• Cosmic gardens: between science and spirituality
    Architecture,  Art,  Outside

    Cosmic gardens: between science and spirituality

    Charles Jencks Alexander is known for his books on the questioning of modern, neo and post modern architecture. He created gardens in the United Kingdom in Europe and the United States, and today he designs reliefs, even sculptures, all based on cosmic art. Inspired by Wiliam Blake, British painter and poet, establishing relationships between the big and the small, science and spirituality, or the universe and landscape, Charles Jencks Alexander creates spectacular gardens, defying the laws of physics and of nature. Simply beautiful! Here is one of his achievements: The Garden of Cosmic Speculation (Dumfries, Scotland) (Photo credits: http://www.charlesjencks.com )

  • Celebrating Grandfathers: Celebrity Portraits

    Celebrating Grandfathers: Celebrity Portraits

    Share Record +1 For Grandfather’s Day, which will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2013, I invite you to discover painted portraits of famous grandfathers who have made their mark on history. Tribute to the great men of all times! Léon Bonnat, “Portrait of Victor Hugo,” 1879. Oil on canvas, conserved above the office of Henri Guaino (Elysee Palace, Paris 8). ) (source: http://www.tak.fr/lart-detre-grand-pere/ ) ) Charles Darwin (source: http://www.larousse.fr/encyclopedie/personnage/Darwin/115722 ) Charles de Coubertin Self-portrait of Charles de Coubertin as a painter, 1878 ) Oil on canvas (54x65cm) (source: http://decoubertin.info/fr/table-des-matieres/oeuvres-dart-selectionnees/charles-de-coubertin/ ) ) Mr Tawiti T. Emmanuel, painter and sculptor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Verviers (Belgium) (source: http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/06/100-portraits-of-iconic-people-of-all-time/“>…

  • Blow of heart: The vault of LeFevre, organic and remarkable
    Architecture,  Art,  Discovery,  Favorites

    Blow of heart: The vault of LeFevre, organic and remarkable

    This construction was done by the American studio Matter Design Studio, where Wes McGee and Brandon Clifford created a remarkable work. Each element has been carefully calculated and calibrated for a balance of volumes and forces. Marvel of technology, this work is also a beautiful illustration of the meeting between art and architecture. Entirely made of plywood, LeFevre’s vault can be admired in the Benvard Gallery at the Ohio State Knownlton School of Architecture. (Source: http://www.matterdesignstudio.com )

  • Blow of heart: glass animals by Marta Klonowska
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    Blow of heart: glass animals by Marta Klonowska

    Marta Klonowska is a Polish artist. She uses glass in an amazing way by sculpting real size translucent animals. Inspired by romantic and baroque painters like Rubens or Goya, she creates veritable works of art, where each piece of glass is glued with the minutia of a goldsmith’s work. It is interesting to compare painter’s reference paintings with his works, especially since the works are compared. Really beautiful ! according to “Large Kitchen Still Life” after Michel de Bouillon according to “Marquesa de Pontejos” after Francisco de Goya according to “Venus and Adonis” after Peter Paul Rubens according to “Portrait of a Young Girl” after Charles of Agar ) (Source:…

  • Ascension in art
    Art,  ascent,  Events

    Ascension in art

    Ascension is a Christian holiday celebrated forty days after Easter (counting Easter Sunday). That’s why she always falls on a Thursday, usually in May. In the tradition and the Christian faith, it marks the elevation to heaven of Jesus of Nazareth after his resurrection and the end of his earthly presence. The Ascension, miniature on an evangelical, codex of Rabula, Fol 13v, VI ° century. Wikimedia CC. Ascension, icon of the Novgorod School, 1341. Wikimedia CC. Andrei Rublev, Icon of Ascension. Wikimedia CC public domain. Giotto di Bondone. Ascension. Church of Padua Arena (= Scrovegni Chapel). Fresco, 1303-1306. Wikimedia CC. Detail of Burtz Françoise, Ascension Pentecost. © Aimable concession

  • Blow of heart: Areniscos project by Victor Castanera, sand and water
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    Blow of heart: Areniscos project by Victor Castanera, sand and water

    In a system of production and mass consumption, the designer Victor Castanera invites us to reflect on mass products. He thus conceives an alternative production system by integrating the parameters of our natural habitat, by exploring nature in order to be part of sustainability. The designer cultivates the idea of ​​a simple creation with small series of products exploiting nature in its simplest forms, without damaging it in the process. No machines, no contamination, only a small amount of resources are needed to create the product. The Areniscos project is a perfect example of this methodology with the manipulation of sand and water. Acrylic resin is then cast and takes…

  • A little art for May 8, 1945: The second world war seen by Canadians
    Art,  Events,  May 8, 1945

    A little art for May 8, 1945: The second world war seen by Canadians

    Affected in Newfoundland Painting by Paul Goranson, 1942 (reproduction) You could meet military personnel everywhere on the home front. Goranson shows civilians mingling with the military on a train in Newfoundland. Painting by Alex Colville, 1946 The painting depicts soldiers moving painfully on a muddy path in the Netherlands, in December 1944. It looks as if they will get out of the picture. Colville said that his canvas “expressed the terrible life he had to lead: lack of sleep, food, constantly exposed to danger”. He added, “It’s amazing what these people were going through. They suffered it, these young people quite ordinary. ” Orville Fisher painting, 1945 Fisher, a war…

  • The deco idea of ​​Sunday: Plants that grow on furniture!
    Art,  Decoration ideas,  The deco idea of ​​Sunday

    The deco idea of ​​Sunday: Plants that grow on furniture!

    Share Record +1 The artist Rodrigo Bueno works to create an “interior jungle”, a kind of living laboratory where nature and time meet. This is how plants grow on furniture to mix nature with your furniture. It’s the deco idea of ​​Sunday! The artist’s studio is filled with recycled materials, transformed into interior jungle furniture, where furniture, bark, branches and leaves intertwine with a chair foot or a fabric cushion. It’s the artistic idea of ​​Sunday! ) (source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/220043131769392247/ ) ) (source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/92323861087310686/“> ) (source: http://www.mataadentro.com.br/Sobre-o-artista“> and:

  • Art and matter: creativity in decoration!
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    Art and matter: creativity in decoration!

    If the design takes a big place in our interiors, the material makes its return in the creativity of the designers. Thus, wood, bronze, stone are mixed with materials commonly used for the manufacture of furniture such as wood to make decorative accessories and unique furniture, even chic and luxurious. If wood is the basic material usually used for furniture, today it is enhanced with materials such as metal, glass, bronze or stone. The materials merge with each other, blend, intertwine, to create real decorative pieces in the house. Apart from their decorative aspect, the furniture becomes a work of art and the furniture takes all its place in our…

  • The chair reviewed and corrected

    The chair reviewed and corrected

    Functional, simple, worked, comfortable or rudimentary, the chair is an indispensable element of our interiors. A common object, it lends itself to all interpretations, styles and forms. I wanted today to share new approaches to this piece of furniture. Here, the chair is manipulated and its function sometimes diverted. Thus, artists have redesigned the object to create more surprising works than the others with a completely different vision of the chair. Here are their achievements: (Sources: http://www.designboom.com/history/stilllife.html) Floriane Lemarié