16 posts tagged art
My affinity for children’s books and their illustration runs deep, so it is with excitement that I can announce my new favorite not-entirely-for-kids character, Monsieur Boudin, created by San Francisco graphic design duo Lab Partners! Monsieur is a dachshund who loves Paris…
I challenge you to not fall in love with Monsieur.
Proof of what I’ve known for years.
8-bit Mona Lisa- An abstract painting of a computer-generated image of an iconic painting? Inspired!
You know you’re a biblio
The need to share another delicious Cecil Beaton dust jacket becomes overwhelming. :)
Adventuring around by scooter, exploring beautiful architecture? This was certainly my childhood dream!
Photography by Mel Yates
“Life is once… forever.”
-Henri Cartier-Bresson, in a video full of life, creativity, and wisdom.
In photography, the greatest magic happens when you experiment and let your art speak for itself, as you help it to find its own voice. How incredibly cool and beautiful is this? I adore the painterly abstraction that’s happened in this work!
(by Sarah Palmer)
I find this effect to be incredibly beautiful, and an interesting approach; bringing a sort of life and movement to the centuries-old genre of painting that speaks to anything but! Dutch Masters painted in this genre referred to as Vanitas as a way to remind people of their fragile mortality. This photographic series, however, is an amalgam of true Vanitas and what later turned into meticulous still life painting with only a nod to the more obvious and gruesome imagery of decades past.
From photographer Alexander James…
In his most recent series, ‘Vanitas’, Alexander James re-visits the works of the 17th century Dutch Masters. Using period props, food and real insects, he captures carefully staged underwater scenes ‘in-camera’ without the use of post production, either traditional or digital. Working with subtle distortions of light & movement from the waters own wave energy to create a unique and painterly effect. The subjects appear as if to be floating in a black space that neither interferes nor disrupts the subject matter, the collaboration within this void offering a serene and dreamlike sensation.
Just a reminder; to have fun, and enjoy the journey and process as much as the end result. :)
Amen! From The Ink Society, on Etsy.
Sublime. The Golden Gate Bridge is a wonder today- can you imagine that first experience, walking or driving it?
I’m formerly a Chicago girl and was lucky enough to have worked at the Art Institute of Chicago, my home away from home, for a time. In it, I was able to learn and absorb more than I could have hoped from some of the best curators in the world.
So- to celebrate one of my favorite museums, today I am participating in a fun little adventure around the world. (Explanation can be found at http://www.museumpics.com/)
From my house and heart to yours!