Thursday, 29 September 2011

designer loves art...Madeline von Foerster...113

there are allot of techniques that because of time have been lost,

this is Madeline von Foerster

original from San Francisco she is a master in the technique of eggs and mixed oils tempera which was created by the Flemish masters in the 15th century. her works have brilliant colors and intresting compositions, but  i think that most importantly are her subjects. i would classify her as a contemporary surrealist but don't take my word for it.

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Saturday, 24 September 2011

designer loves art...Pietro Perugino...112

not many artist like to see their work destroyed, but sometimes it happens

this is Pietro Perugino

of Italian decent, he assited Pietro della francesca, and was student with Da Vinci in Verrocchio's studio. he was summoned to Rome by Pope Sixtus to help decorate the Sistine chapel, and unfortunately some of his work was destroyed to make room for Michelangelo's work. he also was Raphaelle's teacher. but later in his life he had to move to Perugia since his work in Florence was now old-fashioned.

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Thursday, 22 September 2011

designer loves art...Slinkachu...111

how much are we actually aware of what is around us?

this is Slinkachu

living in the UK. his concept goes 2 ways, one is how overwhelming it could be to live in a huge city by seeming so little. and at the same time, how we are not usually aware of what's around us. so he places little scenes in the busy street, with little models of people. but how many people pass by them without even seeing them?

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Sunday, 18 September 2011

designer loves art...Paolo Veronese...110

your influence on other artist most of the time out lived them

this is Paolo Veronese

born in Verona, he combined Renaissance style with Mannerist elements. even thought he was very successful his influence didn't come up until much later with his use of colour and the use of perspective. he focused allot on religious subjects, but extended to mythological ones and even some portraits.

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Saturday, 17 September 2011

designer loves art...Peter Rocha & Kristen Cumings...109

who doesn't like jelly beans?

this is Roger Rocha & Kristen Cumings

its always a wonder how something as candy can provide inspiration to create a portrait.
but its not surprising, seeing the variety of colours available with jelly beans.

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Sunday, 11 September 2011

designer loves art...Il Sodoma...108

we can easily talk about art movements, when they start when they finish but what who are the artist the make that transition, or bridge?

this is Il Sodoma

born in Italy, he was one of the bridges between the high renaissance and the mannerist movements. you can see this because of the higly ornament work  and colours or renaissance yet the elongation of the body in mannerist  accomplished on both canvas and frescos, he made his way up into being one of the leading artist in Siena of  his time.

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

designer loves art...Simon Schubert...107

so what is another way to fold paper, to get images?

this is Simon Schubert  (inverview with him)

born in Köln, germany, he studies in the academy of art in Düsseldorf.
he has the ably to create 3d-work in single sheets of white paper, just by folding them. what is intresting about his art, is the perspective ha applies in all of them, so that you are able to see the rooms, or house in 3 dimensions.

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Sunday, 4 September 2011

designer loves art...Armando Menocal...106

some artist always return to their native country and become recognised as masters.

this is Armando Menocal

born in La Havana Cuba. born of an illustrated and cultural family, he had the opportunity to study in Spain, by the age of 21 he got his first award by getting second place in Madrid where his oil painting got  great approval. 10 years later he retuned to Cuba to join forces of the liberal group since the Independence war started. after that he when on to teach in his Alma-mater " San Alejandro Academy". he is recognised as one of the most important painters of Cuban art.

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Friday, 2 September 2011

designer loves art...Jeff Koons...105

who doesn't like a balloon dog?

this is  Jeff Koons 

born in Pennsylvania en 1955, he studied in Baltimore and in Chicago. his work has been exposed all around the works and has received numerous awards. he has worked with almost every material imaginable. and his rage of artwork though mostly in sculpture, also extends to painting.

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