Saturday, April 18, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Thought behind the thought
I am ... this, that, many things at the same time. That is what I think I am. And I will make my choices, decide my path and write my own destiny.
And how do I portray myself? If I am a poet, I show my self through words and I use brush strokes if I am a painter! A sculptor though, can portray his self-image through many materials, like these amazing self sculptures done by different artists.
Every material that is used for sculpture making has its own advantages and challenges. Each allows you a totally different form of expression, and one may choose according to the image one wants to create and project.
'Self Portrait by Valery Yevdokimov
Source: http://www.artparks.co.uk/artpark_sculpture.php sculpture=4473&sculptor=valery_yevdokimov
Cast bronze Sculpture by Burton Blistein
"Geometric Self-Portrait" Fall, 1995 life-size plaster cast © G. Hadd
Stainless steel Portrait by Martin Debenham
Ash sculpture by Zhang Huan
Louis Fortier's wax and plaster heads
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time is your greatest friend and your worst enemy at the same time. It teaches you humility, gives you hope and pervades your life from the minute you were born till you take your last breath! Or maybe even later, or earlier than that. No one has been able to understand time fully. And it remains an unknown force that you can combat at times, or simply surrender to!
About the art
The concept of time has been explored by many scientists across the world and there are as many theories about its essence. Some of these scientific facts are put in front of the layperson with amazing clarity in the video below.
Animation, as a form of entertainment, is very popular. But animation to explain scientific concepts and that too, so lucidly, is indeed remarkable. Almost an art by itself!
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Thought behind the thought
Parents are the reason why we are here on this earth. But we take them so much for granted! The things they have done for us all their lives, the unconditional love they have showered on us, we all realise it. The only mistake we probably make is we don't remember it too often! And don't express it either!
But when it comes to our children, we expect them to have regard for us and show it too, through their words and actions. Strange are the workings of the human mind!
About the Art
Portrait painting is a very challenging art because apart from the obvious physical characteristics, one has to catch and portray the mental make up of a person for the painting to come alive.
Here are some beautiful portraits of their parents drawn by various artists.
Pierre Denis and his Parents, Oil on Canvas
Raphael Soyer, Oil on Canvas
David Wilkie, Oil on panel
David Hockney, Oil on canvas
Paul Rhys Bowen, Oil on canvas
Lubaina Himid, Acrylic and mixed media on Canvas