Excellent video on this unknown artist Arshile Gorky, at least to me. He certainly did some impressive work. This video is also a short history of Turkish and Armenian struggle. He was inspired by Picasso in the beginning of his work. He appeared to be a source of inspiration to Willem de Kooning, an abstract expressionist artist, born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Some of his wall paitings in New York Airport were recovered after they had been paitend over during the second world war. Unfortunately he killed himself in 1948 at the age of 46.
Egon Schiele was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century.
Egon Schiele’s work is noted for its intensity, and the many self-portraits the artist produced. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele’s paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism, although still strongly associated with the art nouveau movement (Jugendstil).
Schiele developed a taut, linear style, emphasizing attenuated anatomical structure in drawings and paintings that often have strong sexual subject matter. Best known for his gaunt self-portraits and erotic figure studies, he also painted haunting portraits of his contemporaries and dark, brooding landscapes.
The most important collection of Schiele’s work is housed in the Leopold Museum, Vienna.
Here is Destino, the collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí. Production began in 1945 and the film didn’t premier until 2003. Apparently, it will finally see an official home DVD release in 2010 along with a documentary about the two artists’ history together.