Charles Bell 查爾斯·貝爾 A (1935-1995) Photorealism American
Charles Bell (1935–1995) was an American Photorealist who created large scale still lifes.
According to a Guggeheim Foundation biography, Bell never received any formal training in his art. He claimed inspiration from Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud. He also worked in the San Francisco studio of Donald Timothy Flores, where painted mostly small-scale landscapes and still lifes. He was given the Society of Western Artists Award in 1968. After moving to New York, Bell created his paintings by photographing a subject in still life.
With a subject matter primarily of vintage toys, pinball machines, gumball machines, and dolls and action figures (the latter frequently arranged in classical poses), Bell sought to bring pictorial majesty and wonder to the mundane. Bell’s work, created in his New York loft studio on West Broadway, is noted not only for the glass-like surface of his works, done largely in oil, but also for their significant scale. In 1995 he was included in the exhibition ‘American Masters’, curated by Michael McKenzie (artist) for the Museu d’Arte Moderne in São Paulo, along with Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol, two artists Bell admired. For the exhibit, Bell created a silkscreen print titled "The Viking" largely regarded as a masterpiece of the medium which required 51 plates, 11 proofings and 10 months to produce.
Bell was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1953. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1957, then served for two years in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant. Bell lived in the San Francisco Bay Area after leaving the navy, and began his artistic activity in San Francisco. He moved to New York City in 1967 and set up his own studio. Bell worked as an accountant and served as comptroller of the International Nickel Corporation until 1980. Thereafter, he was a full-time artist. He had exhibited his works as early as 1969 at the gallery owned by Louis K. Meisel.
Bell died in Manhattan, New York of lymphoma on April 1, 1995, at age 60. He had AIDS at the time of his death. His partner of 22 years, interior decorator Willard Ching, had died of an AIDS-related illness three years earlier, in 1992. They are buried alongside each other at Diamond Head Memorial Park, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, U.S.
After Bell’s death, Louis K. Meisel of the Louis K. Meisel Gallery became the owner of all intellectual property rights to the body of art created by Charles Bell.
Bell’s works are housed in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan, among others.
According to art critic and historian, Henry Geldzaler, Bell’s best works were in the pinball series. The New York Times quoted Geldzaler as saying, "…the artist’s greatest achievement — visually, technically and technologically."
查爾斯·貝爾(Charles Bell)(1935-1995)是一位美國的真實家,創造了大量的靜物。
根據古蓋希基金會的傳記,貝爾從未接受任何正式的藝術培訓。他從Richard Diebenkorn和Wayne Thiebaud中獲得靈感。他還曾在舊金山的唐納德·蒂莫西·弗洛雷斯(Donald Timothy Flores)的工作室工作,那裡主要是小型景觀和靜物畫。 1968年,他獲得了西方藝術家協會獎。在搬到紐約後,貝爾通過拍攝靜物拍攝的作品,創造了他的作品.
以主題為主題的複古玩具,彈球機,手搖機,娃娃和動作人物(後者經常按古典姿勢排列),貝爾試圖帶來圖畫​​威嚴和奇蹟。貝爾在紐約的百老匯高爾夫球場上創作的作品,不僅僅是作品的玻璃般的表面,主要是在油畫中,而且也是它們的重要尺度。 1995年,他被包括在聖保羅Museu d’Arte Moderne的邁克爾·麥肯齊(Michael McKenzie)(藝術家)和羅伯特·印第安納(Robert Indiana)和安迪·沃霍爾(Andy Warhol)兩位藝術家貝爾讚賞的展覽“美國大師”中。對於展覽,貝爾創造了一個名為“維京人”的絲網印刷品,主要被視為介質的傑作,需要51張印版,11張打樣和10個月的製作。
貝爾在俄克拉荷馬州塔爾薩出生長大,於1953年畢業於威爾·羅傑斯高中,1957年從俄克拉何馬州大學獲得工商管理學學士學位,後來在美國海軍擔任中尉兩年。 貝爾在離開海軍後住在舊金山灣區,並在舊金山開始藝術活動。他於1967年搬到紐約市,並建立了自己的工作室。 貝爾擔任會計師,並擔任國際鎳業公司的總裁直到1980年。此後,他是全職藝術家。他早在1969年在路易斯·梅塞爾(Louis K. Meisel)擁有的畫廊上展出了他的作品。
貝爾死於1995年4月1日在紐約曼哈頓紐約曼哈頓,60歲。他死亡時患有艾滋病。 他在二十二年的合夥人,內部裝修師Willard Ching,三年前在一九九二年因艾滋病相關疾病而死亡。 他們在美國夏威夷檀香山檀香山鑽石頭紀念公園相互埋葬
貝爾逝世後,路易·梅西爾畫廊的路易·梅西爾(Louis K. Meisel Gallery)成為了所有知識產權的擁有者,由Charles Bell創造的藝術品。
據藝術評論家和歷史學家亨利·蓋澤薩爾(Henry Geldzaler)說,貝爾最好的作品是彈珠系列。 “紐約時報”引用Geldzaler的話說:“藝術家的最大成就 – 在視覺,技術和技術上。”


The Evolution of Media Storage Devices

In the early 1970’s, IBM released its first portable storage device, 8-inch floppy disks. Then in the mid 70’s, 5 and ¼ floppy disks were introduced by Shugart as portable media storage devices. These floppy disks initially held a capacity of 100 kb up to 1.2 mb. At this age, only word documents could be saved to a floppy disk. PowerPoint presentations, digital movies and music still did not exist and even if it did, 5 and ¼ floppy disks would not be able to hold such large information. The last of the floppy disks were 3 and ½ inches and was released in the early 80’s. These disks could hold up to 400 kb but this amount of memory would still prove to be lacking. The biggest problem with floppy disks was that they were easily corrupted and destroyed. Exposure to heat, water, magnets and mechanical stress would most of the time end up with you losing your data.

The next media storage devices to come out were the Compact Discs or popularly known as CDs. CDs are better than floppy disks since it can save more data. Current CDs can hold up to 700 mb of information and are more resistant to water. CDs can also tolerate more heat. However, CDs are prone to scratches and dust. Despite this, CDs are still not obsolete but it is slowly becoming so with the advent of DVDs.

DVDs or Digital Video Discs look exactly like CDs but are better. DVDs were introduced in 1995 and can hold up to 6 times more data than CDs. DVDs are now a popular choice of media storage device and is still widely used to hold full-length movies. DVDs are also prone to scratches and dust like CDs but these can be avoided with proper storing.

The newest and most popular media storage device of the moment is the flash drive. Flash drives are small, portable media storage devices that can be connected to your computer through USB ports. These devices are very handy and efficient and don’t require CD or DVD drives in order for you to use it. It allows for easy transfer of files. However, these devices are very prone to being infected with viruses and worms and these can sometimes infect other computers that you plug your flash drive into. Flash drive capacities are still being improved on. First generation flash drives could hold up to 256 mb but now, there are flash drives that can hold up to 20 GB.

We can expect this trend to keep on moving forward since in this generation of information technology, there is an increasing demand for media storage devices with higher capacities.

Source by Sean J Williams

Tattoo Designs For Women

Womens tattoo designs have become better and better in recent years. I really like the tattoo that I just got inked on my lower back. Men seem to think a women with tattoos is sexy, I have to agree.

I know that getting that first tattoo is the worst. Here are some things you should know; Tattoo artists and people with tattoos, vary widely in their preferred methods of caring for new tattoos. Some artists recommend keeping a new tattoo wrapped for the first twenty-four hours, while others suggest removing temporary bandaging after two hours or less.

Many tattooists advise against allowing too much contact with water for the first few days. This is to prevent the tattoo ink from washing out or fading since common inks are water based. In contrast, other artists suggest that a new tattoo be bathed in very hot water early and often.

Almost everyone advises against removing the scab that forms on a new tattoo, and avoiding exposing one’s tattoo to the sun for extended periods; both of these can contribute to fading of the image. Also, it is agreed that a new tattoo needs to be kept clean. Tattoo as body art has been enjoyed by practically every civilization and culture in history down through the years. All these people had one thing in common; they appreciated the artwork of beautiful tattooing.

If you are serious about a tattoo, check out my website [http://www.TATTOO-DESIGNS-WOMEN.COM] to get more information on designs, tips for care and other useful information.

Source by Missi Troble

Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show

Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show is the first comprehensive career survey and solo museum exhibition devoted to the New York-based contemporary artist. Since the early 1990s, Leibowitz has carried…


Australian Blues Artists

The Blues is basically a vehicle of self-expression, so it’s not surprising that this style of music has found its way “Down Under.” Drawing from a wide cultural background, Aussies have a down-to-earth attitude with a story to tell which means the Blues a great way to get a story told and shared with an audience. The infectious quality of the music and the raw and genuine expression with which it is delivered makes the Blues universal. Australian Blues Artists over the years have been influenced by a wide range of styles within the Blues genre and today we see artists approaching the Blues in many varied and interesting ways.

Currently there a number of fine exponents of the Blues in Australia that captures the diversity of this genre. Below is just the tip of the iceberg that goes much deeper than can be shown here:

Andy Cowan:

A talented singer/songwriter/pianist, his performances provide an emotional roller-coaster ride that takes the listener through a soulful journey and leaves you feeling exhilarated afterwards.


At home in an acoustic setting or amped up this powerful 3-piece is a good example of how outside influences have helped shape Australian Blues Artists.

Collard Greens & Gravy:

A unique and alluring 3-piece drawing on influences of the Mississippi Delta and creating their own style Down Under.

Dave Hole:

Soaring vocals with slide playing to match he has created a sound all of his own stemming from a grounding in early Blues music.

Geoff Achison:

A stand-out of the Blues-funk exponent, his technique on guitar coupled with a gritty yet soulful voice makes his approach very listenable.

John Butler Trio:

This act has successfully incorporated influences from outside the Blues genre and then created a sound all of their own and brought it to a mainstream audience.

The birth of the Blues has seen artists all over the world been influenced by its very down-to-earth and real approach. Australia is just one of the many countries that have been lucky enough to have drawn its influences from this style of music and continues to be influenced in a way that has allowed artists to express themselves, now and into the future.

Long live the Blues.

Source by Mason Frederick Clarke