Sunday, October 23, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I love this new addition to an old building.
Dresden, Eastern Germany, Museum of Military History
To be reopened after a dramatic redesign by American architect Daniel Libeskind. Libeskind added a massive five-story wedge of glass, concrete and steel that rips through the former armory built for the armies of Kaiser Wilhelm I. The new addition interrupts the symmetry of the neo-Classical building as a symbol of how German democracy has pushed aside the authoritarian past. AP Photo/dapd, Matthias Rietschel.
Taken from artdaily.org
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Opening this Friday, October 14th
Artist Reception 6 to 8 pm
Red Dot Gallery
by Dori DeCamillis
A five year project funded by the Alabama Council on the Arts,
returning to Birmingham after a summer exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art
by Scott Bennett
A collection of sensuous ceramic sculpture by this year's winner of the Alabama Council on the Arts fellowship winner.
Red Dot Gallery, 1001 Stuart Street, Birmingham, AL 35226, (205) 870-7608
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Here are various painters' take on lemons. For my students: note the lighting, composition, use of brushstroke, variation of color, atmosphere, and attention to detail or lack of it. It doesn't hurt to try to paint like all of these people and see which style and qualities resonates with you.
Vangabot (a robot)
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Ron Mueck is an Australian hyper-realist sculptor working in the UK.
A good description of his career can be found at
I saw the above sculpture at the Hirshhorn in Washington D.C., and have been a fan ever since. One of the most arresting aspects of his work is his distortion of scale. This one attribute completely changes how the figure is percieved.
Monday, October 3, 2011
This weekend I chaperoned my daughter and her friend during the Anime Weekend Atlanta, a gathering of Anime fans from all over. (From the dictionary, Anime is: Japanese movie and television animation, often having a science fiction theme and sometimes including violent or explicitly sexual material.) The atmosphere was friendly and polite, extremely nerdy, and very funny. I've poked fun at Annabelle for years for her geeky interests, but I admit I had a great time, especially taking pictures.