David LaChapelle’s works are never without some cleaver message and background work behind them. In this large and elaborate work from 2007 he derives the works of Théodore Géricault and Michelangelo.
Diane Arbus’s work has inspired many other artists and creators over the years. Many have tried to imitate her style and subjects. One of the few who really used her work in an elegant way (in my opinion), is Stanley Kubrick.
What does a 17th century pope an the “Alien” film series have in common?
In 1650, Spanish court painter Diego Velazquez made a portrait of then pope, Innocent X. The painting is considered by many art critics as one, if not the, best portrait ever made. Apparently, Irish painter Francis Bacon, shared this view. Between the mid 1950’s and early 1960’s he created dozens of variations of the portrait (Study after Velázquez). Bacon’s unique style transformed Velazquez’s already intense portrait into an horrific, nightmarish image.
The idea behind The Matrix was not a new concept. A lot was written on the perception of reality. from Plato’s Allegory of the cave, to the writings of philosophers as René Descartes and Immanuel Kant, to post-modern theorists as Jean Baudrillard. The subject of this item.