Artists around the World
Hollagrotta (Thumbprint cookies)
Open Minds by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien
Contemporary Glass Artist
The pieces are criticizing what it actually means to be open-minded. I thought the artworks looked fun and it gives me a sense of whimsy.
Pfeffernusse ( Germany)
Edvard Munch- "Anxiety"
Munch was a very troubled artist and this piece gives off a creepy, sinister feeling of despair. I choose this piece because it epitomizes what German Expressionism is: the thick lines, the emotional, gut-wrenching feeling the crowd of people.
Pieter Aertsen- Butcher's Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms
Northern Mannerism- This is a reverse still life, the narrative takes a back seat to the dead animals. I choose this piece because there is so many details and symbols imbedded within it.
Maurizio Savini- Porcupine
This artwork is gross and whimsical at the same time. I think the artist chose gum as a medium to go outside the box. I think this is deceptively cute and somewhat gross at the same time.
Belgian Chocolate Covered Butter Cookies
Herge'- Tintin #3 cover
Herge' 's art style was highly influential to comic book artists. This image is of Captain Haddock and Snowy looking back at a boat they escaped from. The line work is clean and tells a clear story. I think this is the type of comic cover that elevates sequential art.