Sunday 26 June 2011

designer loves art...Alfons Mucha...91

 some artist unfortunately get frustrated when their work gets known an advertising tool.

this is Alfons Mucha

born in what is now the Czech Republic, his particular style became known as art nouveau and helped bring some visual beauty in to the arts and crafts movement. most of his worked featured a beautiful woman surrounded by natural beauty. he constantly got frustrated that his advertising work became so popular, be cause of his belief that his work had more of a spiritual meaning. i loves his work, the organic forms, soft colors, and the pureness and innocence that each work brings forward.

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Saturday 25 June 2011

designer loves art...Susan Murtaugh...90

 so what technique do you use for your artwork?   i use my ipad and itouch.....

this is Susan Murtaugh

living in Michigan, she retired from marketing, she carries her itouch or her ipad everywhere, who knows where inspiration might hit her. she has an extensive gallery she is incredibly talented. i haven't tried to ever attend something like this, but you must require quite a bit of knowledge.

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Saturday 18 June 2011

designer loves art...Rembrandt...89

some artist unfortunately had to live their personal life in sorrow

this is Rembrandt 

dutch artists of the 17th century, he came form a family of median income, yet his parents focused on his education since very young. at age 14 he turned to art passed 2 masters and by the age of 22 he was already considered a master himself and even took some pupils. it is quite unfortunate that his 1st wife died young and was only able to give him one son who did not survive the age of 27. his 2nd wife also died 6 years before his own death. he was quite talented and most of his work is or a religious or mythological essence.  you can see that he  worked mostly with dark colors, but that makes your eye travel to the light, the center and the important part in his paintings. you can also appreciate his knowledge of shading by the quantity and quality of his own drawings.

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Wednesday 15 June 2011

designer loves art...Heike Weber...88

doodle doodle on the wall... wait...  what???

this is Heike Weber

born in Germany she has done what many would of love to do grab a permanent marker and doodle on the floor or on the wall. influenced by the baroque movement and the none ending flow of things. most of her exhibition start from the minute you enter the room, everything is pristine while, i mean isn't it the way it supposed to be a great white piece of paper? i personally love this, the effect you can give on a white canvas of movement or the illusion of  here being something. it must be a complete assault of the sight  when you enter a room. 

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Friday 10 June 2011

designer loves art...Jean-Baptiste Santierre...87

a revolucionary idea a school for woman......

this is Jean-Baptiste Santierre

of French nacionality born in 1658 he founded in Versallies a drawing academy for woman.
he is known for his nudes and portraits. some of his works are in the Louvre and  the Hermitage.
i like his style but i dont see anything that would seperate him from other painters. i do admire the courage to create an all girl school.but as it happens frequently i might just be un informed, if you like him or would like to tell me more about him, don't be afraid to send a comment 

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Tuesday 7 June 2011

designer loves art...Devorah Speber...86

so what can we do with thread? or spools??

this is Devorah Sperber

living in NY she studied in Colorado. she has had exhibitions since 1990. she has a creative way of replicating, known works of art. its impressive how she works on 2 different levels, 1st putting everything together, what color goes where, how many spools per row... and to increase the level of difficulty she make the upside down.... amazing

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Sunday 5 June 2011

designer loves art...Lorenzo Ghiberti...85

can you imagine working on the same thing for 20 years?

this is Lorenzo Ghiberti

born in Florence and trained as a goldsmith.he is one of the most important bronze sculptors of the renaissance. he won the commission's for the doors in the baptistery in Florence in which in 14 blocks he tells the story of the church. he made 3 sets of this huge doors. he earned respect from other great artists including Michelangelo. unfortunately because mys work was made to be of used and is exposed to the elements many of his relief have been worn down. so you cant see them in their splendor. but still the amount of detail in which they where made is extraordinary.

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Wednesday 1 June 2011

designer loves art...Leonora Carrington...84

i have to agree some surrealist have been in mental institutes....

this is Leonora Carrington

of British birth but living in Mexico for a great amount of time, after she spend some time in an institution. she is one of the original female surrealist. she was mostly inspired by the Celtic mythology she heard of as a kid as well as worlds of fantasy, magic and alchemy. in her work she represent travels not unlike fairytales. she was also a follower of women movements in the 70's. i can't say she had a defined style, she worked with pastels, watercolors, oils, and even ink. of that she took great liking of a style over another, or certain lighting to join her work. but rather the hidden meanings and encapsulated stories even some that i'm sure we can't even imagine.

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