The Eyes Have It: Jessica Stam and Portraying Windows to the Soul
I’ve always been fascinated by eyes. I’m certainly not alone with this obsession; indeed, for hundreds of years, artists, writers and philosophers alike have mused over the significance of the eyes; their significance and also their power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once observed that "An eye can threaten like a loaded gun…… or in its altered mood, by beams of kindness, make the heart dance with joy." I think this is a very acute observation. A single stern glance can freeze even the bravest of men in their tracks, and likewise,...
L'Ermitage Beverly Hills to Host Art Exhibition of NYC Artist Jeremy Penn
On May 14th, 2014, L'Ermitage Beverly Hills will host the official opening of Jeremy Penn's latest art exhibition, The Gaze | Deconstructing the Moment of Seduction. Following artists Andy Warhol & Grey Malin, Penn will be exhibiting paintings that will pay homage to Beverly Hills culture while luring viewers into the seductive gaze of his painting subjects.
Since Penn has been lauded as "Fashion's Andy Warhol meets Richard Phillips hybrid," by the lifestyle, fashion, and creative website, Refinery29; it seemed...
New York City Artist Jeremy Penn Answers the Question "Who is Banksy?"
What is Art, exactly? It’s the question that has long been hanging off the lips of many an art critic for centuries. From the initially ridiculed Impressionists to Damien Hirst’s shark in formaldehyde, artists historically have always sought to challenge the accepted view of what Art is, preferring instead to explore what Art has the potential to be, and just how far the limits and boundaries can be tested.
When I create my own artistic works, I often like to reach beyond the ‘accepted notion’ of Art; and often seek...
Artist Jeremy Penn Paints Portrait of Rock Icon David Bowie
A question that has always fascinated me has been that of longevity in art.
What is it that makes an artist endure? What is it that causes an artist to turn from a painter into a legend; that causes his or her works to be pored over, discussed and debated for decades, or even centuries after their death?
The question is, of course, a bit of a philosophical one, not to mention a subjective one. However, I personally think that there are factors that often link ‘successful’ artists; those who have stood the test of time and still...
The Power of Women
As you all know, I am endlessly fascinated by powerful women; forceful females who dare to express themselves fearlessly; and who have a true sense of themselves and complete comfort in their own skins.
In my last blog, I talked about Brigitte Bardot; a woman who exhibited masterful control of her own sexuality; overtly sensual and utterly self-aware. To my mind, she is like a lioness; potent, confident and wonderfully true to herself; regardless of the controversy that surrounded her at the height of her popularity.
However, sometimes sexuality can adopt a different tone....