Tag Archive | Drawing

Modern Art Monday Presents: Max Ernst, The Gramineous Bicycle

The Gramineous Bicycle
Photo By Gail

Max Ernst was fascinated with microscopic images, which were first broadly distributed in the early twentieth century. For The Gramineous Bicycle Garnished with Bells the Dappled Fire Damps and the Echinoderms Bending the Spine to Look for Caresses (1921), he created an overpainting on the ambitious scale of traditional oil painting by using a commercially available teaching chart. Ernst inverted the found poster, which contains magnified views of brewer’s yeast cells, and selectively painted in a black background. He then painted gears and bands, as well as humanizing details including eyes, noses, limbs, and whiskers to create a virtual circus of tightrope walkers, clowns and cyclists. The inscription lands amusing sexual connotations to the hairs, orifices and protrusions of these microorgasms.

Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

 

 

Modern Art Monday Presents: Spider Woman By Louise Bourgeois

Spider Woman Louise Bourgeois
All Photos By Gail

Throughout her long career, Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010) treated the motif of spiders across many different media, from drawings and prints to monumental outdoor sculpture. The theme was initially associated with her mother, a tapestry restorer, but grew to take on broader associations as a strong female protector against evil. this example, dating from the last decade of the artist’s life, represents a female spider with human face, contained with an eggs-shaped form. The vibrant scarlet ink is  color that Bourgeois favored in the late work.

Spider Woman Louise Bourgeois Detail

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Sheep Thinks She’s Barbie

Sheep Barbie
Photo By Gail

I see the Street Tag “Sheep” — with the second ‘e’ written backwards — all over downtown. Today I saw it in this variation. Artist unknown. Spotted On Houston walking east from Sixth Avenue.

Abbey Road Bananas

Abbey Road Bananas
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Dutch artist Stephan Brusche makes fun art on and with the skin of the delicious Banana. Here, he has demonstrated his technique with a rendering of the famous cover of The Beatles’ album, Abbey Road. So clever!

See more of Stephan’s banana art at This Link!

Pick Two

Pick Two
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Which do you choose?

Shark Attack Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Shark Attack Sidewalk Chalk Drawing by David Zinn
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Shark Attack on the Sidewalk! By David Zinn!

Pink Thing of the Day: Pink Guggenheim Museum

Pink Guggenheim Museum Drawing
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I love this rendering of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim Museum, Located on Fifth Avenue at 88th Street. I’ll be heading up there later today!

Perspective pf Rose Marble Scheme
Guggenheim Museum with Rose Marble Schematic Drawing (Photo By Gail)

Update 7/3/17: I took this photo today at the Museum of Modern Art as part of their current exhibit, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, up through October 1, 2017.

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Map Of Hell

“You Are Here” (Click Image to Enlarge!)

Thanks to Neatorama for the Tip!

This Is So Metal

That’s all I have to say about it.

Thanks to Rose at The Lacking Organization for the Tip!