Sunday, May 2, 2010

Hendrick Avercamp

Hendrick Avercamp was a Danish painter, and below are a few of his landscapes. He was one of the first landscape painters in Holland in the 17th century, and mostly stuck to colorful and lively renditions of winter wonderlands, and lots of people skating on ice. Avercamp was mute, and it's clear he used his talent as a painter to express both the playful and serious sides of life.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Japanese Flea Market

Yet another reason to go to Tokyo asap. This place looks so effing cool.

Maurizio Anzeri and Lauren Edwards

For some reason, some of the Lauren Edwards work that I've recently seen is dragging my mouse to the blog folder to be posted. I see a resemblance or...a something...between these two...maybe I've just had a long Tuesday. But I still love her work, too.

These are...bizarre in the most wonderful way ever possible. Maurizio Anzeri. Yup.

* I think this one's my favorite.

Yin Xiuzhen

I came across the Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen this past winter term, but it wasn't until a few days ago that she came back into my consciousness. I think what intrigues me most about her work, well, I guess to be specific her sculpture Collective Subconscious, is the way in which it breaks the stifled gallery environment/experience, and allows the viewer to interact and discuss the art at hand. Her minibus, which viewers are asked to climb into and tangibly experience, is currently on display in the New York MoMA.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

I find the French photographer Henri Catier-Bresson absolutely fascinating. I love the stark and simple, yet incredibly compeling aspect of his black and white photos. Below are two of his exhibitions. The first is titled "After the War, the End of an Era", the second "Old Worlds: France". Cartier-Bresson spent most of his life on the road, photographing the changes in the European and American landscape for the latter half of the 20th century. Much of his work deals with how to portray and account for the changes that come with change and Modernity.

"After the War, the End of an Era"

"Old Worlds: France"


This is a blog that I came across a couple of days ago and thought was really's called Boobs@Bard. For some reason, I just don't think anything like this could ever survive at Oberlin. Take that as you may!

Just found out there's also a Boobs@Harvard...I went to the website and there was nothing posted yet. I guess the battle of the breasts will just have to wait.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

a mild march afternoon

Helga Steppan

Steve Meisel

Nick Knight

Nan Goldin

William Eggleston