Spent the morning at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, Maine. This was only my second trip there, though it was a bit sleepier than I remembered. The sun was so bright it was difficult to see some of the birds from behind their cages. Not the best for taking references photos but an enjoyable walk all the same.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Here's a few images from last week's opening at the University of New England's Art Gallery. The show was packed, inside and out, with both art and artists. It's up until July 20 in case you've missed it. Thanks to curator Nancy Davidson for inviting me to be a part of this wonderful exhibition.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Changed the color on the body/shirt on this one once again, with the latest version shown on the right. I feel like I'm about ready to call this one quits but, then again, you never know. A link to the previous version is here.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Parmigianino, most commonly known for his very conspicuous "Madonna of the Long Neck" was one of the of the Mannerist era following the Renaissance. For generations of art history, this period was viewed as a fall from the naturalism of the high Renaissance of Raphael and Leonardo to a more artificial mode of painting where artists looked to other art and artists as reference. Followed by the Protestant Reformation, and the austere realist paintings produced by Baroque artists in reaction, the Mannerist era was viewed by many as a bit of a puzzle, a decadent blip in the march of four centuries of realism before Modernism.
More on Parmigianino:
Bologna National Museum
Web Gallery of Art