Posts Tagged With painting

Peter Max Statue of Liberty

One of the biggest milestones for Peter Max, personally, would be his Statue of Liberty paintings. After the publication of Peter Max Paints America, Max began a tradition where he would paint the Statue of Liberty annually for July 4th. Upon emigrating to America, the Statue of Liberty held a wonder and had always held…

Lauren Hom: Googleplex Mural

One of Lauren Hom’s most recent commissions was to create a mural for Google. She designed and executed a 12 foot by 16 foot hand painted mural in Google’s VR offices located in San Francisco, California with the help from her two painting assistants, Chie Tamada and Jenna Carando. The mural features the phrase, “We’re…

Tropes in the Media: Snakes

Known widely around the world as dangerous, deadly, and often frightening creatures, snakes have been the subject of many graphic publications throughout history. Their potentially fatal bites sometimes laced with venom coupled with their long fangs are menacing enough if you don’t take into account their inhuman ability to slither silently into the smallest hiding…

Tropes in the Media: Snake

This is a snake. It’s well known for having venomous species, and to typically avoid them. Because of it’s dangerous characteristics, many people may often feel scared or some form of distastefulness towards them.  However, despite this, snakes have gone through a various amount of tropes, each of them carrying different meanings for having a…

The Delaunays: Propeller

While Sonia Delaunay is recognized most often for her contributions to textile and fashion design, her career began and ended with painting. After diverging from painting to focus on textiles, she made a big return when her and her husband, Robert Delaunay, were requested to complete murals for the International Exposition in Paris is 1937.…

Tropes in the Media: The Virgin Mary

Madonna and Child (Painting) Il Soferrato: 1639 In this piece, we see one of many depictions of the Madonna and infant Jesus. Around the renaissance and a few hundred years after, depictions of Christ were extremely popular, and nearly expected out of every artist. This trope in paintings usually has tropes in and of itself:…