Lyon-based artist Rozenn Le Gall enjoys the smooth texture of magazines, the stiffness of cardboard, and the peculiar smell of old paper. Le Gall’s collages uses the recognizable ’70s color palette of warm earth tones and pale blues, with a sporadic color pop of red or orange; further portraying her partiality to the iconic decade.
Abelardo Morell was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948.
His work has been collected and shown in many galleries, institutions and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York, The Chicago Art Institute, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Houston Museum of Art, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, The Victoria & Albert Museum and over seventy other museums in the United States and abroad. A retrospective of his work organized jointly by the Art Institute of Chicago, The Getty in Los Angeles and The High Museum in Atlanta closed in May 2014 after a year of travel. This November, he will have a show his work Flowers for Lisa on display at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York City.
I made my first picture using camera obscura techniques in my darkened living room in 1991. In setting up a room to make this kind of photograph, I cover all windows with black plastic in order to achieve total darkness. Then, I cut a small hole in the material I use to cover the windows. This opening allows an inverted image of the view outside to flood onto the back walls of the room. Typically then I focused my large-format camera on the incoming image on the wall then make a camera exposure on film. In the beginning, exposures took from five to ten hours.
Over time, this project has taken me from my living room to all sorts of interiors around the world. One of the satisfactions I get from making this imagery comes from my seeing the weird and yet natural marriage of the inside and outside.
Several years ago, in order to push the visual potential of this process, I began to use color film and positioned a lens over the hole in the window plastic in order to add to the overall sharpness and brightness of the incoming image. Now, I often use a prism to make the projection come in right side up. I have also been able to shorten my exposures considerably thanks to digital technology, which in turn makes it possible to capture more momentary light. I love the increased sense of reality that the outdoor has in these new works .The marriage of the outside and the inside is now made up of more equal partners.
Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. There are some artists who have given their incredible sculptures and statues a special note of creation. Many of these creations have become a trademark of entire cities and even countries.
1. Cap’è Caxx by Yoan Capote.
2. Love Land erotic art park on Jeju Island Korea.
3. Fat Lady Statue in San José, Costa Rica.
4. Venus of Willendorf
5. Winged Victory of Samothrace
6. David by Michelangelo
7. Expansion sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge.
8. Guardians of time, Stonehenge – United Kingdom.
9. Amazing sculpture in South Korea.
10. Water nymphs, York House Gardens Oxford, England.
11. Kiss of death, Poblenou Cemetery in Barcelona.
12. Reflection Sculpture In The United Kingdom.
13. We’re All In The Same Game, Just Different Levels Artwork.
14. Guardians Of Time, Berlin cathedral.
15. Cupid's Kiss' Musee Du Louvre, Paris, France
16. Rape of the Sabine Women, 1583 (detail) Firenze, Italy
Californian photographer Mike Dempsey loves to create startling and gravity-defying photographs of surreal moments with a touch of humor. To capture these moments he uses an intervalomenter to take multiple shots and Photoshop for post-production work.
Cayce Zavalia is an Embroidery Portrait Artist from Australia. Her work focuses exclusively on the portraits of friends, family, and fellow artists. Cayce's work is all hand sewn using cotton and silk thread or crewel embroidery wool. From a distance they read as hyper-realistic paintings, and only after closer inspection does the work’s true construction reveal itself.
Over the years, Cayce has developed a sewing technique that allows her to blend colors and establish tonalities that resemble the techniques used in classical oil painting. The direction in which the threads are sewn mimic the way brush marks are layered within a painting which, in turn, allows for the allusion of depth, volume, and form. Her stitching methodology borders on the obsessive, but ultimately allows her to visually evoke painterly renditions of flesh, hair, and cloth.
With a healthy dose of perfectly framed architecture photographs, German Photographer Hans-Martin Dölz renders particular moments of time that transcend the mundane and place value on moments of stillness.
Hans-Martin Dölz studied Mathematics and Business Administration at the Universities of Bochum and Göttingen and graduated in 1979 with a master’s degree in Business Administration. After retiring from his job he found interest in art. His first works were graphic images, partly created by using self-written algorithms and imaging software. He was fascinated by colors, lines, and shapes.
This soon led him to photography. In the beginning, the main focus of his works fathomed the abstract possibilities of photography, and later after visiting the Stuttgart City Library, he was interested in showing architectural design.
In contrast to German photographer Candida Höfer, who mainly shows architecture without any people, Hans-Martin Dölz likes to include people in the architectural environment.
Hans-Martin always tries to catch a scenery in a way that nearly no post-processing of the image is necessary. That often requires a long wait but it’s worth it.
Both his abstract images and the images showing architecture with people were already awarded in prestigious international photography contests.
Clearly Banksy, leaving the audience wondering whether he was making a serious point about the impermanence of supposedly timeless art or just poking fun at them. Or both!
Banksy shreds his own Girl With Balloon print - after it sells for £1m
Girl With a Balloon © Banksy
Photograph by © Carla DLM
What a genius! Being able to walk around and nobody identify who he is or who he can be. The enigmatic artist is thought to have grown up in Bristol, but his identity has remained a secret despite much speculation over the years. Yes this is Banksy!
The framed Girl With Balloon, one of the artist's best known works, was auctioned by Sotheby's in London. The piece which shows a girl reaching towards a heart-shaped balloon was the final work sold at the auction for £1.042m. Moments after the piece went under the hammer, the canvas passed through a shredder that was hidden inside the frame.
Posting a picture of the moment on Instagram, Banksy wrote: "Going, going, gone…"
After the incident, Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s senior director and head of contemporary art says "It appears we just got Banksy-ed,”
Sotheby's has not revealed who had bought the piece before it was shredded. Mr Alex Branczik told the Financial Times the auction house was trying to "figure out" what the stunt means.He said: "We have not experienced this situation in the past ...where a painting spontaneously shredded, upon achieving a [near-]record for the artist."We are busily figuring out what this means in an auction context."
"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge"- Picasso
Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life. Born into an upper-middle-class family, Van Gogh drew as a child and was serious, quiet and thoughtful. His early works, mostly still lifes and depictions of peasant labourers, contain few signs of the vivid color that distinguished his later work. As his work developed he created a new approach to still lifes and local landscapes. His paintings grew brighter in color as he developed a style that became fully realized during his stay in Arles in the south of France in 1888.
Van Gogh was unsuccessful during his lifetime and was considered a madman and a failure. He became famous after his suicide, and exists in the public imagination as the quintessential misunderstood genius, the artist "where discourses on madness and creativity converge”. His reputation began to grow in the early 20th century as elements of his painting style came to be incorporated by the Fauves and German Expressionists. He attained widespread critical, commercial and popular success over the ensuing decades, and is remembered as an important but tragic painter, whose troubled personality typifies the romantic ideal of the tortured artist.
#1 Starry Night Over the Rhône
#2 The Harvest
#3 The Church at Auvers
#5 Terrace of a Café at Night
#6 Garden of the Hospital in Arles
#7 The Town Hall at Auvers
#9 First Steps (after Millet)
#10 The Fields
#11 Mademoiselle Gachet in her garden at Auvers-sur-Oise
#12 The entrance to the public garden in Arles
#13 The Yellow House
#14 The Langlois Bridge At Arles With Women Washing
Text source: Wikipedia | Paintings by Vincent Van Gogh | Photographs by Mike Marsham