|Cole Swanson, Product Placement: Del Monte Plastic Wrapped Bananas|
Cole Swanson gives Indian miniature painting a modern twist, taking the traditional art form and populating it with modern life motifs. Fascinating stuff. I love when people build upon and spin traditional approaches in new ways. And Swanson is no dilettante: he studied under Dr. Nathulal Verma, a renowned Indian artist. There you go. Appeal to authority.
|Cole Swanson, Motorized Cart Ride 9" x 13"|
Steve Chmilar switched from music to painting, and I'm happy he did. I love the work of Flemish artists such as Pieter Bruegel and Hieronymus Bosch, and last year I saw some of their originals in the Bojimans Museum in Rotterdam. Obsessively detailed, tightly painted macabre scenes brimming with imagination and wit. Bruegel's Tower of Babel is a particular favourite of mine.
|Steve Chmilar's Rickshaw, oil on board, 16" x 38"|
Oh, here's one of Bruegel's Tower(s) of Babel (He painted several versions):