Salvador Dali, Design for Amsterdam Airport Shopping Center, The Netherlands, 1976
Girl Drowning (Flyer with Strands), 2001, charcoal on paper
Girl with Dead Goat, 2002, charcoal on vellum
Fingerling, 2008, charcoal on vellum
Clotho Tropos Lach, 2010, Litho on Gampi
from Iron Maiden, 2010
from Iron Maiden, 2010
Rift, 2012, charcoal on black tissue
Helm, 2013, Charcoal on Vellum
A look at Ad Reinhardt’s cartoons: http://nyr.kr/18X7awZ
“It seems ironic that the shift to accept cartoons as art could take place around one of the most significant but austere Abstract Expressionists. When Reinhardt came up with black-on-black paintings, around 1956, he announced, ‘I’m quite simply making the last paintings that anyone can make.’”
All images © 2013 Estate of Ad Reinhardt/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London.
Photo by George Valdez
I thought about taking this photo everyday as I passed it for over two years and did yesterday.
Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, known as Donatello, died on this day in 1466 in Florence. Widely recognized as one of the most innovative artists of the Renaissance, Donatello worked in marble, bronze, and terra-cotta. Donatello was the first to use one-point linear perspective, invented by his friend Filippo Brunelleschi, in his relief depicting St. George and the Dragon carved for his niche at Orsanmichele. Donatello also created sculpture for Florence Cathedral, the Baptistery of Siena, and the Santo in Padua. He worked for the Medici and other private patrons, and at his death he was celebrated as a master of naturalism an an equal to the greats of antiquity.
Reference: Charles Avery and Sarah Blake McHam. “Donatello.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press <http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T023249>
David, bronze (Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello); Photo credit: Nimatallah/Art Resource, NY
St George, marble, c. 1414, formerly Orsanmichele (Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello); photo credit: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY
St Mary Magdalene, polychrome and gilt wood, c. 1456–60 (Florence, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo); photo credit: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY
Feast of Herod, gilt bronze relief, 1423–5, detail from the baptistery font (Siena Cathedral); Photo credit: Scala/Art Resource, NY
Cantoria, marble, 1433–9 (Florence, Museo dell’Opere del Duomo); Photo credit: Scala/Art Resource, NY
Equestrian monument to Gattamelata, bronze on marble and stone base, h. 3.4 m, 1447–53 (Padua, Piazza del Santo); Photo credit: Scala/Art Resource, NY
Oil Paintings, Samuel Bjorgum, Each 60” x 96”