Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • The First Days of Spring by Salvador Dali 1929 Oil and collage on panel

This is a wonderfully bizarre work by “Master Surrealist”, Salvador Dali. It’s an outdoor piece that has many strange things happening in it. We see a woman with the head of a beehive/bird’s nest hybrid. There’s also a grey man fused to the “face”. The center of the work has a colorful fish sculpture with random numbers printed on its side. The absolute strangest part of the piece has to be the globular human face with the disembodied lower jaw. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

days of spir

 

  • The Territory by Rene Magritte 1957 Oil on canvas

This is a fantastic work by “Belgian Surrealist”, Magritte. It’s yet another outdoor piece that focuses on beauty. The center of the work portrays a colorful countryside with a big green tree and an orange road. It’s surrounded by a baby blue sky with flurry white clouds. The sky gives the work a feeling of mystery and wonder. It’s a amazing blend of Realism and Surrealism. Tell me what you think of this painting in the comments’ section below.

territory

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Yokai Wednesdays

Creatures found on yokai.com, Yokai Attack, and yokai.wikia.com

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating creatures, Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Konaki Jiji is a mischievous creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as a incredible small old man with shape-shifting powers. It can transform into the shape of a wailing baby, and this is to lure prey. If picked up, this devious demon will increase its weight until its victim’s body gets crushed.

konaki

  • Ashiarai Yashiki is a massively tall creature of Japanese folklore. It’s depicted as a monumental disembodied foot that crashes the ceilings of homes in the dead of night. It will demand to be washed, and if the person complies, it’ll vanish into thin air.

ashiki

Another Tasty Dessert From Around The World (Fridays)

Dessert found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at another tasty dessert. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Briouat is a fascinating pastry that comes from Morocco. It’s filled with meat, and usually mixed with pepper, lemon, and cheese. It has a small, triangular shape.

brio

Yokai Wednesdays

Information found on yokai.com

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Tomokazuki are mischievous creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as deep-diving women that gather sea creatures. They lure people into the deep sea, eventually drowning them. People can ward them off by wearing magic charms.

tomo

  • Tanuki Tsuki is a very strange phenomena that occurs in Japanese legends. The name refers to a person being possessed by a Tanuki. During the possession, the human will become a huge glutton, and even eat spoiled food. They also begin to talk too much and will have random bursts of violence. 

tats

More Of My Favorite Art Pieces

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for me to share some my of my favorite artworks with you wonderful people. I hope you guys are ready for some truly interesting works. Now, grab a paintbrush, and let’s get started!

  • Lust for life by Max Ernst 1936 Oil on Canvas: Wow, I love this piece so much! It’s very different from the usual abstract piece. First of all, the piece seems like something that you would see in an exotic garden. The beautiful greenery and a gorgeous sky. However, if you take a close look at the piece, you’ll see some abstract animals and strange spirits. It’s an absolutely fantastic piece that plays tricks on your eyes and is an amazing sight to behold. I highly recommend this piece to anybody that loves colorful and abstract nature paintings.

lust for life

  • The Harlequin carnival by Joan Miro 1924-5 Oil on Canvas: This piece is guaranteed to blow your mind! It’s very unusual, and is very colorful in nature. The painting is filled to the brim with elongated figures, strange objects, and curvy lines. The painting reminds me of what a hallucination might look like, and I love it so much! I would really love to hear what you guys think of this piece, so be sure to leave a comment in the comments section below.

 the harlequin carnival

More Mythical Beasts Of Japan (Wednesdays)

Konichiwa everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to go on another journey to “The Land Of The Rising Sun”.  I hope you guys are ready for some cool new mythical beasts. Now, let’s get started!

  •  Mountain dude! Sansei are very strange and dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They are only about 2 to 3 feet tall, have only 1 leg, however they can sure be disastrous to deal with! (yokai.com) Sansei love to eat frogs and birds, and will even steal salt from houses to season them! (yokai.com) While not usually aggressive, they can attack people on some occasions. (yokai.com) You can stop the attack by yelling “Hiderigami”, however if you speak their name, many unfortunate occurrences will happen to you! (yokai.com) These include illness or having your house catch on fire. (yokai.com) 

sansei

  • Don’t lose your head! Nukekubi are extremely dangerous creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re very similar to the Rokurokubi, which I discussed in last week’s post. Like they Rokurokubi, Nukekubi are women with detached heads that fly around the room. (yokai.com) While Rokurokubi are not violent creatures, Nukekubi are very vicious in nature, and will occasionally suck the blood of humans and animals. (yokai.com) 

nuke

Another Strange Musical Instrument (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow music lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to add another strange instrument to the list. I hope you guys are ready for a seriously odd music make. Now, let’s get started!

  • Box thing! The Daxophone is a very interesting instrument that was invented by Hans Reichel. (oddmusic.com) It’s made out of a wooden blade that’s set on top of a wooden box. (oddmusic.com) This strange musical instrument is played by bowing the free end of the box, which can also be plucked. (oddmusic.com) The result is a comical sound that is very peculiar. (oddmusic.com)

dax