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 incredible works. Now, let’s dive in to the amazing world of art!

  • The Kill by Andre Masson 1944 oil on canvas (info about work found on wikiart.org)

This is an incredibly intense work by French Surrealist, Andre Masson. It is a brilliant explosion of colors that appear to jump out of the painting. The various streaks of paint remind me of a Jackson Pollock piece, and it really gets the viewers attention. The complex patterns of red might resemble blood in relation to the painting’s name. Upon closer inspection, you can vaguely see faces amongst the crimson paint. They look almost demonic, and this gives off ominous vibes. The painting is extremely powerful, and I felt like it was pulling me inside the frame. It is a very unique and mesmerizing piece that I hope you all will enjoy. Tell me your thoughts in the comments’ section below.  

the-kill

  • Larry Carlson time! ESP TEST 3 by Larry Carlson 2007 digital chromogenic print (info about work found on Larry Carlson’s website larrycarlson.com)

Time for our weekly dose of Larry Carlson! I can’t give this man enough praise, and I absolutely love reviewing one of his masterpieces every week. This work is especially awesome, and I can’t wait to share it with you. The painting appears to take place in a completely different dimension, where trippyness is of the norm. We have a “very realistic” looking female figure that seems to be pressing a button. Notice the quotations, this is where things get Carlsonized! The figure’s eye is extremely wide, and appears to be upside down. The machine she’s pressing has various symbols on it. These symbols are used to cards to practice telepathy. A rainbow aura is emanating from her hand, and a strange ribbon-like object seems to be coming out of the machine. I also can’t forget to mention the abundance of purple faces that take over this work. There’s even a face in the woman’s hair! Large beams of orange light are also descending from the top of the painting. What the work means I believe is up to personal opinion. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this incredible piece in the comments’ section below.

    

Asher’s Jukebox Part 171

Info on song found on en.wikipedia.org

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen from the album “Various Positions” (1985)

In order to honor the resent passing of Leonard Cohen, I have decided to review one of his most popular songs. The piece is work of musical genius, and it fills the listener with raw emotion. Cohen’s gruff crooning is filled with passion, and gives off a very melancholy vibe. When the lyrics grab hold of you, you are transported into a world of sadness and bittersweet happiness. It is a very unique piece, and I highly recommend it to everyone.

Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below. Happy Listening :D!

 

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 fascinating works. Now, have fun exploring the gallery!

  • Profit 1 by Jean-Michel Basquiat 1982 Acrylic and spray paint on canvas: Here we have a very unique piece by the late and great Basquiat. The work has a dark background that is filled with random splotches of blue paint and yellow lines. We also see a humanoid figure with no legs. The figure is wearing a blood red shirt, and appears to have a halo orbiting over its head. Its hands are raised in the air, and it has an enthusiastic expression. I love Basquiat’s use of black paint to bring out the vibrant colors of the painting. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments’ section below.

profit-1

  • India Love 98 Digital Photography 1998 (info about material found on Larry Carlson’s website larrycarlson.com) This is an incredibly beautiful piece by “Digital Guru”, Larry Carlson. The mixture of colorfully trippy patterns and real pictures make this piece an awesome sight to behold. The main focus of this painting is the female figure in the middle of the piece. She has a hypnotic stare, and appears to be at peace. Half of her face is covered with an exotic paint that resembles a spiritual snake. There are strange patterns to each side of her face, and they are quite similar to the ripples in a pond. In conclusion, this is a dynamic and abstract work that fills the viewer with strong emotions and spiritual power. I would love to hear your thoughts on this piece in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, India Love 98, digital photography,1998.

Asher’s Movie Reviews (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow viewers, and welcome to Tuesday’s new topic! Starting from today, I will be reviewing one movie each week. I would love to expand the blog, and I would enjoy hearing feedback and new film suggestions in the comment’s section below. Now, grab some popcorn, and let’s begin!

Chef by Jon Favreau 2014 Running time: 1 Hr. 55 Mins. Rated: R Genre: Comedy

Review: What better way to start off this new topic, then with a tasty treat. This is definitely one of the most delicious looking films I have ever seen. The movie tells the story of an incredible chef named Carl Casper, played by Favreau. During an altercation with his boss, Carl decides to quit his job, and repair his dysfunctional family. His resent divorce with Sofia Vergara has put Casper in a difficult relationship with his son. Throughout the film, the father and son begin to bond over food. This eventually leads Carl and his best friend, played by John Leguizamo,to buy a food truck. The rest of the movie focuses on the new food truck business, and Casper’s relationship with his son. I am not going to spoil the ending, but it will definitely leave you smiling. The various dishes in the film could be classified as “food porn”, meaning that they have an alluring presence that is almost erotic. The camera work on these dishes is top notch, and will have you taste buds going wild. This is a very beautiful and emotional work of art, that is easy for anyone to enjoy. The acting is spot on, and the pacing is at a perfect speed. The use of technology in the movie is also a very unique poke at modern day society. I highly recommend this film to absolutely everyone, but be sure to grab a snack before watching it!

Final Verdict: 9.9/10 (Excellent Movie! Watch this one ASAP!)

I would love to hear your thoughts on the film, and what I should review in the future in the comment’s section below.

 

Asher’s Jukebox Part 116

Disclaimer: This piece involves moderate profanity.

Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons from the album “Sigh No More” 2009 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org) I hope you guys are ready for a very powerful and energetic piece, because this is going to blow you away! In my opinion, this is one of the most interesting and emotional songs I’ve ever heard. It starts with a very funky guitar, and then the poetic vocals start up along with the banjo. The lyrics of this piece are quite emotional, and tell a very powerful story. If you didn’t like the banjo before, this is guaranteed to change your mind! I highly recommend this song to anybody that likes energetic Rock ballads. Tell me what you think in the comments section below.

Happy Listening 😀 AND ROCK ON!!

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