Small Pleasures #2 – Ice Cream

August 20, 2008

Ice Cream

I couldn’t resist posting this image :)


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Some good and some not so good contemporary art

July 25, 2008

My Flag is Better Than Yours

My Flag is Better Than Yours – Geoff Diego Litherland

The Art and Design section at The Guardian UK has an image gallery of the 10 pieces of art shortlisted for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize.

Click here to open the gallery.

Here’s my favourite piece from the shortlist. It’s entitled “Cadet Congo Ganja” by artist Tim Bailey:

Cadet Congo Ganja


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All-Time Favourite Pieces of Art

July 18, 2008

Here is my favourite all-time piece of art:

Mondriaan

Piet Mondriaan
Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow

Painted in 1930
Oil on Canvas, 20 1/8″ x 20 1/8″

Piet Mondriaan (1872-1944) was a Dutch painter who coined the term “Neo-Plasticism” to refer to his use of vertical and horizontal black lines combined with three primary colours. This particular work is my favourite since the paiting is completely linear yet abstract at the same time. I had seen Mondriaan’s work previously at the Guggenheim, but I could never fully grasp it until I overheard a remark by someone explaining that the work is simply Mondriaan expressing what his thinking patterns look like. In short, the image represents his brain function in a visual form. Nevertheless, I need a reproduction of this piece on my wall :)

What are your favourite pieces of visual art? Hit the comment link below and tell us.


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show some attitude :)

July 17, 2008

Being on the wrong side of 30 can have its downside, but we’re still allowed a bit of rebellion albeit within well-defined parameters.

over-30 rebellion

Just a bit of fun can’t be all that bad.