Women hikers of the 1920s
Women hikers of the 1920s
Matthew Albanese creates small-scale meticulously detailed models of outdoor scenes and landscapes using everyday, simple, mundane materials and transform them into an image through the lens of his camera making them look hyper-realistic.
Construction paper, 12 x 114 x 120 inches
photographs from the series: Walking the Dog, 1976-9
28 silver gelatin prints, 38 x 38 cm each
Happy Birthday to Vassily Vassilyevich Kandinsky, the Russian artist credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Kandinsky’s creation of abstract work followed a long period of development and maturation of intense thought based on his artistic experiences. He called this devotion to inner beauty, fervor of spirit, and spiritual desire inner necessity; it was a central aspect of his art.
”Circles in a Circle”, 1923, Vassily Kandinsky.
vincent giard • aencre
Without a Doubt - Part #2, 2012 by Oliver JeffersOliver Jeffers spoke at CreativeMornings’ fifth birthday, offering up a few minutes worth of his best advice.
Oil on gesso board, 13.7 x 11.8 inches
Absolutely amazing polymer clay journals by © Anna Kolesnikova (Mandarin Duck). Take a look at her portfolio, it’s really something.
You can look around in her Etsy shop here.
Also she has a very cool YouTube channel filled with tutorials and all kinds of crafty videos.
Become a fan of her on Facebook here.
Van Utrecht’s picture takes us back four centuries, to a time when abundance was new and not to be taken for granted. He knew it was hard to get that lobster. Europeans of his era were amazed (as we still should be) that human beings can arrange the world in such a way as to make possible so bounteous a feast. They knew that marshes had to be drained and cattle fed through the winter, and they were impressed that lemons could reach a northern table. Perhaps these very fruits were carried by donkey from the Neapolitan hills down to the harbor, onto leaky wooden ships that braved storms and struggled with unreliable winds.
People of that day felt the beauty of trade and understood how easily it could be disrupted by blockades or war. Every pleasure of the table was sending money around Europe—a force for peace and prosperity. The picture remembers all this effort and celebrates it.
Today we are so afraid of greed that we forget how honorable the love of material things can be. In the 17th century, homage was still paid to the nobility of commerce—a concept that boredom and guilt have made less accessible to us. Perhaps we can learn from this picture. A good response to consumerism might be not to sacrifice these pleasures and live without lobster and lemons but to appreciate what really goes into providing them.
Our desire to have luxury cheaply is the real problem. If the route to your table were dignified and ethical at every stage, a lemon would cost more, of course. But maybe then we’d stop taking lemons for granted and find their zest all the keener.
Art for Life’s Sake — Alain de Botton, Wall Street Jounal
Megan Is Reading Rainbow
BODIES & SKULLS
The New Cruelty is a unique creative production agency based in New York. - “A series of still-life images featuring preserved human skulls, bodies and various internal organs.”
female osmia avosetta bees - a species of solitary bee native to iran and turkey which eschews hive life - make nests for their larvae with layers of flower petals glued together with mud. nectar and pollen are deposited inside the chamber by the bee before she lays her egg and seals the nest. photos by jerome rozen, a curator of invertebrate zoology at the american museum of natural history in new york, who notes that the nests take two days to build, and offer the larvae warmth and protection
POLLEN ON THE END OF A FLOWER STAMEN
Frederic Labaune, France
Crocus pollen and [stamen] (40x)
Technique:Microscopy and Stacking