Confessions of a researchaholic

March 26, 2023

Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence

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I went to see this exhibition today and was astonished by the details and accuracies of these large scale oil paintings and bronze sculptures made all within the past two years!
How did the artist accomplish such combination of care, size, and speed?

October 9, 2022

Robert Blomfield’s photography

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:20 am

Quote from this article:

… he considered becoming a pro photographer. However, fearing that working on commission would blunt the spontaneity of his images, he decided to continue in his chosen career in the medical profession.

December 27, 2021

Candy Counter by Wayne Thiebaud

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 12:36 pm

This is my favorite painting in the Anderson Collection; RIP.

December 19, 2021

Seascape with Star

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:56 pm

There are those before me who have drawn from dreams.

Seascape with Star by Forrest Bess

Scrap geometry

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:31 pm

At first I thought this sculpture was made from inflated half balloons but upon closer examination it was made from geodesic strips made from discarded boxes.

Happiest Days of Our Lives by Ann Weber

Scrap art

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:31 pm

Looking close and in isolation, each object is an assemblage of scrap materials, but collectively they form a group of birds.

Untitled (Pigeons, sparrows & blackbirds)

December 15, 2021

Alice Neel

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 12:11 pm

Artists without formal academic training can sometimes create very unique and interesting styles.

I learned about Alice Neel from this podcast.


August 15, 2021

The doubtful guest

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I spotted this palm-sized book on a shelf in Kinokuniya San Francisco, and managed to read it in a few minutes. When the book is open, you will see a few (usually two) lines of rhymed texts on the left and an meticulously hatched illustration on the right. Both the story the art have a very interesting style.

July 31, 2021

Manga within manga

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:59 pm
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Boingo’s Tohth has such a unique drawing style that I hope it can be spawned into a manga/anime series.

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