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The subject of ‘Sleeping Venus’ in painting has been around since the Renaissance period. In this art-piece, the American artist, Patricia Watwood has composed the classic subject with refreshing modern aspects and a subtle but strong symbolism. It is another attempt of depicting the popular painting subject in contemporary times as artist in all centuries have tried to do the same according to their own time period, social changes, progression and beliefs. Watwood’s inclusion of technology into the subject could be acclaimed at one of the first. Symbolism of True Love Venus is the goddess of love. The peacock feather earring she is wearing symbolizes the ‘eyes of heaven’, relating to the heavenly connection of the subject matter. The highly sensual depiction of the goddess […]

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This time Art Update talks about a painting which would be adored by the bookworms in same way they would adore their books, computer graphic art by Andy Warhol, Basnky’s 7 works to be sold in an auction and the convergence of renaissance art with games and aliens in a ‘fun’ way. “The Bookworm” available for sale – not officially though This… …is a painting, a bibliophile would love to hang it in his personal library for-ever. The painting is a pure reflection of a bibliophile’s love for books. The man is depicted alone and very calm, and that’s what a bookworm needs, solicity and a ton of books. It’s like a heaven, without clouds and all magical stuff. But, bookworm can find far greater […]

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This time’s Art Update brings you a glorified murderer’s gloomy art, the undercover artist (or ‘Guerrilla artist’ as he is sometimes called) Banksy’s new art-work which has been replaced with a replica and the England’s famous portrait painting award’s three finalist paintings. A murderer and his grotesque art Jack Kevorkian AKA Dr. Death has assisted more than 120 suicides or euthanize deaths during his lifetime and has said that he was proud of doing them. During his lifetime, he has been a Euthanasia activist, writer and an artist. Although, he paid his time in jail for 8 years, in some groups he is being admired in some euthanasia-favoring groups. Now, his paintings are available for sale. He was convicted for second-degree murder (and have served 8 […]

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