Unconstrained works to entertain, provoke, shock.
Abstract Figuration by Thomas Riesner
It's exciting when we get to meet a new artist - especially when this person is creating in a style very different to what we are used to appreciating. German artist Thomas Riesner brings a fresh, challening and unbridled perspective to images using abstract figuration.
Art Crimes start way back in history with the long established practice of "looting treasures" by the victor of a conflict. Did you know those magnificent bronze horses that once adorned St Marks Basilica, Venice were looted from Constantinople? Image credit: en.wikipedia.org
Unwrapping Egyptian Mummies
I was fascinated by this painting - Examination of a Mummy by Paul Dominique Philippoteaux. I could see a mummy was being unravelled, but who were the beautifully dressed ladies on the left taking a keen interest in the proceedings? Image Credit: Public Domain/ArtMight
Self Destructing Paintings
Don't Destroy Your Paintings! That is unless you're Banksy! But none of us would self destruct a painting after it sold, and especially after it sold for $1.4 million! That’s what happened last Friday at Sotheby’s after someone purchased a painting done by graffiti artist Banksy