20 Most Popular Arts Posts on Escape Into Life


Through an indirect rating system, Escape Into Life visitors are counted every time they visit a page on our website. Google analytics allows us to see how many visitors each post receives for the last thirty days. The traffic comes from social media sites; Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook, but mostly from StumbleUpon. Under our Showcase you can explore a wide range of art related posts.  Over 1,000 artists to look through; plus essays, reviews, poetry, music, art videos, and artist interviews. The following are the top 20 most popular of these in the past thirty days.

 

1. Celebrating the Art of the Doodle: 20 Awesome Doodles 29,033  views in the past thirty days totaling 252,445 views in all. Doodling has become a phenomenon across the globe.  This top post stemed from an earlier essay ‘Beyond the Doodle‘. It has attracted the eye and amazement of many, with 62 comments and counting.

Circle Limit III, five woodblock print, 1959

2. The Strange Worlds of M C Escher 5,845 page views in just the past thirty days it has been posted. With the use of geometrical shapes in puzzle like drawings,  Escher challenges the visual perception.

3. Works by John Kenn 4,109 views this past month and 61,950 in total. John Kenn proves to be the most popular artist on EIL showing 272,337 unique page views on the artist watch post.

4. Duy Huynh: A Magical Realist at the Crossroads of East and West 2,498 views.  Duy Huynh is another popular artist with her dreamy paintings.

5. Rauschenberg’s Erased de Kooning 1,101 views.  In this essay artist Robert Rauschenberg pushes the boundaries of art through the manipulation of media.

The following posts are a combination of art essays, poetry, art reviews, and music reviews. Some of these are quite close in number of views and have been jumping each other while creating the post.  In order coming under 1,000 views:

6. What is Real: Chuck Close and Kazimir Malevich

7. 365 Days to Infinity

8. William Koch on the Disciples of Ugliness

9. Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur

10. Brandon Shaeffer’s Movie Posters

11. Arthur Rackham’s Alice in Wonderland Illustrations

12. Michael Hettich (poetry)

13. Album Review: ‘Go’ by Jonsi

14. A Humument: Visual-Poetic Artis’s Book

15. 28 Recommended Art and Design Tumblrs

16. Gilbert and George

17. The Cellular World

18. French Rococo: Watteau, Boucher and Fragonard

19. The Art Instinct

20. Pierre Bonnard: the Intimiste