Art is a subjective and strange medium. It has been around for centuries and has gone through several phases, which reflected the time period and the artists feelings, moods and thoughts. These works of art have gone on to instill different emotions in their viewers. There are many well-known artists, throughout time and in many countries, such as; Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Leonardo DaVinci.
Tim Patch “Pricasso”
Australian Tim Patch is an artist who uses his penis to paint. That’s right, this guy has traded his paintbrush in for a tool that he always has had on hand, and has affectionately named himself “Pricasso.” Pricasso uses his rear to paint in the backgrounds since it would take too much time to use his other tool and it looks better. Pricasso takes his work on the road and appears at various sex trade shows, putting on live painting demonstrations for passersby.
Vomit painter Millie Brown creates, what some people call, art, by drinking colored milk and regurgitating it onto a white canvas or even her own dress. She has mastered the art of regurgitation and uses her talents to create actual art. Her work requires her to drink colored milk and simply vomit on a white canvas, thus creating abstract “paintings” worth thousands of dollars. One of Brown’s artworks, Nexus Vomitus, created to an acoustic accompaniment by opera singers Patricia Hammond and Zita Syme, sold for $2,400., which is just mind-boggling.
Vinicius Quesada is a talented street artist from Brazil who likes to add a shock value to his artwork. His series entitled, Blood Piss Blues, were created using exactly what it says – blood and urine. The Brazilian street artist makes incredibly detailed psychedelic art of violent geishas, smoking monkeys, and other apocalyptic images.
Giger is a Swiss surrealist artist, primarily a painter but also a sculptor and designer. He’s most famous for his work on the film Alien, where he scared the hell out of an entire generation with a creepy, iconic and incredibly phallic monster that ran around a spaceship killing people with strong sexual overtones. But Giger has done so much more than create an alien that looks like a penis: he’s used dongs in paintings, sculptures, guitars and furniture. He even designed a pair of Swiss bars, in case you’ve ever wanted to go drinking in a cold, steel, hyper-sexualised nightmare.
Another surrealist, Dalí is arguably the most famous artist of the 20th century. His artwork is well known and incredibly influential, but while his weird designs are memorable he’s also remembered as a cultural icon. That’s because he had a tendency to take part in unusual and extravagant behaviour; He always dressed with a long cape and carried a walking stick, liked to talk about himself in the third person and wore the world’s most ridiculous moustache. He produced over 1500 paintings, many of them regarded as masterpieces, and pretty much single handily kept the mainstream surrealist movement alive. And just like the man himself, much of his work is weird and baffling, full of symbolism and abstract concepts.
Damien Steven Hirst is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists (or YBAs), who dominated the art scene in the UK during the 1990s. He is internationally renowned, and is reportedly the United Kingdom’s richest living artist, with his wealth valued at £215m in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List. Death is a central theme in Hirst’s works. He became famous for a series of artworks in which dead animals (including a shark, a sheep and a cow) are preserved—sometimes having been dissected—in formaldehyde. The best known of these being The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a 14-foot tiger shark immersed in formaldehyde in a vitrine (clear display case).