This is a stop motion video made this year by david ellis and blu. Its really amazing. "As an artist who has made an international name for himself with his motion-paintings, this likely match seemed bound to happen between Ellis and his Italian peer. David brings his delicate illustrative sensibilities to Blu’s playful ingenuity, which includes physically breaking through walls to create his cast of characters, in this ten-day creation."
September 30, 2009
September 27, 2009
September 26, 2009
Did the Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock hide his name amid the swirls and torrents of his 1943 Mural? An art historian, Henry Adams, makes the case for a signature gesture in the October 2009 issue of Smithsonian Magazine.
Read the article here.
September 24, 2009
I took this picture in the summer of 2009, while visiting Palestine. The Dome of the Rock, found in Jerusalem is truly a sight to see, its magnificent dome, and stylized mosaic tiles are what give the mosque its beauty. Although it was built in 691 A.D. under Umayyud rule, it has been changed and modernized throughout history. The mosque's mosaic and marble decorations for example, were not a part of the original structure. The Dome that crowns the mosque is another example of the alterations the masjid has undergone. The dome was originally plated with what was believed to be 100,000 melted gold dinar coins until its 1964 restoration, when it was covered with aluminum. In 1998 it was again coated with gold following an $8.2 million donation from the king of Jordon. Although the mosque was refurbished throughout history its perfect architectural form and balanced proportion have not be altered since its completion in 691 A.D.
September 8, 2009
September 1, 2009
French contemporary artist Daniel Buren's installation, "A Rainbow in the Sky," will be open 24 hours daily through November 15 at One Colorado Courtyard, between Fair Oaks and DeLacey Avenues, Union Street and Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, CA.