Wednesday, June 22, 2011

National Gallery of Victoria

VIENNA Art and Design

self portrait by Egon Schiele ~ 'bust'

Egon Schiele

Schiele has long enjoyed a cultish following, and his brief life has all too frequently been mythologized. His early death, his fascination with taboo subjects, and his consequent prosecution have prompted biographers to portray him as a martyr to bourgeois morality, a sort of fin-de-si├Ęcle rebel with a cause. However, the real Schiele was a far more complex character: true at heart to his middle-class roots, but naively convinced that artistic genius guaranteed him immunity from the strictures of conventional propriety. Not yet twenty when he created his first Expressionist canvases, he was possessed of an artistic maturity well beyond his years, and as a result he captured the pangs and obsessions of adolescence as no artist before or since ever has. Lacking adult inhibitions, Schiele was able to confront on the most profound level the nature of human existence, including the struggle for identity, creativity, sexuality, and the inevitability of death.
(Jane Kallir)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Konqistador

"There is only you and your camera.
The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are"

Ernst Hass

some of my digital collage imagery

'Moon in March' depicting the innocence of children and the ability to absorb...

'Broken Dream' digital collage inspired by my fascination with some peoples fear of clowns!

digital collage titled 'Unbidden' and this time only the raven is my own photo. a dark lonely road is always a script waiting to be written...so I write 'Unbidden'

digital collage titled 'Unwise' using my own photos again. the inspiration for this artwork came from my love of the Doctor Who tv series.

digital collage 'Forget to weep' using my own moon photo ~ and inspired by 50s horror movies

first digital collage 'nightbird' using my own photos

Monday, June 6, 2011

Drawing

Some of my early work from Drawing class

graphite pencil 'city park' series 2009 Jacaranda seedpod

colour pencil 'city park' series 2009 Jacaranda seedpod

watercolour'city park' series 2009 Jacaranda seedpod

DSLR/black and white film developed...

...negative strips in

Drying cabinet

Damien Hirst ~ Shark

Is Damien Hirst a Total Fraud - ArtLyst

Is Damien Hirst a Total Fraud - ArtLyst

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