Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My New Site at Imagekind

A few weeks ago I discovered a great website which allows me to post my artwork and lets people come on the site and order the artwork as prints, framed prints, cards or canvas. I've ordered lots of the cards, two large prints and one framed print and I'm delighted with the results. Check out my new site.

On a Lighter Note

What is some of the television shows of the 1980s were combined with films from the period? What if the producers of other films joined two popular ones? The concepts of these entries are exceptionally well done and made me laugh out loud.

Star Trek done as Love Boat

Star Wars done as Dallas

Brokeback of the Ring [Yes, it's what you think it is.]

Shrek 300

Pirates of the Titanic

I do love trailers--even when they are for movies that don't exist.

Hell Seen through the Eyes of the Chapman Brothers

For many years, Jake and Dinos Chapman, two British conceptual artists, have upset the established art world with their creations of sexuality, macabre images, and misplaced body parts. Their images do what few works today can do, which is shock the viewer.

Although I had known about them, I'd never seen in detail one of their works. One highly discussed work was their "Hell" (2000). This work was obviously inspired by Dante's Inferno [which I taught for years in History and Thought of Western Man]. Spurred on by the atrocities of the Nazi horror camps, the work features miniature Nazi soldiers being tortured a la The Inferno by Death's minions. The original work consisted of nine glass cases laid out in a swastika pattern.

That work was eventually destroyed in a fire. [God loves irony?] Last year, the brothers recreated it as a new work, retitling it "F**king Hell." As a miniaturist and diorama creator, I am bowled over by their vision. The film from their website is adult, disturbing and one of the most powerful artworks I've seen. Guernica by Picasso produced outrage at the brutality of the Spanish Civil War. This should do the same kind of thing. Some have called it one of the great artworks of this century.

Check it out here, but be warned it is not for more "sensitive" viewers.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Not That Into Redux

Not too long ago, I wrote about "He's Just Not That Into You." Even funnier than that movie is a five-minute short by Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, and Justin Long, on 10 Chick Flick cliches not seen in the movie.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Lay All Your Love On Me

Forgive me. I love disco. You can tell me it's trash, but it always gets my heart pumping.