Technology and Art: Google Earth

Recently, a client of mine (who I used to do plenty of graphic design for) asked me for something a little different. Instead of the graphic design work that I’ve been doing for many years for her, she asked if she could commission a full painting from me instead.

Being unemployed and poor, I made sure to answer, “yes, of course I can do that”.

She’s also known me long enough to know that, when I’m not doing corporate, business-like graphic design work, that I’m a genre artist. But, she wanted a special painting, in traditional media, and she has faith in me to pull it off.… Read the rest

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Seeing it in real life: Church’s The Icebergs

Awhile back (and by “awhile back” I mean “over a year ago”) I wrote an art blog of Frederic Edwin Church’s beautiful painting called The Icebergs (check out the blog here… I”ll wait.)

I won’t bore you with the specs again (I’ll be boring you with other ways now), but seeing it in person I realized what the specs actually mean.

 

The Icebergs, it turns out, is a really, really big painting.

Not the largest I’ve seen for sure (a Rembrandt holds that record), but nevertheless this is a very large painting. … Read the rest

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This week’s art: Death

This is Jacek Malczewski’s Death (1902, Oil on panel), and if you were a visitor to the former Message Boards of the Damned you may recognize this piece.  It’s one of my personal favorites, filled with everything that makes a piece of art great.

Malczewski is an important artist in Europe especially, a Polish artist who was very influential.  Many of his works mix history with legend and mythology, and nearly all of his works were symbolic in some way.

I like the color palette that he chooses to use in Death. … Read the rest

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