Hello my lovely friends!
I know, it’s been forever since I posted, and I haven’t been very active on this account. I’ve been moving in to my new college and have had zero time to read or post. So, I’M SORRY ABOUT MY INACTIVITY! I love you all, I just have not been able to sit down for a solid chunk of time. I promise to get back in the swing of things, and stay connected with all you lovely people.
The next order of business: Remember, anyone can participate, and the main focus is to share aspects of our lives that may not be completely related to books. Each week, I will post a topic for a Wordless Wednesday that you may answer in whatever fashion you may like. All you need to do is link back to kimmiegg in your post so that I can also read your content! (Feel free to use the banner as well.)
Welcome to week three of my Wordless Wednesday meme! This week’s topic is: Art – What are some of your favorite pieces and genres? Which artist do you adore?
To view a list of topics for the rest of the month, click here
One of my favorite past times have been heading down to this a street filled with art galleries and exploring each art piece. Although I don’t have extensive knowledge on art, or artists, it’s always exciting to create discoveries and connect with pieces you didn’t know you could!
For my post this week, I’ll be taking a slightly different approach and listing genres and artists I’ve recently discovered, and in no particular order, will be introducing them to all of you. Let’s get started 🙂
Recently, I’ve been obsessed by watching artists create their sand art. I feel oddly soothed and relaxed, and it has actually become a source of therapy for myself! It’s amazing how versatile sand is, and just watching new things form helps the art itself tell a story.
Personally, my favorite artist is Fatmir Mura. Below are a couple of stills from his masterpieces. Watching him work is very eye opening, and instills a sense of awe as he creates beautiful stills of beautiful topics.
David Choe is a muralist, graffiti artist, and graphic novelist. His has created covers for Jay-Z’s and Linkedin’s platinum album, and can be found on the sets of Juno and The Glass Castle.
“His figure paintings, which explore themes of desire, degradation, and exaltation, are characterized by a raw, frenetic tone that he has termed “dirty style.”
Half of the art is the back story. That’s why books on art and biographies about artists always have that wow factor in that you’re able to better appreciate the art and the reason it was created. David Choe has a background that could almost live up to others. His parents immigrated from Korea and settled in Los Angeles. After having his own bike stolen, Choe began the habit of stealing other bikes, and eventually this led to him dropping out of high school. Shoe also participated in the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, which resulted in his family store being burned down. Afterwards, Choe began hitchhiking across the country, and other countries, while stealing to make ends meet.
After enrolling in the only art college that would accept him, Choe later dropped out. I find his story to be the perfect example of why experience is much more important thank textbook knowledge. From what Choe saw and experienced, he was able to create art without learning the techniques from a standard school setting.
I love the bright colors, and the aesthetic quality Choe is able to produce by mixing very raw intense emotions together.
Vincent Van Gogh
This is an artist we’ve all heard about, and one that I debated putting in this post. I wanted to focus mainly on modern artists, but decided to slip Van Gogh in because he is my all time favorite painter. My personal favorite from Van Gogh is his Over the Rhone. All the Starry Night has been quite popular for some time, and you can find it printed on almost anything, I love this piece, and can relate so much to the feelings that it contains.
Although Van Gogh never ate yellow paint to feel happiness, he did suffer from depression and would often try to eat paints and toxic material in hopes of ending his life. I believe that he had some sort of a bipolar mood disorder that caused him to have periods of mania in which he created phenomenal art, and times of serious lows.
From Japan, I love the serenity all his pieces bring. Yamamoto also incorporates Japanese culture and history into his painting and sculptures while adding a modern twist that makes it very engaging and interesting for the eyes.
Yamamoto also works to combine Western elements to Asian ones, which I also appreciate. His works have a modern, clean feel. Each painting/sculpture forces me to stop and stare for some time as they all have an aura of calm that you don’t find in many paintings today.
As most of you could probably tell, I love watercolor. Especially in pastel colors, watercolor seems so feminine and lovely. It was Brown that revealed to me how versatile watercolor (and any other art medium) is.
I love the variety of strokes she utilizes. And before, I would never have realized the different things she was telling through her paintings. (We’ve all had the “I could do that easily) But after further research and studying on my part, I’m beginning to learn how to appreciate this art.
Did you enjoy this weeks theme? Do you think you’ll take part next week? Who’s your favorite artist/art piece? Let me know in the comments below 🙂