Saturday, December 29, 2007

before and after Freud

Louisiana art museum on a rainy day - a photoset on Flickr


"Lucian Freud" - Google Image Search
I have followed his work for about 50 years since I first saw a painting of his in the Tate Gallery and I enmjoyed the smaller less known works.

DSC07048 Islamic miniatures

this is the exhibition I am going to see many times - from

The David Collection is closed for rebuilding and re-installation. In May 2009 the David Collection re-opens and
welcomes you to a renovated and rearranged museum.
The Webpage is under reconstruction too and will as well
be unveiled in May 2009.

"Tal R" - Google Search


"Tal R" - Google Image Search shows he is much more than a coffee table book artist

I wss really quite shocked to find on this second look at his work I really like his art, which I now think will last, and I will also be revisiting his exhibition

For copyright reasons I do not reproduce the works here so use the google image search links to get a broad view of the artists' oeuvre.

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Kim McCarthy

MosaicGlobe - Your free artist portfolio website, blog and art directory - Recipients: 2007 Creative Community 01

Kim McCarthy

Visit the site
Hailing from Seattle, Kim's site, Urban Soule, is rich with creativity. The majority of her work is spray paint and ink on stenciled canvas or wood with, as suggested by the medium, roots in street art. However, incorporating themes of the self, pop imagery, koi fish, crows and medical references - her work is at times lighthearted and personal with a decidedly feminine nuance. The iconographic approach used in her work creates a cohesive body of work with broad appeal.

see also Flickr: Photos from SOULE

and Etsy :: Urban Soule

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Taylor Images

Taylor Images: "Varieties of art by the Taylor family."

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Japan Visitor Blog

Japan Visitor Blog - Tokyo Osaka Nagoya Kyoto: Japanese Manhole Covers III

Here is our latest collection of Japanese manhole covers, which often represent in their design the main attractions of their localities. Japanese manhole covers are a unique form of street art and well worth keeping your eyes to the ground for.

If you have a manhole cover shot and wish to show it on this blog please contact us if you'd like us to display it.Toyokawa manhole.

Monday, October 08, 2007

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Strychnin Gallery will open its London location on 26 October at 7pm. 45 Strychnin artists will present work in our opening group exhibition. Please join us and visit us at the Bridge Art Fair in Room 420 of the Trafalgar Hotel from 11 October-14 October. On 13 October we will host the Champagne Lounge at the Trafalgar Hotel--a special event for clientele and press please contact for more information.

the last temptation of st. he-man - a photoset on Flickr

the last tempation of st.he-man

this is the full "painting"this piece will be in the upcoming opening of Strychnin London,


Monday, September 24, 2007

myoung ho lee

lens culture: myoung ho lee: "Myoung Ho Lee, a young artist from South Korea, has produced an elaborate series of photographs that pose some unusual questions about representation, reality, art, environment and seeing.

Simple in concept, complex in execution, he makes us look at a tree in its natural surroundings, but separates the tree artificially from nature by presenting it on an immense white ground, as one would see a painting or photograph on a billboard."

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


JohnPiper: "To start with John made his money by writing Art reviews and columns for magazines, this he did not enjoy but paintings were not selling at the time. By this time John Piper had been asked to join a group of artists that called themselves 'the Seven and Five' and to exhibit with them. Included in the group were Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Ivon Hitchens, Frances Hodgkins , Barbara Hepworth, and Winifred Nicholson. John Piper was now part of an elite English movement in modern painting. Around about this time World war II broke out and everything was rationed, so it must have been hard to get hold of luxury items such as canvas, oil paints, brushes, paper and also there would have been no spare money to be spent on buying art. The Government had set up a scheme for art and it was called 'The war artists scheme' In this scheme artists were paid to paint, probably by the hour or by the canvas on a 9-5 basis."

Sunday, September 02, 2007

paper cuts

Emma van Leest

ACEO - Art Cards for Sale or Trade

Artist trading cards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The only rule for these cards is their size (2.5 x 3.5 inches, the same as commercial trading cards, such as baseball cards and cards for trading card games)."
aceo - Google Search

Monday, August 27, 2007

'Burning Book' - DAILY BOOK REVIEW - Los Angeles Times -

'Burning Book' - DAILY BOOK REVIEW - Los Angeles Times - "It has been said that describing the Burning Man Festival to the uninitiated is a little like describing a color to a blind person
. . . .
thanks to Jessica Bruder, a reporter for the Oregonian, you can simply hand these people "Burning Book: A Visual History of Burning Man""

Sunday, August 19, 2007


etc - the enamel, textile and ceramic applied arts group: "The enamel, textile and ceramic applied arts group, is based at the Faculty of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England, Bristol"

Dail Behennah - Home Page

Dail Behennah - Google Search

Contemporary Applied Arts: Dail Behennah: "My work is constructed rather than woven and I am preoccupied with line, light and shadow. No longer concerned with function, I create sculptural forms. The three crosses in this exhibition were inspired by one of my favourite beaches, Traeth Mawr in Pembrokeshire. They contain elements of the landscape: the slate cliffs, marram grass on the sand dunes and driftwood on the tide line. X marks the spot, as on a treasure map, and a row of X’s is often used as a sign of affection. The three intersecting circles reflect my interest in geometry and the grid. As the sphere revolves the lines and light constantly change. My degree in geography and an interest in landscape and ecology inform my work, as does the art of the Constructivist movement."

Monday, August 13, 2007

CITYBUILDING Galleri Esplanaden

my first tomato this year in Brumleby to CITYBUILDING on to KGB and back then Netto - a photoset on Flickr

always a pleasure to stumble over some art
this time at Galleri Esplanaden 3
a ceramic installation CITYBUILDING by Janne Sandhol Hansen (f 1973)


" Galleri Esplanaden" - Google Search

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Mission & History - The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Mission & History - The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: "Founded in part by Eric Carle, the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books, including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is the first full-scale museum in this country devoted to national and international picture book art, conceived and built with the aim of celebrating the art that we are first exposed to as children. Through the exploration of images that are familiar and beloved, it is the Museum’s goal to foster connections between visual and verbal literacy and to provide visitors of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to explore their own creativity and the confidence to appreciate and enjoy art of every kind."

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Chicago must see

Millennium Park :: Art and Architecture :: Cloud Gate on AT&T Plaza: "Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor's first public outdoor work installed in the United States. The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect the city's famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a 'gate' to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives.

Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high. Cloud Gate sits upon the At&T Plaza, which was made possible by a gift from AT&T."

cloud gate - Google Search

cloud gate - Google Image Search

cloud gate flickr - Google Image Search

Al Hansen

artblog: "The back room at Andrea Rosen Gallery in Chelsea had a show of works by Al Hansen. I hadn't heard of him, or so I thought, but I loved the works. The room was full of female totems and female-obsessed works. There were fetish/torsos like this one, made of cigarette filters, that were great objects. There were also collage-maps made of cut up Hershey's chocolate wrappers. The logo was cut up into Her's and She's and Yes's and Hey's and the whole thing was a weirdly wonderful obsessive playland full of Western-made but African-feeling totems. The guard stopped me from taking pictures after I took two, here's the one, and at flickr is a shot of the Hershey's map of Africa.

My flickr pal Timothy B. Buckwalter reminded me that Al Hansen is musician Beck Hansen's grandfather. I remember reading about how Beck and his grandfather had a two-person show of their art a while back. If Beck's art is anything like this it's good. His music is good anyway."

Friday, July 20, 2007

Larry Johns

Seascape Paintings as gift ideas

This is an important issue. It was for me, anyway. I had to know what the other guys were using because, if I knew that, and used the same, my work would be as good as theirs!
It does not require a genius to realise the flaw in this line of thinking. But, I was not thinking. Not too deeply, anyway. What did it for me, in the end, was poverty, pure and simple. I did not have the cash to spend (in some cases) over ten pounds on a single brush, no matter how "purist" I wanted to be. Then, by chance, I saw the set you may have just seen when you hovered your mouse over the link above. Back in those days the set sold at just over £3. Today the same set is only about a pound dearer.
The thing is, I became used to the feel of them; the way the hairs "gave" under the pressure of your hand. It was only later, when I could afford to do so - and did! - buy an expensive brush, that I realised I was locked into those cheap brushes, and nothing else would, and still wont, do. (Should there be a hyphen there in "wont"?)
I do, however, know artists who, for different reasons, locked themselves in the expensive kind of brush. I can only commiserate with them!
It boils down to what you get used to, I suppose. There's more information at the other end of THIS link, even if you don't want a painting holiday

Seascape Paintings as gift ideas: "I don't keep acres of spare equipment and I don't own an easel. I used to have one but it went missing some years ago. So, if you need to use one in the field, you might like to bring your own. The same applies to paint. I use a very limited palette as follows:

Alizarin Crimson
Phthalo Blue (Phthalocyanine)
Yellow Ochre
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow
Cadmium Orange Hue
Sap Green
Burnt Sienna.."

So there's always some of these to hand. If your palette includes other colours you'll need to bring these with you. I use ')" href="javascript:void(0);">tear-off oiled-paper palettes and there are always plenty of these. Most students have already invested in an artists' workbox of some kind. I suppose I really should have something like that - they seem really useful; especially the ones with built-in easels. There's one out there called the ')" href="javascript:void(0);">"Cornwall Wooden Box" ; This caught my attention for obvious reasons; but it seems too small to be of great practical use in the field. For me, anyway.


This can be expensive stuff! I do not advise practicing upon stretched canvasses. They make ')" href="javascript:void(0);">tear-off pads for this very purpose. Or, at the very least, try the relatively inexpensive canvas boards. Again, whichever method you prefer, you would have to bring these with you. Such can be bought here in Cornwall, however, should you feel like supporting the local economy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Jette Botschinsky

wasted day? - a photoset on Flickr


Jette Botschinsky - Home Pages: "an artist who lives in Denmark, but who has spent most of my life in Africa."


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

BU-gruppen BLOG Dansk Forfatterforening

Børne og Ungdoms gruppen: "Gyldendals redaktionschef for børnebøger, Ulla Selfort, sammenfattede den aktuelle situation for børnebøgerne fra forlagssynspunkt som ”det går rigtig, rigtig godt” ved et møde på Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitet / Center for Børnelitteratur den 10. maj 07"

Der er nu reelt kun 6 indkøbere af bøger til privatsalg i Danmark: Dansk Supermarked (BILKA, Føtex, NETTO), COOP og de nu fire boghandlerkæder.

For nogle år siden var der 700 selvstændige boghandlere i Danmark i ofte 2-3 generation. De levede stille og godt i læ af nogle samhandelsregler overlevet fra enevældens tid i 1840’erne.

read more in danish

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Louisians Museum of Modern Art on Flickr

Brumleby, train, signal failure, bus from Skodsborg to Louisians Museum of Modern Art and back to Copenhagen - a photoset on Flickr

I concentrated on the gardens and sculpture this time


and took snapshots of the sea and beach

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googlepages and art

I came across a group of Copenhagen artists some of whom have Google Pages
for example:-

kirstenloenberg - Kirsten Lønberg:
"Århusgade 80
2100 Kbh Ø
Mobil 22 14 15 81"

but they don't appear on google searches well if at all.

Kunst 2100 is an art society situated on Østerbro in Copenhagen.

55 members

annual open days I was visiting them in April 2007
30 artist are exhibiting in 11 workshops and studios the 5th and 6th of March 2005

kunst2100 - kunstnere list of memebrs

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst Exhibition at White Cube gallery | Galleries | This is London: "

No its not a naked version of C-3PO from Star Wars, but another impressive statue from the countrys leading artist

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No it's not a naked version of C-3PO from Star Wars, but another impressive statue from the Britains's leading artist"

Juan Valverde de Amusco's Anatomy of the Human Body (1560)
Anatomia del corpo humano
a flayed man clasps a dagger in one hand and, in the other, holds his own skin dangling down

London Entertainment Guide from The Evening Standard | This is London

damien hirst - Google Search: " (born June 7, 1965)" - Google Image Search

flayed man - Google Image Search -- flayed man anatomy book - Google Search

Historical Anatomies on the Web: Juan Valverde de Amusco Home

Saturday, May 26, 2007

rainy day in Copenhagen

rainy day in Copenhagen, art gallery, school, and Humac Apple store - a photoset on Flickr
not good for the carnival parade so I skipped that and went to GALLERI PROJEKT opposite the school building in Stenosgade, which I used to teach in when it was an international school.

Ann Susan was making her lunch but I delayed her

there were paintings of DAN VOIGT LØNHOLDT - Google Search
and the three collages are by Ann Susan

Galleri Projekt på Alt om København - AOK
Kunstneren Ann Susan står for den daglige drift, og det er hende, som udvælger de ... kunstformer som for eksempel installation, lydkunst og performance. ...


Galleri Projekt - Google Search
"Galleri Projekt" - Google Image Search

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Copenhagen opening at Asbæk

Copenhagen townhall, museums, waterbus and an opening - a photoset on Flickr

Galerie Asbæk was founded in 1975 in Copenhagen by Jacob and Patricia Asbæk:
Works by artists of the gallery: painting, sculpture, works on paper, video in a summer-like hanging.

Martin Asbæk Projects
MAP presents two solo exhibitions with photobase works by British artist Ben Nason and Thai Pilaiporn Pethrith May 24 - June 30, 2007."

Ben Nason

M.A. Projects - Exhibitions:

"In the more recent series, entitled 'Spare', Nason purposefully moves away from the lyricism and expressionism of his early work. Through the rigours of form and composition, he attempts to find a new way of capturing this alienation. Turning away from his old subject matter, he seeks direct light and neutral spaces. Leaving the lonely and poetic scenes of Night Diary, he decides to photograph an urban park in broad daylight, filled with people out walking. For a year he photographs this space. The spare, washed-out ground of this public garden becomes a stage and the people, captured alone and together and always with their faces hidden or out of frame, become the players in an anonymous and therefore universal human drama."

DSC04699Martin Asbæk

M.A. Projects - About the gallery:
"Martin Asbæk Projects is focusing on young Danish and international art by up-coming artists who work in a wide range of medias: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, embroidery." Martin Asbæk - Google Image Search

DSC04693Grzegorz Wroblewski poet and illustrator was born in 1962 in Gdansk and grew up in Warsaw, Poland. Since 1985 lives in Copenhagen. He has published seven volumes of poetry

Grzegorz Wroblewski - Google Search

Jacket 31 - October 2006 - Grzegorz Wróblewski: Two poems: A Summation Scheme (About the Illness of John T.) / Black Head:

"A general state of consciousness?
In the tenement house live a pimp and a carpet-seller.
Neither of them can stand Dante.
they have never set their eyes on him.
Because we’re flooded by light literature and life
is devoid of a single shred of comedy.
A mannerism of thought is out of the question here." . . .

DSC04702Pilaiporn Pethrith
M.A. Projects - Artists: "
Pilaiporn Pethrith, born 1978, lives and works in Bangkok and Copenhagen., and brings our attention to worldwide situations of complexity and disaster in her mixed media paintings. Pilaiporn combines dramatic news photographs, striking colours, and the ever-present persona of an elf like creation that she calls a �Goggle�; due to its fixed stare. The Goggle is an eerie and anonymous observer of events, a cartoon silhouette with elfin ears and a single eye. The mood of Pilaiporn�s paintings is up-tempo and �Pop Art� but also strangely unsettling. The images provoke many questions; does the Goggle represent us? Is it an impartial observer? A witness? A silent accuser? A practical joker?

Pilaiporn is a graduate of Silapakorn who went on to study Art in Denmark for six years before returning to Thailand. This accounts to some degree for the breadth of focus in her work and her assimilation of the European �Elf� into her artwork."

Pilaiporn Pethrith - Google Image Search

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Think Ink Gallery in Copenhagen

from Brumleby to Think Ink Gallery - a photoset on Flickr


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Think Ink’s printmaking workshop and exhibition space is in Christianshavn on Strandgade 46a 1401 Copenhagen K opposite Gammel Dok and The Architect Center. Think Ink was opened in April 2006 by printmaker and photographer Priscilla Carver,

Think Ink er et mødested for kunst på papir: /galleri /arkiv /bibliotek. I vores galleri med skiftende udstillinger vises tegninger, maleri på papir, trykgrafik, computergrafik, papirobjekter og papirinstallationer m.v.
Arkivet indeholder værker af danske og udenlandske kunstnere. Think Ink er også stedet, hvor kunstnere mødes, over en kop kaffe i vores berømte gallerisofa, for at udveksle ideer til nye projekter til kunst på papir.

Friday, May 11, 2007


berlinerluft: " har importeret ni performancekunstnere fra Berlin, og viser tre performances per aften den 5/5, 12/5 & 19/5 - 2007. Nøgleordene er poesi, pop, ro, musik, video, foredrag, teater og debat. Entreen er gratis og alle taler engelsk.

De ni solokunstnere præsenterer resultaterne af mange års dybt personlig forskning i emner, der interesserer dem. Det kan være dødsmåder, kærlighed, Mickey Mouse, eller slet ingenting! Spørgsmålet om genbrug går igen: Hvad vil det sige at være kunstner i dag? Kan man være original, samtidig med at man hugger med arme og ben fra andres værker?

Kunstnerne er alle fra Berlin,"

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Huskunstner Inger-Lise Kristoffersen

Inger-Lise Kristoffersen klik
- 2007 / 08 ( i samarbejde med Kunstrådets Huskunstnerordning.)


a. Illustrere en udvalgt eller egen historie. - 6 til 10 klasse. Periode: Hele året.
b. Illustrere en Billedbog. - 0 til 10 klasse. Periode: Hele året.
c. Illustrere et eventyr, rim / remser. - 0 til 6 klasse. Periode: Hele året.

Fælles for a. b. og c.
Der arbejdes med 3 opslag. Eleven lære om figur tegning, layout, komposition og farve valg. Sluttes af med fælles udstilling eller bog.

Klassik tegne undervisning
Figur, portræt, tegning, maleri m. m. - 6 til 10 klasse.
Periode: Hele året.
Sluttes af med fælles udstilling.

Max. deltage en skoleklasse i et forløb. For de lidt mindre børn dog højst 10 børn pr. gang.
Huskunstner ansættelse:
a. Fra en enkel dag til en uge.
b. Fra mere end en uge op til et år.

Honorar, tilskud og ansøgningsfrister: (Huskunstner)
Huskunstner side