Sunday, January 15, 2006

Who's the Mystery Painter?



I bet you'll never guess! Check it out at the HL Blog-O-Rama and let me know if you guessed it right.

Wickedly Yours,
Fran

9 comments:

Ben Henry said...

I never knew our mystery man painted. There are some interesting elements here, primarily the “glowing” iris, coming from the left eye socket of the skull. The picture is cold on top with dark colors and ice sickles, contrasted by the warm, ropy reds that somehow transmit a feeling of warm gore on the bottom.

I have no idea what is pinned to the wall. The femur bone is badly broken, shattered, laying inside three ribs on the red gore. I am not sure about the significance of the one red tooth and the one that has dropped from the skull. I don’t know what any of this means or is trying to tell us, but somehow that iris imparts a ray of hope into a dismal picture. Maybe it is hope coming from death? – just observations and nonesuch - BH

Chris Perridas said...

eerie art.

cheesemeister said...

Love the image! Very cool.

Fran Friel said...

Ben - You have quite an observant eye. I would never have noticed the red tooth. The red beneath the skull looks to me like muscle tissue. I think the thing pinned to the wall is some type of viscera from the abdomen, but I can't for the life of me remember what it's called. It's almost like a curtain.

Cool observations, Ben. Did you check out JK's small explanation about his paintings? The links in the HL article take you to a PBS site with lots of JK info related to his art.

Chris - Very eerie, indeed. The color contrasts are interesting, almost cartoonish which creates an intersting aire. Thanks for visiting with me. It's always good to see you.

Cheese - Wow, good to see you again. Glad you like the pic. Did you guess who it was?

Chris Perridas said...

1/20/06

No Yada?
No Yada, too?
No daily fortune?

Come baaaack, Yada, come back!

Chris Perridas said...

Hmm, still no Yada.

7 days without Yada makes one we/e/a/k. ;)

Fran Friel said...

Chris,

You're a sweetheart, you know that?

I'm sorry for the Yada drought. I've been swamped with writing (and reviewing) projects that all need to be done yesterday. Thanks for sticking with me. I'll at least be at the Blog-O-Rama tomorrow, and I'll put a link here for that, but I'll do my best to have some new Yada just for your soon!

You're just to good to me, Chris!

HUGS,
Fran

Sdit. said...

Wow Dr. K was creepier than I thought and should probably go out for a beer with Stephen King....they seem to be of the same ilk!

Besides the fact that I would never let this man near myself or my house, my kudos to the guy for the wonderful imagery and hidden messages sprinkled throughout the piece.

Fran Friel said...

sdit - I was very surprised by this work, too. If you follow the links, he has a small porfolio online at PBS with more of his work - but this was my favorite of the bunch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Fran

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