Thursday, 27 October 2011

designer loves art....Dale Chihuly...121

how many materials are there to work with?

this is Dale Chihuly

born in Washingnton, usa, his material of choice is Glass. he enrolled in one of the first glass programs there was to study and continued in Rhode Island school of design where he formed the glass program. he also has work in many glass factories  and has had exhibitions all over the world. usually our first impression of glass is how fragile it is, but what we don't take into consideration is how malleable it its , how colourful it could be and how many textures it can take. his work is impressive specially the large scale pieces as well as the installations.

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Saturday, 22 October 2011

designer loves art....Sir Thomas Lawrence...120

from the son of an inn keeper to a knight

this is Sir Thomas Lawrence

born in the UK his talent was known since he was a little boy. he is one of the most famous painters in the late 18th century early 19th century. his speciality were portraits and because of this most of his work is privately owned. he had the opportunity to paint some of the most recognised faces of his time including some artist, royalty,military figures and even the pope. alot of his work is not only done in oli but also in pastels and charcol. he was knighted in 1815 and became president of the royal academy in 1820.

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

designer loves art....Janet Echelman...119

art work is always affected by the elements and not in a good way, but what of they where created to be transformed by them?

this is Janet Echelman

of american nationality, her artwork is created so that i will respond to the elements it is in contact with, it maybe water, air, earth or even fire, its possible that this respect or incline for the elements came form the several years she lived in Asia. So she started to think in what way she could create a volume without a solid body, one day while watching fisherman in the India, she decided her work would be of nets.

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Sunday, 16 October 2011

designer loves art....Jonh Constable...118

sketching is mostly done with pencil, but they don't always show what we want.

this is Jonh Constable

born in England, she was one of the first artist that took to making small sketches with oil paint.
this was to allow and show the effects of light. most of them where small and done on the exterior, then he would go to his studio and try to create a paining but this was usually not the case, as he made this little sketches for his own entertainment and enjoyment.

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Thursday, 13 October 2011

designer loves art....Elise Windsor...117

how many artists play with our visualisation of objects?

this is Elise Windsor

from Toronto, she is an emerging visual artist. her work has been seen in Canada, USA and even Russia.
it is not hard to understand why her work is ingenious. i hope we get to see more of her work in the future.

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Sunday, 9 October 2011

designer loves art...Ando Hiroshige...116

have talked about prints before but lets go back in time

this is Ando Hiroshige

born in Japan, he is well known for his landscapes. but at the beginning of his career he started by making prints of young woman and actors. after that period its when he started to gain acknowledgement by this landscapes and created collections, which consisted of an incredible quantities of prints of certain location. it is said that though out his life he created over 5,400 prints all of where easy to understand, making him a favorite of the beginning of the 19th century.

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Thursday, 6 October 2011

designer loves art...Judith G. Klausner...115

carving and oreos, what do they have in common?

this is Judith G. Klausner

form Massachusetts, she has now merged several Victorian tecniques to transform packaged food.
she like many other artist want us to take time and look carefully at the things we have aroundus, that we wouldn't give a second thought about. and how those things can turn into something beautiful with a little  extra input form our side.

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Sunday, 2 October 2011

designer loves art...Romanesque illuminated manuscripts...114

everyone has seen an illustration on a book, but how would they look if  we lived in the  11 th century?

this  are a collection of Romanesque illuminated manuscripts

manuscript means a collection of books or other document written by hand in the medieval age. all of this books on subjects related from philosophy to literary texts had ornamented borders and illuminated inicials . they where usually produces on commissions to monastery. the colors, detail and time to get one done could take up to several years , since if i'm not mistaken, it was work of a single person to maintain the same style though it.

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