Monthly Archives: January 2009

http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/8716/window.html A touch of Escher, don’t you think? Like his predecessor, Istvan Orosz is a master of illusion. ‘Window’, 1993.

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http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/8716/cigar.html Istvan Orosz (Hungary,1951), ‘The Island’,1993. From the pages: “István likes to use visual paradox and illusionistic approaches while following traditional printing techniques such as woodcutting and etching. He also tries to renew the technique of anamorphosis.”

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Etceteras reviews – StumbleUpon

http://etcetera.stumbleupon.com/ Odilon Redon, ‘The Cactus Man'(1881). I know someone who has more than 2000 cacti in his greenhouse (he started on his windows-sills – every single one of them!). I think this painting would be the perfect gift. If it … Continue reading

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http://www.levivanveluw.com/ More bucolic than Redon but not looking happier, Levi van Veluw (the Netherlands,1985); ‘Landscape’, via Etcetera, with my thanks (a distinct personality is at work in these pages!).

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http://www.michaeldelucia.com/fencemops.html Since the provocative Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fontaine’ (fountain,1917), contemporary artists have been playing with ready-made objects more or less successfully; if the shifting significations’ game is strongly linked to a sense of humour, it might work I think ( but … Continue reading

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Duchamp Marcel – Study for chess players

http://www.jmrw.com/Chess/Tableau_echecs/pages/050.htm Marcel Duchamp (France,1887-1968) is one of the sources of contemporary art (with his recycling of ready-made objects). Less known is that he lived for a while as an itinerant chess player. Here is a cubist version of it: ‘Study … Continue reading

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http://www.civilisations.ca/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/fp/images/fpz2f10b.jpg This is one of the oldest human faces’ representations ever found in Canada: an ivory mask from Nunavut (North Quebec Inuit Territory): 3500 year old (Ottawa Museum of Civilisations). Alaska artist Aakatchaq (see previous post) seems to draw from … Continue reading

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Unique Paintings, Prints &Sculptures by Alaska Native Artist: Aakatchaq

http://eskimoart.blogspot.com/ Sometimes, artists with a strong ethnic identity limit themselves and create only anecdotic ‘souvenirs’ for tourists (one must make a living of course). Inuit art can be richer though, and some works by Aakatchaq (Alaskan Inupiak artist) are strongly … Continue reading

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http://christophe.jacrot.googlepages.com/ilpleut%C3%A0paris A pleasant spot of colour under the Eiffel Tower! ‘Graines d’eau’ (water seeds), in Christophe Jacrot’s serie ‘Paris sous la pluie’ (Paris under rain), also chosen for his book’s front cover.

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Lahden taidegraafikot ry / The Graphic Artist Association of Lahti

http://www.lahdentaidegraafikot.fi/miniprint2007/galleria.php?id=148 Who is the master puppeteer of our meandering? Majla Zeneli, ‘Asymmetry’, 2007. The author is a national albanian living in Poland. The site hosts superb multimedia graphic artists ( many etchings ). I owe the reference to Snezanabr ‘s … Continue reading

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Doug and Mike Starn – “Structure of Thought #5” at Torch Gallery – Artwork details at artnet

http://www.artnet.com/Galleries/Artwork_Detail.asp?G=&gid=1055&which=&ViewArtistBy=online&aid=649924&wid=152337&source=artist&rta=http://www.artnet.com I like the carefully precise rectangles of this arborescence, called ‘Stucture of Thought n°5’. I can’t but think that the tumult of unruly thinking ( the confused mass of boughs ) had to be mastered somehow! A paper work … Continue reading

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alainpascal’s blog – Page 2 – MEUSE NAMUROISE – Skyrock.com

http://alainpascal.skyrock.com/2.html A postcard from our part of the world! This is how Belgium has been looking like for the past 10 days. Sun is shining on the Meuse River though, but the waters are frozen, with rare liquid spots, full … Continue reading

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http://www.sundrysullen.com/ Sundry Sullen chose this photogaph to illustrate his name, and it perfectly reflects his art too : all types of collage about people and their fragmented lives . One reads it like this old scratched, blurry phototograph, looking for … Continue reading

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Impressions fugitives [& chaque jour, sa photo]

http://www.fugitif.net/if/772/index.php Some sculptures to start the year with a smile! This baby hiding in a linen basket stands near the public fountain in Huy, a small city some 30 km from mine. The photographer, Hugues Van Rymenam, offers a one-picture-a-day’s … Continue reading

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Photo in the News: Rare &Rainbow& Spotted Over Idaho

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/06/060619-rainbow-fire.html Prismatic ice rainbow, a rare phenomenon! It asks for three conditions: high-altitude cirrus clouds, a sun at more than 58° above the horizon, and a parallel orientation of earth and the surfaces of ice particles in the cirrus. ( … Continue reading

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