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Every Painting in the MoMA

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?

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A Twisted Future

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.

You can follow him on his site or blog and purchase his work at a number of places including Thumbtack Press.

Left Out

Repair

Broken School House

Hiding Out

Decision Garden

Dede the Tree Man

Schools Out

Victorian Monster Portraiture

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.

Choking Krampus

Maxo the Ultra-Chimp

Miss Bunny

Stack of Demons

Uncle Victor

Richard the Small

Yoskay Yamamoto

I’ve been adoring the art of Yoskay Yamamoto. I especially love do you mind if i stay for a bit? and i might be wrong.

The first painting below, quiet flame, is currently being auctioned off at artnet.com.

Quiet Flame

quiet flame

do you mind if i stay for a bit?

do you mind if i stay for a bit?

Screaming for the Sunrise

screaming for the sunrise

Departure and Arrival

departure and arrival

i might be wrong

i might be wrong

the will

the will