Philip Balow currently lives and paints in Riebeek Kasteel, near Cape Town. To Philip, light is the ultimate subject because it embodies the pinnacle of all reality. The figures in the landscape serve as carriers and reflectors of the light that falls upon them. Bathed in the luminosity, it is his hope that they would become more beautiful.
"Although I work within a long tradition of landscape painting, my depiction of the ‘seen’ landscape is simply a vehicle through which I navigate territory of another nature. A landscape less ordinary; where the line between the physical and the spiritual realm has seemingly been removed. However, these scenarios are not intended to be of a surreal nature. Hopefully they will seem curiously familiar and convincingly real" Philip mentioned
Andre Martins de Barros was born in 1942 in Pau, a small town near the Spanish border. Andre started to paint from the age of 15 and just after completing his military service decided to devote all his time to passion : Painting.
Curious by nature and a perfectionist he has always enjoyed a challenge and one can see that over the years he has constantly experimented with different styles, starting with classic, expressionism moving on to more abstract work and eventually returning to the classic style which currently motivates him.
His painting are never simple; they tell more than the story depicted on the surface and are often deep philosophical statements in themselves revealing great thoughts, secrets and symbols. They can be poetic or full of humour.
Every painting reveals another aspect of the artist's complex imagination and the style itself is a signature testifying that 'this is the word of Andre Martins de Barros, a world of fantasy
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I’m very intrigued by spaces and how they can affect and shape its occupants. As a child, I was always watching people, but was always more interested in spaces under the bed, in the crevice of a couch, or the corner of a wall. I would gravitate to those places and sit very close to them, feeling myself become separated from the world outside. I think that I still work in the same way, and am very sensitive to my surroundings, so the work that I tend to produce reflects how I was feeling within particular spaces.
I am constantly trying to find myself within the space of a canvas, even if it is through the portrait of another, or the portrait of someone that exists only in my imagination.
My job was to do identity photographs. I must have taken pictures of one hundred thousand faces before it occurred to me I was becoming a photographer - Richard Avedon
Richard Avedon (1923–2004) was born and lived in New York City. His interest in photography began at an early age, and he joined the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (YMHA) camera club when he was twelve years old.
Richard Avedon, 1956, Black and White Photography Portrait, Audrey Hepburn
Richard Avedon, Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, August 1955; © 2009 The Richard Avedon Foundation
Avedon, Homage to Munkacsi. Carmen, coat by Cardin, Place Franḉois-Premiere, Paris, August 1957, @2009 The Richard Avedon Foundation
Audrey Hepburn posing in front of “Winged Victory at Samothrace” in the Louvre, Still from Funny Face, 1957
Marian Anderson, singer, 1955, Gelatin silver print
Marilyn Monroe, Actress, New York City, May 6, 1957
Elizabeth Taylor, actor, New York, July 1, 1964
Barbara Streisand, singer, New York, October 1, 1965
Andy Warhol, artist, New York, August 20, 1969
Andy Warhol, artist, New York, August 20, 1969
Tina Turner, Singer, New York, June 13, 1971
Truman Capote, 1974
Audrey Hepburn, New York, 1967
Odeith was born in Damaia (Portugal). He held a spray can for the first time in the mid 1980s, but it was in the 1990s, when graffiti began its dissemination throughout Portugal and began to leave its Portuguese birthplace, Carcavelos, that the artist had his first contact with graffiti and its movement.
Early on, the artist showed a special interest in perspective and shading, in an obscure style, which he later called “sombre 3D”, where the compositions, landscapes or portraits, messages or homages, stood out for their realism and technique.
Odeith was, in 2005, internationally recognized for his groundbreaking incursions in the anamorphic art field, standing out for his compositions created in perspective and painted in different surfaces, such as 90º corners or from the wall to the floor, creating an optical illusion effect.
"Know Where You Stand" is a series created by Seth Tara for The History Channel. Seth Taras is a self-taught American artist, one of Luerzer’s Archive’s 200 Best Photographers Worldwide and winner of numerous international awards including a Cannes Lion for his brand campaign for The History Channel, “Know Where You Stand,” which has been translated into 30 languages and published in 130 countries.
He was born into a lineage of artists and artisans, including bronze and Macramé sculptors, golden-age cartoonists, interior designers, vacuum repairmen, celebrity stylists (and a tailor to the Czar of Russia). Nearly all of his pictures are direct prints from original film negatives with no digital alteration and taken largely hand-held. His pictures hang in collections around the world
The 2018 Drone Awards photo contest has announced the best aerial photographs of the year across six categories for professionals and amateurs. More than 4400 submissions were submitted from everywhere in the world by talented professional photographers and amateur drone photo enthusiasts coming from 101 countries. Check out the winners and our favorites shots:
Above The Polar Bear
by Florian Ledoux
By Ovi D. Pop
Abstract: Highly Commended
By Casey McCallister
By Gabriel Scanu
Nature: Runner Up
Entrance to Hell
By Xiaoxiao Liu
Pilgrimage of Millions of People
By Qinghua Shui
People: Highly Commended
Cruisin the Route 66
By Raf Willems
By Vincent Riemersma
Sport: Runner Up
By Luis Alonso Jimenez Silva
By Adam Barker
Wildlife: Highly Commended
By Hussam Alabdullatif
Assisi Over the Clouds
By Francesco Cattuto
Urban: Runner Up
By Gary Cummins
Collage artist Sara Shakeel reveres stretch marks by filling them with glitter. They are, after all, symbols of a women’s experience and growth—so why shy them?In hopes of getting people to better appreciate their natural forms, Shakeel encourages followers to send photos of their stretch marks and have her highlight, and not conceal, them.
The response has been surreal so far. “I cannot explain how overwhelmed I was to see around 300 emails of stretch marks, cellulite, [and] scars and the best part is I am getting requests from men asking if I can put glitter on their marks too!”
Vans officially announces a partnership with post-impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh, highlighting his most influential artwork through a collection of footwear and apparel.
Self-Portrait, 1887, Art Institute of Chicago
“We are delighted with the Vans x Van Gogh Museum collection, as it ties in with our mission to make the life and work of Vincent van Gogh accessible to as many people as possible in order to enrich and inspire them”, said Adriaan Dönszelmann, Managing Director of the Van Gogh Museum.
A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Van Gogh Museum to further their mission of preserving his legacy and art for future generations.The Vans x Van Gogh Museum collection arrives soon.