Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Paintings found on various websites and books

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

  • Sleep by Salvador Dali 1937 Oil on canvas

This is a fascinating work by “Spanish Surrealist”, Salvador Dali. It depicts a very grotesque figure with an incredibly long neck. It’s being held up by Dali’s signature crutches. The background is a beautiful blue with an abstract castle in the distance.  I like the the overall strangeness of the piece, and I believe it really adds to the aesthetic. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • The Birth of the Tear by Edgar Ende 1947 Oil on cardboard 

This is a very beautiful work by “German Surrealist”, Ende. It’s a cosmic piece with a mysterious vibe to it. There’s also a holy figure with multicolored strands surrounding her. We see a star of David as well that covers the figure’s arm. The figure could be some kind of deity that the painter worships. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Paintings found on larrycarlson.bigcartel.com and larrycarlson.tumblr.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to dive into the amazing world of Larry Carlson. Now, get ready to have your mind blown by the amazing paintings!

  • Medijate Vibrate by Larry Carlson Pigment print on deep matte paper

This is an incredibly trippy work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s an optical illusion piece that’s a true feast for the eyes! The piece is very similar to the “wave” optical illusion, however, Carlson adds his genius on top of it. If you look closely, you can see a meditating woman hidden within the waves. I love this work for its incredibly trippy effect of the viewer. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Fire Tree by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

Here we have another amazing work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s a beautiful blend of realistic imagery, and mind-blowing psychedelia. The titular “tree” is a beautiful display of kaleidoscopic patterns and multicolored flowers. It really makes the viewer gasp in amazement. I especially love the blues that are used in the grass of the work.  Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Synthwave September (Sundays In September)

She Swallowed Burning Coals by El Tigr3 2015 from the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number OST

This is a hauntingly wonderful track from the “Fiendishly Difficult” game, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. The songs in the game are all chosen to portray different emotions, and this one is no different! It makes the listener feel on edge as they are transported into the world of shady nightclubs and crime-ridden streets. The song plays in the game when you enter a mob-filled nightclub. The surroundings are very dark, and there’re sudden flashes of multicolored light. The piece starts with a ominous, droning synthesizer that surrounds the listener in a murky fog. The song starts to increase tempo until the bass drops, and we are met with a sick dance beat. The beat keeps getting more and more intense, and we also hear a woman speaking in Russian. She says “Ty pijany”, which roughly translates to “You’re drunk”. This can be taken in many different ways, and I will tell you what I believe it to mean. It can mean that you’re drunk on violence due to the incredibly brutal nature of the game. It can also mean that you’re drunk in the obvious sense, and that the surroundings are blending into a blurry mess of colors and sounds. The uneasy atmosphere and almost psychedelic feeling that it gives the listener really works out to its benefit. It’s a song that I always seem to drift back to, and it holds me in its entrancing rhythm. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this song in the comments’ section below.

 

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All works found on larrycarlson.bigcartel.com

Hello fellow abstract enthusiasts! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look into Carlson’s mind. Now, let’s prepare to be blown away by his artistic genius!

  • She Was Stardust by Larry Carlson pigment print on metallic paper

Time for another work of cosmic epicness by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. I see many references to other great artists in the piece, and it is just incredible. Carlson has always had a way with mind-blowing visuals, and this is no exception! The painting is purposely made to trick the eyes, and make the viewer appear to be seeing double. The work is generously covered in multicolored sparkles, which are very Pollock-esque. The titular woman is a brilliant amalgamation of sparkling stars, and her body is radiating with a vivid aura, and her eyes stare daggers into whoever looks at them. I absolutely adore this work, and I would love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

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  • Starry Hollow by Larry Carlson pigment print on metallic paper

This is another cosmic epic by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. The work blends real images with Carlson’s otherworldly psychedelia. The painting is surrounded by bright, almost blurry, clusters of stars. We also see what could be a real world wooden bridge. The bridge appears to be spray painted by the cosmic glaze, turn its realistic properties on its head. There is also many trees which are also transformed by the power of the cosmos. The brilliant blend of blues and purples really make the piece pleasing to the viewer. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on thedrunkenmoogle.com and drinksmixer.com

Hello fellow Mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Caribbean Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Stoli® Vanil vodka
  • 3/4 oz Malibu® coconut rum
  • 1 splash pineapple juice

Directions: Shake ingredients over ice. Pour into glass.

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  • Adam and Eve (Bioshock Shots) (Drink created by Josh K)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz of grenadine 
  • Splash of Irish creme
  • 1/2 oz of triple sec
  • 1/2 oz of cinnamon schnapps
  • 1 oz of lime infused gin
  • 1/2 oz of blue curaçao

Directions for Adam: Pour 1/2 oz of grenadine, layer 1/2 oz of triple sec, layer the 1/2 oz of cinnamon schnapps then slowly pour Irish creme. Using a small straw gently stir around the Irish creme to produce a cloud effect.

For Eve: Pour in the 1/2 oz blue curaçao, then layer the 1 oz of gin and then slowly pour Irish creme. Using a small straw gently stir around the Irish creme to produce a cloud effect.

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Hall Of Shame: The Strangest Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Characters found in various DC and Marvel encyclopedias, and comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more strange characters. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!

  • Cell Real Name: N/A First Appeared: Morlocks #1 (2002)(Marvel) Status: Member Of The Morlocks Powers: Single celled organism, highly stretchable body, digestive enzymes break down anything on contact, highly resistant to physical harm

Cell was a gang member who was shot by the police. Upon the impact, his mutation manifested, and he escaped into the sewers. He met up with the Chicago Morlocks, and joined them soon after. He unfortunately met his end with a sentinel.

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  • Odd Man Real Name: Clayton Stoner Status: Hero First Appeared: Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #2 (1978) (DC) Powers/Weapons: Weird gadgets, above- average combat skills

Clayton was a normal private eye until he decided to fight crime. He donned a ridiculous patchwork costume with a rubber mask and two different eyes. He used various gadgets to confuse his enemies. He has helped the Hero Hotline on many occasions.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

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

  • Musical Moments by Rene Magritte 1961 Pasted paper, watercolor, and conte crayon on paper

This is a very wonderful piece by “Belgian Surrealist”, Magritte. It is guaranteed to make music lovers very happy. The work is of three figures that are positioned in front of a beige background. They are completely covered in musical notes and song lyrics. This reminds me of origami, and has some essence of Cristo’s work. I especial y love the musical bird that is flying overhead. The other two figures are almost bulbous in shape, and appear to tilted at an angle. Magritte’s use of curtains make this almost seem like  it takes place in a theater. I would love to hear what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Gray Scramble by Frank Stella 1969 Oil on canvas

This is a hypnotic work by “Abstract Expressionist”, Stella. It is a series of repeated squares with many different colors. Stella incorporates various shades of gray in the work that catch the viewer off guard. The center of the painting draws the audience in, and emits a trance-like state upon them. I love the work for its beauty and incorporation of many colors. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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