to date. His work is definitely fine art as each picture successfully tells a poignant story worth much more than a thousand words. Nachtwey specializes in documenting war-torn countries. He once stated, “I’m working on a story that the world needs to know about. I wish for you to help me break it in a way that provides spectacular proof of the power of news photography in the digital age.” He has jeopardized his life so many times to let the world “see” what is happening that his guardian angel has surely suffered many bruises and busted bones.

Carlos Tarrats Still Life

Carlos Tarrats Still Life
(image credits:Carlos Tarrats)
Carlos Tarrats is a still life fine art photographer. His images are not digital manipulations but are constructed on a set and then printed digitally onto Kodak photographic paper. Much of his focus is on the versatility of plant life and serves as his main subject. When he holds his camera, he is considering life, death, hope and conflict. The protagonist is his photos, plants, may end up visually distorted, however he is shooting to give his viewer’s imagination a big dose of hope. “Hope is the possibility for something else, not necessarily something better and yet not necessarily something worse. Whether one is better than the other depends on one’s perception. It’s the uncertainty of the situation that gives the image tension and creates conflict.”

Mary Ellen Mark

mary ellen mark
(image credits:Mary Ellen Mark Gallery)
Mary Ellen Mark is an influential fine art photographer with a high degree of humanism. Through her travels and her pictures, she documents diverse cultures throughout our world. Her photo-essays include such work as bringing an Indian Circus and the lives of men, women, and children who work and live there into households and galleries for all to see. She captured one of her mentors and respected colleagues, Ansel Adams, in the upper left photo.

Grace Weston Constructed Fine Art Photographer

grace weston
(image credits:Grace Weston)
From the serious to the loopy, Grace Weston focuses on constructed fine art photographs. Her creativity might make you smile or make you scratch your head and think, hmm. Through her fictions, she stabs at the truth. Weston states, ‘Child-like fantasy scenes are punctuated with anxieties common to adulthood: choices must be made, demons haunt us, beauty conceals danger, the end of the world is near, and perhaps God does not have our best interests in mind. Picasso said, “Art is a lie that tells the truth”. I make up visual stories that address the dilemmas, illusions and fears that at once seem so personal, yet are also universal.’ In the upper left she presents Couples Therapy,while Winter Thaw is in the upper right. Heaven Help Us is at the bottom left and Winter Wish Winter Dream is at the bottom right.

Werner Bischof

werner bischof
(image credits:Werner Bischof Pictures)
Werner Bischof was originally from Switzerland before he began moving and then traveling as if from a young age he was destined to become a fine art photographer. For a period of his life, he worked for exclusively for a magazine. In fact, he photographed the Olympics, the devastation of the Second World War, and received other international recognition. However he left the ‘superficiality and sensationalism’ of the magazine business behind him and moved forward in search of tranquility in traditional culture. He was a founder of Magnum Photos and died tragically when his car fell off a cliff in the Andes. Above are some of his works, such as Buddha in Japan, children playing ring-around-the-rosie, and a view from Westminster Abbey at The Thames river (bottom right). Bischof is quoted saying,”I felt compelled to venture forth and explore the true face of the world. Leading a satisfying life of plenty had blinded many of us to the immense hardships beyond our borders.”

Other Fine Art Photography Types / Photographers

(image credits:Laurie Tümer,Thomas Michael Alleman,Jarrett Murphy,James Stillings,Richard Avedon,Richard Avedon Foundation)
Laurie Tümer takes fine art photographs as a narrative like Glowing Evidence: Jack-o’-Lantern (upper left). Thomas Michael Alleman works with urban landscapes such as the angel in downtown LA (upper right). Jarrett Murphy captured this tree (middle left) in Highland Park, yet his fine art photographs are classified as “other genres.” However, James Stillings is fascinated with the Hoover Dam Bypass Project (middle right) and intends to follow the progress with a photo-documentary. “When completed, the 1900 foot bridge will be the longest concrete arch span in the U.S. and 5th longest in the world. Watching the bridge’s construction at night is both magical and inspiring.” The pictures on bottom were taken by Richard Avedon who started as a fashion photographer and moved into fine arts and images of performers.

Narrative and PhotoMontage

(image credits:Photo Eye)
Keith Carter enjoys working with images and his imagination such as with Giant (upper left). He weaves tales of mysterious wonders with photographic narratives. Carter doesn’t seek reality but tries a poetic spin with his pictures. Instead cold hard facts presented through his artistic eye and talent, he hunts “around the edges for those little askew moments – kind of like what makes up our lives – those slightly awkward, lovely moments.” Tom Chambers brings the world photomontages. Chamber said, “I build my images, starting with an idea and converting it to a sketch that I follow to create the final image.” Pictured in the upper right is Aground. On the bottom left isPueblo Fire and on the bottom right is Horse Talk.