Friday, April 28, 2006

Master Artist Living Amongst Us?

I belong to incredible art community ArtAnonymous. The community is 800+ strong of some really interesting and incredible people.

I recently asked the question if there was a Master artist living amongst us that would be studied for years after they were long gone. I expected to hears names of artist that are so untouchable the only way you could ever talk to them is if you had wine and cheese in your hand and were handing over thousands of dollars. I was pleasantly surprised when the answer came back Cyn and I was even more surprised when this now labeled master artist responded shyly back to the group.

If you do not know who Cyn McCurry is then you are missing out. So much emotion is displayed in her art. You feel drawn into a story line that you want to care about. I have two personal favorites "Self Portrait with Egg" and "Love/Fear" but they are all incredible and should not be missed.

I welcome comments and other suggestions for master artist amongst us.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Google in Art Trouble

It was the artists Joan Miro birthday and Google changed its logo as to spell out the word "Google" in the "style" of Miro. Google has changed its logo in the past for other artists and events.

You would think that the artists family would be thrilled that one of the largest search engine decided to show off his art and did I mention if you clicked on the logo it automatically redirected to a Miro search on google. How much would you pay to have that publicity?

The Miro family and/or the Artists Rights Society which represents them had this to say: Theodore Feder, president of the ARS, "There are underlying copyrights to the works of Miro, and they are putting it up without having the rights" and asked google to remove the logo. Google removed the logo and said they did not believe the where in violation.

So here is question. Did Google violate any copyrights?

Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Mold
A vision of the first days as the earth was being created Posted by Picasa

Two Face Drawing
Two Face

A vision of how some people choose to live their life. Posted by Picasa