Posts Tagged ‘elegance

24
Jun
12

Julius Shulman : Architectural Photography

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“Architecture Series”
Julius Shulman
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“Architecture Series”
Julius Shulman
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“Architecture Series”
Julius Shulman
Photograph
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“Architecture Series”
Julius Shulman
Photograph
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“Architecture Series”
Julius Shulman
Photograph
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“Architecture Series”
Julius Shulman
Photograph
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“Architecture Series”
Julius Shulman
Photograph
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“Architecture Series”
Julius Shulman
Photograph
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Photographer of architecture, naturalist, educator, and commentator on urban form. One of the leading architectural photographers of the 20th century, Julius Shulman developed close association with the modernist architects, principally those active in Southern California such as Gregory Ain, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, and R.M. Schindler. Shulman’s images played a major role in crafting the image of the Los Angeles and “Southern California lifestyle” to the rest of the nation and world during the 1950s and 1960s. A prolific author, consultant, lecturer, exhibitor, and editor of his own vast archive. [Extract]

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Julius Shulman : Visual Acoustics

Julius Shulman : Craig Krull Gallery

Julius Shulman : Modernity and the Metropolis

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10
Nov
11

Fernandoprats : Photography

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Yes, I like watching and I watch

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Fernandoprats
‘Yes, I like watching and I watch’
Part of “Instant compositions instants” series.
2010
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Right sense/s

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Fernandoprats
‘Right sense/s’
Part of “Barceloning” series.
2010
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through an abbreviated dictionary

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Fernandoprats
‘through an abbreviated dictionary’
Part of “Instant compositions instants” series.
2010
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I waited for you

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Fernandoprats
‘I waited for you’
Part of “Álbum sin nombre” series.
2011
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Mushrooms that spring with the thaw in winter

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Fernandoprats
‘Mushrooms that spring with the thaw in winter’
Part of “Organics are strange animals, never ending {¿^}” series.
2011
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Seen in Alicante, yes, please, like this

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Fernandoprats
‘Seen in Alicante, yes, please, like this’
Part of “Seening” series.
2011
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Some look green four times a week, at least
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Fernandoprats
‘Some look green four times a week, at least’
Part of “Elegance, please… monsters” series.
2011
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This particular sequence is constructed from numerous different series of ‘FotoWorks’ by Fernando. Therefore, I would encourage anyone who is intrigued by these marvelous works to click on each individual image to view texts & tags. This will resignify the speech of each image and each series, allowing for a better understanding of context and a further appreciation of the artists original intent.

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Website

More Works

Y Sin Embargo Magazine

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08
Oct
11

Toko Shinoda : Lithographs (Prints 2)

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“The most important element is my heart, that I try to express through my body and my hands. When I take a brush in my hand, my heart searches for lines, and tries to create forms.” Toko Shinoda

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‘Tamayura’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1996

‘Simile’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1997

‘Rippling’
lithograph
15-3/4 x 11-1/4″
1983

‘Blessing’
lithograph
13-1/4 x 10-1/4″
1983

‘Snow’
lithograph
13-1/4 x 10-1/2″
1982

‘Fete’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1997

‘Maiden’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1985

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Toko zealously studied traditional calligraphy and “waka” poetry. She began teaching calligraphy, and had her first one-woman exhibition in Tokyo just before the war. During the war she tended toward abstract work, which she developed to international exhibition level over the next period. After two years’ residence in New York, in Tokyo again she turned to lithographs. She became the first female artist to collaborate with architects and with interior designers. Her versatility extended to producing textiles for theater curtains, ceramic reliefs in buildings, etchings in stainless steel for elevator decor.

[Extract : The Japan Times]

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Toko Shinoda : Castle Fine Arts

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04
Oct
11

Toko Shinoda : Lithographs (Prints)

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In an interview in the 1960s, artist Toko Shinoda said it was both wonderful and terrible to be driven by something inside. She quoted Japan’s woodblock print artist Hokusai. “I know what he meant when he said that at 75 he could understand a little. If he lived to be 90 he would understand more. And if he could live to be 120, then maybe he could understand.” Toko Shinoda

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‘Brief Note’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1990

‘Snow’
lithograph
15-3/4″ x 11-1/4″
1983

‘An Ode’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1988

‘Rihaku’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1990

‘Nocturne’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1990

‘Winter Green B’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1990

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Sometimes, in suggestions of the gentleness of her own nature, she used fragile wisps of brushes for her delicate work. Sometimes, acknowledging her certainty and inner strength, in both hands she wielded heavy mops of brushes made from special strands of sheep’s wool. Sometimes she used paper that was made by hand 300 years ago. She gave two sources for the force that drove her, “My family environment, and something in my own heart.” [Extract : The Japan Times]

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Toko Shinoda : Castle Fine Arts

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16
Sep
11

Stephen Holding : Ryoji Ikeda – The Transfinite (Installation)

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“As an artist/composer, my intention is polarized by concepts of the “beautiful” and the “sublime”.

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“To me, beauty is crystal: rationality, precision, simplicity, elegance, delicacy; the sublime is infinity: infinitesimal, immensity, indescribable, ineffable. To me, the purest beauty is the world of mathematics. Its perfect assemblage of numbers, magnitudes and forms persist, independent of us. The aesthetic experience of the sublime in mathematics is awe-inspiring. It is similar to the experience we have when we confront the vast magnitude of the universe, which always leaves us open-mouthed.

As a composer/artist, I compose music, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and abstract concepts. For this project, the invisible multi-substance of data is the subject of my composition. Three large-scale audiovisual installations are re-orchestrated into a single, symphonic work as the transfinite. This project explores the transfinite (the infinite that is quantitative and ordered) intersection that lies between such polarizations—the beautiful and the sublime; music and mathematics; performance and installation; composer and visual artist; black and white; 0s and 1s.”  Ryoji Ikeda

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Ryoji Ikeda : Website

Stephen Holding : Vimeo

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