Category Archives: Drawing

Xavier Verhoest : the world’s fragility.

      Xavier Verhoest, Belgian born in Congo (1964, ex Zaire), lives and works in Nairobi. From the pages: “Many of his works are entrenched in his experience of war zones or with groups in the margin of the … Continue reading

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Desiree Holman: Masks, Avatars and Self.

          Desiree Holman (1974,California) is an interdisciplinary artist and video specialist.           From her Statement of Purpose (2009): “The driving question is this: what do games of make-believe, like the ones I … Continue reading

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Jean-Pierre Hebert, a pioneer of computer drawings.

            Jean-Pierre Hebert, France 1939, lives in California.           ‘Fractured Landscape’. Pen and acrylic ink on paper, 2004.               ‘Laque Noire’ Pen and ink on … Continue reading

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Mark Sheinkman , vaporous ribbons.

            Mark Sheinkman, born in New York, 1963.                 ’04 11 07′ , 2007, oil, alkyd and graphite on canvas.                

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Sarah Lovitt, drawing.

          Sarah Lovitt, USA 1969.       Too smooth , too light…This chain is not your classical corrugated metallic one. (What does the word “chain” evoke to you?) This one seems almost made of flesh. … Continue reading

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The Drawing Center – Viewing Program – Crit Streed

http://www.drawingcenter.org/viewingprogram/share_portfolio.cfm?pf=1183 Crit Streed (Christine Campbell), Iowa 1948. ‘The Geography of Drawing’11, 2004, sumi ink on tinted paper.

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ImageShack&174; – Online Photo and Video Hosting

http://img213.imageshack.us/i/dixotto18911969margakum.png/ Otto Dix, Germany 1891-1969,’Marga Kummer’. I am impressed by this portrait; it looks so simple, yet so compellingly expressive. From the page:” Dix drew the catlike features of this willful-looking young woman using the precise lines that herald his … Continue reading

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Takesada Matsutani | ARTIST | COHJU contemporary art

http://www.cohju.co.jp/en/artist/matsutani.html Takesada Matsutani (Osaka 1937, lives in Paris) creates 3D works on canvas, using pencil, very dark watercolour pigments, japanese paper and vinyl glue. A mysterious sensuality emerges from that deep black . ‘Germination’, 1990.

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Still | Crown Point Press

http://www.crownpoint.com/prints/211/still Kiki Smith (born 1954, lives in New York) is a sculptor and printmaker. These legs seem to fly out of their frame! I love that diagonal construction and the colours’ contrast, it almost looks like 3D. ‘Still’, 2006. Color … Continue reading

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Heike Weber Paperworks

http://www.heikeweber.net/paperworks_en_work.html?group=13&member=0 Heike Weber (born in Germany, 1962).’Utopia’, 2007, lacquer-pen on paper. She is a versatile artist,a photographer making also installations and sculptures.

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http://www.artnet.com/usernet/awc/awc_workdetail.asp?aid=424216480&gid=424216480&cid=80175&wid=426023607&page=1 Robert Longo (New York 1953-), untitled (Backdoor Pipeline,Hawaii,Spring 1999); the work date is 2000. That deep black and its harsh contrast with the white paper builds a menacing image of the sea. Even the low tide looks dangerous. ‘On … Continue reading

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ACTE M├ęTAPHYSIQUE… Jean-Olivier Hucleux

http://www.blogg.org/blog-75876-date-2009-03-17-billet-acte_metaphysique____jean_olivier_hucleux-994430.html Jean-Olivier Hucleux,(France, 1923) ‘Double autoportrait’,1992. I first thought this was a photograph! I understand from the page that in 1989, Hucleux was accused of “fac-simile”, counterfeit of photography. Even Mitterand (the French president at the time) defended the hyper-realistic … Continue reading

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self portrait in ink | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

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’.

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http://img359.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hd21771596472na1.jpg From Hiroshige ( 1797-1858 ), ‘Maple Leaves at Tsutenryo’. Do you see what I meant below? To be seen at http://www.globalgallery.com/enlarge/018-21572.

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M.C. Escher Mindscape

http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/youth/escher/gallery/slideshow/gallery0308_e.jsp I started stumbling, and here it is, an original Escher print whose copy is hanging in front of my desk! It makes me think of S.Lagerl÷f and H.Chr.Andersen, with their tales of children flying on birds…It is called Day … Continue reading

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Mel Kadel

http://www.melkadel.com/ Delicate drawings and paperwork from Mel Kadel. It is full of light nonsense and caustic charm. Is the character exploring the book, living in it or trying to escape?

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Escher and the Droste effect – Universiteit Leiden

http://escherdroste.math.leidenuniv.nl/index.php?menu=steps&sub=phase5&view=1 Mathematics and art working hand in hand again! The group of H. Lenstra (Leiden U,The Netherlands),managed to calculate how to fill in the blank centre of “Print”, a painting by Escher, the master of visual paradox.If you check further, … Continue reading

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background texture photos free pictures

http://www.bigfoto.com/themes/background/index.htm some useful and FREE items for your wallpaper or Power Point’s background: wood,stone,tile,moss…

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