Posts Tagged With painting

Multiple Meanings of Medusa in Media

Above: This is a sculpture representing what Medusa from Greek mythology would have looked like; created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1630. The meaning of Medusa’s image has been changed and distorted through the centuries as different regions of the world have taken in her image and used it to convey their own meanings and…

Achilles in Media

Achilles was a hero from the ancient Greek story The Iliad by Homer. King of Phthia and commander of the Myrmidons he was a hero of the trojan war, and a warrior without equal. However, despite his remarkable strength Achilles is best known by many for his one weakness, that being his heel. Achilles’ body…

The Fates

The three Fates spinning the web of human destiny, sculpture by Gottfried Schadow, 1790, part of the tombstone for Count Alexander von der Mark; in the Old National Gallery, Berlin. The Fates, otherwise known as The Moirai, are a group of three sibling goddesses who are responsible for the individual destinies of mortals at birth.…

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…

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.…