Here you see the common pigeon. “Oh,” you think, “a simple pigeon. She does not have many thoughts or, perhaps, desires.” The pigeon does not move as you try to get past her. “What a dumb little creature. How unfortunate they have come to exist.”
No one takes a pigeon seriously.
Perhaps a pigeon takes a pigeon seriously, but this has not been confirmed.
This pigeon you see before you has at least two thoughts. One of being on the ground, and one of being in the air. The pigeon then forms a preference. She desires to be in the air. She leans. She launches. She executes her desire leading to the gratification of her goals.
This is significant. Take note.
From Cape Town, Pieter Hugo photographs scenes such as a man with a cut-open bull in the middle of a dirt road in Africa, and hyena trainers pulling open the beast’s lips while their young daughter lies on top of … Continue reading →
Most modern sculpture is a pointless wandering of graceless heaps of metal in abstract forms. This, on the other hand, is a poignant and graceful heap of metal in abstract forms. The sculpture outside the holocaust museum in D.C. caught … Continue reading →
A quick google search yields all of this. Schiele made really interesting (and to me, appealing) self-portraits using a combination of painting and printmaking. I enjoy the color scheme, and the artisitically twisted shapes of the expressions and limbs.
Antoni makes some interesting stuff. This picture is of my favorite piece of hers, “Saddle.” She made it by molding a raw cow hide around her body. The remaining hide still looks as if she is under it, but it … Continue reading →
This article is about why young Japanese people are choosing to abstain from relationships and sex. It’s relevant to artists because (1) there is a lot going on in Japan and it’s good to know about it, and (2) sex and repression are interesting subjects and may be of interest to many artists.
These modern art installations are unique in that they are *not* sad, hopeless, poorly and expensively constructed tributes to mental masturbation. Rather, they are interesting, with good craftsmanship, interesting ideas, and look like I would actually want to go see … Continue reading →