Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tanktotem VII

David Smith has been widely heralded as one of the greatest sculptors of the American century.
Each sculpture in Smith’s Tanktotem series which begun in 1952 and completed in the early 1960s, includes the round lid in whole or part of a commercially manufactured boiler tank. To a greater or lesser degree all of these sculptures are anthropomorphic; Tanktotem VII is a particularly elegant and refined work in the series.
It is this graceful beauty combined with its rigor that makes Tanktotem VII so appealing to me.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Villino della Pera in der Via Senese

This painting is done by Hans Purmann from 1940. I chose this painting because it stood out to me when I was going through the website. I like the bright colors and the scene reminds me of some place that I would like to vacation or something

Thursday, January 26, 2012

michael dweck, sonya

This is a photograph by Michael Dweck called "Sonya" and I like it because I think it expresses a sense of freedom. She's obviously naked which is an element of freedom, but she is also rushing to go surfing, maybe something she loves to do to escape from real life and all the problems with real life. Thats just my interpretation

Monday, December 12, 2011


This portrait of Brad Pitt was similar to the portrait that Chuck Close did of Kate Moss.... The style shows the rawness of the human and gives the viewer a microscopic view to every crevice on their face. I enjoy this portrait because it amazes me how daring Close was. He went to the details that cosmetic companies hope to change. He makes art out of every day people, and points out their "flaws" in a way that makes it very beautiful to look at. You don't really see it as a flaw, you see it as a purity of who the person actually is.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Belarusian painter Leonid Afremov is one of the most colorful painters you’ve never heard of.  His skill with a palette knife and oil paint creates vivid scenes and cityscapes full of bright colors and watery reflections.  His thick strokes are almost mosaic in nature, but the result is not without detail where the colors merge.  Afremov’s landscapes capture the emotion of a casual stroll through an old Belarusian city, with all the vibrant color and culture alive in this artist’s perspective. The paintings from this artist are amazing simply because of the use of colors. It brightens up any environment

Peter Blake - Last summer

I decided to do this by Peter Blake because we have been studying him all semester. This is an advertisement for Coke in the UK and I liked how he Incorporated there culture. I also like how all the colors in the rainbow are in this. It really catches my attention and makes me want to buy this product.

America- Andres Serrano

This is America by Andres Serrano. It was done in 2003 and is a photograph. I chose this picture because with all of the shows pertaining to little girl beauty queens it is interesting to see less glamour and more of the natural girl. When i look at little girl beauty queens now all I see if fake and when I look a this I see a real little girl who is a winner because she is naturally beautiful. I like this because it does show her natural beauty. The color in the background really highlights her eyes and her purple outfit. I also like that with her sash it is making her look like miss america but yet she is only a little girl. It shows what a child aspires to be an that is he dream to be a beauty queen.