Born on June 15, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, Lillian Bassman is considered to be one of the most important fashion photographers of the 20th century.
Bassman’s most well known photos were taken from the late 1940s to the early 1960s and most were published in Harper’s Bazaar. During this time she also worked as an art director for Junior Bazaar and later for Harper’s Bazaar. At Harper’s Bazaar , “Bassman brought a sophisticated, new…
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Incredible work by renowned American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. “Chihuly is most frequently lauded for revolutionizing the studio glass movement by expanding its original premise of the solitary artist working in a studio environment to encompass the notion of collaborative teams and a division of labor within the creative process. However, Chihuly’s contribution extends well beyond the boundaries both of this movement and even the field of glass:…
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For me, nature is the ultimate form of art. It is in nature that we find an infinite array of colours, shapes, patterns, and motion, giving artists an endless choice of subject matter. This can especially be found in the art of macro and close-up photography.
The definitions of of close-up and macro photography are different. Macro photography is photography that is 1x magnification(1:1) or greater. For example, an insect that is 1/2 an…
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One of my faves, Scott Musgrove has a new show at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York. In this new exhibition called “How is the Empire?”, Musgrove’s paintings and sculptures “illustrate his creative take on evolution, presenting an alternative theory of un-natural selection that would conceivably cause Charles Darwin to turn over in his grave.”
“While he often titled previous work using the formal “binominal nomenclature” system of…
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Sarolta Bán is a 27 year old self-taught photographer/photo manipulator from Budapest, Hungary. Originally a jewelery designer, Sarolta usually works on an image from a few hours to a couple of days and uses up to 100 different layers for one picture.
“I like using ordinary elements and by combining them, I can give them various stories, personalities. I hope that the meanings of my pictures are never too limited, are open in some way,…
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Allison Sommers is a Virginia based artist working primarily in gouache. She creates complicated and intricate worlds with a “sharp wit and a penchant for nonsensical combinations”.
“Abandoning deference for playful irreverence, Sommers draws on her interests in renaissance and baroque art, toying with staid motifs and trading solemnity for nose-thumbing whimsy. She delights in deconstructing the seriousness of historical tropes of art,…
American Photographer Trey Ratcliff is best known for his HDR photos and his website StuckinCustoms.com – the #1 travel photography blog in the world. His photos have been featured in exhibitions around the world, on major television networks, and one of his HDR photographs was the first of its kind to hang in the Smithsonian.
HDR is short for High Dynamic Range. It is a post-processing of taking either one image or a series of images,…
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Mark Ryden’s new exhibition “The Gay ’90s: Olde Tyme Art Show” opened on April 29, 2010 at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York. “The central theme of The Gay 90s: Old Tyme Art Show references the idealism of the 1890s while addressing the role of kitsch and nostalgia in our current culture. “In the modern era, sentimentality and beauty have been disdained in the art world,” he explains. “This new work is explores the line between attraction and…
Best Ever is a collaboration between UK artists Neil Edward and Hadley Newman. Newman and Edward both have backgrounds in graffiti but now work on walls and canvases, creating their unique art that they describe as “anatomical mathematical realism” or “disturbed painterly realism.” Inspirations include t”he uglier things in life – disease, death, symmetry, the exact size of everything, cycles, maths, science, mental disorders, the fragility of the…
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Image - Own World by Jerico Santander
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