"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."
-Buddha

asylum-art:

PINCEL DE ZORRO by Meritxell Ribas Puigmal

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asylum-art:

Anoka Faruqee ‘s dizzying moiré paintings teeter between physical fact and psychedelic fantasy.

( Acrylic on linen on panel)
When walking towards a painting by Anoka Faruqee your eyes refuse to settle.  Turquoise, formed into an elongated triangular band, is pinched between two golden curves.  The turquoise is misbehaving.  Instead of sitting still it appears to flex and blend into the yellow.  As you get closer the painting changes, and at arm’s length another dramatic shift occurs, the previous turquoise and gold bands of color atomizes into narrow, serpentine, overlapping lines with several more colors, no longer just turquoise and gold.  Looking across the room your eyes settle on another painting.  This square shaped canvas is a warm gray that seems to dance.  Upon closer inspection the pleasantly worked surface transforms into a swirling design of forest green and cherry red lines.  Faruqee calls this series of paintings the Moiré series, after the illusion with the same name.  The history of Modern art is often told as a race towards extremes, but will that be true of 21st century art?  Anoka Faruqee’s work seems to place less emphasis on ‘pureness’ than other abstraction.  Faruqee’s work suggests that we can be more complex, and where artists over the past sixty years searched for the strongest statement, maybe our searches will lead in different, more nuanced directions.  
 
eatsleepdraw:

Inspired by Illustration Friday’s prompt of the week: Peace.
Wanted to expand the new woodblock stamp style I’ve been working on into a larger piece.
You can check out more of my work here:
lioninthetrees.tumblr.com
Enjoy!

eatsleepdraw:

Inspired by Illustration Friday’s prompt of the week: Peace.

Wanted to expand the new woodblock stamp style I’ve been working on into a larger piece.

You can check out more of my work here:

lioninthetrees.tumblr.com

Enjoy!

renadeart:

I wanted to be an astronaut. 

renadeart:

I wanted to be an astronaut. 

aplaceforart:

more art here

aplaceforart:

more art here

tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: AbuBakr Ahmed 
Tumblr: http://bakurymadness.tumblr.com/ 
 Attempt of painting double exposure picture. 

tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: AbuBakr Ahmed 

Tumblr: http://bakurymadness.tumblr.com/ 

 Attempt of painting double exposure picture. 

lawrenceleemagnuson:

Uragami Gyokudō 浦上玉堂 (Japan 1745-1820)Mountains Dyed Red by Autumn Foliageearly 19th century color on paper 65.5 x 36.5 cm

lawrenceleemagnuson:

Uragami Gyokudō 浦上玉堂 (Japan 1745-1820)
Mountains Dyed Red by Autumn Foliage
early 19th century color on paper 65.5 x 36.5 cm

livsayer:

FASHION ILLUSTRATION

Similarly to those of Bissett I admire the stroke technique applied to these illustrations. The minimal lines let the watercolour structure the garments which I love! I think the mixed use of media works well and gives a striking appeal which I shall be exploring. 

moleskinelovers:

thinking-kami:

Rachmaninoff

Done by Duarte Saraiva (Thinking-Kami) Take a look at my tumblr: http://thinking-kami.tumblr.com/

moleskinelovers:

thinking-kami:

Rachmaninoff

Done by Duarte Saraiva (Thinking-Kami) Take a look at my tumblr: http://thinking-kami.tumblr.com/

teapalm:

Vancouver Rain (Tasha Marie)

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a lawyer. He likes books about frogs." (Kasangulu, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a lawyer. He likes books about frogs." 
(Kasangulu, Democratic Republic of Congo)

angrywhistler:

Edwige Fouvry

angrywhistler:

Edwige Fouvry

sosuperawesome:

Stasia Burrington on Tumblr

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asylum-art:

Realistic Paintings by Alyssa Monks

Artist on Tumblr, on Facebook

"Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces. These filters allow for large areas of abstract design - islands of color with activated surfaces - while bits of the human form peak through. In a contemporary take on the traditional bathing women, my subjects are pushing against the glass “window”, distorting their own body, aware of and commanding the proverbial male gaze. Thick paint strokes in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh from a distance. However, up close, the delicious physical properties of oil paint are apparent. Thus sustaining the moment when abstract paint strokes become something else." 

"When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself,” Alyssa states, “I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet - if both can coexist in the same moment."