Friday, January 29, 2010

Dmitri Young Tattoos

Dmitri Young is a professional baseball player, known for his large stature and off the field issues.

Dmitri has a few tattoos to speak of, including a city skyline, an ace of spades and a skull and spiderweb, all of which are on his left arm and shoulder area.

Sex Pistols Tattoos

The Sex Pistols are widely regarded as the godfathers of the Punk movement, in the late 1970's.

Their short lived career seemed top end as soon as it started, with addiction being the breaking point of the band.

Show your support of the historic Punk band by getting a Sex Pistols tattoo, i mean who wouldn't want Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious tattooed on their bodies for life?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hello Kitty Tattoos

Hello Kitty is that super cute fictional cartoon kitty cat, that originated in Japan by the company "Sanrio", designed by Ikuko Shimizu.

Hello Kitty has taken the entire world by storm via, toys, calendars, clothing, lunchboxes, and of course tattoos.

That's right, Hello Kitty fanatics are rushing to local tattoo parlors around the globe to profess their love for the cute white kitty, with a tattoo design of sorts.

See this cute picture gallery of Hello Kitty tattoo designs.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Rainbow Tattoos

Rainbows are said to portray happiness, good luck and new beginnings, as well as being absolutely beautiful in nature.

If you enjoy bright joyful colors, getting a rainbow tattoo is the perfect choice of deigns for you.

Have a look at these pictures of people with delightful rainbow tattoos.

Geisha traditional japanese art

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Geisha traditional japanese art, japanese art
Geisha traditional japanese art, japanese art
Geisha traditional japanese art, japanese art

traditional japanese art

traditional japanese art, japanese art
traditional japanese art, japanese art
traditional japanese art, japanese art

traditional japanese art

Japanese Traditional Art

Whether it is the Japanese paintings or pottery, Japanese traditional art is vivid and has its own beauty. Here’s a look at some of the different types of Japanese traditional art that reflect the rich history and culture of the place.
Japanese Traditional Art
Japan has always been known for the various forms of beautiful art that is seen out here. The Japanese have managed to retain their own aesthetic lookout while merging foreign influences as well. There was a time when Japan was invaded by ideas that came from outside and there was also a time when the Japanese rarely had any contact or influences from places around the world. Japanese traditional art can be seen in various forms, which the Japanese artists have used to express through various mediums.

When one mentions Japanese traditional art, one can see that it can encompass a whole lot of mediums of expression. Japanese traditional art can include the beautiful Japanese paintings, the exquisite Japanese pottery, the artistic Japanese sculptures and the traditional art extends to the art of flower arrangement known as the Ikebana and Origami which is the art of folding paper. Here’s a look at the various forms of Japanese traditional art that has mesmerized people for years.

Japanese Traditional Art: Painting
Japanese paintings are unique in their own way and have certain characteristics about them as well. This is also the oldest of the Japanese traditional arts. One can see a wide range of styles under Japanese art. This is a combination of traditional Japanese ideas and influences from outside as well.

The various periods in the history of Japan also had certain influences over the Japanese traditional art forms. Beautiful murals were the most significant forms of art during the Nara period. These were seen on the walls of the temple of Horyu-ji in Ikaruga , Nara. Here, the style of the paintings was quite similar to the Chinese paintings. Most of the paintings of the Nara period depicted religious beliefs and stories.

As time passed, one could see various images of the Mandala gain prominence in Japanese art. With Japanese Buddhism on the rise, one could witness new genres being added to the traditional Japanese art. Chinese art slowly disappeared from the scene by the mid-Heian period. This period saw many artists incorporate religion into their paintings.

The 14th century witnessed the Zen monasteries make a strong impact on Japanese art. Ink painting was introduced from the Sung and the Yuan dynasty. The Zen artists gradually moved away from the Chinese style of painting and monochrome landscape paintings gained prominence. This took on a more of a Japanese style in the Muromachi period and towards the end of this period, the ink paintings gave way to a decorative style of art.

Traditional Japanese art also saw the use of gold and silver foil in the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Monumental landscapes adorned the sliding doors and wall paintings decorated beautiful castles. A number of new trends came to the surface during the Edo period. The Rimpa school that was seen during this period were known for their classical themes which were depicted in a very bold fashion with a decorative style.

Western art gained prominence during the Meiji period. Due to the efforts of certain art critics, traditional Japanese art saw a revival during this period especially the Nihonga art. With time, Japanese art also saw many changes in the various art styles.

Today, modern artists have gone towards new themes and abstract paintings as well. The traditional Japanese art style called the nihonga is still represented in various modern ways by artists.

Japanese Traditional Art: Pottery and Sculpture
The earlier forms of pottery seen in Japan were coil made and decorated with rope patterns, which were impressed by hand. Many artists studied the traditional methods of glazing in order to prevent the native styles from disappearing from the scene. Various styles of the Japanese pottery evolved which were initially created by Korean potters. Classic wares were crafted in numerous areas of Japan by the end of the 1980s. Dragons and floral designs adorned the Arita porcelain. The bizen ware was easily distinguishable by the reddish brown color and the ironlike hardness.

Japanese sculpture is beautiful in its own way and has its main focus on Buddhism. Different periods also saw the emergence of various styles of this art form. In the initial stage, materials such as metals and wood were used for the Japanese sculptures. The ancient dogu and the haniwa figures were made of clay. These also had a story behind their form and creation.

The most important and significant Buddhist sculptures belonged to the Hakuho art period. The earlier styles of the sculpture saw a change and features became more softened in their appearance.

Towards the modern times, new ideas and materials were put into use for Japanese sculpture. Outdoor sculpture also became an important feature. These are used in parks and as a part of landscape design. The 1980s saw the use of natural materials being made for Japanese sculptures.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Garfield Tattoos

If you go wild for that Lagrange loving orange cat known as Garfield, these tattoos my be right for you.

What a terrific iconic figure who represents a laid back attitude and mild mannered sense of humor, until he gets mad of course...

Checkout these great pictures of some lovable Garfield tattoos.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Garden Designing Art | Amazing Garden Designing Art

Amazing Nature Wallpapers. Beautiful Sculpture Garden - must see. This is real & Natural Scene, which you are looking is created from live trees and plants in garden. See Nice Amazing Garden designing Art.

Garden Designing Art

Amazing Garden Designing Art

Amazing Garden Designing

Art Garden Designing

Amazing Garden Designing Art

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Misfits Tattoos

The Misfits are the legendary punk rock band who pioneered the horror punk sub-genre, blending punk rock music with horror movie themes.

The band formed in 1977 and still has a strong "cult" like following to this day.

Feast your eyes on these super rad Misfits tattoo pictures.

Happy Granny

Body painting of a baby and a happy granny.

happy granny
Photo: Gianpaolo Dettoma, World Bodypainting Festival

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Betty Boop Tattoos

Betty Boob is one of the most iconic animated figures ever created, 1930 was the year animator Grim Natwick first conjured up the magnificent beauty, and her legacy has stood the test of time as she is more popular today, then ever before.

As you can imagine, Betty Boop tattoos are extremely popular among fans, who often like to decorated Betty in various outfits, other than her trademark red dress.

Checkout these cool tattoo pictures of Betty Boop.