Posts Tagged “art”

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese: 歌川 広重) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition.

Hiroshige is best known for his landscapes, such as the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō and The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaidō; and for his depictions of birds and flowers. The subjects of his work were atypical of the ukiyo-e genre, whose typical focus was on beautiful women, popular actors, and other scenes of the urban pleasure districts of Japan’s Edo period (1603–1868).

Todd White, Risky Behaviour

Todd White, Risky Behaviour

There’s a new Todd White collection out, and I’d love to get a print of this. Unfortunately, our art budget has gone the way of the dodo and, besides, we’re out of wall space.

Todd White is working on new material. Me likey.

Hopefully the prints won’t be toooo expensive.

Full gallery here: Todd White

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Katy and I were walking in Morges yesterday when we came across this.

It rocks.

I must do this. All I need is some hardboard, a hot glue gun and a shitload of rubber ducks.

Ebay, here I come!!

I saw a picture of a new Todd White painting from his Facebook page and I asked out art pushers (the lovely people from Whitewall Galleries) to see if they could get more information on it. This is what I got back:

I have some news on ‘Panning for Gold’ and I can see why it caught your eye it’s an amazing piece now I’ve seen it complete.
It is only the original that will be released from his studio and there are no current talks of this being turned in to a limited edition at this time.

In fact this pieces is so amazing that it is the headline of his upcoming US tour. This is expecting to be one of the, if not the first piece to sell from his tour, which makes this a very rare and exclusive opportunity to own this piece before it starts later this year.

Panning for Gold – Original – 18” x 44” – £69,195
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I told them that it’s beautiful, and that we’ll buy it to put next to our Picassos and Monets… le sigh.

At the Columbus College of Art and Design, two rogue college students are creating quite a stir… but not by any normal means. They aren’t cheating or stealing, they are causing a creative riot. The anonymous duo, who go by the name Dangerdust, sneak into a classroom each week and create a masterpiece out of nothing but chalk. The pair are both seniors in Advertising & Graphic Design, and they are probably busy with a larger than life course-load, but they still remain passionate about their weekly chalk art. These two create some of the most beautiful (and inspiring) art you’ll ever see.

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Moment de sérénité, by Martin Beaupré.

Word art like this is a form of graphic design that I love.

Also, look at these. I’ve just been recently reminded of them, and they’re still kick-ass!

http://www.flubu.com/blog/2013/04/26/gallery-juan-osborne/

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I had the privilege to meet Martin Beaupré last night at the Midnight Sun gallery, in Morges, where he was doing a live painting exhibition. The crowded house had the chance to see him start a painting and ask questions. It was a really fun and informative evening.

Things I learned:

  • “Il est sans dessins”, which means that he always starts his paintings without any sort of drawing. It just flows freeform
  • He paints while listening to various asian-themed soundtracks, or sometimes taiko drums
  • All his paintings are started upside-down, which also helps the freeform flow. Sometimes geishas become mountains, sometimes mountains become geishas
  • He can have between 8 and 10 paintings on the go at the same time, because of all the layers they need and the various drying times that are required
  • His wife is the one responsible for putting each individual Swarovski crystals
  • The little monk symbolizes self-mastery. The green trees symbolize abundance and love of life. The red trees symbolize rebirth, an internal springtime. The mountains symbolize the elevation of the spirit.

Invitation-Beaupré

Over the last few years, acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz has partnered with Disney to create this beautiful series of celebrities as iconic Disney characters called Disney Dream Portraits.