Tuesday, September 12, 2006

banksy.co.uk


i love art, i love art with a message even more. political art that prompts conversation and art that make you probe through your own beliefs (like the dada movement) has always inspired me. this artist uses elaborate stencils and personal beliefs to create his own medium. please check out banksy when you get a chance. a phenominal artist and activist.
banksy.co.uk/

11 comments:

Kate said...

wow i really like those pieces. and i agree with you- i love art that makes you think

adrienne said...

nothing like a little shock value!

l. pourciau said...

Art is severely underestimated. It's been suggested that the art created by Surrealists, like Dali, could have inspired the murder of the "Black Dahlia" because of the shapes her murderer(s) cut out of her skin. Disturbing indeed, but it illustrates the same point you are making. Check out Barbara Kruger. Her art complemented the feminist movement of the 80s.

Anonymous said...

flickr.com has beautiful paintings and photos

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! This is the most interesting and original art I have seen in a very long time. Thanks for sharing. I love how he mixes old style paintings with modern messages mixed in. My favorite was the one of the beautiful park and then the sign that was asking for information regarding an incident.....or the one of the park and the cameras in the middle. -A :)

kris said...
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kris said...

so there was a link problem ^

anyway, look up George Tooker's Government Bureau and Jose Orozco's Gods of the Modern World. hope you're inspired to probe away. a fun little fact, Orozco's mural is actually on the wall of a university.

Kimberly said...

Art is amazing and one of my favorite things as well. Those are beautiful pieces... definitely going to have to check him out.

shypoet83 said...

that's neat

mileniacat said...

always striving for even more passion and inspiration. i love it. thanks for the links to the art and something to always look forward to.

Joanna said...

you amaze me.
that picture amazes me.

I saw it at a local gallery near my home and I was instantly intrigued.
the price kind of turned me off, but apart from that, the theme it screamed was by far captivating.
I love the irony involved in both pieces.

Im more into still photography and urban retro scenery, so I'm sorry to say that I can't recommend any political artists, although my interest is that subject is increasing. ha, thank you :)