NEWS IN ART
I’ve been looking for the name of the photographer of this amazing picture hereabove for a while now and it is by pure accident that I’ve eventually found it. It’s a she actually. Sally Mann (born 1961) is an American photographer, best known for her large black-and-white photographs—at first of her young children, then later of landscapes suggesting decay and death. As I browsed though some of her work I really fall in love with her early work with children. It is perversive and beautiful at the same time, completely out of child pornography to me but is shocking enough with candid, playful, living childs. I love it.
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Check out this series of cool polygon heroes on stretched canvas designed by TheBlackeningCo! Either you’re a Marvel fan or a DC Comics one: you’ll find what you’re looking for. Captain America, Batman, Hulk, Wolverine,… They’re all there for $85! Comics are fashionable right now, why not getting yourself a matte canvas of your favorite hero! They all also exist in iPhone case version ($15)… Read the rest of this entry »
Seen on Uncrate.com: Three Man Chess ($TBA) switches the ancient game from a square board to a round one, making room for a third set of pieces — gray, in this case — and opening up a whole new world of possible moves, strategies, and ways to get beaten when you least expect it. I find it fantastic! Read the rest of this entry »
I’m just coming back from the Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition is not monumental and honestly I didn’t understand everything. I mean, the exhibition tends to separate Vuitton from Marc Jacobs and strictly differentiate their jobs. It’s more a parallel between the two geniuses of their generations that makes sense but I regret the lack of chronological references. Still, there are quite a lot of amazing trunks, bags and dresses that you should take a look at. And it’s free if you’re under 25. More pics after the gap ! Read the rest of this entry »
Born in Fife, Scotland in 1951, Jack Vettriano left school at sixteen to become a mining engineer. For his twenty-first birthday, a girlfriend gave him a set of watercolour paints and, from then on, he spent much of his spare time teaching himself to paint. The triggering factor to an exceptional carrer.
Vettriano‘s breakthrough year was 1989, when he felt ready to display his paintings in public and submitted two canvases for the Royal Scottish Academy annual show. Both paintings sold on the first day and Vettriano was approached by several galleries who wanted to sell his other work. He moved to Edinburgh, changing his name to Vettriano and became the Edwardian Dandy (“brogues, braces, long hair; the only thing missing was the cane.”) he depicts in his paintings. He masterfully paints a period ruled by the reign of style, society life, and sexual relationships.
What I enjoy the most inVettriano’s artworks is obviously his impressive attention to detail: the elegance (the suits, the poet hats, the dresses, the coats…) and the expression of his characters. Plus, I must admit he is really good at painting “soft porn” situation! Read the rest of this entry »
Jeremy Kool recently kicked off his “The Paper fox” project (in collaboration with Pozible.com.au): a series of animals composed of paper and represented in 3 dimensions. The idea is pretty funny and quite well realized! Discover the entire series of 3D designs after the jump. If you appreciate the concept, check his website and order your print! Read the rest of this entry »
You still don’t have a concept when you decide to shoot hot looking girls with a powerful flash light. However you do have one when you call the photo series “Girls On My Floor” and shoot them lying on the ground. Enjoy Johann Bona’s work for he is a photographer who specializes in portraying under-dressed girls with over-exposure. Read the rest of this entry »