Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Arcimboldo's Summer

Book lovers should check this one out. He was doing this in the 1500s, folks! Kudos to you, Giuseppe.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

From the Mailbag

This blog has already paid off helping me kick-start my creative juices.   My creativity was starting to lag because all of my ideas were being pushed through the filter of Bent Objects possibilities.  It's really been quite incredible how my mind has opened up to new directions, and between this new blog, Bent Objects, my animated short, and planning an app, I've been incredibly productive.

Anyway, since I haven't had time to work on the next image in the book I'm working from, I've decided to choose an image from my mailbag which came in from a visitor here. She calls it "Finger-trap" for good reason, and the name of said responder is Ariel Allon. Ariel, you have a pretty cool name.

If you have a response to a masterpiece that you'd like to send me, please do. I'll probably be posting more of them. My email is HERE.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Phantom with Mask, Keral Appel, 1952

I only found 1 image of this work online, and it was taken of the page of the book that I use to respond to for this blog. Strange.
I decided to mix it in with a television movie that gave me many a nightmare when I was small.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Antonello da Messina

Saint Jerome in his Study

This painting just didn't interest me in the slightest. There will be some on
my list that will be like that I'm afraid.

And my response. Don't strain your eyes trying to spot the difference.

The good news is, I'm looking forward to the next.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Angelico Fra's The Annunciation

Arch-angel Gabriel visits Mary, soon to be mother of Christ, blessing's ensue.

Angelico's painting (pre-restoration?)

My response-

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Juno Receiving the Head of Argos by Jacopo Amigoni (1730-32)

The guy handing Juno the head of Argos is Mercury.

And my response, an issue that boys the world over would have kept hidden under their mattresses.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Battle of Alexander at Issus, by Albrecht Altdorfer (and my response)

Albrecht didn't skimp on detail.
(that's Alexander the Great in the chariot on the left)
and my response- 

This was more work than you would imagine. Or maybe I should say, it was my work than I had imagined. Ha!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Alessandro Algardi's marble bust of Cardinal Paolo Emilio Zacchia

Algardi was one of the biggies in the sculpture world during the 17th century. 
He sculpted the Cardinal here somewhere around 1625.

I've responded by taking a closer look at it-

The next response has a soundtrack, and features this one.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Response #2- Josef Albers

Here's the image I'm working with today. He did quite a few of this sort of thing.  I'm not posting his work because it's recent, copyright, etc.

Edit- A video about his work-

And my response-

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Post #1 - The Nubian Giraffe

Original painting by Jacques Laurent Agasse -  1827

I'm no good at Photoshop, but I don't let that stop me.  
Made with Photoshop and the Imovie application on our Mac.