Friday, May 14, 2010

Leaky spoon, bottle of °nie and the rabbit (a la Juan Gris)

This week we decided to go wild, cubism wild.

Juan Gris - one of the greatest artist of his time often placed together with Picasso. He was born in Spain and studied to be engineer designer or draftsman. His life changed once he moved to Paris (Paris, Paris how many young souls you spoiled, remember Van Gogh). Here he follows his "teacher to be" Picasso and co-starts the cubism movement.

We have made a collage: old newspaper, acrylic paint, white rabbit and a bottle of °nie. The result is the best picture in the series (so far):
 Alexandra, Leaky spoon, bottle of °nie, and the rabbit

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lepus townsendii Selbstportrait (a la Albrecht Dürer)

Albrecht Dürer, may he rest in peace, was a target for our trials this week. He is most famous for his prints, portraits and watercolor images and he is very often referred as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance.

This is how would Albrecht Dürer look like if he was a hare, watercolors, ink, sun light through the window:

Alexandra, Lepus townsendii Selbstportrait

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lieutenant Bunners shot down (a la Roy Lichtenstein)

As many of you guessed right Lieutenant Bunners shot down was indeed styled to resemble the works of Roy Lichtenstein.

Roy Lichtenstein was am American pop artists; his style was a comics style with very recognizable dots all over the picture, creating an illusion of poster scale printing. In fact most of his paintings are drawn using acrylic paints and stencils to create a proper dot grid.

The concept this time was pretty simple: a guy, a girl and a gun - what's not to love; on the technical level it had to be acrylic paint and benday dots:
Alexandra, Lieutenant Bunners shot down