And this is why the internet is so great. This video claims to show every painting in the MoMA as of two weeks ago. You’ll spot plenty of Van Gogh, Kahlo, Gauguin, Picasso, Miró and Matisse. Among my favorites are Gauguin’s Still Life with Three Puppies, Matisse’s Goldfish and Sculpture , Seurat’s Grandcamp, Evening and anything by Rothko. What about you?Vodpod videos no longer available.
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Nathan Ota is painter and illustrator based out of California whose influences include graffiti and comic book artists. He creates eerie worlds where trees are a living force who twist themselves into every being’s existence and the animal kingdom has developed a taste for pointy hats. I particularly love his images containing robots who appear to have become obsolete in a bizarre future where a thriving nature has driven technology out of existence. If the Matrix had an alternate reality, this would be it.
Its ironic but I think there are few things that can make us humans feel as alive as a well-executed fantasy. When I first heard that Avatar goers were reporting depression I was totally in the “you’ve got to be kidding me” camp but I think I’ve moved a little to the “I get it” side. It’s like waking up from a night of flying dreams. I’m always bummed that I’m awake and try to fall back into the same dream, but it never works.
I think Brooklyn artist, Travis Louie, probably gets it too. He specializes in what I’d call Victorian monster portraiture. His mythical beings appear to be upper-class elites, each possessing a personality and unique story. I spent a good hour looking through his paintings and reading the little blurbs that tell their tales. It’s a little like digging up a photograph-filled time capsule on an alien planet. He does a fantastic job of creating mysterious little worlds that leave you wanting to know more.
You can purchase his work at a number of fine art galleries, including Roq La Rue.