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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Arantzazu Martinez paintings

  Arantzazu Martinez is a is an academic painter from Vitoria, Spain.She attended the Fine Arts University of Basque Country and graduated in 2000. Unable to find any classical art training, she moved to New York. There she enrolled at New York Academy Figurative Art MFA program and graduated in 2002.

  It was during 2002 that she met the founder of Water Street Atelier, the Hudson River Fellowship and the Grand Central Academy, Jacob Collins. He would go on to become Arantzazu's mentor as well. To develop her training further, she studied under him at the Water Street Atelier from 2002 - 2005 where she completed her training following the nineteenth century academic method.

  The technical expertise,the considered composition, the exceptional treatment of light and the human form are evident and much appreciated in Martinez's work. The symbiotic relationship of these elements creates imagery that evokes Romanticism and Symbolism. Her work has the ability to create a dreamworld where magic and fantasy are part of reality.

  The quality of her work has been recognised internationally; she has been commissioned by Lucasfilm Ltd to take part in an international project of Star Wars Visions and more recently on a new image project for Disney in which she is presently immersed.

  And here is some of Arantzazu Martinez art work:

The House of the Witches



Time and Beauty

The Man of Prophecy 

Green Eyes


The Fallen Angel

Bird Girl

At Dawn

Always in my Thoughts

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Humpday Hunks - Cowboys #1

  This weeks Humpday Hunks Are Hunky Cowboys and I don't mean the ones that play football. Enjoy the 5th installment!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Girls, Girls, Girls by Motley Crue

  Motley Crue's first single off of the album of te same name "Girls, Girls, Girls", was released on May 11, 1987. It peaked on Billboard Hot 100 chart at #12 and #20 on Mainstream rock charts.

  The song of course refers to strip clubs, The Tropicana, Seventh Veil and the Body Shop in Los Angles, California on the Sunset strip.

Then there was the Marble Arch in Vancouver, British Colombia in Canada, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida's Thee Dollhouse, Crazy Horse, Paris, France and Tatletales in Atlanta.

 Due to nudity in the first video, MTV banned the "Girls, Girls, Girls". The music video was shot at the Seventh Veil employing the girls from the Tropicana, which was Vince Neil's favorite club, and from the Seventh Veil.


Friday night and I need a fight
My motorcycle and a switchblade knife
Handful of grease in my hair feels right 
But what I need to make me tight are

Girls, Girls, Girls,
Long legs and burgundy lips
Dancin' down on Sunset strip
Red lips, fingertips

Trick or treat - sweet to eat
On Halloween or New Years Eve
Yankee girls ya just can't be beat
But they're the best when they're off their feet

Girls, Girls, Girls
At Thee Dollhouse in Fort Lauderdale
Girls, girls, girls
Rocking Atlanta at Tattletale 
Girls, girls, girls,
Raising hell at the Seventh Veil

Have you read the news
In the Soho Tribune 
Ya know she did me
Well then she broke my heart

I'm such a good boy 
I need a new toy
I'll tell ya what, girl
Dance for me, I'll keep you overemployed 
Just tell me a story
You know the one I mean

Crazy Horse, Paris, France
Forgot the names, remembered romance
I got the photos, a menage a trois 
Must have broke those Frenchie's laws with those

Girls, Girls, Girls
Body Shop. Marble Arch
Girls, girls, girls
Tropicana's where I lost my heart.

Girls, Girls, Girls

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Le Desespoir

  Jean-Joseph Perraud statue, Le Desespoir ( the Despair) was first conducted in 1861 and then marble plaster and then in 1869 it was presented at  the Salon, beginning in 1725 the official art exhibition of the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Le Desespoir measures 68cm x 108cm x118cm. The figure, seated on the ground, according to a well established convention, is intended to be an allegory of the tragic condition of human existence. The figure is without accessories and allows the visitor complete freedom of interpretation.