Asher’s Art Gallery

Hello fellow art lovers! My Gallery has recently gotten some new pieces! I hope you guys are ready for some amazing works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Return of the Bird Tribe by Larry Carlson (May 26th, 2020) 

This is an amazing work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor piece that’s covered in an explosion of colors. The titular “bird tribe” appears to be strange, human-face creatures with literal toucans for wings. There’s also some kaleidoscopic animals in the background, and multiple Jesus’ sitting on blue couches. The vivid sky is filled with amazing fractals and abstract patterns which pull the viewer into its masterwork. I absolutely adore this piece, and would love to know what you think of it in the comment’s section below.

bird tribe

 

More Fascinating TV Tropes

Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome trivia. Now, let’s begin!

  • Creepy Souvenir: This is a very common trope that’s used in many forms of media. It deals with a certain object, usually a body part, that shows the messed up things a character has done. Some examples include; The Medic’s macabre refrigerator from TF2. The psychotic Dr. Ludwig has various beating hearts, and the still living head of a Blu Spy. Next, there’s Mr. Zsasz from the Batman comics. This serial killer etches his body with knife marks to indicate how many lives he’s taken. Lastly, there’s The Predator from the series of the same name. This heavily skilled hunter collects the skulls of his victims.

predator

 

  • Brutal Bonus Level: This is a trope that’s commonly used in video games. It deals with hidden levels that are known for their extreme difficulty. Some examples include; The True Arena from the various Kirby games. This is a boss rush gauntlet with few healing items. Each boss is significantly harder, and has a whole plethora of new attacks. Next, there’s Yoku Man’s stage from Mega Man Unlimited. This stage is heavily filled with those goddamn disappearing and reappearing blocks. It will drive you absolutely crazy. Lastly, there’s The Void from The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth +. This final stage has some of the hardest enemies in the entire game. Then, we get to the final boss, Delirium, and you better put your best skills to the test! He has the most health of any boss in the game, and can replicate each of their attack patterns to ridiculous effects.

yoku

Asher’s Art Gallery

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s time for some new paintings to be added to my gallery. I hope you guys are ready for some amazing art pieces. Now, have fun exploring my gallery!

  • The Age of Fire by Rene Magritte 1927 Oil on canvas 

This is an incredible work by “Belgian Surrealist”, Magritte. It is very different from most of his paintings, in that it almost seems realistically visceral.  The main theme of this piece is of course, fire, and the way that he portrays it is truly mesmerizing. The work takes place outside, seemingly in the middle of the afternoon. The sky is a brilliant brown and red, and there appears to be a lake running through the background. Then, we get to the main star of the show, the fire.  The fire is being conjured up by an extremely detailed Indian Chief, who has a crimson red body that resembles blood vessels and veins. It has an almost fabric-like quality to it, and this makes it seem like the fire is moving, and that you can touch it. I absolutely adore this work, and would love to hear what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

the age of fire

 

  • Concentric rinds by M.C. Escher 1953 Wood engraving

This is an insanely awesome work by “Graphic Artist”, Escher. The amazingly intricate design of this piece is completely mind blowing, and it must have taken Escher years to make. The entirety of the work reminds me of some type of crazy illusionist’s take on a globe. It’s covered with astonishing fractals and other repeated geometric patterns. I also love the lack of bright colors because this allows the viewer to fill it in themselves. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

concentric

Asher’s Art Gallery

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

  • Prospect Park Purple Haze by Larry Carlson 2010 chromogenic print on paper

This is another amazing work my “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor piece with an incredibly trippy sky. The sky is a hazy purple, and it’s filled with crazy fractals and brilliant stars. The bottom of the work also has many fascinating aspects to it. There appears to be some sort of psychedelic zebra-like creature emitting a strange aura. We also see a bizarre glowing skull with 2 fishes on either side. I love this piece, and would like to hear what you think about it in the comments’ section below.

 

LARRY CARLSON, PROSPECT PARK PURPLE HAZE, c-print, 18x24in., 2010.

 

  • Dakota by Larry Carlson Chromogenic print on metallic paper 

This is another fantastic work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It is another backdoor piece that has a magnificent blend of realism thrown into it. The setting supposedly takes place in one of the two Dakotas. The bottom of the work shows a us a beautiful mountainside with many large green trees. Then, we get to the center of the painting, and that is where Carlson’s genius really shines. Our eyes get enveloped in a kaleidoscopic display of neon spikes and colorful stars. This is a gorgeous work that I would love to see what you think of in the comments’ section below.

dakota

More Awesome TV Tropes

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  • Badass Bookworm: An awesome trope that used in multiple forms of media. It deals with a usually nerdy character with hidden potential. They either have incredible strength, heavy firepower, or potentially potent magic powers. Some examples include; Rock from Black Lagoon. This incredibly intelligent businessman is usually the voice of reason for the main characters. He can talk himself out of almost any situation, and the fact that he is bilingual really helps in foreign affairs. Next, we have Bane from DC’s Batman. This ultra violent villain has a surprisingly brilliant mind. Having read tons of books behind bars, he’s exceptionally knowledgeable about the world, and still has time to strengthen his body. Lastly, there’s Sho Minamimoto from The World Ends With You. This villain is one of the most intelligent characters in the entire game. He also has one of the most difficult boss battles, and will yell mathematical equations at you during the fight.

tangent!.jpg PI Face Himself! Sho

 

More Awesome TV Tropes

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  • Advancing Boss of Doom: This is an often annoying trope that is used in multiple video game genres. It deals with a boss that will keep moving towards the player, without stopping. Some examples include; The Mecha Dragon from Megaman 2. This is the first boss of Wily’s castle, and it is tough! You start by jumping from platform to platform, and then it shows up. It chases you for a while, and then finally stops to battle you. Also, if you miss any platform, you die immediately. Next, we have Heavy Lobster from Kirby Super Star. This giant mechanical lobster chases Kirby through the halls of the Halberd. Lastly, we have the Demon Wall from Final Fantasy IV. The boss fights you, and will continuously move towards the party.

demon wall

 

  • One-Hit Kill: An incredibly popular trope that’s used in multiple forms of media. It deals with an attack, or power, that destroys their opponent in a single hit. Some examples include; The Boomerang from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. In this game, The Boomerang is the most powerful weapon available. Unlike in other games where it just stuns enemies, in this game it deals ridiculous amounts of damage, and can kill the final boss in a single hit. Next, we have The Home Run Bat from the Super Smash Bros series. This item is immensely powerful, and using a smash attack with it is almost always an instant K.O. Lastly, we have Die For Me from Persona 4. This is Alice’s ultimate attack, and has a 80% chance of instantly killing the target.

home run

More Awesome TV Tropes

Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome media knowledge. Now, let’s begin!

  • Mushroom Samba: An extremely trippy trope that occurs in multiple forms of media. It occurs when a character eats something that has such a psychedelic effect on them, that it distorts reality. Also, the character might be interacting with various objects that appear to be different in the real word when they are tripping. Some examples include;  The Peyote Scene from Beavis and Butthead Do America. The titular characters become stranded in a desert, and take a bite of a cactus. The cactus turns about to be Peyote, and the duo get thrown into an amazing psychedelic trip that distorts reality for about 5 minutes. Next, there’s the superhero Pixie from X-Men. One of her powers induce hallucinations, and it causes Wolverine to trip balls. Lastly, there’s the Major Boobage episode of South Park. In it, Kenny goes on a Heavy Metal- inspired trip from inhaling cat piss.

trip

 

  • Made of Indestructium: This trope deals with any object that can be destroyed by conventional means. Some examples include; Nokia phones. These old phones are nearly indestructible, and can be dropped off of large buildings, melted with red hot nickel balls, and tossed in water. Surprisingly, they’ll still work, and will only have a few scratches at best. Next, there’s Kira’s second Stand in Jojo Part 4, Sheer Heart Attack. This special Bomb Stand is immensely resistant to any type of damage, and was only defeated by incapacitation. Lastly, there’s Adamantium from the Marvel Universe. This metal is almost indestructible, and is the same material that Wolverine’s claws are made out of.

sheer heart.jpg The Ultra Deadly Sheer Heart Attack.