understanding abstract art

Jim Benton Cartoons
Jim Benton Cartoons (via Bored Panda)

If paintings could text

Salvador Dali | Persistence of Memory | 1931
Salvador Dali | Persistence of Memory | 1931
Rene Magritte | The Lovers | 1928
Rene Magritte | The Lovers | 1928
Andrew Wyeth | Christina’s World | 1948
Andrew Wyeth | Christina’s World | 1948

Just found an awesome blog! If paintings could text

facebook with style


This is an own work, I’ve created today for my FB profile. I started facebooking again, although I had stopped it for quite a while. The work is a simple modification of a picture of a giraffe, I’ve found somewhere online. As a fan of the open source software I’ve used Gimp and MyPaint. I wanted to create something light and aesthetic and I think, it turned out pretty ok for a facebook profile picture, which is the reason I’m posting it here.

Historically “ugly”

I just found a very funny blog about renaissance paintings: Ugly Renaissance Babies. It definitely shows a different perspective on renaissance art. It’s not only interesting for art historians but it’s also real fun for people who are not interested in art at all:) Enjoy!

P.S.: and the comments are really cool ;)

Die Leiden des jungen Werther

I’m totally in love with the poster of the Die Leides des jungen Werther (The Sorrows of Young Werther) for the performance in Volkstheater in Munich. I’ve never read the peace (theoretically we should have learned it in school). It should be extra sad and tragic (it became like a fashion to kill oneself after  Goethe published it) but I have the feeling it could also be set pretty comedy-like. Would like to see the performance :)