Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

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

  • Roast (Part of The Daros Suite of Thirty-two Drawings) by Jean-Michel Basquiat 1982-83 Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, crayon, charcoal, and pencil on paper

This is a incredibly unique work by ” The Late and Great”, Basquiat. It has all of his unique traits such as repeated words and vibrant splashes of color. We also see on of his trademark “heads” to the left of the work. Unlike his other skeletal faces, this one is multicolored and scribbled on with a white marker. The black background really brings out the colors of the face. The self titled, “Roast” is an extremely realistic roasted goose. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

roast

 

  • The Temptation of St Antony by Max Ernst 1945 Oil on canvas

This is a colorful, but unnerving work by “European Surrealist”, Ernst. The piece appears to take place near a lake that’s surrounded by many rocks. There are also many creepy, almost Lovecraftian creatures residing in the lake. St Antony is covered in bright orange robe, and appears to be immense pain. The creatures remind me of deep sea fish, and they definitely can put the viewer on edge. I find this piece to be strangely compelling, because of the seemingly pristine body of water. While, it’s not a piece for everyone, I still find it to be pretty amazing. I am really looking forward to your opinions in the comments’ section below.

twempt 

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.

More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a  look at some more sea creatures. Now, let’s begin!

  • Bubble Shell (Bullina lineata) Length: 1 in Found: Sand and on reefs up to 65 ft 

The Bubble Shell is a species of mollusk that has a gorgeous florescent blue body. It defends itself by regurgitating food and withdrawing into its shell. Like most mollusks, The Blue Shell is a hermaphrodite.

bubble shell

  • Harlequin Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides) Length: Up to 28 in Depths Found In :3-100 ft 

The Sweetlips is a deep-bodied fish with small spots. They group up together at dusk, and get cleaned by wrasse. The fish gets its name from its large lips, which are used to hunt for prey in the sand.

lips

Random Sunday Post

Hello everyone, and welcome to the weekly Sunday post! Every Sunday, I will be adding a random topic to my blog. It can cover anything, from strange colors to weird names. I am also taking requests, so be sure to leave some ideas in the comments’ section below. Now, let the chaos begin!

 

First Sunday Topic: Extremely Unusual Colors

Colors found on various internet sites like wikipedia and mentalfloss

Colors are all around us, and all represent different things. I am visiting uncharted territory to discover the most absurd colors. Now, let’s get weird!

  • Liver: Liver is an unusual shade of brown. The color was first mentioned in 1686.

liver

  • Papaya Whip: Papaya Whip is a fascinating shade of orange . It is supposed to resemble mashed papayas in whipped cream.

papa

  • Zomp: Zomp is a variety of Spring Green. The term was created in 2007.

zomp

More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Info found in DK’s Ocean The Definitive Visual Guide

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and I’m finally back from Christmas Break! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Now, let’s explore the amazing wonders of the sea.

  • King Ragworm (Alitta virens) Length: Up to 20 in Depths found in: Shore and shallows in muddy sand

The King Ragworm is an incredibly strange creature of the sea. They have very strong jaws, and may inflict painful bites. Its jaws are also used to feed via proboscis.Fishermen use this species of worm as bait.

king-ragworm

 

  • Spotted Boxfish (Ostracion meleagris) Length: Up to 10 in Depths: 3-100 ft 

Spotted Boxfish are very bizarre creatures of the sea. They have a box of fused boned bony plates under their skin. This is in place of scales. They move by beating their pectoral fins, and propulsion by their tails. Boxfish are poisonous, and will secrete slime to defend against predators.

boxfish

Yokai Wednesdays

Info about creatures found on yokai.wikia.com and yokai.com

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

  • Kaichigo is a mischievous creature of Japanese mythology.It is the spirit of a shell box. The spirit resembles a small doll-like boy covered in a kimono. When no one is around, the Kaichigo will play around with the shells, and swap their positions.

kai

  • Dotsu-Sama is a malevolent creature of Japanese folklore. It resembles a small white and gold snake. It is said that the owner of the snake will become incredibly wealthy, and some use it to kill. If betrayed, Dotsu-Sama will turn on its owner, and attack him.

dotsu

Save The World? I Think Not! The Strangest Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Character info found in various DC and Marvel encyclopedias, comicvine.gamespot.com, and Jon Morris’ book, The League Of Regrettable Superheroes

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to look at the strange characters that appear in comic books. Now, grab your favorite comic, and prepare to laugh!

  • The Blimp Real Name: Herman Cramer Status: Hero Creator: DC First Appeared: Showcase #62 1966 Power:Extremely Slow Flight

Herman was the son of a Flash parody named Captain Swift. Along with super speed, swift could also fly just as fast. Herman got the short end of the stick, and inherited his father’s flight without the speed that went along with it. Useless superpower in hand, The Blimp joined a strange team of equally pathetic heroes known as the Inferior Five. (I can fly! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ)

the-blimp

  • Stilt-Man Real Name: Wilbur Day Status: Villain Creator: Marvel First Appeared: Daredevil #8 1965 Powers: Legs of armored costume can extend up to 60 feet in length; costume also contains a formidable array of built-in weaponry.

Wilbur was a lab assistant that stole hydraulic rams from his company. He used these parts to create an armored costume. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned, and Day became the laughing stock of the Marvel Universe. After many strokes of bad luck, Day met his end at the hands of The Punisher. 

stilt