favorite artists: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) → Part 1 /→Part 2
“I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.”
That first one in person gave me a slight case of emotions, although really most of his paintings do for some reason.
Ran Hwang is best known for her wall sculptures that make use of common objects like buttons and crystals pinned directly onto the wall of the gallery. Using each element like a pixel on a scren, Hwang creates oversized murals.
I think Fiona will like this…
Yess, pretty, although I’m not sure how people actually have enough patience to do this kind of thing.
I was reminded today of how much I love Edward Bawden’s linocuts. There’s just something about them I find really beautiful. Maybe it’s the colours or the fact that they tend to involve a lot of architecture I’m a fan of, who knows. Anyway, they’re part of why I want to try out linocuts myself in some small way, even though I know it must take a lot of practice to get anywhere near this level. I can still try though.
I actually bought a card with the Covent Garden one on in it (the fifth image), as I like his work so much and wanted a small piece of it, even if it was only a reproduction. I should really get it framed or something sometime, although I’d have no idea where to put it.
This is the other person I discovered on the same day I discovered Eric Ravilious’ work. Edward Bawden’s stuff I really do love and think I would attempt to buy lots of if I was suddenly rich.
Watercolour work of Eric Ravilious. I love this work, much in the same way as I appreciate the subtlety of the watercolour work of Angie Lewin. One can only wonder that he produced so much beautiful work in such a short life. An official War Artist, he died before reaching 40. He was killed on 2 September 1942 while accompanying an RAF air sea rescue mission off Iceland that failed to return to its base.
I really love the colours in his stuff. Saw his work as part of an exhibition on British design at the V&A last year and I’m glad I did, even though the prints they were selling were a bit out of my price range.
/ Invisible Cities
/ Creative Perspective with Bob Hunt
/ Spring 2013
/ Sketchup underlay and Micron pens on Strathmore Tanned paper 14” x 11”
From top, Olinda, Valdrada, Tamara, Phyllis, Leonia, Ersilia.
Well these are gorgeous.
So I entered this for a contest Neil Gaiman did with Blackberry and it didn’t even get shortlisted for the prize or anything and then I was mad at it for being so rubbish but now I know it’s good so I guess you can look at it.
I wish we could have shortlisted everyone. So much great art…
This is lovely.