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October 11, 2009 5:17 PM   Subscribe

The Images of Eyes Gallery exhibits images and paintings of eyes by international artists, featuring work from about 200 artists from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Gallery I contains figurative paintings, oil and watercolor paintings, portraits, charcoal and ink drawings, lithographs, sculpture, digital, and other fine art content. Gallery II exhibits nude paintings, so may be NSFW.
posted by netbros (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Mostly amateurish paintings and digital collages, of which about three-quarters don't seem to focus on "eyes" in any particular way? I don't get it. There are probably thousands of "online visual arts galleries" on the web, and many of them are better designed and more focussed than this one purports to be. Why do you think this website makes a good MetaFilter post?
posted by oulipian at 5:53 PM on October 11, 2009


There are probably thousands of "online visual arts galleries" on the web, and many of them are better designed and more focussed than this one purports to be.

I would love to see them. I hope you will consider posting them here. Since I live in a very small town, the art that is available in museum or gallery settings is limited. Oft times, online art is where it's at.

I thought this particular site was interesting because of the diversity and wide range of countries and ethnicities represented.
posted by netbros at 6:03 PM on October 11, 2009


I hope you will consider posting them here.

Happy to! Here are some websites that I think do a great job of curating interesting art:

Invisibleman
we make money not art
re-title.com
VVORK
Born Magazine
Rhizome
Mooncruise
but does it float
FFFFOUND!
New Art
Conscientious
feed speak
OMG Posters!
Everyone Forever
Saatchi Online
Times Online Visual Arts
Drawn!
Ventilate
UbuWeb
Ubersuper
Wooster Collective
posted by oulipian at 7:02 PM on October 11, 2009 [8 favorites]


I like the link, netbros. I'm used to seeing artists (at least the dead ones) broken down according to whatever style they're closest to. I find it interesting to be looking at things by country--although styles will differ, I wonder how much geography will play into their subject matter?
posted by Decimask at 8:00 PM on October 11, 2009


On a totally different tack, dead fly art
posted by netbros at 8:32 PM on October 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Just a humorous aside: Algeria to Zimbabwe? For me, that means only Africa, except Morocco and South Africa. I'm amused by this reaction from myself. Apparently, my geography is trumping my alphabet this morning.
posted by Goofyy at 8:56 PM on October 11, 2009


More dead fly art!
posted by oulipian at 9:10 PM on October 11, 2009


So much labored trash. So many buttocks and bad surrealism. Then, this.
posted by Faze at 4:20 AM on October 12, 2009


I was expecting something a bit more Les yeux sans visage
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:24 PM on October 12, 2009


Thanks oulipian, I've seen one or two of those, but all together in one post that will be very interesting.
posted by sebastienbailard at 6:19 PM on October 12, 2009


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