Thursday, 20 October 2011

Roberto Rodriguez

This entry won joint 2nd prize in the Free Style category. I think it could just have easily been categorised as Copy Art because it is a montage of a Dali self-portrait and two Dali paintings. The horse comes from 'The Temptation of St Anthony' (1946) and the tigers from 'Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening' (1944). The whole thing is stunning. Roberto Rodriguez (Mexico) has captured Dali's mad stare exactly as in the original photograph.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Monet - Houses of Parliament (1903)

I asked Daniela Visone why she chose this painting. She said she had always wanted to paint it in oils, so it seemed a good choice for the Copy Art category of the James Carling Pavement Art Competition. The colours were wonderful - like the pavement was ablaze. Five days later (see bottom photo) the fire was almost out - such is the fate of pavement art!


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Mexican Mars

this is Eduardo Almanza's brilliant reproduction of a Flemish baroque masterpiece. The original was painted by Rubens (1620's) and is titled 'Portrait of a Man as the God Mars'. Strangely, it has been transposed by Eduardo - the original is facing to the left. Eduardo (Mexico) took 3rd prize in the Copy Art section with his Rubens (it would have been no surpise to me if he had won the class).

The finished portrait. (Besides its 3rd prize in Copy Art it won 2nd prize in the People's Choice)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Antonio Cammarano

Congratulations to Antonio Cammarano from Milan who took first prize in the Freestyle section with this picture that I call LOVE.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Pavement Baroque

Carlo Dolci painted 'Salome with the head of John the Baptist' in the 17th century. He was a Florentine painter of the baroque era. The painting is in the Royal Collection.
This version was created in chalk on Ropewalks Square by Julie Kirk-Purcell from California. She took the 2nd Prize in the James Carling Award for Copy Art class with this magnificent reproduction.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Bold Street Festival Review (Nerve)

Hey - here's something that I wrote for the Nerve Magazine website,
click the link (above) for the article

click link above photo for the article