Happy Friday everyone! To add to the Awesomeness of the day, I have a great treat for you! I had a chance to interview a wonderful artist whose work is nothing short of phenomenal. I was truly captivated by this artists work, the fine detail and range of artistic talent has left me most awe inspired!
Meet Cody Rutty, I am sure you will find his work as fascinating and spell binding as I do!
What is the name of your shop and link?
How has your experience been on online as an artist?
Cody Rutty: Well, for years nothing really happened (laughs). I had built a website that was probably only visited by spiders and bots. With a little social media and doing more shows, however, the…
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Surrealism is a movement which can be found in art, but also literature, theatre, music and much more. It’s a reaction to the philosophical movement called existentialism, multiple social problems, like the first world war, Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis and of course the odd anti-artists from the Dadamovement.
Dadaists were experimenting with the accident of art, especially Hans Arp and Max Ernst. In Dada, this was to make fun of art and art history. Dadaists explored the boundaries of ‘what art is’.
When Dada was cancelled – because the lack of audience – many artists kept on making weird art, but with another statement; to explore the unconsciousness and coincidence in art.
André Breton founded Surrealism, he wrote the surrealist manifesto (in 1925 of course)
Surrealists discovered that the unconsciousness goes crazy when there is a sexual impuls.
Coca cola knows how to use this:
Many surrealists used nudity and…
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I’ve been taking a deep dive into the world of a couple of different painters over the Christmas holiday. The first that I wanted to share here was Gerhard Richter. For much of Richter’s early work he used photographs as source material. Many of these source photographs can be seen in Richter’s scrapbook of source material The Atlas. Some of these paintings are remarkably realistic. I must admit however that I like his abstracts much more. These are large scale paintings made with a tool of his own design. Click here to see a documentary that shows Richter talking about his photographs and at work making some of these large abstracts.
La Fetta di polenta (The slice of polenta, a North Italian dish made from maize flour cooked in salted water to accompany various foods or to be served with various dressings) is one of the most unusual constructions in the city of Torino, and is the result of a series of coincidences.
A 37 metres space on Corso San Maurizio occupied by a wedge shaped three storey building, was bought in 1859 by Francesca Scaccabarozzi, wife of the famous architect Alessandro Antonelli (1798-1888). In 1881, the architect added two floors and an attic, raising the total height to 27 m, identical to the length. However, the facade of the building is only 5 metres wide, while the thin end of the wedge is a mere 70 cm.
More pictures of the building and the building interiors can be seen at this link.
This has been shot with my iPhone…
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This is the an abandoned house in Abbiategrasso, near Milano. This has been shot with my iPhone 3GS.
The app used to shot the image was HDR Pro, cropping and adjustments were done using Snapseed, further editing was done using ShockMyPic, Dynamic Light, Pic Grunger and PhotoToaster.