Wednesday, 30 March 2011

designer loves art... 69...Rosalba Carriera

not many woman artist are known from the 18th century, specially not with crayons and pastels...
this is Rosalba Carriera
born in Venice she is one of the most recognized woman artist of her time, and not only that but she was recognized by the wonders in the pastel technique, all of her artwork, portraits mostly, is simple yet i find it extremely alluring, with soft tones, soft lighting she made the portraits come to life. i personally am in awe of the life giving in the eyes of her works. even thought pastel is a bit messy, she makes them look almost ethereal and living.

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Sunday, 27 March 2011

designer loves art... 68...Claudio Bravo

can you make a 2d artwork look really in 3-d?
this is Claudio Bravo
born in Chile but has lived in Morocco since the 70's. this inspired his use of color. i had the opportunity to work with "him" or truth be told his work when i was giving tours in the museum of contemporary art in Monterrey Mexico. his work can only really be experience firsthand, specially his fabrics and his wrappings. his ability to use color, light and texture to show something in 3d, made us in the museum to place a yellow tape 1 foot away from his works, as his 2d works come lo 3d easily people got too close to them or wanted to go ahead and touch them. I'm amazes by this technical skills in pastels and in oil. he truly is a mastermind.

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Thursday, 24 March 2011

designer loves art... 67...Hans the Younger Holbein

how many painters had the trust of a king, such a trust that the king would send him to paint one of his candidate as a bride, to see the painting and decide whether to marry her or not
this is Hans the Younger Holbein
of German birth he is recognized because of the realism in his portraits, especially those recording king Henry VIII of England. unfortunately the kind was not pleased by his intended and he lost his favor. he had an impressive imagination regarding the jewelry and the clothing used of the period. I'm usually on the side of designers and draftsman's just look at some of his sketching and you will be impressed by the quality work and detail that he put into it. I also admire his protectiveness over his creative freedom, this allowed him to create paintings with true brilliance.

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Saturday, 19 March 2011

designer loves art... 66...Jeff Nishinaka

paper is a medium, but does paper have a life of its own??
this is Jeff Nishinaka
born in LA with a journey of 28 years, he has mastered the art or paper sculpture with clients like Visa, Lafayette, and coca cola.
he is quite known for propaganda purposes. I really like the way he works with paper, with small bending and cuts, he sculpts the most incredible things, and apparently my opinion of him is also shared by Jackie Chan who owns many of his works.

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Friday, 18 March 2011


wow, 1,000 views, thanks everyone for helping me with this little project.
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Thursday, 17 March 2011

designer loves art... 65... Picasso

all artists express themselves though painting but to what extent?
this is Pablo Picasso
born in Spain, he was the founder of the cubism movement, although he did go thought several period including the blue and the rose period.
he was about color and exaggeration of shape. he was very emotional thought his paintings and to the day I think that his Guernica painting is the most controversial and emotional painting of his doing.

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

designer loves art... 64... Bruce Munro

light according to the dictionary means: the sensation aroused by stimulation of visual receptors
this is Bruce Munro
living in the UK, he is fascinated by light, into the extent of converting light into works of art. he makes allot of lighting features but what most surprises me about him are is huge lighting installations. in most of his work you are able to feel you are in a fairytale by the magic created by his lighting. it's quite clear he does stimulate our eyes.

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Thursday, 10 March 2011

designer loves art... 63... Goya

many artist suffer some kind of disability...
this is Francisco de Goya
Spanish painter he became court painter in 1789 for Charles IV. because of an illness he became deaf by the age of 46 he took a dramatic point in this work turning everything darker and more violent than in his younger years. during the French occupation of Spain he remained court painter he painted 2 scenes of the uprising of the Spanish against occupying forces.
in his last years he settled in Bordeaux where he took on lithography

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Friday, 4 March 2011

designer loves art... 62... Kotara

not many people with visual perception capabilities see the beauty in the tools of those with a visual impairment
this is Kenn Kotara
born in LA he has always been influenced by nature and geometric forms. he has brought forward some very interesting concepts.
his Braille art is so simple that I personally find it quite alluring. it has so much meaning that people that don't read Braille(including myself ) goes completely unnoticed. on his other work he is working with layers, and how you can get a 3d image. I hope we see more of him soon.

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Thursday, 3 March 2011

designer loves art... 61... Caravaggio

this is Caravaggio
of Italian decent and orphaned at 11 years of age. he had a rough start as a painter not lasting more than a couple of months in any studio. thankfully he came under the protection of the cardinal. but his suffering gave place to a whole new way of representing images.
he placed religious subject on daily life using people on the streets as his models showing their carnal emotions.
his play with dramatic light brings up the tension of the subjects, making you notice such little details and understand co much of the emotion of the subjects by looking at their face.
he became a great influence for many other artists including Rembrandt and Velazquez

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