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 paintings. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Mosaic II by M.C. Escher 1957 lithograph 

This is a work of optical excellence by “Dutch Surrealist”, Escher. The piece has many different objects and shapes, ranging from religious icons, to grotesque beasts. His brilliant use of black and white fill in all of the space on the canvas. I especially adore the deep sea fish-like creatures that surround the work. It’s also quite funny to see a random guitar placed in the painting. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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  • Improvisation 28 by Vassily Kandinsky 1912 oil on canvas

This is a great work by “German Expressionist”, Kandinsky. It’s an Abstract work with beautiful colors and wild slashes. There’s also a strange gear in the center of the painting. It’s not only a fantastically unique work, but also one of the first complete abstractions of canvas. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

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!

  • Pulp Fiction by Banksy 2005 Screenprint 

This is a hilarious and satirical piece by the inscrutable street artist, Banksy. The work is a scene from Tarantino’s epic, Pulp Fiction. In the scene, the two main characters, Vince and Jules, are performing a hit. Banksy comically replaces the gangsters’ guns with bananas. This is both quite humorous and makes a normally ultra-violent film light-hearted.

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  • Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent Van Gogh 1890 Oil on canvas

This is a very psychedelic work by famous painter Van Gogh. The doctor is this piece appears to be in great emotional distress. This could be a way for Van Gogh to explore his inner demons with paint. The colors are very blurry, which could also represent a drug trip.

 dr gachet

Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

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!

  • Thunder God (Raijin) by Tawaraya Sotatsu Late 16th-early 17th century Gold leaf and ink on paper part of a pair of two-fold screens

This is a gorgeous print by Japanese painter Sotatsu. It depicts a Yokai-like deity with jet black hair and pointed horns. He’s surrounded by a circle of drums, which he uses to create thunder. I love the ancient mythology surrounding this work, and I really hope that you enjoy it.

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  • Self-Portrait by Ren Xiong Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper Quing Dynasty

This is an immensely powerful work by Chinese artist, Xiong. Xiong depicts himself as an extremely tall man covered in sky-blue robes. His face emits pure energy, and his eyes pierce the viewer with awesome power.  Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All works found on larrycarlson.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s time for our weekly dose of awesomeness! I hope you guys are ready for some wonderful works. Now, let’s get started!

  • Untitled by Larry Carlson Digital chromogenic print 2007 

This is yet another fantastic piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a very colorful and trippy work. There are rainbow vortexes and for some strange reason, a duck. It almost reminds me of an optical illusion, and my god, it’s glorious! Tell me what you think of the piece in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, digital chromogenic print, 26x22in., 2007.

 

  • The Birds That Hide From Man by Larry Carlson collage on paper 2012

This is a very strange collage by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. We see a strange man with a bird’s nest for a head. He also has some prehistoric lizards surround his torso. I love Carlson’s blend of Realism and Surrealism. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, The Birds That Hide From Man, collage on paper, 16x12in., 2012.

Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some cool pieces. Now, please enjoy the gallery!

  • Agony by Arshile Gorky 1947 Oil on canvas (info about material found on moma.org): This is a very unique piece by Armenian Surrealist Arshile Gorky. It has a multicolored background with blends of reds and browns. The atmosphere of the work seems very sinister, and it appears to be on fire. There’s also various holes in the painting, which could mean that the flames are eating the canvas. According to moma.org, the piece was created as a memento to the tragic events that occurred in Gorky’s life. In conclusion, this is a very powerful piece that has both hints of beauty and sadness. As always, tell me what you think of the piece in the comment’s section below.

aglony

 

  • AQUARIUS TAKEOVER by Larry Carlson 2009 Digital chromogenic print on canvas (info about materials from Larry Carlson’s website larrycarlson.com) Here we have our weekly trippy piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This work, as always, is very unique, and no other piece is like it. The background of this painting is super colorful, and reminds me of what a L.S.D. trip might look like. The central figure is a nude female that’s standing in front of a mandala-like object. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comment’s section below.

 

More Of My Favorite Art Works (Mondays)

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

  • Composition with strings by Joan Miro 1950 Oil on Canvas: Ah yes, another great art piece by Joan Miro! I especially love his brilliant use of black watercolor, and misty background. There’re many figures in this piece that range from triangular creatures, to colorful birds. It takes you on a journey to a place that’s serene and mysterious. I highly recommend this piece to anybody that likes abstract art. (It’s very hard to find this piece online, so I suggest buying the book Surrealism and Dadaism)
  • The band of extremes by Yves Tanguy 1932 Oil on Wood: Are you guys ready for an incredibly strange, but wonderful art piece? I sure hope so! This piece is very bizarre, and yet, quite intriguing as well. It has a very misty background that kind of reminds me of a Mark Rothko piece. It also has many multicolored figures and melting shapes that remind me of the Persistence of Memory.  I highly recommend this piece to anyone who likes Salvador Daliesque works, or other abstract artists.

theband

More Of My Favorite Art Pieces (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes it’s time to take another look at some of my favorite art pieces. I hope you guys are ready for some very unique and beautiful works of art. Now,let’s get started!

  • The weather witch by Wolfgang Hutter 1964 Oil on Canvas: Now this is truly unique art piece! It’s very surreal and quite mythical in nature. The main figure of the work is the “weather witch”. She’s completely nude, and has long, multicolored hair. She appears to be creating a strong and raging storm. The various waves in the storm look like feathers and they’re strange spherical objects that surround the entire piece. There’s also a box on the right side of the work that seems to contain some sort of abstract flower, along with a rose-like object. I highly recommend this painting to anybody who likes vibrant and abstract pieces. I ‘d love to hear what you guys think, so be sure to tell me what you think of it in the comments section below.

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  • The burning giraffe by Salvador Dali  1937 Oil on canvas: Ah yes, another wonderfully abstract piece by the master surrealist himself, Salvador Dali. This piece is quite famous and actually sold at an auction for a staggering 1.8 million dollars! (daliprintgallery.com) If you think that the name of this piece is the main figure to look at, think again! I believe that Dali purposely put the giraffe in the background so that we can see the incredibly strange humanoid creature with a solid red face. The creature has blood-red hands and golden feet. Not only does this creature have no facial features, but appears to have shelves coming out of the right side of its body! It also seems to have belts and crutches attached to its back! The rightmost creature is also quite bizarre, and has the same missing facial features, crutches, and belts. Unlike the red figure, however, this one has long, wiry hair that looks like plant roots. I love this painting to death, and I really hope that you guys do too!

 burning giraffe