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This artist has created a life-sized self-portrait using his own blood! (NSFW)
For the occasion of his first solo show at Joseph Gross Gallery, The Map Is Not The Territory, opening September 11, 2014, Brooklyn artist Ted Lawson will début a new series of work consisting of three dimensional wall mounted pieces and freestanding sculptures milled from MDF (a wood fiber based material commonly used in commercial fabrication), brass plate etchings, and three large scale drawings rendered in the artist’s own blood fed intravenously to a CNC (computer numerical control) machine using computer technology akin to a 3D printer.
These man and machine ‘collaborations’ are most poignant in Lawson’s blood drawings. Documented in a short video capturing the artist literally spilling blood for his work, fed to the machine through an IV over hours at a time, the act ultimately challenges the preconception that an artist whose practice utilizes computers and coding is somehow more removed from his work than an artist using graphite or paint.
How To Recognise Famous Painters According To The Internet
Art history has never been so easy! Reddit user DontTacoBoutIt posted a series of famous paintings and gave short but hilariously accurate explanations on how to recognize their authors. According to him, Da Vinci’s works can be recognized by the bluish mist and locations reminiscent of Lord of The Rings movies, while Rubens’paintings can be identified by the figures’ large behinds.
Though some may fault them for being gross over-generalizations, these descriptions take the recognizable essence of each painter’s work and put it in very easy words that anyone can understand and, more importantly, remember.
But even more exciting is that commenters on Reddit and Imgur started sharing their own ideas for artist identification. It seems like they won’t stop until every artist in the world is explained.
- If everyone is beautiful, naked, and stacked, it’s Michelangelo.
- If everyone in the paintings has enormous asses, then it’s Rubens.
- If the images have a dark background and everyone has tortured expressions on their faces, it’s Titian.
- If everything is highly-contrasted and sharp, sort of bluish, and everyone has gaunt bearded faces, it’s El Greco.
- Dappled light and happy party-time people, it’s Renoir.
- If everybody has some sort of body malfunction, then it’s Picasso.
- it’s If the painting could easily have a few chubby Cupids or sheep added (or already has them), it’s Boucher.
- lIf you see a ballerina, it’s Degas.
- If you see a ballerina, it’s Degas.If it’s something you saw on your acid trip last night, it’s Dali.
- If every painting is the face of a uni-browed woman, it’s Frida.
Skull | Acrylics on board | 30x40cm
Let death be daily before your eyes,
and you will never entertain any abject thought,
nor too eagerly covet anything.
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