Monday, May 2, 2011

Jacek Yerka

Surrealist painter. I love this mans imagination. I find his work so wonderful and thought provoking.

Clocks

Apple Smoke

Here's a bit more about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacek_Yerka

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Quote - Georges Bizet

I translated (via babel fish) the first verse from the opera "Carmen" by Georges Bizet. link below:


Love is a rebellious bird
that nobody can tame,
and you call him quite in vain
if it suits him not to come.



The Point: It's beautiful and true.

Script #1 - Cafe




A woman sits in a chic cafe somewhere in western Europe. A waiter walks up to the table and places an espresso in front of her.

          Madame

Excuse me.

          Waiter

Yes, Madame?

          Madame

Could you please ask that man over there to stop living?

          Waiter

Certainly Madame.

          Madame

Grazie.

          Waiter

I'm sorry Madame, but the man refuses your request.

          Madame

Oh, how drole.

          Waiter

Quite drole madame.

          Madame

Well, if that man refuses my request then may I ask of you another request?

          Waiter

Of course Madame.

          Madame

Take this pistol and make it so that man stops living.

          Waiter

Of course, Madame.

          Madame

Merci.

          Waiter

Madame?

          Madame
Yes?

          Waiter

I followed your request, but as it were... that man is not alive.

          Madame

Oh?

          Waiter

Yes. In all truth, death is sitting at that table.

          Madame

Oh? Well, then send him my regards.

          Waiter

Madame?

          Madame
Yes?

          Waiter

He wishes for you to join him.


           END



The point: Everyone meets death.

Art Experiment # 1

Take a look at both of these pictures. What do you feel when you look at each?

















I combined some of the most distasteful traits I could think of in the first picture and found a picture that contrasted each one.

The first picture is hot and dry, the dress is conservative, dark, shaded by an umbrella and hidden from the sun.

The second picture is cool and wet, the woman is dressed in a bikini, it's light, bright and wide open. :)

The point: Some traits are innately desirable.

Life is a blank canvas


I saw this frame in the window of an arts supply store. It annoyed me how colourless it was. Life should be bright, colourful and bold. This blog will be a collection of art and artists that inspire me and personal artistic ventures. I don't claim to be a professional artist, this is a personal blog.