Aug 23, 2011

Collage Style Blog Templates

I find them quaint and charming.
Some analog touch to a digital front!

Aug 9, 2011

At Leeum: Francis Bacon, Arshile Gorky, & Rothko

Earlier this year, my friend introduced me to the wonderful Starkness, a kind of Terror in Francis Bacon's art. This little image doesn't do it justice of course. This is something that has to be experienced at the gallery...

This is Arshile Gorky's work Study for Agony. It's so fresh and sophisticated, playful and serious.

Then, there is Rothko of course. If a prayer ever got painted, it would most likely be a Rothko.

Ross Bleckner

What can I say. Pure pleasure would look like this.

I first came across his work when I was an exchange student in Paris.
ENSBA's library had a big book about him.

I saw two of his paintings at a small gallery in Paris, and then at
a biennale in Korea.

I like to think of him as a true visual poet.
I see him as an equal rival to Hiroshi Sugito.

They both know how to create Beauty.


Australia's Aboriginal Art

One of the most amazing visual experiences for me in Australia was the aboriginal art. I don't know how they did it but I could literally feel the heat and energy of Earth from their paintings. Some of the paintings had actual dirt in them and it worked wonders.

Below are some images I pulled from the internet.

If you like this type of art, you can check out some more at: and

Or you can also Google "Pintupi" for more information.