• Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto
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    Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto

    (Photo credit: http://www.designboom.com ) Alvar Hugo Henrik Aalto (February 3, 1898 – May 11, 1976) is an architect, but also a draftsman, a planner and a designer, born in Kuortane, Finland. Sensitive to the decorative arts, he has developed many architectural projects and curved furniture. A follower of functionalism and organic architecture, his wooden and brick buildings fit perfectly into the landscape, buildings in which are installed furniture created by the designer himself. Its laminated and curved wooden seats will enter the history of design. Thus, this brilliant architect-designer left his mark in our landscapes and our interiors. Here are some examples of his work: Sanatorium of Paimio (Photo credit:…

  • Portrait in Brief: Antony Gormley, Artist of the Human Condition
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    Portrait in Brief: Antony Gormley, Artist of the Human Condition

    A graduate in architecture, anthropology and art history, Antony Gormley, a London-born sculptor born in 1950, works on the subject of the human condition. He sculpts works exploring the depth of the body as a space of memory and transformation. In addition, he uses his own body as a subject, tool and even material. His reflection does not stop there! He also explores the collective body as well as the relationship with others. He thus realizes big installations like Allotment, Critical Mass, Another Place, Domain Field and Inside Australia. His current work is now focused on energy systems, fields and preferred vectors compared to the volumes initially studied. Whether it…

  • Portrait in brief: Jennifer Maestre sculptor of colored pencils
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    Portrait in brief: Jennifer Maestre sculptor of colored pencils

    Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, artist Jennifer Maestre is based in Massachusetts, where she is internationally known for her unique, unique and colorful pencil sculptures. For her creations, she is inspired by the shape and function of the sea urchin and reproduces the texture of the thorns by cutting her pencils to the extreme. Thus, his sculptures have a soft side and another very sharp side. His works play with texture, colors and shapes. Here are some of his accomplishments: ) (Source and photographs Jennifer Maestre: http://www.jennifermaestre.com )

  • Portrait in Brief: A "Flaming" Painter by the Name of Steven Spazuk
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    Portrait in Brief: A "Flaming" Painter by the Name of Steven Spazuk

    Star of fire, Franco-Canadian artist Steven Spazuk has developed a unique technique to use the flame of a candle or the flame of a torch as a pencil to create paintings. Using various tools, he sculpts the plumes of soot by letting the shapes appear on the canvas. Playing with shadows and lights, he is also fascinated by the human body and wants to express spontaneity, chance, emotions, opinions and stories. I let you discover his work, intensely creative: video screenshot © Steven Spazuk self portrait, photo © Steven Spazuk photo © Steven Spazuk Louise Bourgeois by Annie Leibovitz, photo © Steven Spazuk Steven Spazuk’s father, photo © Steven Spazuk…

  • Meeting with Michel Haillard, an artist from elsewhere
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    Meeting with Michel Haillard, an artist from elsewhere

    On this winter afternoon of February 3, 2014, I went to the Belleville district, and more precisely in the eleventh arrondissement of Paris, rue Morand, where the studio of Michel Haillard, an artist from ‘elsewhere. On the occasion of this meeting organized by himself and Nathalie Touzain , I was able to enter the fabulous world of Michel Haillard. Here is our meeting which lasted more than three hours, the visit of the workshop and the interview of the artist: After greeting us, Michel Haillard immediately puts me at ease, with a simplicity and a very warm welcome. Nathalie Touzain then arrives and takes a picture. and Michel Haillard (Photo…