Archive for the ‘ART’ Category

Ralph Steadman – BREAKING BAD

12/11/2014

Steadman on Breaking Bad

“I watched the Breaking Bad whole series in two weeks and now suffer withdrawal symptoms,” Steadman said. “At first, I thought ‘this series is going to be all about death and desecration,’ but instead became a more complex landscape of human relationships.  I hope I put something of these feelings into the portraits that I made of the characters, which were landscapes in themselves. An irony in the subject of crystal meth is how beautifully it resembles the desert sky.”

Walter White Breaking Bad Ralph Steadman ArtWalter White

Jesse Pinkman Breaking Bad Ralph Steadman ArtJesse Pinkman

Hank Schrader Breaking Bad Ralph Steadman ArtHank Schrader

Saul Goodman Breaking Bad Ralph Steadman ArtSaul Goodman

Mike Ehrmantraut Breaking Bad Ralph Steadman ArtMike Ehrmantraut

Gustavo 'Gus' Fring Breaking Bad Ralph Steadman Art GusGustavo ‘Gus’ Fring

Ralph Steadman

19/01/2014

Ralph Steadman A Load Of Bankers ArtA Load Of Bankers

Ralph Steadman The peace keepers are coming art

The Peace Keepers Are Coming!

Ralph steadmanpr Look out Shareholders On The LineLook Out! Shareholders! On The Line!!

Ralph Steadman Tyrants Of Our AgeTyrants Of Our Age

Ralph Steadman Steadman Whooo!WHOOO!

Ralph Steadman DisillusionmentTrough Of Disillusionment

Marcel Duchamp (Ralph Steadman)

06/10/2013

Marcel Duchamp SmokingMarcel Duchamp (1887 – 1968)

Marcel Duchamp Ralph Steadman“As soon as we start putting our thoughts into words and sentences everything gets distorted, language is just no damn good—I use it because I have to, but I don’t put any trust in it. We never understand each other.”

Marcel Duchamp at the Walker Art Center“If a shadow is a two-dimensional projection of the three-dimensional world, then the three-dimensional world as we know it is the projection of the four-dimensional Universe. ”

“Since a three-dimensional object casts a two-dimensional shadow, we should be able to imagine the unknown four-dimensional object whose shadow we are. I for my part am fascinated by the search for a one-dimensional object that casts no shadow at all.”

Marcel Duchamp By Ralph Steadman“There is no solution because there is no problem.”

For No Good Reason (Ralph Steadman)

29/08/2013

I can not wait until this entire video is rattling around inside my SYSTEM…… It looks like it’s going to be a Steadman nightmare that will leave blisters on the EYES and ink stains on your heart! Pure Perfection, Pure Gonzo!

Ralph Steadman

27/08/2013

Ralph Steadman Animals

 

Ralph Steadman Child of our timesRalph Steadman Hunter S Thompson Whiskey Drip

Ralph Steadman Faster FasterFaster, faster! until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

Ralph Steadman scientific X-Ray Evidence....

Ralph STEADMAN

22/05/2013

bob dylan by ralph steadmanDylan by Ralph Steadman

Ralph Steadman Hunter S Thompson

Ralph Steadman Sigmund FreudSigmund Freud (6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939)

“The unconscious is the larger circle which includes within itself the smaller circle of the conscious; everything conscious has its preliminary step in the unconscious, whereas the unconscious may stop with this step and still claim full value as a psychic activity. Properly speaking, the unconscious is the real psychic; its inner nature is just as unknown to us as the reality of the external world, and it is just as imperfectly reported to us through the data of consciousness as is the external world through the indications of our sensory organs.”

Ralph Steadman Chicken's Destiny

George OrwellGeorge Orwell (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950)

” Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. “

Ralph Steadman

16/10/2012

Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas

Piece Of Dove

George Orwell’s Animal Farm

An everyday story of Royal folk

I Leonardo

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s Alice In Wonderland

Inception

23/08/2012

“What is the most resilient Parasite? A Bacteria? A Virus? An Intestinal Worm?”

An idea. Resilient, highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed, fully understood. That sticks, right in there somewhere.”

Ralph Steadman

10/06/2012

Poster By Ben Wilson

05/02/2012

  – Modest Mouse at The Crystal Ballroom –

The Art Of Chris Peters Part II

03/02/2012

– Four Leaf Clover –

– Along A Dark Path –

– Double Cross –

– Stranger In The Mirror –

M. C. Escher (1898 – 1972)

24/01/2012

Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), usually referred to as M.C Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations.

– M.c. Escher Quotations –

“I don’t use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.”

“We adore chaos because we love to produce order.”

“Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.”

“I could fill an entire second life with working on my prints.”

“What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness.”

“Order is repetition of units. Chaos is multiplicity without rhythm.”

Alex Pardee

06/01/2012

I have been following the reports of the massive destruction and progress in maintaining and rebuilding the areas of Japan that were affected, at first, by the Tsunami and then secondly, by the radiation leakage from the Fukushima Power Plant. Had the employees of Fukushima ran away screaming and hiding, the plant would have completely broken down, risking a devastating amount of radiation into the surrounding areas, and possibly further. But they didn’t. They stayed and fought. And they continue to fight.

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Festive Freaks

31/12/2011

– Freak Show By Mr S.Henry – 

The Curse Of Lono (1983)

30/12/2011

The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist’s coverage of a news event that ends up being a wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Originally published in 1983, Curse features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman duo have become known and loved. This curious book, considered an oddity among Hunter’s oeuvre, has been long out of print, prompting collectors to search high and low for an original copy. Resurrected by TASCHEN in a bigger size with splendid, full-color illustrations and a foreword by Sean Penn, The Curse of Lono is now available in a special 1000-copy edition, numbered and hand-signed by Thompson and Steadman.

– Savage Henry: The Curse Of Lono –

For those humans out there who enjoy absorbing the twisted collaborations between hunter s Thompson and Ralph Steadman but have some how failed to locate a hard copy of The Curse Of Lono. Have no fear, i have happened upon a digital version of the entire book, follow the link below to view this hawaiian nightmare in all its glory, Including all the original illustrations by the master of twisted ink, Mr Ralph Steadman.

…..THE CURSE OF LONO…..

“That Dirty Little Swine’s Trying To Drop Out!!”

  Savage Henry: I never knew Ralph had drawn the shape of my skull.

“Hmmm – This Is No Place For A Working Journalist!”

Francis Bacon

29/12/2011

Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992), was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, austere, graphic and emotionally raw imagery.Bacon’s painterly but abstract figures typically appear isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages set against flat, nondescript backgrounds

“He began by painting variations on the Crucifixion and later focused on half-human, half-grotesque portrait”

Bacon called the image of a screaming mouth a catalyst for his work, and incorporated the shape of the mouth when painting the chimera.

According to art critic and Bacon biographer Michael Peppiatt, “it would be no exaggeration to say that, if one could really explain the origins and implications of this scream, one would be far closer to understanding the whole art of Francis Bacon.”The inspiration for the recurring motif of the screaming mouths in many Bacons of the late 1940s and early 1950s were drawn from a number of sources, including medical text books, the works of Matthias Grünewaldand photographic stills of the nurse in the Odessa Steps scene in Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 silent The Battleship Potemkin.

Bacon first saw the film in 1935, and viewed it frequently thereafter. In his studio, he kept a photographic still of the scene which showed a close-up of the nurse’s head which showed her screaming in panic and terror and with broken pince-nez spectacles hanging from her blood-stained face. He referred to the image throughout his career, using it as a source of inspiration

“Some paint comes across directly onto the nervous system and other paint tells you the story in a long diatribe through the brain.”

“The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness. It is not like a drug; it is a particular state when everything happens very quickly, a mixture of consciousness and unconsciousness, of fear and pleasure.”

“Some artists leave remarkable things which, a 100 years later, don’t work at all. I have left my mark; my work is hung in museums, but maybe one day the Tate Gallery or the other museums will banish me to the cellar… you never know.”

Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989)

18/12/2011

Salvador Domènec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), commonly known as Salvador Dalí was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain.

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. Dalí’s expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

Dalí was highly imaginative, and also had an affinity for partaking in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem and to the irritation of his critics.

The Dali Atomicus, photo by Philippe Halsman

 Autumn Cannibalism – 1937

Faces Of War – 1940

Galatea Of The Spheres 1952

Baby Map Of The World – 1939

Spider Of The Evening – 1940

Salvador Dali painting Amanda Lear Spain 1971

The Eye – 1955

– Salvador Dali Quotations

“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”

“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs. Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.”

“The only difference between myself and a madman is that I am not mad.”

“It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.”

God Within – Raincry (1993)

09/12/2011

God Within – Raincry

God Within – Raincry (Spiritual Thirst)

– Salvador Dali Insight To Follow –

The Art Of Chris Peters

16/11/2011

Hunter Looking For Steadman!

04/11/2011

In a unused warehouse somewhere in the bay area of san francisco, Two evil smelling men pour over a grimy manscript contemplating dark thoughts. the time is late 1970 (or words to that effect)

“What we need is someone already suffering from severe brain damage with a paranoic fear of government officials, and who takes risks without realising whats happening to him”