Paradise for all Henri Matisse admirers and everybody interested in art. Great museum, situated in a beautiful seventeenth-century villa, full of paintings, drawings, sculptures and even almost 200 objects that belonged to the painter. So inspiring!!
The former factory buildings of the museum gives you a perfect picture of the textile production of the previous century. But even more interesting might be another important part of the museum called the 'TextileLab' which allows students, artists and designers to execute their designs on the machines. The idea to do so has gone through my head ever since.
Mezzavalle is a semi-hidden bay located on the Ancona coast, about a 40 minute drive from Montecarotto. To arrive at the bay, it’s a 30 minute hike down the hill. In the winter it has a great atmosphere of emptiness and isolation, a good thinking/swimming spot.
This well in Meiji jingu is called "the power spots" from people recently. It was made by the military commander Kiyomasa Kato. It is not been dry from the Edo Period till today. So it is said that the well has good luck. People set up the photo of the well on their screen saver. Of course also me.
I enjoy riding my bike alongside the river, or sitting barefoot on the grass with a good read. Views include (within 100 meters) a Roman bridge, a Gothic-Baroque cathedral and a Modernist house with a mind-blowing stained-glass façade. A walk at night (with all these buildings illuminated) is mesmerizing, and in summertime it is also possible to rent a little boat and navigate the river.
This is Salon de Cafe, where my friend brought me for my birthday. There is a sense of quality in this modern, welcoming shop. The service and atmosphere are also very good. The strawberry parfait in this cafe is very delicious. Please check it out once!
Very funny that the number of floor where this sculpture is consonant american psychedelic rock band - "13-th Floor Elevators", from Austin, Texas. Perhaps this work would be good musicplate illustration for this band. Anyway, this photo from 13-th floor of house in the Troyeshchyna area in which lives, author of this fantastic surealistic sculpture – Tatiana Peak. Tatiana says that she make – "programming structure of space." At this point you can consider for hours and find more and more details, lots of artificial plants, jewelry, there are several icons, sculptures, painted an icon of Jesus Christ, the naked girl in the niche, the ass of "Shrek," and Virgin Mary. One of the strangest and most mysterious places in Kiev.
Sarah Illenberger is a Berlin-based artist, illustrator and designer. Her visual language is defined by giving common things a new meaning. She creates installations using various materials and techniques, which are then photographed or presented in public places. Her work appears in books, magazines, digital media and window displays. She also produces limited editions and design objects.
Barry Stone makes pictures in the forms of photographs, drawings, collage, and paintings. Born in Lubbock and raised in Spring, Texas, he currently lives in Austin with his wife and two girls after a brief six-year stint in Brooklyn, New York. His work has recently been shown at Art Palace Gallery, Houston, and is represented by Klaus von Nichtssagend in New York. Barry is the coordinator of the Photography Department in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University-San Marcos.
Stuart is the founder / creative director of Transmission graphic design studio. He's also the author of MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design and Collector's Edition: Innovative Packaging and Graphics, which are both published by Thames & Hudson.
Madeleine Lithvall is a Stockholm based illustrator and creative director of M Lithvall; a multi-disciplinary creative agency specialising in the fashion, lifestyle and beauty sectors. With a theoretical and practical background from London, Sydney and Stockholm, she has a comprehensive understanding for the industry.
Jen Mann is a Canadian artist living just outside of Toronto. She attended OCAD U from 2005-2009, receiving her BFA in printmaking. Since then she has focused on painting and developed a large body of work, which explores the subconscious, and focuses on ideas of freedom, perceived beauty, identity and home.
Jen loves to garden, cook and watch movies in her free time.
Liesl Pfeffer is a visual artist from Melbourne, Australia. She has a degree in photography and makes collages from toy camera photographs. She loves crafts, drumming, baked goods, riding her bike and replacing the blade on her scalpel.
Elisabeth is a Dutch photographer based in Amsterdam. She has been fascinated with photography and aesthetics as well as searching for perfection and imperfection for as long as she can remember. Outdoors or on the information highway, she is always looking for images that impress or inspire her.
In her own work she seeks to inject places and objects with serenity and timelessness infecting them with mystery. For Elisabeth a photo doesn’t have to be explained in detail but can be smashed of its plans. Thereby providing space to the plan -in theory- to transform itself, dependent on its surrounding. She likes to capture the unconscious by following her own sense of beauty. Her goal is to capture life in silence, to hold a moment that remains present, captivating and accessible, but diametrically vague and elusive.
Paris-based artist Cassandre Montoriol’s traditional gouache drawings are the toast of the fashion publishing world. Her expressive, hand-drawn aesthetic is reminiscent of travel diaries, fashion illustration and textile design, which is perhaps why her feminine style is so often commissioned within the glossy pages of high-end fashion magazines. Recently Cassandre has been illustrating leafy city scenes and the interiors of shops from tiny, cluttered bookstores to towering, gleaming malls. “I make colourful and figurative work, Cassandre says. “Interior scenes, nature, landscape and people.” bio @Agent Pekka photo @Jean-marc Pau
Michael Gillette is a British born San Francisco based artist, who has spent the last 20 years translating the visceral thrill of music in to arresting images. He has been sought out by many including Beck, The Beastie Boys, MGMT and Paul McCartney. He is currently working on a Monograph "Drawn in Stereo " to be published in 2012.
I was born in the mid 1980's and grow up in London. From always having a fascination with mechanical objects and relentlessly playing with lego as a child becoming a still life photographer seemed like a natural progression. There is something enormously rewarding about creating exactly whats in your head.
I try and make my images on first glance look completely perfect but on closer inspection its revealed there are many imperfections, if you look closer at the 'Wrapping Paper Series' you can see all the joins and creases. I think this makes it look and feel like a photograph and not CGI.