Art Recommendations

Please share with your classmates your favorite “art” by adding a comment to this blog entry.  If you want to link things or attach pics that don’t seem to be fully accomodated, feel free to email me, and we’ll add your stuff via blog (by editting this entry).

 Also, if you have friends who are writing or doing good art, please feel free to include them and link to their blogs or sites as well as to scan in their work.  If YOU write or paint or ????, please feel free to share all that too!

ART is a broad idea.  Some examples are things like music/bands, films, sculpture, comics, books, poetry, architecture, dolls…

Sra. Weldon recommends:


amelie.jpgAmelie, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Hable con ella, Mirrormask, The Royal Tennenbaums, Waking Life, Finding Neverland, Pride and Prejudice (2005 and 1996 BBC), I Heart Huckabees, Stardust, Whale Rider, Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson)…


Rainer Maria Rilke, Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Jack Kerouac, Andrew Hudgins, Kathleen Norris, TS Eliot, W. Symborzka


Flannery O’Connor, Douglas Coupland, JD Salinger, Jonathan Safran, Herman Hesse


Rosencranz and Gildenstern Are Dead, Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Crucible


otr.jpgOver the Rhine, Sufjan Stevens, Feist, Chopin, Cake, Cat Power, PJ Harvey, Joni Mitchell, Blonde Redhead, Hem, The Cure, Bjork, Low, Jeff Buckley, New Pornographers/Neko Case, Death Cab for Cutie, Dead Can Dance, Pinback, Radiohead, The Ditty Bops, The Police, Mos Def, Belle and Sebastian


mucha67.jpgAlphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Vincent Van Gogh, Annora Spence, David Delamare , Charles and Ray Eames (especially their furniture), Remedios Varo, Hieronymus Bosch, Jonathan Yuen


Kiri J.’s Black and White Ballets, Antonio Canales’ Flamenco troup, Carlos Saura’s Flamence films

Laura couldn’t post pics in comments so here are her pictures:


11 thoughts on “Art Recommendations


    Memiors of a Geisha, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Garage Days, Blow, Donnie Brasco, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Perfect Stranger, Queen of the Damned, Nothing But Trouble, LOTR, Grease,


    Collective Soul, Lincoln Park, Nirvana, Rob Zombie, Three 6 Mafia, Conway Twitty, Three Days Grace, The Used, The Rasmus, Akon


    Lilian Jackson Braun, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Barbara Delinsky, Virginia Henly


    Marc Chagall, Van Gogh, Edward Munch

  2. i think that we should have a variety of different types of art. I think that is we have differen types of everything on there it would let us see the wider picture of art.

    i like visual art that makes you think about what the artist was thinking or going through when they pained the picture or even poem

    i like almost everything as far as music goes but mainly rap but i listen to r&b and a little bit of rock and country

    i think that we should just have more things related to us and what we are into on the web page

  3. Films: High School Musical 2, Grease, Superbad, Pirates of the Caribbean, Bratz, Au Pair 1 and 2, Finding Nemo….etc.

    Plays: Anybody for Tea, The Crucible, Phantom of the Opera
    Music: Carrie Underwood, Pussycat Dolls, Danity Kane, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney….etc.

    Poetry: Emily Dickinson, TS Elliot

    Prose: Lurlene McDaniel, Nancy Drew Books, The Babysitters Club
    Art: Pablo Picasso, Leonardo Divinci, Michael Angilo, Gustav Klimt

    Dance: Kiri J.’s Black and White Ballets

  4. Movies: Step Up, Dirty Dancing Havana Nights, Facing the Giants, Take the Lead, Drum Line, Because I Said So, The American President, The Phantom of the Opera, The Notebook, Pay It Foward, Rush Hour, Finding Nemo, Tarzan, The Lion King(ALL DISNEY MOVIES), The Fast and Furious:Tokyo Drift, ALL Harry Potter….many more!

    Music: Christ Tomlin, David Crowder, Anberlin, RBD, Bob Marley, Sufjan Stevens, Mae, The Postal Service, James Brown, Hootie and the Blowfish, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Barlow Girl, Snow Patrol, HelloGoodbye, Whitney Houston, Sean Kingston(mostly), The Fray, Dashboard Contessional, Relient K, Godwanna, John Mayor…..and MANY MANT MORE! basically all music! :)

    Art: Don’t have any favorites…but i think all of it is beautiful.

    Poetry: I like it all…most of the time.

    Plays: Fantom of the Opera, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Romeo and Juliet….

  5. My favorite…
    Movies: The Phantom of the Opera, The Notebook, Because I Said So, Step Up, The Guardian, Premonition, A Walk to Remember, All Harry Potter, Catch and Release, All Disney Movies :)

    Music: Casting Crowns, The Fray, Dashboard Confessional, Boys Like Girls, Anberlin, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, All American Rejects, The Plain White T’s, HelloGoodbye, Cartel, Quiet Drive, Sean Kingston, Relient K, Rob Thomas, John Mayor….:)

    Plays: The Phantom of the Opera, Romeo and Juliet, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Othello.

    Visual: I don’t really have a favorite. :)

  6. I like the poetry section. I use poetry to express myself or my feelings about a certain situation. Poetry can release anger, stress, depression, frustrations, disappointments, heartbreaks and many other feelings that we as people tend to go through. I have found some poems that are my favorites….but I still tend to think that MY poetry is my favorite.
    I also like the music section. I like rap/hip-hop/slow jams/soul-music,some country and the back in the day music. I love all gospel music. Music is like my poetry relaxer. Majority of the time i am writing poetry…i am listening to music.
    My favorite artists are: T.I., Lil Wayne, Trey Songs and Juelz Santana.
    Illustrated art is sometimes interesting to me, if I find the picture interesting or one that has a hidden message that I am able to uncover then I tend to like the painting. But, I dont study painting, so I can’t say that I have a favorite painting just quite yet.

    i have sooooo much stuff that I want to put up here…but…I dont want to have the longest comment online.

  7. I HATE ART!!!
    Music Favorites- Toby Mac, Fall Out Boy, Hawk Nelson

    Movie Favorites- Die Hard, Rush Hour 3, Passion of the Christ, Saharra, Speed, Pirates of the Caribean, The Longest Yard, Remember the Titans, Chuck and Larry, Superbad, TMNT, Crocodile Dundee, The Lion King, The Animal, Blank Check, Top Gun, Independence Day,

    T.V. shows- Thats 70s show, Fresh Prince of Bel-air, Drake and Josh, Numbers, CSI

    Favorites Restuarants- Zanzo’s, Red Lobster, Fenders, Mexican, Chinese, Sonic, Captin D’s, Olive Garden, Chili’s


  8. Art:
    Personally, I enjoy a much different style of art than most people seem to, one of my favorite artists, and a personal friend, Igor Rabovsky follows close to the type of satiracle “comics” that i enjoy, his new website is
    Other artists in the genre:, ( best known for his work with Pink Floyd album covers and merchinside) and lastly Shel Silverstein ( he doesn’t have a well founded website for his art, but much of his less complicated work can be found in any of his books.)

    Carbon Leaf is a reasonably small band that has been arounf for several years, I first heard about them at Bonaroo about 5 years ago, Other classics of course include The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Jon Bon Jovi, and Humble Pie.

    There are liquid dancers of many types, but one of the best of all time is David ” Elsewhere”
    You can go to and search for him and find several of his competition clips as well as comercial work.

    Poetry and literary works:
    I read majny different type of works, from novels, to short story, poems etc.
    One of my favorite authors for professional stype works is Norman Mailer, his award winning book, the Exucutioner’s Song is a wonderful book, but a rather long read, over 1000 pages, but it is well worth it.

    Two of my favorite short story writers are Ray Bradbury and H.P. Lovecraft, Lovecraft is better known for using different style of reality in the real world, rather it be physics in the way things move or geometry in the way things are shaped, but for people obsessed with order in their everday lives, Lovecraft is a wonderful horror writter.
    Ray Bradbury writes more about reality as well as future possibilities, but for the most part his stories lie rather closely to how things can acutally turn out.

    My favorite poet is Robert Frost, most of his works leave an open space for you to decide what you want the answer to his questions to be. He doesn’t force his ideas down your throat, he simply supplies both his side and the opposing, and while he may seem to lean towards one idea or the other, for the most part he plays a fair game.

  9. Films: Pirates of the Caribbean (1-3), Benny and Joon, Pride and Prejudice (2005), Finding Neverland, From Hell, The Ninth Gate, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Libertine, Cry-Baby, and Blow.

    Poetry: Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and TS Eliot

    Prose: E.V. Rieu, Lurlene McDanielle, and Hans Christian Andersen

    Plays: The Phantom of the Opera and The Crucible

    Music: Taking Back Sunday, Bullet for My Valentine, Saosin, Blink 182, Flyleaf, Funeral for a Friend, Underoath, Boys like Girls, Coheed and Cambria, Death Cab for Cutie, Creed, FalloutBoy, Motion City Soundtrack, AFI, and Senses Fail.

    Visuals: Leonardo DaVinci, Donatello, Rafeal, Michealangelo, and Van Gogh

    Dance: Step-Up

  10. Movies:

    I adore most Tarrentino and Tarrentino style movies from Resirvoir Dogs to Momento. Another favorite is Alfred Hitchcock, most of his movies, and even his short run TV show is full of classic dramatic twists, I generally watch Hitchcock hand in hand with The Twilight Zone at about 2 in the morning.
    I haven’t watched or enjoyed all that many foreign films, but Run Lola Run is a favorite no matter which genre.

    My all time favorites include Donnie Darko, the Hannibal Lector Series, Elizabethtown, Little Miss Sunshine, Young Frankenstein, Taxi Driver, Easy Rider, The Shinning, and Sphere.

  11. Oh yeah!–Little Miss Sunshine was AWESOME (and had Eric, mi esposo, laughing like a little girl at the end). You might like “I heart huckabees” then.

    Great comments, guys.

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