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The Sarah Palin Nude Painting a Big Hit

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2009 by

Did you know that our famous candidate Sarah Palin has a Nude Painting and it became a big hit? In fact, the Chicago artist who drew the portrait of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is now drawing crowds to his bar in the buff.

This artist is none other than Bruce Elliott. According to the Windy Citizen reports, Elliot revealed the 4-foot-tall portrait at the Old Town Ale House on Chicago’s North Side. At the portrait, the governor is in her trademark hairdo, plus she was holding an automatic rifle while standing naked on a polar-bear skin rug.

What grabbed one of the viewer’s attentions is the typical Palin’s inimitable hairdo plus her outsized glasses, not her nude painting. Can you imagine Peggy Hill from “King of the Hill” naked? If you can, then you have got to see this guy’s painting.

At first, one viewer said that his initial impression on the painting is that it is the sexist to trivialize and objectify an important female by painting her in the nude. Would you want a nude painting of John McCain or Joe Biden? Ask Bruce Elliott to do that!

It can be remembered that Palin became John McCain’s running mate.

If you want to view a lot more images and paintings of celebrities, the Ole Town Ale House is open for you. Palin’s nude painting can also be viewed in the said gallery. You might also find one in an abstract art gallery. Who would not think that her crazy do, unique glasses, and beauty queen looks would qualify her as a celebrity?

Nude painting is indeed a contemporary painting that is very interesting to view together with other gallery paintings. Would you not agree?

Modern Abstract Art

Posted in Cool Ideas with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2009 by

After America suffered from the World War II, a form of art was created. It was then known as the modern abstract art which is identical to abstract expressionism. Because of this, New York became the center of modern art. This is a form of art which was created in 1946 by an art critic named Robert Coates that highlighted impulsive, automatic or subliminal conception. With the use of this modern abstract art, an artist makes use of forms and colors in order to express himself without the need of making use of any real object to represent himself.

Abstract expressionism is regarded as the first American artistic movement. It became internationally significant and was initially used to express those made by Arshile Gorky, Jackson Pollock, and Willem de Kooning. There are two groups that comprise modern abstract art. The first one is action painting, which was initiated by artists like de Kooning, Pollock, Philip Guston, and Franz Kline. The second one is the color field painting which was practiced by Kenneth Noland and Mark Rothko. Despite the fact that painting can become stressful because of the fact it involves physical action, color field painting is much more focused on the exploration of the effects that pure color can bring on a canvas. Also, even if there are no conventional art regulations that must be followed by abstract artists in creating modern abstract art, still there are some usual characteristics are shown in abstract expressionist paintings. Some examples would be the use of large canvases, giving equal importance to the entire area of the canvas and emphasis on the canvases inherent flatness. If you have doubts, you might as well buy an abstract art and find out.

During the 1906s, abstract expressionism had lost its significance. However, even if such fact exists, it was still able to influence the development of those other modern abstract such as minimalism and pop art. Minimalism plainly means narrowing down a form of art into its most basic features. When an artist does a minimalist painting, he only makes use of a limited number of colors plus he utilizes geometric designs which are uncomplicated. Among the notable minimalist artists are Dan Flavin, Martin Puryear and Carl Andre. On the other hand, it was during the late 1950s when Pop art surfaced in the US and UK and the themes of mass culture such as comic books and advertising are the bases. This form of art is also known as neo-dada and it was initiated by Marcel Duchamp.

It can’t be denied that Modern abstract art is progressively becoming more known globally. There might be abstract art gallery that don’t exhibit them together with the other abstract art paintings. More than that, it is likewise trying to sever the barrier among cultures where high art are separated from the masses’ public forum.