Tuesday, September 2, 2008


I just bought some art prints to put up in my room, and I thought I'd share them with you all. I had bare walls all last year and decided I couldn't handle that this time around. I didn't get exactly what I wanted, as I was somewhat limited by the fact that things cost money in our capitalist society, but I still quite like each of these. So without further ado:

Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon - Pablo Picasso

This wasn't my first pick as far as Picasso paintings went - I would have rather had Ma Jolie or The Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler - but this is obviously a classic, and while it may be a bit obvious, I'm still happy to have this adorn my room.

Silver on Black - Jackson Pollock

I don't love all Pollock, but I really like the large splotches of black on this, and tracing the silver around with one's eye is good fun.

Blam - Roy Lichtenstein

I had a conversation last night with someone who also has this print, but hasn't hung it due to the somewhat disturbing nature of it and how that might reflect on him. (Which I think is fair - this sort of painting is going to have a much different context in our time than it did at the time of its creation.) I think for me, the comic book rendering removes that connotation, and I appreciate Lichtenstein enough to still gladly hang this.

Was Fur Ein Vogel Bist Du? - Max Ernst

I'll admit it - I just think this guy is adorable. I'm not a huge fan of surrealism, although I do love Ernst's Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale, but I'm a sucker for a cute little stick figure-like creature. He just looks so happy! (Anyone speak German? I'm clueless as to what this translates to, and Babelfish just spewed out some nonsense sentence about a bird.)

1 comment:

Meredith said...

The German means "What kind of bird are you?"