Sunday, 20 July 2008

Michel de Saint Ouen

I know absolutely nothing at all about this artist. A google search reveals next to nothing. He has no web page, no blog, all I know is that he's a member of Society for Art of the Imagination and he produces evocative black ink drawings which look like old relics.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Ernst Fuchs

Ernst Fuchs is a visionary painter who is credited with inventing the Mische technique . It's a laborious process involving layering glazes of oil over detailed egg tempera paintings. It is widely believed to be a resurrection of the method of painting of old Dutch artists. You can see in the paintings below that the colours are unbelievable.

"The spirit of Mercury" ~ Ink brush drawing

"Looking through space (The golden nose)" ~ Mixed media

"The angel of History" ~ Mixed Media

"Adam and Eve under the tree of knowledge" ~ Mixed Media

"Adam Mysticus" ~ Mixed Media

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Joe Coleman

There's not much you can really say about Joe Coleman, he's one of the more famous "lowbrow" artists. I love the literal/storytelling nature of the work and it's obsessive attention to detail.