A blog about Art
Featuring interesting articles and news
Published by José Carrilho

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mike Carabetta Jr talks about his art

Following a series of interviews, The Art Inquirer presents to its readers an interview with Mike Carabetta, an artist from Wisconsin, born in Denver(Colorado).
Author of the website Portraits of Life Studio, Mike works in oil, pastel and watercolour.
Although he specializes in portraiture, the artist also paints still lifes and landscapes.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Art Inquirer interviews Dee Dee Murry

The wildlife and pet portraits artist Dee Dee Murry has granted an interview where she talks about her work.
Readers can learn about how the artist developes her paintings, how commissions are dealt with and how she has achieved such quality.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Art Inquirer Special Promotion

Every month, The Art Inquirer offers a free original painting to its readers.
But this November, two paintings will be offered (one for each winner) instead of just one.
Read about it here or you may lose this great opportunity to own original art.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My private collection

I have been acquiring works of artists who I feel to have talent and a future in their career as artists.
You can see them at this page of my website.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Steampunk Sculptures by Stephane Halleux

Stephane Halleux has graduated in illustraton at Saint-Luc Liège.
His sculptures result from the assemblance of materials such as metal, leather and wood-paste.
Reminding the steampunk art movement, Halleux's sculptures are full of creativity recalling us of the stories of Jules Vernes.
The characters and vehicles bring us thoughts of a post nuclear holocaust era.
You may visit Stephane's website to know more about him and his art.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Lucien Freud's World Record at Christie's

The portrait painting entitled "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping" from 1995 has achieve an auction record for a work of a living artist.
More development about it here.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

João Lemos works for Marvel

The portuguese illustrator João Lemos was hired by Marvel to acomplish the drawings of the new series "Avengers Fairy Tales" that will go into the stands on March the 12th.
This series makes the cross between the fairy tales and the Marvel's comic characters. In this case the cross is made between Peter Pan and the Avengers super-heroes.
In this volume by C. B. Cebulski based upon the tale of J. M. Barrie, Captain America will be Peter Pan, Wasp will be Tinkerbell and Scarlet Witch will play Wendy's role.
The super-heroes Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Panther will be the Lost Boys of the Neverland.
This first volume, from a set of four, will feature the draughtmanship of João Lemos, colouring by Christina Strain, Lettering by Dave Lanphear and coverwork by the french artist Claire Wendling.

More about Peter Pan at :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Pan

Friday, January 25, 2008

Doll Face by Andrew Huang

Doll Face follows a machine's struggle to construct its own identity. The machine with a doll face mimics images presented on a television screen and ultimately self-destructs from its inability to adopt a satisfactory visage. Created in its entirety by Andy Huang, Doll Face presents a visual account of desires misplaced and identities fractured by our technological extension into the future.
Andrew (Andy) Huang is currently a senior Fine Arts major and Animation minor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Andy's past animated work has been showcased at the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and his latest independent short film "Doll Face" has been selected as part of the Official Selection at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France, as well as the Electronic Theater at SIGGRAPH 2006 in Boston . Since the completion of "Doll Face" in December 2005, Andy, now 22 years old, continues animation work for Root Films, a production company in Los Angeles. You can see Andy Huang's other work at: http://www.rootfilm.com
This text was copy and pasted from http://www.vmix.com/

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Turn the Pages of Famous Books

Want to see how old and original books look like ?

Click and turn the pages !

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Mona Lisa True Identity Disclosed

According to scientists of the german university of Heidelberg, the true identity of Mona Lisa was finally confirmed.

The woman who served as a model to Leonardo Da Vinci's painting "La Gioconda" also known as "Mona Lisa", was the fiorentine aristocrat Lisa Gherardini wife of a fabrics trader with the name of Francesco Del Giocondo.

A note that was found by Martin Schlechter in one of the first books printed with movable characters, confirms that Lisa Del Giocondo was the model for the most famous painting completed between 1503 and 1506.

Writen by Vespuci in 1503 and found on a work from 1477 by Cicerone, he states that Leonardo was working on the portrait of Lisa Del Giocondo.

José Carrilho

(according to news)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Lines and Colours

I have found a blog that is worth exploring. The author is Charlie Parker and by the number and especially the quality of the articles, one can deduct that he sure has invested alot of his time on it.
The name of the blog is Lines and Colors - yes I know I've writen "colours" in the title...

Saturday, January 5, 2008

About Anamorphic Perspective

According to a brief search, it seems that anamorphic perspective can be found as early as the 15th century.
When one observes the works of the old masters, it is not
rare to become astonished with their skills, not only in terms of drawing but also their knowledge of mathematics and other sciences. So it may not be a surprise to see fine examples of anamorphic perspective from centuries ago.
The image shown, Triumph of the name of Jesus, is from Giovanni Battista Gaulli and was executed from 1672 to 1685.
One of my favorite artists is Andrea Pozzo and his anamorphic perpective works are simply amazing.
Like in those times, its use is still seen on buildings and fortunately the less acquainted with the matter can enjoy it through art festivals and competitions, namely by seeing the works of great sidewalk artists such as Julian Beever.
And if you want to digg a bit more into it, here are two more links to explore :

Friday, January 4, 2008

A recent italian site with relevant articles on Art, Culture and Science.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Private Collection

Susan Dods is a long time collector and dealer of antique jewelry.

Her site features unique pieces of chinese jewelry.