Saturday, November 08, 2014

Yasuo Okazaki, Japanese doll maker

Another craftsman video, this time of a Japanese doll maker. Neat stuff.

[via Rocketnews]

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Alfred Stieglitz

The Steerage, 1907, Alfred Stieglitz, Photogravure (MET)

Shadows in Lake, 1916, Alfred Stieglitz, Photogravure (MET)

From the Back Window, 1915, Alfred Stieglitz, Platinum Print (MET)


From my Window at the Shelton, West, 1931, Alfred Stieglitz, Gelatin Silver Print (MET)

Equivalent, 1925, Alfred Stieglitz, Gelatin Silver Print (MET)

Equivalent, 1925, Alfred Stieglitz, Gelatin Silver Print (MET)


Georgia O'Keefe, 1919, Alfred Stieglitz, Palladium Print (MET

Georgia O'Keefe, 1918, Alfred Stieglitz, Gelatin Silver Print (MET)

Paul Strand

Abstraction, Porch Shadows, 1916, Paul Strand, Platinum-silver print (Art Institute of Chicago)

Garden Iris, Georgetown, Maine, 1928, Paul Strand, Gelatin Silver Print (MET)

Landscape, Sicily, Italy, 1954, Paul Strand, Gelatin Silver Print (Artnet, Art Institute of Chicago)

Tailor's Apprentice, Luzzara, Italy, 1953, Paul Strand, Gelatin Silver Print (Flickr)

Young Boy, Gondeville, Charente, France, 1951, Paul Strand, Gelatin Silver Print (Aperture)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Water Towers, France and Germany, 1968-1972. Bernd and Hilla Becher. Gelatin silver prints 

 Cooling Tower, 1968. Bernd and Hilla Becher. Gelatin Silver Print

Water Tower, Neunkirchen, Germany, 1970. Bernd and Hilla Becher. Gelatin Silver Print

 
Eight Views, Haupstrasse 3, Birken, Germany, 1971. Bernd and Hilla Becher. Gelatin silver prints

J. Paul Getty Museum | Moma

Edwin Smith

St Columba's Wells, Londonderry (Derry), 1965. Photograph: Edwin Smith /RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Clothes line in Glencaple, Scotland, 1954. Photograph: Edwin Smith/RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Palace Pier, Brighton, 1952. Photograph: Edwin Smith/RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Herring girls gutting fish on the quayside, North Shields, 1930s. Photograph: Edwin Smith/RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith - RIBA | The Guardian | ArchDaily

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Prairie Edge in Rapid City, SD

I recently visited the Badlands National Park and stopped by the Prairie Edge store in Rapid City, which features Native American art and crafts.


If you're ever in the area, I'd highly recommend a visit.  Of particular note to me was the fire art gallery on the top level:

Prairie Edge Hunt by Allen and Patty Eckman - Gorgeous and massive cast paper sculpture with astonishing detail.

Leon Basler - Fantasic abstract nature scene.  Really like some of the more absract works he has on his gallery too

Maya Eventov - Fascinating. It's not visible in this terrible photo, but there are globs of paint that are a good 1/4 - 1/2" thick that provide a 3d depth (look at this other work of hers to see this depth), yet it's striking the amount of movement in the painting, very much like how chaotically the wind would bend grass in a prairie.
Past, Present and Future by JoAnne Bird  - Acrylic, abstract paintings.

Blowing in the Wind by JoAnne Bird

Also the beadwork on the second level is impressive as well:



Saturday, February 15, 2014

Friday, June 21, 2013

Francoise Gamma

Francois Gamma has an aesthetic that is like a throwback to the less sophisticated, late 80's / early 90's computer 3d animation, but the lurid colors and patterns are still arresting:


[Via Mefi]