November 21, 2008
Today marks the birthday of surrealist painter René Magritte, who would be 110 years old if he were alive today. Magritte is one of my favorite artists, having an unmistakable style and a complex view of the world. He was not only an excellent craftsman, but he was a thinker and a conceptual master. He challenged perceptions and always used his art to illustrate complex thoughts. Each work of his was layered and full of imagery that required analysis and multiple views. His paintings felt like dreams come alive, and every one of them is excellently twisted. He truly defined what surrealism was.
For those who want to know more about me and would like engage me on an artistic level, allow me to list some of my personal favorite artists.
1) Classical (Renaissance, Baroque, etc.) – Caravaggio
2) Surrealist – René Magritte
3) Abstract – Georges Braque
4) Contemporary – Norman Rockwell
5) Still Alive – Alex Ross (because I’m a nerd)
That’s just a handful. And like having to pick my favorite movie, these might all change tomorrow. So right now, what’s some of your favorite artists?
November 16, 2008
Well, I’ve been gone awhile, and a lot has happened since my last post. Halloween had come and gone and Thanksgiving is nearly here. I had read that graphic novel about the Joker I was talking about.* I’ve made a ton more of my Inappropriate Soundtracks, and I have been picked up by a British movie blogging site to provide more HILARIOUS videos. I’ve continued writing my own online comic that has yet to come to fruition, but I am inching ever closer. I’ve rekindled friendships from days past, and my long-lasting, long-distance relationship with a girl I’m just crazy about will soon no longer be long-distance, as she comes back here in about a month.
For the first time in a long while, I can honestly say that I am feeling truly happy and fulfilled.
Oh, and also the first ever African-American president was elected… which is kind of a big deal.
Unfortunately, that’s all you’re getting out of me at the moment. I honestly don’t have much to report. I just thought I’d stop by and give everyone an update. But I leave you with a fun little question to think about…
BOONE’S TRICK QUESTION OF THE DAY!
What color was the sky in Ancient Greece?
I shall divulge the answer after I have heard either the right answer or enough wrong ones to force me to blab. Before you answer, keep in mind that this is a trick question.
*It’s scary as all hell. I can honestly say that it is the most gruesome, terrifying portrayal of the Joker ever. Ever. A word of caution for those with delicate sensibilities; it’s very violent and very graphic. You’ve been warned.
November 2, 2008
I present to you the most compelling reason to vote you will ever see.