The Parallax Effect

24 09 2015

The Parallax Effect





Emmanuel Polanco

24 09 2015

Emmanuel Polanco. Another crazy collage maker. Inventive. Fun. Sometimes insightful.





Alfred Pellan

24 09 2015

Alfred Pellan, painter (b at Québec City 16 May 1906; d at Laval, Que 31 Oct 1988).

In the mid-1940s Pellan began illustrating poetry books and designed costumes and sets for the theatre. During this period he developed his mature style. He was increasingly drawn to surrealism; his imagery became more erotic and his always strikingly coloured paintings larger, more complex and textured. His refusal to be affiliated with any particular school of art led to the formation in 1948 of Prisme d’yeux, a group of artists whose manifesto called for an art free of restrictive ideology.





the pond

24 09 2015

The Pond





the spy

24 09 2015

The Spy





Hannah Hoch

24 09 2015

Hannah Höch was born Anna Therese Johanne Höch[1] in Gotha, Germany. In 1912 she began classes at the School of Applied Arts in Berlin under the guidance of glass designer Harold Bergen.[2] She chose the curriculum glass design and graphic arts, rather than fine arts, to please her father.[3] In 1914, at the start of World War I, she left the school and returned home to Gotha to work with the Red Cross.[4] In 1915 she returned to school, entering the graphics class of Emil Orlik at the National Institute of the Museum of Arts and Crafts.

Also in 1915, Höch began an influential friendship with Raoul Hausmann, a member of the Berlin Dada movement.

Höch, along with Hausmann, was one of the first pioneers of the art form that would come to be known as photomontage.

Art historian Maria Makela has characterized Höch’s affair with Raoul Hausmann as “stormy”, and identifies the central cause of their altercations—some of which ended in violence—in Hausmann’s refusal to leave his wife.[6] Hausmann continually disparaged Höch not only for her desire to marry him, which he described as a “bourgeois”[6] inclination, but also for her opinions on art. Hausmann’s hypocritical stance on women’s emancipation spurred Höch to write “a caustic short story” entitled “The Painter” in 1920, the subject of which is “an artist who is thrown into an intense spiritual crisis when his wife asks him to do the dishes.”[6]





Juan Barletta

24 09 2015

Juan Barletta. Silly putty. Iconic porno poses. Picasso. Its all in the blender. Social commentary. The female form manipulated into horror film like images. As if Barletta had taken Penthouse and put it through a sausage machine.