this is a painting of vanessa paradis by johnny depp. i mean really, as if we couldn’t possibly love him more right? then he goes and pulls a gustav klimt on everyone and women the world over swoon with delight.
these are oil paintings. p-a-i-n-t-i-n-g-s. by new york based israeli artist yigal ozieri
really really really my favourite things. i’m sure i’ve harped on about them enough hey? if someone could teleport me to the national portrait gallery in london right now i’d be a very happy woman indeed. well, here are some more i have been staring at recently… click on the images for sources / artist
tauba auerbach manipulates large pieces of raw canvas into various configurations through folding or rolling. she then lays the canvas out flat and paints its surface with an industrial spray gun aimed at different angles to achieve a trompe l’oeil effect… examine the works’ surfaces closely and you find that they are perfectly flat, the apparent deformations skillfully spray-painted on.
i wish all stop signs looked like this
in his ongoing series until the kingdom comes, simen johan depicts a natural world hovering between reality, fantasy and nightmare. merging traditional photographic techniques with digital methods, johan’s images are crafted over time and may include a synthesis of landscapes from various geographical locations and animals photographed in captivity or in the wild.
gustaf fjæstad (1868-1948) – frost on frozen lake
there are no words to describe this.
eric ravilious (1903 – 1942) was an english painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver. i especially love his design work for wedgwood ceramics. though this first image is what caught my eye…
the work of claude lazar almost perfectly depicts the weather i woke up to this morning. the seasons are a changing my friends.