My black and gold blog: http://aucarbon.tumblr.com/

asylum-art:

Brian Despain

In his first exhibit with Seattle-based Roq La Rue since 2009′s Requiarium (covered), Brian Despain (interviewed) is primed and ready with a whole bag of new tricks for his upcoming show next month. Opening Friday, February 11th, Tin Machines and Mercuric Dreams will continue to highlight the artist’s expertise with the brush, with a new series of brilliantly rendered oil paintings of his personable robot characters in desolate landscapes rife with iconography and symbolism for the viewer to draw meaning and inspiration from. This exhibit, however, will also feature Brian’s creative range in three-dimensions, as his first two bronze sculptures will be on display during the show. The early images we have here to share with you, both of some new paintings and drawings as well as one of the bronzes, look extremely promising and set the stage for an intriguing showing on the horizon.

sosuperawesome:

Paper art by Morgana Wallace on Tumblr

madmothmiko:

DA User: Emanuel Mardsjo

cross-connect:

The Surreal Magic Realism of James Guppy

Throughout my career I have been asking myself whether this heritage has any relevance now. Since the development of photography, the role of figurative painting in portraiture and as social chronicle has all but died and the craft of illusionary painting has become largely relegated to the backwaters of romantic nostalgia and reactionary historicism. Painting in general will clearly continue; but have the figurative traditions of illusionism been technologically outflanked by photography, film and computer generated imagery? Frankly, I don’t know and I sometimes wonder at the quixotic nature of my need to find a contemporary relevance for these pre-modernist styles of depiction. This site shows where I have gone in my search so far.
My paintings are all in acrylic. I love oils but the facility I gained as a mural artist working with fast drying paints means I can get the same effects as oils quicker, without worrying about the more complex chemistry of oils. I also get a sort of perverse pleasure creating paintings that can look like they were painted in one medium when in fact they were painted in another.

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actegratuit:

František Muzika

artagainstsociety:

 Phineas X. Jones

artagainstsociety:

 Phineas X. Jones

templeofapelles:

The Magic Circle, 1886
John William Waterhouse
Tate Museum, London

templeofapelles:

The Magic Circle, 1886
John William Waterhouse
Tate Museum, London

2headedsnake:

Eero Lampinen

garabating:

Arash Radkia

garabating:

Arash Radkia

artagainstsociety:

 Phineas X. Jones

artagainstsociety:

 Phineas X. Jones