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Monthly Archives: November 2008
http://www.olympusbioscapes.com/gallery/2008/index.html A superb site of scientific photography. This one got the second prize in this year competition. It is an agate (and petrified wood), by Thomas Shearer (Duluth,USA); he used polarized light. Do enlarge it on the site! Advertisements
http://blog.lanpher.com/?paged=59 Keith Lanpher is a professional advertisement photographer. His blog is full of gems like this one. The blur gives almost an inky wet effect. ‘Beach Drive’,October 24, 2006. Another one from the same blog :’Candles’ (December 13,2006). I don’t … Continue reading
http://www.flickr.com/photos/carloilmari/2929034485/in/pool-724284@N25 Fascinating geometry and lightplay! ‘Shapes of Grey’ by Carlo Ilmari. Did he overprint a black line along the ‘windows’?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/myownpics/2921899209/sizes/m/in/pool-724284@N25/ ‘Langbryggan-From Here to Eternity’ ( it means ‘long bridge’ in swedish I think), a photograph by Tienna. I love this geometrical reflection.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10589224@N05/2790501325/ ‘Mists of Dettifoss’ , beautifully enhanced – “aged photo” and “a bit of curves”, says its author, Rod the Rabid Rodent (!) .
http://www.sabraham-sculpture.com/interiorsculpture.html Illusion of softness in this marble work of Susan Abraham. Title: ‘Pressing Thoughts’.
http://www.marblesculptress.com/gallery/blackstone.htm Arya sculpts marble, bronze and clay . A little too exuberantly for my taste, but there is a fluidity here that I like. Her site is beautiful, take your time and enjoy the music! A clay piece by the … Continue reading
http://www.artstream.nl/yael-artsi/sculp/b2.htm ‘In the Beginning’, Yael Artsi, 2000. Indian Red Granite. Roughness and smoothness; flux and stillness: all this creates a tension that gives life to the stone.
http://www.knicki.com/ViewArtwork.php?category=New%20Artwork “An odd little carving”, says the site’s comment,”her breasts are the tail fin”. ‘SeaShe’, like most of the First Nation’s sculptures, illustrates a story, usually from ancient legends. In this case,I think Knicki (Calgary, CDN) chose the tale of … Continue reading
http://members.lycos.nl/brigitkooijman/index_eng.html Brigit Kooijman sculpts mostly figurative or vaguely abstract soapstones. This one is called ‘Hearts’; it doesn’t appeal much to me. What I like here is the stone itself, with its creamy white whose layers play with light.
http://www.yoshinogata.com/gallery_detail.php?id=57 Yoshin Ogata, ‘Mindscape3’,2006. I love these neat contrasts, and the well-chosen photo’s background .
http://holbein.free.fr/esp-holbein/s.moon_500.htm “Le Petit Chaperon Rouge” (Little Red Riding Hood), Sarah Moon . Sarah Moon (France, 1941-)was a former model turned commercial photographer, when in 1987 she launched her first personnal exhibition; she is also a movie maker (Mississipi One,1990). Her … Continue reading
http://www.horvatland.com/pages/entrevues/10-rubinstein-en_en.htm The construction, and the black and white contrast lead us to concentrate on a story. Unusual subject, a little mysterious (this is not a baby; is she playing with a doll ? she looks too old ; and what … Continue reading
http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/irvinem/visualarts/museums/Bilbao-Guggenheim-Serra.jpg I am struck by this harmonious alliance of the white museum’s curves and the rusting steel ones . Richard Serra in the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. This museum is the work of Frank Gehry ( Toronto,1929-). Superb, and in industrial … Continue reading
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebba/11816736/ Rebekka Gudleifsdottir ( who invites apples to levitation, see below ), is not only a photographer; I rather like this ‘Self-Portrait in Ink’.
http://www.jcacciolagallery.com/artists.shtml Dennis Wojtkiewiecz, ‘Lemon Serie n°12’. This hyper-realistic painting reminds me of an opposite proceeding from a photographer who tries to recreate Old Masters’settings and atmosphere in his images: Ira Buikova, Lemonade. It is not uncommon to find such nostalgy … Continue reading
http://2amaru.stumbleupon.com/ 2Amarus has an eye for the unwonted and a strong sense of humour. The result is a very pleasing mixture of images and short comments. I’ve enjoyed myself here, thank you! Languid ‘Ice Men’ unaware of their mortality ( … Continue reading
http://beardedroman.com/?p=209 Look at the textures! ( the beard, the cloth…). Donato Barcaglia (Italian, 1849-1930) La Giovanezza che Tenta di Arrestare il Tempo ( Beauty Holding Back Time ).The sculptor was only 27 years old. For spectacular enlargement, have a look … Continue reading
http://www.micheldebroin.org/projects/bw/index.html Somebody with a sense of humour! ‘Black Whole Conference’ 2006, Michel de Broin (Montreal 1970). The author used 72 chairs for this installation. I like the comment:”The reorganization of matter derives from a `big bang’ where the ancient order … Continue reading