Saturday, 28 May 2011

a special note...

i would just like to pay my respects today to Leonora Carrington's family.
she passed away earlier this week at the age of 94.

she was one of the original surrealist and i write post on her this coming week.

Friday, 27 May 2011

designer loves art...Bronzino..83

thankfully some children are giving an extraordinary opportunity by being adopted

this is Agnolo Bronzino

of Italian birth he was the adopted son of Pontormo a Florentine painter who introduced the craft. though unlike him he excelled as a portraits and court painter of the Medici family. he also was one of the founders on the Accademia del Disegno. his portraits are extremely elegant but at the same time they lack emotion and have a cold regard. making it perfect for the high class of the time. i like his portraits, though not all of the people he painted would be considered handsome, the elegant poses, his soft lighting , soft toned pallets and the detail on their clothing just exemplifies luxury and wealth of the time.

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Thursday, 26 May 2011

designer loves art...Lisa Brown..82

how could print making inspire you?
this is Lisa Brown
living in Canada, she got inspired by printmaking in the Alberta collage of art and design. from then she has been working on woodcuts. for her subjects she has done some portraits of famous people and birds. i love the detail and the precision she puts into each piece, as well as the coloring she gives to it and consistency, i really can't imagine being to make spirals or even a straight line if i tried to carve in wood. she has an extensive gallery in her webpage, i hope you enjoy it.

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Sunday, 22 May 2011

designer loves art...Alexander Rosin..81

not many artists get to be searched for by the elite of their time...
this is Alexander Rosin
Swedish by birth and portrait painter of the 18th century and yo have been painted by him was one of the highest social medals one could have his personal journey took him though a great part of Europe. i personally was marbled and fell in love with his work when i saw the exhibition on the national gallery in Stockholm. his work full of life, of light and his flawless technique left me astonished. even though his work is "superficial beauty" it gives you a snapshot of the elite looked like. unfortunately i couldn't find much information of him i do hope someone will extend an research of him soon.

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Thursday, 19 May 2011

designer loves art...Meg Hitchcock..80

words have different meetings, and to each one of us they have a different meaning...

this is Meg Hitchcock
living in new york she makes "cut outs" or collages. but interesting enough she uses holy books, she cuts them and then forms it into passages of other holy books. and even thought its a deep concept im more attracted to her work because f the aesthetic value she add to each of her works its clean, crisp lines and have flow in the lines.

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Sunday, 15 May 2011

designer loves art...Arthur Hughes..79

It's easy to be inspired but when that inspiration marks your work it is potent...
this is Arthur Hughes
born in London in 1832. he displayed great talent since childhood. he entered the school of design at age 14 under the tutelage of Alfred Stevens. he was also greatly inspired by the pre-Raphaelite, which stated that classical poses and elegant compositions like those of Raphael, in particular, have been disintegrated by the teaching of art. in his work he includes those classical posses and not to mention elegant compositions, he breathed in magic into his work with color and delicacy.

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Monday, 9 May 2011

designer loves art...Caroline Saul...78

recycle.... its what we keep hearing abut what could we do???
this is Caroline Saul
based in Brighton, she is a designer who is concerned about our planet. so she started to use recicled material usually plastics. she started to create decoration objects by plaing with color, texture and patterns. i like her work its simple but its quite beautifull even though they aren't really usefull (aside the lamp shades). take a look, an dwho know you might even get inspired.

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Friday, 6 May 2011

designer loves art...Pierro della Francesca...77

how many artists are forgotten to be re-discovered
this is Pierro della Francesca
born in Italy he mostly worked on frescos. and most of his work was in the court of Federico de Montefeltro. not much is know if his work since he has been rediscover on the early 20th century. it is noted that he is mostly remembered as a mathematician. i think he is a clear master of Italian renaissance. the stiffness of pose yet impeccable detail in the buildings he painted. not to mention his ability for perspective. i do hope we get to know more of him in the future.

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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

designer loves art... Carl Warner...76

we were all taught not to play with food right?....
this is Carl Warner
living in England he started of drawing at the age of 7, all because of his inspiration on great surrealist such as Salvador Dali. after a degree in photography he started branching out to creating landscapes out of food with he calls "foodscapes". he starts out with a sketch and he and his team make everything possible to bring it to life. i have to say that his work is not for a quick glimpse, you have to take your time and look at each of his pictures. i mean who would of thought a slice of lettuce could be the sky or broccolis act as trees?? take your time looking at them, and i hope you aren't too hungry at the end.

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Sunday, 1 May 2011

designer loves art...75.. Paul Delaroche

it is funny how the representation of a point in history is known by the art work of an artist that wasn't born in that country....
this is Paul Delaroche
born in France he was one of the students of Gros and was known for is dramatic scenes. ironically enough most of his subjects where from English history, including the execution of lady Grey. his works are recognized because of the light that he gives the main characters while the rest of the picture blends into darkness. his attention to detail deserves praise. and more of his work should be studied and taken into consideration.

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