Back in October of last year, I visited the Toledo Art Museum and discovered the artist, Ralph Albert Blakelock, who I instantly fell in love with. He sadly spent many years in a mental institution. Tonight I reviewed his work online.
While in the library to scan some textbook material for my class, I quickly flipped through the recent copy of Artforum Magazine. Found a beautiful picture of the Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers located in Germany. This church is an amazing representation of late Baroque, one of my favorite periods.
Afterward, I searched online for more pictures.
Then I found an article and picture featuring the artwork of the filmmaker Derek Jarman. I did not realize he had created works like this series that used unconventional mediums such as tar and other mixed media. I really like them.
Last year in the Fort Wayne's art museum, I saw a large photo by Kirsty Mitchell. My mom said that she is now having a current solo show, so I decided to explore her work more. I really love her constructed realities and the different textures.
Today I found information on Scherenschnitte, a 16th-century Swiss-German folk-art tradition. It got my wheels turning.
Saw these unusual "mud and mineral balls" in a store in Asheville, North Carolina. I can't remember the correct name for them, but absolutely love them.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.