cool paintings of birds
May 20, 2011 6:16 AM   Subscribe

Cool paintings of birds by Maurizio Bongiovanni [embedded good music], an Italian-Chinese artist included in the sumptuous art blog ArtOdyssey, which is really worth exploring.

Maurizio Bongiovanni calls this series Bird Rib | Bongiovanni's photostream | here too | More examples of this collection and more and more (hard to get all the birds on one page).

You can turn off the music on the left side of the page under the art images, where there is an iPod shaped icon (the free app is MixPod).
posted by nickyskye (3 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Very nice.

Reminds me of some Gerhard Richter landscapes. And while Richter could do those photo-realistic paintings, he also tried the more immediate approach of painting right onto photographs.

But whereas Richter was partially juxtaposing, the abstractions to these bird paintings seem to more naturally compliment the birds' beauty a lot (albeit in a jarring fashion).
posted by p3t3 at 7:15 AM on May 20, 2011

put a bird on it!

(these are great though, thx)
posted by SeƱor Pantalones at 8:57 AM on May 20, 2011

love them
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 10:28 AM on May 20, 2011

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