Art Stories – The First 5000 Days – Beeble

Art Stories – The First 5000 Days – Beeble Mike Winkelmann is an American graphic designer. In May 2007 he drew an image of his Uncle Joe, called it Uber Jay (His nickname for his uncle) and shared it online. The next day he made another image and once again posted it online. He did […]

Art Stories – For the Love of God – Damien Hirst

Art Stories – For the Love of God – Damien Hirst       For the Love of God is a sculpture by British artist Damien Hirst produced in 2007. It consists of a platinum cast of an 18th-century human skull encrusted with 8,601 flawless diamonds, including a pear-shaped pink diamond located in the forehead that is […]

Art Stories – Ancient of Days by William Blake

Art Stories – Ancient of Days by William Blake The Ancient of Days is a design by William Blake published as the frontispiece to the 1794 work Europe a Prophecy. It shows Urizon crouching in a circular design with a cloud-like background. His outstretched hand holds a compass over the darker void below. The Ancient of Days was “a […]

Art Stories – Francis Bacons Pope Innocent X

Art Stories – Francis Bacons Pope Innocent X Resources used by Francis Bacon to create the 1953 ‘Study of Pope innocent X Bacon worked on his pope paintings, variations on Velázquez’s  portrait of Pope Innocent X, for over twenty years. The first surviving version (Head VI) dates from late 1949, and he finally stopped in […]