Famous Singers Who Paint

singers who paint

I was just thinking in the bathtub (which is where I solve the problems of the world) about music and painting. I was listening to random songs on the iPod and the songs were so ridiculously varied, from System of a Down to Beethoven and everything in between. Much like paintings, I love a really wide variety of works, from Bruegel to Hirst. But in both music and painting my absolute favorite works are those where the maker seems to be about to lose control. They’re emotionally intense, filled with extremes, and they’re begging you to react to them. They could be screaming with rage, quietly crying or on a spiritual high.. none of them are relaxed and comfortable though. I’m not sure where I’m going with this, but here’s some famous singers who also paint ;-) Continue Reading

Young Madonna Naked at Erotic Art Auction

erotic art auction

Part of the erotic art collection of Penthouse founder and publisher Bob Guccione is currently up for auction online at Live Auctioneers. Among the more than one thousand items of erotica, cartoons, collectibles, celebrity photos, original art, and memorabilia is a series of nude photographs of the famous singer Madonna.

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Jay Z’s Picasso Baby Performance

jay z picasso baby

During my 3 year hibernation I was still keeping up with what was happening, but my slothful ways always won out when I would sit down to learn how to move the blog from Blogger to WordPress. During one failed Art News Blog comeback, which was motivated by my falling asleep while browsing art news, I came up with an excellent tagline for ANB: More Art, Less Masturbation!Continue Reading

Sylvester Stallone and Marilyn Manson

The Worth1000 website is always an interesting waste of time for me. It’s a site of Photoshop contests, where artists try and out manipulate, blur, cut, transform, and paste each other. It’s people using computer software to change pictures for those that don’t know what Photoshop is.

One of their regular contests is called “Modern Renaissance” which asks contestants to put the celebrities of today into old paintings.Continue Reading

Omar Faruk Tekbilek at the Sydney Opera House

Since going to see PJ Harvey at the Sydney Opera House last month I have been looking for any excuse to go back. I have been looking for pop/rock/folk musicians to perform there; musicians that I know. Last night I made it back to the Opera House (almost in the same seat as last time) to see the Turkish Sufi musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek.Continue Reading

Sigur Ros Video – Heima

YouTube is a ridiculously addictive waste of time, yet I keep going back. Not everyday, just when I want to hear a band, singer, or when someone sends me a link and says “you must see this.” But when I do go to YouTube I keep jumping from one video to the next, until I realize that hours have passed and nothing constructive has been done on the PC.Continue Reading

Famous Singers that Paint

Lauren Cochrane is thinking about singers and their art. Asking if we would take any notice if they wern’t already famous..

Lauren mentions the works of Pete Doherty that he made with his own blood and Paul McCartney’s expressive figurative paintings.Continue Reading

Photoshop Renaissance at Worth1000.com

There’s another interesting Photoshop competition over at Worth1000.com. I love popping by to see their art related challenges that they set for digital artists.
This one is part 6 of the Modern Renaissance, where modern celebrities are given the look of the Renaissance. Here’s a couple favorites..Continue Reading