Pepsychopotamus-Eric-Bourdon

 

Pepsychopotamus
New acrylic on linen
25.59 x 21.26” / 65 x 54cm
*** 2014 ***

 

Image © Eric Bourdon

Bird season

2014/04/30 | by Eric Bourdon | Comment


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Bird season
Acrylic on linen
25.59 x 21.26” / 65 x 54cm
*** 2014 ***

 

Image © Eric Bourdon

LOST

2014/03/03 | by Eric Bourdon | Comment


Eric Bourdon - LOST artwork

LOST
Acrylic on linen
25.59 x 21.26” / 65 x 54cm
*** 2014 ***

Image © Eric Bourdon

tea or coffee

     Last drawing ‘Tea or coffee ?’ inspired by a set of stethoscopes (my kind of ‘applied art’)…

     See the full story here.

     The painting is an acrylic on linen – 61x38cm (24,02″x14,96″).

 

New people

2013/07/23 | by Eric Bourdon | Comment


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     New people of today, and something like a moon to enlighten them…

 

Photo © Eric Bourdon

Romanticizing

2013/07/19 | by Eric Bourdon | Comment


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     First creatures found from this chaos of chalk drawings… One is a kind of guitarist whithout a guitar, the other at the top of a mechanical spring could be a singer. Beginning of a new rock band ?

 

Photo © Eric Bourdon

Pareidolia

2013/06/06 | by Eric Bourdon | Comment


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Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant, a form of apophenia. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse.

The word comes from the Greek words para (παρά, “beside, alongside, instead”) in this context meaning something faulty, wrong, instead of; and the noun eidōlon (εἴδωλον “image, form, shape”) the diminutive of eidos. Pareidolia is a type of apophenia, seeing patterns in random data.”     (Wikipedia)

The first & most usual kind of pareidolia is imagining creatures in the clouds. You can see good examples with Richard Carlson photographies here :
 
Cool Clouds for “Kids” of all Ages

 
 
Photo by Dr. R. E. Carlson
 

     The big interest of bodypainting seems to be the possibility it offers to directly ‘paint’ the reality (and what more perfect part of the reality than the human body ?) without having to make any kind of representational work. You just put the paint on the bodies, and the power of painting ‘shines’ ; in such case the reality is used to its best potential in the service of the painting itself.

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     In this sense, the optimal kind of bodypainting would be one that uses the body as a support for any type of non-representational painting. One of this kind is the work of Yasmina Alaoui who paints the photographies by Marco Guerra with layers of ink geometric drawings.

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yasminaalaoui.com

 
 
 
© Images : Yasmina Alaoui / Marco Guerra
 

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– even this little piece of cheese !… Could be an allegory about the rich accumulating unnecessary goods while refusing the poor (the grey mouse) to feed themselves. The bird could be a state agent. A scenario among others…

Complete story on this page.

 

La Linea is the character created by Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli in the 70s. It remains the best example of how emotional a simple line can be !

La Linea 1
Osvaldo Cavandoli 2
La Linea Osvaldo Cavandoli 3
 

www.youtube.com – La Linea

 
 

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