Have a look at this blog post of models painted up to look like 2d pictures, the village fete would be more interesting with this person around!
I don’t claim to be down with the hip cats daddio, you dig (what is with these outbreaks of Kerouacism?)? But during my occasional work as a life model I’m exposed to art from the old Masters to more recent fare like Jenny Saville, and I like to nudge the pickle jar of artistic interest now and then. Here are a few things that have aroused my eyes lately.
First off you should skip over to Slinkachu’s website. You may have seen his Little People before – he does do other things but Little People became quite popular and I love them; miniture vignettes of tiny plastic people left around cities such as this entitled “They’re not pets, Susan:”
And this, “I can’t actually graffiti:”
Next up blog Bizarro Central are continuing their countdown to Christmas with a new post on a different weird artist each month, today being Oleg Dou.
Finally (I said it was a mini bag, I got painkillers to take and The League of Gentlemen to watch Goddammit) are two films I recently saw of a surrealist or dada nature.
Dreams That Money Can Buy, directed by Hans Richter and featuring the visual work of artists such as Man Ray, Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp, is a surprisingly sweet and very pretty journey through the dreams sold by a young man who just wants to pay the rent.
Finally is Luis Bunuel‘s The Exterminating Angel. The premise is so simple and the ending got him into quite a lot of trouble with the Vatican (you’ll have to watch it to find out why, I’m giving nothing away), and it’s fascinating. Guests at a lavish, upper class dinner party find themselves unable to leave, sinking into desperation and degredation as the days wear on.
Well, that’s it! I’m going to have a cup of tea now, have fun putting your eyes on all the art and that. Byee!
Merry Halloween! Ho, ho, ho! Have you been good, or bad? Reach into my sack and…I’m sorry, I seem to be delirious.
Anyway, I thought I’d share a few spooky artistic things with you on one of my favourite days.
First up is some evil popcorn from artist Katarzyna Redesiuk:
Second is blog Can of Mystery, a plethora of strange and true tales of places and people that have oddness leaking from their pores, such as Countess Bathory. Want to know more? Have a look.
Thirdly my free fiction site Legends of Odd has had an influx of spooky posts in the Guest Author section. If you’d like to be included follow the instructions on the home page.
Next up is a squirrel sticking it’s head inside a dangling novelty Halloween decoration:
Next up I’d like you to have a look at the miniture world of artist Slinkachu’s Little People, occasionally disturbing, often funny and always fascinating.
And lastly is a music video from The Cure, Lullaby: