Thursday, October 14, 2010

Top Ten Creators of Cute Art

Cute art is important to people, and not simply as nursery art, but as a means of showing some of the most important human emotions. Such art shows sentiment, joyful memories, and love as few things can, and so is important to humanity. This is a list of some of the greatest creators of cute art, it is not in any particular order, for it is impossible to pass judgment on who's art is better among masters.

Robert McCloskey

An illustrator of children's books with two Caldecott Medals, McCloskey is a classically trained artist who created cute and sentimental works of art. His works have inspired many other artists and one of his books "Make Way for Ducklings" even has a statue dedicated to it in Boston.

Fred Moore

One of the few artists who would have the distinction of training the greatest artists at Disney. Fred Moore redesigned Mickey to be the cute and wonderful icon we know today. His personal art was also very whimsical and cute as well.

Mary Blair

One of the concept artists for Disney, she was behind the scenes of many of his early movies from Alice in Wonderland to Peter Pan. Her cute and intelligent works of art helped to inspire many of the masters at Disney.

Ezra Jack Keats

Rare among the creators of cute art and children's books, Keats lived and worked in the poorer districts of New York, where he depicted the children and play in dirty and graffiti covered streets. He showed the warmth and love that existed in all conditions.

Jody Bergsma

Less known then the others on this list Bergsma's work is imaginative and beautiful, from cute dragons to unicorns to children and bunnies her cute art tells stories.

Barbara Lavallee

Barbara Lavallee is another little known artist, with a few children's books which can at times be found in book stores she is a little better known then Bergsma. Her work is amazingly stunning, a glimpse into the every day life and concerns of a world few will ever experience. The people she draws are rounded and warm, with an energy and variance that few artists can match.

Molly Bang

A children's book illustrator who creates works of art which depict emotion as few other artists have been able to. Through her works of art she draws people into a story and holds them until long after the story has ended.

Eleanor Campbell

Though her name is relatively unknown she was the primary illustrator behind "Dick and Jane" the series of books which helped teach millions of children to read. Her cute art depicted a better world.

Beatrix Potter

The amazing thing about Beatrix was her ability to be one of the first to make pictures so sentimental, with cute animals living sweet English lives. Her pictures are filled with emotion, beautiful in their soft style, and form. Few people manage to succeed when they are in their thirties with no background of success, most who make it do so early or not at all. Beatrix Potter's art was beautiful enough to make her a rare exception to this rule.

Samuel Butcher

Precious Moments, the name is sentimental and brilliantly chosen as was having Samuel Butcher do the initial designs for these works. He is a stunning artist; his illustrations speak of the joy of children, not so much the joy of being one but the joy of having one. This is what makes his cute art so amazing, because it shows why people still choose to be parents and still wish to be grandparents inspire of the hardship of being a parent.

Graffiti and Street Art - Art on the Borderline of Crime and Creativity

Since the early Neanderthals scratched out the Bison on the moist caves of Eastern France, Graffiti and Street Art have remained a very raw form of expressive Fine Art, which have shunned all class barriers and have emerged as a separate thread of work. Graffiti is derived from the Italian root meaning, "scratched out." Technically, to narrow down its scope would be to define it as a surface art on the surfaces it is "not meant" to be displayed. For example, you would not define a ramshackle wall, or a car, or a window as a canvas to any artist worth his/her salt. For Graffiti Artists however, that would be a perfectly normal platform to present their body of work.

Graffiti & Street Art so boldly lie on the border of vandalism and art that it is difficult to eulogize them without feeling a bit like singing Paeans to LSD or Morphine. However Graffiti and Street Art, even though pursued doggedly by law and order have steadily metamorphosed into an important mouthpiece of rebel expression. Simply put, Graffiti and Street Arts are art pieces by artists with no inclination or the wherewithal to resort to the conventional forms of display, who though are bubbling with a strong urge to express themselves.

The profiles of Graffiti and Street Art closely follow an underground, anti-law route because of the angst they carry. They are art forms, usually generated in ghettos and tough neighborhoods, where there are few rules and therefore explosive creativity. Graffiti Artists are people, seething inside to stamp their territory, on walls, buildings, bridges, and yeah toilets too.

Graffiti and Street Art took a long time to come out of the ghettos, and be recognized as art. Although they are omnipresent phenomena, Graffiti and Street Art came onto the forefront only towards the development of the Hippie Culture in 70's. This was a time when people broke out of conditioning to see Graffiti & Street Art as art. The first opening of Graffiti was at Rome by Fab5 Freddy and soon other artists flooded the New York, London, and Paris art scenes.

Graffiti Artists are most often, nameless personas who treat art as a hit and run (often from the police and anti-graffiti squads). The process of claiming a patch of property (a wall, a car, a piece of tin, rooftops, and so on) is called "tagging" and it is a cross between turf war and creativity. Often gang wars have erupted on claims to turf. This is also, where Graffiti and Street Art connect with rap as an underground culture, which is always at odds with the civilized society. However, this edginess is what has given this art form a spontaneity that "designer" arts lack. The nervous energy is almost visible in the stark graphics and bold designs that spring out from the most unlikely of spaces. It is difficult not to appreciate this "vandalism" art form despite the gore and anger it carries.

Apart from the aesthetics of art, this art form is a visual documentation of grassroots societies, especially in western and Japanese sub cultures. Since Graffiti and Street Art are more a form of youth rebel art, the message that they seek to convey is at once in your face and subtle. There are subtexts that can be read from these Graffiti and Street Arts. For example, Graffiti Arts in Roman times is an important source of the study of society at that time (there is a Graffiti Art on the crucifixation of Jesus found in ancient Roman ruins).

However, with the lateral movement of Graffiti and Street Art into living rooms and art galleries, owing to avant-garde artistes, indicates that they have been accepted at large but the doubts remain. For example, Michael Fay stays hung between being labeled a criminal and an artiste in Singapore when he defaced a car. Whatever be the motive and the background of the creators of Graffiti and Street Art, it is undoubtedly an expression of passion, which finds many patrons.


Punk Skull Graffiti Character | Graffiti Street Art

Graffiti punk skull characters. Graffiti street art funny. Amazing graffiti on the wall

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Graffiti Skull Character Red Dot

Graffiti skull character in the street. Graffiti street art with the character of the skull might be cool without the red dot.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Graffiti Alphabet Letters A-Z Mural

Graffiti alphabet letters a-z mural. Street graffiti art on the walls full of color. graffiti fonts from A to Z

Monday, October 11, 2010