Giacometti

February 28, 2008

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I hated art history classes in college. There were just too many weird artists and creepy pictures to try to remember. I do remember one guy though… Alberto Giacometti. He did these bizarre sculptures of people with really skinny legs and arms. I always liked that look. I tend to gravitate toward that same sort of skinny little leg and arm thing on my people, too.

The Comments

Don Jones

“Draw Comics the Marvel Way”…. in your case Dennis, that should also read “No Way”. Batman is pumped.

Dennis Jones

…he just drank a case of pop and is letting out a super hero belch…

Doug Jones

remember popping beads from our childhood? Those plastic things that you stick together? That’s what I thought of as I was looking at this guy’s arm. You could sell a super hero model kit with lots of parts (shoulders, arms, bicepts, feet, etc.) that snap together. You could have fun snapping together super hero figures. Get the BrotherJones production department on this now! chop! chop!…

Dennis Jones

…oh, that’s right, popping beads… that was my inspiration… not Giacometti… what was I thinking?

Jason Bourne

Ah, there it is. YES. Swanky.. Thanks DJ. He looks like the Bizzaro Batman.

Doug Jones

for some reason unknown to me, I really like that background color! I don’t think I would have come up with that, but it works great! I just noticed Batman’s rear molar has a cavity. Robin, fire up the Batmobile

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Brother Jones Art History Class

January 26, 2009

Praha1 Praha2 Praha3

We had a day to kill in Prague waiting for a late night flight, so we made our way down to the old part of town and started wandering through old castles and stuff. We ambled into a cathedral and as we did the mandatory walk through, I stopped at one of the stained glass windows and was totally enthralled by it. Stained glass windows are usually not even on my radar screen, but this was the coolest one I had ever seen.

It turns out that it was done by Alphonse Mucha who did the really cool Art Nouveau stuff we are all probably familiar with. After I got home I discovered there is also a gallery of his work in Prague I could have visited. Rats! I would have loved to have gone there.

That’s what I get for sleeping through art history classes in college instead of paying attention.

The Comments

Doug Jones

wow… I really like that bottom picture. It has Mucha written all over it. Don’t worry… you will have plenty of chances to see that gallery on your next trip, right?

Don Jones

Forget them colored windows… did you bring your brothers a matching coat and hat like those guys in the top picture? I’m laughing at your LOCKED KNEE observation/posing stance.

Dennis Jones

…they weren’t so happy with me when I jumped in behind them and started marching along, too…

Don Jones

Which one of these soldiers is not like the others?

Roballoo!

Wow. that is nice. Thanks for sharing. Never knew he did stained glass. This why I come here – for the fount of knowledge.