Category: Art

Karen Knorr Photography

INSPIRATION: The Contemporary Photography of Karen Knorr

Karen Knorr is a London-based artist who photographs geographically diverse upper class interiors and pairs them with symbolic animal representations.

EXHIBITION: Mystical Landscapes at the AGO

I fell in love with the Mystical Landscapes exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario last night. This exhibit is good for the soul. I highly recommend it. Mystical Landscapes includes paintings by my favourite

The Abstractions of the Obscure Artist, Kathleen Munn

In August of 2011, I went to the AGO here in Toronto for an exhibit on Abstract Expressionism. The Rothko‘s were even more transcendent than I ever thought they could be and I also found

INSPIRATION: The Wonderfully Odd Photography of Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus (March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for black-and-white square photographs of “deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists, circus performers) or of people whose

INSPIRATION: Extraordinary Abstract Artist, Victor Pasmore

Victor Pasmore was one of the greatest British abstract artists of the 20th century. Born in 1908, he was educated at Harrow and the Summer Fields School, influenced by Impressionist painters, painting mostly landscapes. In

INSPIRATION: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) is one of the most well-known and prolific artists of all time, painting over 20, 000 pieces. Starting from a young age he always had immense artistic talent, so much

INSPIRATION: Dentsu’s Sound Sculptures

Dentsu‘s ad campaign for Canon’s Pixma line of printers is truly phenomenal. They placed paint on top of a speaker, played a single note, and captured the results at thousands of frames a second. The

INSPIRATION: Floris Neusüss & Photograms

I stumbled upon Floris Neusüss’s photograms a little while ago and have been in love with them, and the concept of photograms ever since. This is one of the oldest known ways of producing an

INSPIRATION: Jean-Michel Basquiat & The Radiant Child

“Every line means something.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat A couple of weeks ago I had the extreme pleasure of watching Tamra Davis‘ documentary, Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child and a few days later, out of curiosity,

INSPIRATION: Photorealism

“Photorealism is the genre of painting based on using the camera and photographs to gather information and then from this information, creating a painting that appears to be very realistic like a photograph. The term