Archive | December, 2010

David Hockney

30 Dec

David Hockney’s usually known for his original technique for photocollaging, but I personally enjoy his paintings more. There’s something very Edward Hopper-like about his paintings. All the empty space  of the background and the two small subjects that dominate the painting nonetheless. I was never really good at expressing, in words,why i liked a certain piece of art and i’ll leave it at that for David Hockney. Each of his paintings just evoke a certain feeling from me, similar to the way a Mark Rothko painting would. So i’m not going to get all techinical in my critique of his paintings, but just gaze at them and allow yourself to see what you feel.

David Hockney - Le Parc Des Sources, Vichy (1970)

Le Parc Des Sources, Vichy

American Collectors by David Hockney

American Collectors (Fred & Marcia Weisman)

Mr and Mrs. Clark and Percy
Shirley Goldfarb & Gregory Masurovsky
The Photographer & His Daughter (Jim & Chloe McHugh)
Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) My Favorite !

Fourteen Actors Acting

30 Dec

New York Times has released videos of 14 actors portraying classic screen types. Each of them are more or less a minute long and all of them are accompanied by the classical music  of Owen Pallett. In some of the clips the actors are screaming and/or talking but it’s a whole different experience watching the emotions portrayed by these actors carried out only by the background music. It’s almost eerie. 

But enjoy these fourteen amazing clips done by famous performers like; Natalie Portman, James Franco, Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Robert Duvall, Vincent Cassal, Javier Bardem and more.

I suggest you watch all of them!  🙂