I’m totally in love with how sad those paintings by Alex Kanevsky look. Couldn’t find any representation of waves that had so much melancholia and depression stuck in them. The blue and greenish tones perfectly fade to a dark shadowed brown. I invite you to take a look at the rest of Kanevsky’s creations. If, like me, you love a sad little oil painting, you’ll be served!Read More
One of the most risky yet most profitable investments you could have made in the past years is buying one of Adolph Gottlieb‘s paintings. The American abstract expressionist painter, sculptor and graphic artist who died in 1974 is now one of the most sought after alternative investments, just like a good old Aston Martin or a vintage Ferrari. He has been one of “The Ten” abstract surrealist artists among which was the now popular Rothko. His most famous series include the Pictographs (painted in the 40s), the Imaginary Landscapes and the Burst (late in his life). Check out some of his work below!Read More
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.Read More
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 ($15)…Read More
Seen on Uncrate.com: Three Man Chess ($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 More
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 More
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 More