No Name For Art Carnival #3

Welcome to the #3 edition of the no name for ART carnival. The sections to this carnival are:

  • museum shows and gallery shows
  • artwork and artist reviews
  • art collecting
  • how art is made
  • other submitted articles on contemporary fine art

museum shows | gallery shows


Pooch by Oscar Oiwa

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo presents Oscar Oiwa’s Dreams of a Sleeping World on show till July 6, saying “While moving his base of operations from his native Sao Paulo to Tokyo and then New York, Oscar Oiwa (1965-) has created works exploring all aspects of his urban surroundings. Oiwa interprets the world around him with agile brushwork and singular imaginative powers, in pictures that overwhelm the viewer with the rich appeal of the painting as a medium. Displayed will be some 80 works from his throughout his career, from his São Paulo days until the present.”

Margaret Mary presents Historic Pottery and Tiles at the Cluny Museum posted at ‘The Earthly Paradise’ saying “I was instantly struck by the similarities between the tiles in the Cluny and the work of William de Morgan during the late 19th century. I had learned a while ago that Morgan’s work was inspired by Iznik (Turkish) and Persian ceramics, but this was the first time that I was able to see his inspiration up close. The similarities are striking!”


Rabbit by Jeff Koons

Funhouse, a Jeff Koons retrospective by Peter Schjeldahl for the New Yorker. Schheldahl sets out: “There is something nightmarish about Jeff Koons. The fifty-three-year-old American enchanter and provocateur is a major artist, in the old sense of one who edits the past and sketches the future of an art—in this case, sculpture. (Koons’s uncannily mediocre paintings suggest an insensibility in two dimensions that is as amazing, in its way, as his genius in three.) Major artists X-ray the cultures that give rise to them. A Koons retrospective that has opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago occasions queasy wonderment, on the order of “We’ve come to this?,” and the perhaps reluctant conclusion “Uh-huh.” It confirms Koons’s scope as an artist unconfined by the conventional art world, whose work addresses everybody.”


Joke by Richard Prince

The Serpentine Gallery in London presents Richard Prince: Continuation. “I KNEW A GUY WHO WAS SO RICH HE COULD SKI UPHILL . . .” announced the enormous joke painting in the central room of Richard Prince’s first solo show in a British public space, which opened at the Serpentine Gallery in London on Wednesday night. The Exhibition continues till 7 September 2008. The gallery says “Richard Prince is one of the most innovative and influential artists of our time and can be variously described as a painter, photographer, sculptor and collector.” The press says “Prince is a key practitioner of appropriation art and his art is an acquired taste.”

artwork and artist review

This link shows you that digital art, to be enjoyed on the computer, can indeed be GREAT ART (IN CAPITALS).
The splendid screensaver, called Vernanimalcula was designed by artist team Tale of Tales, i.e. Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn. It is a public art project sponsored by the Bank of Belgium. Vernanimalcula means “small spring animal”. It is the name given to a primitive animal that lived on the seabed 580 to 600 million years ago. Vernanimalcula is the earliest known animal with bilateral symmetry, which explains the organic and symmetric nature of this creation. Between the tangled lines of the design, the viewer can make out shapes and figures, so it defies the imagination all the time you look at it. Do have a look!

Astrid Lee presents pop artist Peter Max on this blog and contemporary online art magazine ,, stating : “Pop Artist Peter Max, like his contemporary Andy Warhol, had his artistic way with iconic figures: while Warhol captured Marilyn and Liz in Day-Glo glory, Max caught the visages of the Statue of Liberty, the Mona Lisa and George Washington in vibrant Technicolor (they both took a turn with Mick Jagger).”

sarah presents Jen Bekman makes editioned art affordable at 20×200 posted at SARAHSPY. And article on art prints.

Jean G Dayton presents The Abstract Artist: Abstract Art – Inspirations posted at ‘The Abstract Artist’, saying, “the artists inspiration for painting abstract art”.

art collecting

fine art, contemporary art

By Susan Obaza

Albert Decker presents Art Swap! posted at Resonant Enigma, saying, “Sometimes artists collect each other…”

how are is made


SeaBird presents Interview: Michaella Ruffino of Eclectable posted at SeaBird Chronicles, saying, “The interview talks about the creative process, artistic inspiration and other art making considerations. The interview offers a backdoor insight into the life of this artist in pursuit of art.”

a bit of art history

Sam presents Andy Warhol and Pop Art posted at ‘Surfer Sam and Friends’, saying, “Andy Warhol and Pop Art. The Popular Art Movement. American pop art was fascinated with mass culture, advertisements, comics and cartoons. It included words, speech balloons and contemporary symbols like flags and the dollar bill.”

the end

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  1. Thanks for putting my little piece in here. It’s an honor. I’m bookmarking so I can come back later for more, and I’ll put a link to here on my blog.

  2. Thanks Albert!

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