Works of Art2022-04-03T13:24:16-06:00

PAUL MATTHEW CARR

Life Thru Art

Painting Movement: Jackson Pollock: Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)

Back when I was in High school I took an art history class where we studied the life and works of artists from the Renaissance to the modern period. I had by this time already fancied myself an artist and had already figured out what was good art and what was not. Modern Art I knew for a fact was certainly not good art. I should point out that

By |May 3rd, 2022|

Otherworldly Reflection: MC Escher’s Puddle

When I was in high school I was a hippie. Not a real hippie, this was the 80s, real hippies didn’t exist anymore. No, I was a pseudo-hippie, a neo-hippie, a wannabe-hippie. I wore tie-dyed t-shirts and went to Grateful Dead shows, I smoked pot and played hacky-sack, I read the beat poets and Timothy Leary, and I prayed to San Francisco like it was Mecca. And I loved psychedelic

By |April 3rd, 2022|

A Four Letter Word: The LOVE Sculpture in Philadelphia

“Would you look at that, that’s nice isn’t it?” My Mom (circa 1976 when seeing LOVE for the first time) In Center City, Philadelphia on the intersection of 15th Street and JFK Boulevard sits a sculpture that has become an iconic symbol of the city. The sculpture is 6’ high, 6’ wide, and 4’ deep. It consists of four letters, L-O-V-E, in a rounded serif font (Didone if you

By |February 20th, 2022|

Illustrating Nightmares: Lounge Lizards by Ralph Steadman

To say that Ralph Steadman has a distinctive style is a bit of an understatement. Primarily an illustrator and cartoonist, Steadman started his career in the 1960s and soon established himself as a counter-culture icon. I don’t really know how to describe his work and do justice to it other than to say it’s as if you took a completely normal, standard drawing then smeared it, soiled it, and then

By |August 5th, 2021|

Art effects our life everyday whether we know it or not. Be it a famous painting, a beautiful photograph, or a public sculpture art is all around us and makes our lives better and more meaningful. In this feature I talk about my favorite pieces of art and how they have impacted my own life.


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