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May
2013

vibrant floating paintings by joris kuipers

On 04, May 2013 | In Art, Selected Posts | By sue

Joris Kuipers‘ intricate, richly detailed creations combine painting, sculpture, and installation art. Trained as a painter, Kuipers applies vibrant hues and complex textures to his surfaces, sometimes applying paint directly from the tube or using spray bottles to achieve what he calls a “contemporary pointillism.”
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04

Nov
2012

photography: the incisive art, with ansel adams

On 04, Nov 2012 | In Art, History, Selected Posts, TV & Film | By sue

There is some truly wonderful stuff in the archives at THIRTEEN, and luckily, for their 50th anniversary, they’ve released some of it online. This 1962 program, Photography: The Incisive Art, follows Ansel Adams as he captures the magnificent landscapes of Yellowstone.
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Sep
2011

favorite illustrators: jen corace

On 21, Sep 2011 | In Art, Selected Posts | By sue

I’m simultaneously dreading the end of summer, and getting really excited for the fall. Not mutually exclusive! I get a bit emotional at the beginning of September, since I’m still wired to have those first day of school jitters and it’s weird to not be preparing for a new school year. Anyway, with all my nostalgia bubbling up and fall fast approaching, I can’t get enough of Jen Corace’s lovely paintings and illustrations right now.
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01

Aug
2011

sergei mikhailovich prokudin-gorskii’s photographs of the russian empire

On 01, Aug 2011 | In Art, History, Selected Posts | By sue

These photographs by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) are enchanting and fascinating. In 1909, with the support of Tsar Nicholas II, Prokudin-Gorskii embarked upon a photographic survey of the Russian Empire.
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30

Jun
2011

eerie, beautiful photography by kim høltermand

On 30, Jun 2011 | In Art, Selected Posts | By sue

Not very holiday weekend apropos, perhaps, but I’m loving Kim Høltermand’s moody, ethereal photography. The images have a stillness and sense of isolation that is both haunting and serene. Kim is a Danish architectural and landscape photographer, but his day job is “fingerprints expert in the Crime Scene Unit of the Danish National Police‚” and his photography career only started a few years ago.
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29

Jun
2011

favorite illustrators: johan thörnqvist

On 29, Jun 2011 | In Art, Selected Posts | By sue

Swedish artist Johan Thörnqvist superimposes whimsical, dreamy illustrations of imaginary scenes and cities on real life photography. The result is fun and playful, but also feels a bit wistful—I think it’s the yearning for these fantastical worlds to be real.
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01

Jun
2011

favorite illustrators: edmund dulac

On 01, Jun 2011 | In Art, Selected Posts | By sue

Edmund Dulac, a French illustrator, is my other favorite artist from the “Golden Age of Illustration.” His lushly detailed illustrations have a beautiful and quietly haunting magical quality.
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01

Jun
2011

intricate, fluid drawings by sougwen chung

On 01, Jun 2011 | In Art, Selected Posts | By sue

Sougwen Chung, currently based in Stockholm, is an interdisciplinary artist: her work spans illustration, art direction, design, typography, music, and video. Her distinctive drawings feature fluid lines and intricate, organic shapes.
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01

Jun
2011

favorite illustrators: kay nielsen

On 01, Jun 2011 | In Art, Selected Posts | By sue

The “Golden Age of Illustration”—from the late 1800s until the end of World War I—saw the rise of iconic artists including Arthur Rackham, Aubrey Beardsley, Ivan Bilibin, and Sir John Tenniel. One of my favorite artists from this period is Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen.
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01

Jun
2011

sci-fi illustrations by kilian eng

On 01, Jun 2011 | In Art, Selected Posts | By sue

I recently came across the work of Kilian Eng, an illustrator based in Stockholm. His striking illustrations combine 80s cartoon style, classic science fiction imagery, and fantastical anime worlds (Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away comes to mind).
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01

Jun
2011

enchanting, sinister illustrations by james jean

On 01, Jun 2011 | In Art, Selected Posts | By sue

James Jean is a giant in the world of illustration, and one of my favorite artists. He won scores of awards for his comic book art (he created stunning covers for Fables, my favorite current series) and received wide acclaim for his work with Prada.
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May
2011

animal collective noun prints by woop studios

On 01, May 2011 | In Art, Design, Selected Posts | By sue

For something fun to offset this endlessly gross weather, check out this series of animal prints by Woop Studios. Each colorful print depicts a group of animals and the appropriate collective noun used to describe them. I’m obsessed with collective nouns—my favorites include “a murder of crows,” “an exaltation of larks,” and “an aurora of polar bears”—so these really appeal to me.
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