Celebrating Beauty, or Unleashing a Beast Within? - Jeremy Penn
There’s nothing new about narcissism; in either human evolution or art.
Since time immemorial, we have been captivated by the sight our own image. The first mirrors, made of polished obsidian, date from as early as 6000 BC; remarkably, it took mankind a further 2500 years to get round to inventing the wheel. Apparently it would seem that even then, the image took precedence over all else; and that appearances were of the utmost importance.
In art, narcissism is no less prevalent. One only has to look at the culture of self-portraiture;...
Facing the Beast Within: The Power of Animal Instinct in Sexuality – Artist Jeremy Penn
In the 21st century, we like to imagine that our approach to sexuality has changed significantly since the days of our ‘cave men’ ancestors.
Indeed, ask any man or woman about sexuality, and they are likely to refute the idea that their sexual behavior is anything like that of ancient Homo sapiens; which, according to the Swiss writer, Johann Bachofen (a highly influential writer in the field); was chaotic, aggressive and promiscuous.
These days, with our courtship rituals; online dating, nightclubs...
Modern Artist Jeremy Penn Paints Supermodel Alessandra & Schutz Shoes Live During New York Fashion Week
Schutz, a Brazilian shoe company, partnered with New York City Jeremy Penn to paint the portrait of Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio. Penn also custom painted four pairs of Schutz shoes which would be given away during a social media content. Schutz, located at 655 Madison Avenue, hosted a huge event during fashion week to unveil their new Fall line along Jeremy Penn's custom painted shoes. Attendees were also treated to Jeremy Penn painting Alessandra Ambrosio live. Other notable attendees...
Modern Artist Jeremy Penn Paints the Portrait of Camille Grammer
Strength is a human trait that is widely regarded as being desirable. Physical strength, visibly demonstrated by musculature, posture and tension, has often been popular in art. This dates as far back as the Renaissance, when Michelangelo represented David, rippling with lithe, energetic brawn and Cellini depicted his Perseus, sword in one muscled arm, and severed head of the Medusa in the other.
But strength, as we all know, goes beyond the physical. Emotional strength, although not as immediately visible as the physical, is every...
I’ve always been captivated by the concepts of transience and permanence in both art and in nature.
Perhaps that’s why I’m so often drawn to the beauty of women; to that state of physical perfection that is, in terms of the passage of time, all too fleeting. The state of beauty, which inevitably only lasts for a matter of years in real life, can be captured and trapped in an artistic work; preserved forever and given new perspective and power.
The Power of Art
Art has the power to preserve beauty for eternity, but it also has the power to alter it, to transform it and to make it something...