Wednesday, 28 December 2011

designer loves art....Natalie Irish...132

we have all finger painted, but have you lip panted?

this is Natalie Irish

from Huston, USA,  she has been experimenting with several techniques in art. oil paints,  inks, ceramics and many thumbprint. what was surprising is her  technique "lip print", somehow using only her lips she is able to create  a portrait. you can see some of her videos on her webpage. although using a monochromatic color scheme , i'm surprised by the values and tints she is able to get.

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Sunday, 25 December 2011

designer loves art...Denver Gillen & Robert May...131

Merry Christmas everyone, last year we talked about santa, so lets talk about another loved Christmas character.:

this is Denver Gillen  & Robert May

" You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, 
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen., 
But do you recall? 
The most famous reindeer of all?...."

Rudolph born in the USA was written by May and illustrated by Gillen, was first published in 1939 for Montgomery Ward during the great depression. although the song and the movie where don't afterwards, the first printings where quite popular. here are some of the original images.

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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

designer loves art....Beatrix Potter...130

for my birthday this week  i'm writing about a woman who left  her mark, started her own business. i admire her for being a strong and a role modern woman even though she was  hold to rigid Victorian moral standings

this is Beatrix Potter

born in England she staring from a very young age, she painted and drew. what started as a little story to make a little sick boy feel better became a success in an industry were children's books where starting to bloom. this is how she started to form her business and what would able her to become an independent woman, quite rare for the Victorian era. with her lively imagination and wonderful watercolors she made a mark in the industry . her delicate strokes and colorful images makes her work come to life and enchant children.

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Saturday, 17 December 2011

designer loves art....Romero Britto...129

not many contemporary artist can get away with being colorful, or even use the term "pop art" to describe their work

this is Romero Britto

born in Brazil his first encounter with works from Picasso and Matisse took when he was in his early 20's. he combined his love or pop art with his new knowledge of cubism. the result  a wonderful mixture or color, textures and happiness. all of his work extrudes cheerfulness and is considered an agent of positive change. seeing his work i can't disagree,  you can easily smile when you see his work. I hope we get to see much more of him.

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Thursday, 15 December 2011

designer loves art....Peeter Neef the Elder...128

perspective in interiors is hard to achieve, specially in a place like a cathedral.

this is Peeter Neefs the Elder

fleimish painter, who worked in Antwerp, Belgium ,  he mostly worked in paining interior settings, specially of the cathedral of Antwerp. some or his paintings are quite accurate and some do have some creative freedom in them. the paintings are small usually in copper, panel or wood with oil paint. but one small problem with him is that his work and that of this sons are difficult to distinguish and many times mixed. personally i love the perspective used for the depth perceived, i do think the scale of the people is a little erred, but i've never been there so its an educated guess.

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Friday, 2 December 2011

designer loves art...Susan Stockwell...127

many artist show is different faces of the world we live in.

this is Susan  Stockwell

born in Manchester UK, she has worked with both paper and recycled material from home or the industry,scale and detail are important part of her work. ans her work tries to show us a sight of the actual world we would sometimes take into consideration. she has had several commissions from London, china and USA.


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