Surreal art

Heidi Taillefer Montreal-based artist paints imaginary creatures, like a cat with antiquated mechanical wings that float. Surreal , elegantly baroque paintings are fairytale for grown-ups, full of fanciful beasts and beingsIt’s the kind of art that some people find disturbing, mistaking the sensual , visceral nature of her work for carnality.

 

Imagination and Creation: David Fuhrer

Blue Moon by David Fuhrer

David Fuhrer is an amazing illustrator and digital artist from Switzerland. The Surrealist theme to his work seems reminiscent of Salvador Dali, especially Fuhrer’s work entitled “Red Apple”.

“Drug Free Zone” has a beautiful, traveling composition. The way it leads you from one section of the painting to the next is magical. I love the illustrative style of the trees, but what really puts this piece over the edge is the depth of field added.

With all of David Fuhrer’s artwork, I encourage you to really look close, the detail is absolutely astonishing.

The Homeworld by David Fuhrer
The Homeworld by David Fuhrer

 

Sweet Mary Jane by David Fuhrer
Sweet Mary Jane by David Fuhrer

 

Red Apple by DavidFuhrer
Red Apple by DavidFuhrer

 

Metal Heart by David Fuhrer
Metal Heart by David Fuhrer

 

Magrathea by David Fuhrer
Magrathea by David Fuhrer

 

Drug Free Zone by David Fuhrer
Drug Free Zone by David Fuhrer

 

Bot World by David Fuhrer
Bot World by David Fuhrer

 

Blue Moon by David Fuhrer
Blue Moon by David Fuhrer

To see more of David Fuhrer’s work, visit his portfolio website.

Rain and Passion in Red

Rain and Passion in Red

Rain and Passion in Red

Raised by an artistically gifted family near the Caspian Sea in southern Russia, Andre Kohn’s childhood was marked by the natural splendor of mountains and sea, and by an unfettered access to all the creative arts.

Kohn’s parents also encouraged their son to draw on any surface-including the wallpaper in their home-which they simply re-papered when he grew old enough to favor sketchbooks.
His father, a colonel in the Russian Army, was the first candidate to participate in the post-Cold War officer exchange program at the U.S. Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1993, while Kohn was in America visiting his parents, his father announced his intention to defect to the United States.
Suddenly, the young artist realized he would never again be permitted to return to his homeland.
It took little time for American art audiences and media to discover the mature, fresh figurative painting style of the young Russian.

His first one-man show in America created instant interest in his work and helped introduce Kohn to audiences in his adopted country.
Kohn remains a preeminent leader of Figurative Impressionism which seeks to capture the complexity as well as the simplicity and directness of the human form.
Despite Kohn’s unrepeatable pallet, personally developed style and unique interpretations of form, his education is enduring. From his home in Arizona, Kohn travels the world for inspiration, periodically returning to France to continue his formal, classical studies.

Kohn’s work is represented by premier galleries in the United States and he is a regular contributor to invitational exhibitions. Kohn is a frequent subject of highly regarded art publications, and his unique ability to communicate the expressiveness of the human form has kept him a mainstay of private, corporate and permanent museum collections worldwide.

Official Site: http://andrekohn.com

Rain and Passion in Red

Rain and Passion in Red

Rain and Passion in Red

Mr. Magee’s work

Mr. Magee’s work - street artists

Mr. Magee’s work like many of the street artists is big. They are our Cistene Chapels, our murals. Mr. Magee works in a realistic style. And they look to be real attention grabbers when you’re travelling down the street. The pieces work better on these large scales. Reduced to a computer screen they are not as impressive. Nor for that matter is the subject matter. But seen in these large formats they make you heart grow larger.

Mr. Magee’s work - street artists

Mr. Magee’s work - street artists

Mr. Magee’s work - street artists

 

Mr. Magee’s work - street artists

Mr. Magee’s work - street artists

Mr. Magee’s work - street artists

 

Georgia O’Keeffe: When the flowers are more beautiful

Calla Lillies with Red Anemone

s one of the American painter, one of the most celebrated painters of the United States.

More than 500 examples of his work is found in more than 100 public collections in Asia, Europe and North and Central America. And because his work was exhibited for the first time in New York in 1916, has been included in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions organized throughout the world. Therefore, it comes as something of a surprise to discover that at the time of his death in 1986, when she was ninety-eight, O’Keeffe owned more than half of the 2,029 known works of its total production.

She was born in 1887 and died in his beloved New Mexico in 1986.

It is known for his landscapes and paintings of desert flowers. His paintings of flowers are often interpreted as Yonico and blurred contours of his works evoke abstract images.

His complete biography can be found at: Geogia O’Keeffe Museum

Behold, my selection of his extensive work. See page above to see more works.

 

Calla Lillies with Red Anemone
Calla Lillies with Red Anemone

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Oils of a reality

Resurrection. Óleo-lienzo. 60 x 80 cms. 2011

The painting is to portray a person, landscape or circumstance that the artist perceives or believe in his imaginary world.
Paco Pomet, shows his oils to refresh the reality. Are almost photographs. The finishing touches of painting and drawing and the position of the elements that makes us thinkabout the times and places that tries to recreate or represent.

 

Truce. Óleo-lienzo. 60 x 70 cms. 2011
Truce. Oleo-lienzo. 60 x 70 cms. 2011

 

Manual transexual de historia contemporánea. Óleo-lienzo. 40 x 40 cms. 2010
Manual transexual de historia contemporánea. Óleo-lienzo. 40 x 40 cms. 20100

 

 

Americana. Óleo-lienzo. 120 x 120 cms. 2010
Americana. Oleo-lienzo. 120 x 120 cms. 2010

 

 

Cables. Óleo-lienzo. 60 x 70 cms. 2010
Cables. Oleo-lienzo. 60 x 70 cms. 2010

 

 

Fábula. Óleo-lienzo. 40 x 40 cms. 2010
Fábula. Oleo-lienzo. 40 x 40 cms. 2010

 

 

La pajarita rosa. Óleo-lienzo. 40 x 50 cms. 2010
La pajarita rosa. Oleo-lienzo. 40 x 50 cms. 2010

 

 

La tierra prometida.  Óleo-lienzo. 120 x 120 cms. 2010
La tierra prometida. Oleo-lienzo. 120 x 120 cms. 2010

 

 

Prácticas.  Óleo-lienzo. 60 x 70 cms. 2011
Prácticas. Oleo-lienzo. 60 x 70 cms. 2011

 

 

Sizes I. Óleo-lienzo. 40 x 50 cms. 2010
Sizes I. Oleo-lienzo. 40 x 50 cms. 2010

 

 

Club.  Óleo-lienzo. 60 x 80 cms.  2010
Club. Oleo-lienzo. 60 x 80 cms. 2010

 

 

Resurrection. Óleo-lienzo. 60 x 80 cms. 2011
Resurrection. Oleo-lienzo. 60 x 80 cms. 2011

 

 

Agente secreto.  Óleo-lienzo. 120 x 160 cms. 2009
Agente secreto. Oleo-lienzo. 120 x 160 cms. 2009

 

 

The beauty and sensuality of women in painting – Steve Hanks

Chillout Point blog has published an article with images of paintings by Steve Hanks.

No doubt Steve’s work is related to women.
In the pictures we can see where the beauty of women is enhanced by its surroundings.
The sensuality and realism of his paintings is admirable.

From the collection published in Spirit and Essence of Women in The Paintings my favorite is the following, for further invite the reader to read the full post.

Hands as a means of expression

For an artist means it can be more complex.
The hands in the paintings, actually means a challenge to paint. And in some cases the center of expression such as:

The Creation of Adam. Michelangelo. 1508-1512.
The Creation of Adam. Michelangelo. 1508-1512.

The hand also has an honorable place in art – in painting, sculpture and photography, as the human limb that signifies his strength and weakness, his desires and wishes. In Matthias Grundelwald’s ‘The Finger of John the Baptist’ St.  John is depicted pointing at Jesus on the crucifix. Also in the works of Albrecht Durer, the sculptures of Auguste Rodin and many others.

Now use your hands, with more modern techniques as a means of expression is something of innovation. Sure, that makes us remember the shadow play.
But as Spuler, envitamdome to share the article:

Artwork done like in prehistoric ages, only far more sophisticated.

Here we see the heads of animals by showing hands.
And in them is not only painting, but the movement that gives us the artist looking for.

This is what I liked most invite you to see the full range of this collection.
Enjoy it.

Animal hand paintings 09 - Chilloutpoint

More: Hand Painting: 21 Unbelievably Vivid and Creative Animal Paintings

Vladimir Kush – is one of the most spectacular artists of our time

Say Kush:

I was born in Russia, in small one-storeyed wooden house on the northern edge of Moscow, near the forest-park Sokolniki where in patriarchial times Russian Tsars were engaged in falconry.

At the age of 7 he attended art school, while attending regular high school.
When I was 17, I took difficult exams and entered the Moscow Art Institute.

In 1987, he began selling his paintings and exhibiting with the Union of Artists. At that time, invited him to paint a series of portraits for the staff of the U.S. Embassy

The KGB became suspicious because of their close ties with U.S. officials

I finally had to cut my work on these portraits after the KGB became suspicious of my involvement with Americans..

Finally, add in his autobiographical text:

I had a successful show in Germany in 1990 with two other Russian Artists. I then flew to Los Angeles, where I had sent 20 of my recent works for a showing. This was a beginning of my American odyssey.

The dream about the wanderings across the wide open spaces, eventually brought me to the Hawaiian island of Maui – the World Navel, there the infinity of Great Ocean merges into the infinity of bottomless Cosmos. The “umbilical cord” connecting these open spaces, could be seen from windows of my shouse- it is a super-telescope through which the mankind for the first time saw the most ancient spots of our universe- places where drops of space condensing, turn into drops of time…

Here is a selection of works.

 

The cosmological arrow of time shows that the time had its zero point, when the Big Bang occurred, and the end – the Big Crunch, when the universe and the time will disappear. However, the painting symbolically represents the changes not in natural history, but in the life of the mankind. An arrow piercing the hourglass is a vivid symbol of rapid acceleration of history in the last hundred years. Time is no longer trickling away like sand through the neck of an hourglass, but is swiftly flying forward. On its way it destroys many things we would refer to save - stability of life, confidence in the future, variety of cultures. Thus each of us should remember that all his actions, even small, can have a dramatic impact on the future. We call it the butterfly principle.

The cosmological arrow of time shows that the time had its zero point, when the Big Bang occurred, and the end – the Big Crunch, when the universe and the time will disappear. However, the painting symbolically represents the changes not in natural history, but in the life of the mankind. An arrow piercing the hourglass is a vivid symbol of rapid acceleration of history in the last hundred years. Time is no longer trickling away like sand through the neck of an hourglass, but is swiftly flying forward. On its way it destroys many things we would refer to save – stability of life, confidence in the future, variety of cultures. Thus each of us should remember that all his actions, even small, can have a dramatic impact on the future. We call it the butterfly principle.

The cosmological arrow of time shows that the time had its zero point, when the Big Bang occurred, and the end – the Big Crunch, when the universe and the time will disappear. However, the painting symbolically represents the changes not in natural history, but in the life of the mankind. An arrow piercing the hourglass is a vivid symbol of rapid acceleration of history in the last hundred years. Time is no longer trickling away like sand through the neck of an hourglass, but is swiftly flying forward. On its way it destroys many things we would refer to save - stability of life, confidence in the future, variety of cultures. Thus each of us should remember that all his actions, even small, can have a dramatic impact on the future. We call it the butterfly principle.

The cosmological arrow of time shows that the time had its zero point, when the Big Bang occurred, and the end – the Big Crunch, when the universe and the time will disappear. However, the painting symbolically represents the changes not in natural history, but in the life of the mankind. An arrow piercing the hourglass is a vivid symbol of rapid acceleration of history in the last hundred years. Time is no longer trickling away like sand through the neck of an hourglass, but is swiftly flying forward. On its way it destroys many things we would refer to save – stability of life, confidence in the future, variety of cultures. Thus each of us should remember that all his actions, even small, can have a dramatic impact on the future. We call it the butterfly principle.

The Marquise de Sade wrote volumes about his daring study of the sphere where sensual pleasures, sex, and uncontrolled desire reign. However, de Sade invented nothing; he just showed us ourselves. This is, as they say, the naked truth. For the artist there are no unsolvable mysteries, he is occupied not with moralizing, but with the quest for beauty. In nature there is no dirty spot, only we have introduced it in her. We have treated this "dirt" too superficially. - Friedrich Nietzsche The image in some way reproduces the biblical theme Susanna and the Old Men, to which artists from different epochs showed interest – such as Rembrandt, Goya, etc. The old men – here are, obviously, the books, that display a keen interest in the "woman,” who reveals to them her beauty secrets.

The Marquise de Sade wrote volumes about his daring study of the sphere where sensual pleasures, sex, and uncontrolled desire reign. However, de Sade invented nothing; he just showed us ourselves. This is, as they say, the naked truth. For the artist there are no unsolvable mysteries, he is occupied not with moralizing, but with the quest for beauty. In nature there is no dirty spot, only we have introduced it in her. We have treated this “dirt” too superficially. – Friedrich Nietzsche The image in some way reproduces the biblical theme Susanna and the Old Men, to which artists from different epochs showed interest – such as Rembrandt, Goya, etc. The old men – here are, obviously, the books, that display a keen interest in the “woman,” who reveals to them her beauty secrets.

The image symbolically conveys to us the feelings of happiness and beauty of the world arousing in everyone bound on a distant voyage. In Japan, the image of the butterfly has inspired the artists for hundreds of years. It is always associated with the best moments in life. Here, traditional celebrations and marches begin with “the dance of the butterfly.” Butterflies also accompany wedding ceremonies in Japan. But not all know that butterflies are the amazing and courageous travelers. In favorable winds Monarch butterflies from North America can cross the Atlantic to reach England, resting as needed on the decks of ships.

The image symbolically conveys to us the feelings of happiness and beauty of the world arousing in everyone bound on a distant voyage. In Japan, the image of the butterfly has inspired the artists for hundreds of years. It is always associated with the best moments in life. Here, traditional celebrations and marches begin with “the dance of the butterfly.” Butterflies also accompany wedding ceremonies in Japan. But not all know that butterflies are the amazing and courageous travelers. In favorable winds Monarch butterflies from North America can cross the Atlantic to reach England, resting as needed on the decks of ships.

Web Site of Vladimir Kush : http://www.vladimirkush.com