N. C. Wyeth, self-portrait, 1940
Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945), known as N.C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America’s greatest illustrators. During his lifetime, Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books, 25 of them for Scribner’s, the Scribner Classics, which is the work for which he is best known. The first of these, Treasure Island, was one of his masterpieces and the proceeds paid for his studio. Wyeth was a realist painter just as the camera and photography began to compete with his craft. Sometimes seen as melodramatic, his illustrations were designed to be understood quickly. Wyeth, who was both a painter and an illustrator, understood the difference, and said in 1908, “Painting and illustration cannot be mixed – one cannot merge from one into the other.”
“Cousin Mary” by Al Johnson Art 2014
20″ x 7.5″ mixed media on Masonite
private collection, inspired by John Coltrane
Expressionism corresponds to a basic need: to express themselves and communicate in their own language and chromaticity, in its own universe of emotions, thoughts and perceptions. Expressionism is an outward effort to explain the world and to understand himself in it. Expressionism is as Jazz a sense of the zeitgeist. For this reason, Expressionism will never be out of fashion, but sometimes more, sometimes less popular.
The New York artist Al Johnson describes himself as an Expressionist, rightly. And he has a visual language that speaks of joy of life, colorful visions and vestigial roots.
Parfums Salvador Dali will launch a new women’s perfume from March 2014 called DaliA…
A colorful fireworks display over the Olympic Stadium for the opening of 22 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi / Russia. 88 nations taking part. Some leaders do not come and others send only one representative. With over 33 billion euros it costs are the most expensive Winter Olympics ever. Ahead there were many inconsistencies and arbitrage in connection with political prisoners, organizations and groups. This should probably have been the reason why the song “Not Gonna Get Us” from the girl band t.A.T.u. was played for the invasion of the Russian team.
Peter Lippmann is an American-born photographer who has worked in Paris for the past twenty-five years. Lippmann specializes in still life, advertising, magazine work, food, and trompe l’oeil. His clients include Marie Claire, Cartier Art Magazine, NY Times Magazine, The Sunday Times, Le Figaro, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Fürterer, SFR, SNCF, Christian Louboutin and many more. For several years he worked for Christian Louboutin’s annual look book, and it is wonderful to look at. Satire, delicately humor, ingenuity and great implementing force are characteristic of his work.
A very interesting variant of photography opens in the balance between art and advertising. And Peter Lippmann is one of the masters of this manifestation.
lux – u – ry (luhg-zhuh-ree) noun [from Latin, luxus and its derivative luxuria, excess, indulgence]
1. The habitual enjoyment of or indulgence in the best and most costly things.
2. An inessential and desirable item that is expensive of difficult to obtain.
In contemporary marketing usage, Prof. Bernard Dubois defines “luxury” as a specific (i.e. higher-priced) tier of offering in almost any product or service category. However, despite the substantial body of knowledge accumulated during the past few decades, researchers still have not arrived on a common definition.
Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the first day of the year of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year”. The Chinese New Year in 2014 is celebrated on Friday, Jan. 31, marking the beginning of the Year of the Horse in the Chinese zodiac.
All eyes were on Adele as she walked down the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and Highlands in Los Angeles. Former Genesis boss hadn’t heard of the ‘Skyfall’ singer, but he’s impressed. Now
Adele and Phil Collins are working on new music together. Some media reports have suggested te result could be released in mid 2014.
Since cold weather zoom comes quickly, we thought that we should see the bright and warm side and present you some fireplaces for cozy winter nights that will also warm your soul. Designed to serve any customer-specific internal architectures, these fireplaces add brightness and strong feel to any room. Sitting near a fireplace see and feel the flames and the penetrating heat. Carried by the feeling of complete relaxation that exudes the strong elements of fire, experience the creativity and abilities of gifted designers and manufacturers. Whether you have a living room of double size, bolstering the acoustic fire crackling or a small and cozy bedroom with an inviting romantic fireplace. You know how important it is to enjoy a quiet evening or a challenging game night with family and friends at some mulled wine. Which of these beautiful fireplaces would you enjoy the most?
86th Academy Awards Nominations
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor Chris Hemsworth announced this year’s Oscar nominations on Thursday, January 16th at 5:38 a.m. PT | 8:38 a.m. ET in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California.
Nominations 2014 – The complete list:
Actress Sandra Bullock attends the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images). Often as an indication for the Oscars, the Critics’ Choice winners were voted on by Broadcast Film Critics Association.
Here’s the complete list of winners from the 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, together with some Oscar Nomination news:
Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso, 1908–1909
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities says that American and Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tombs of a previously unknown pharaonic kings. The archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania made the excavation in Abidos in the south of the country, as the Egyptian antiquity Department said. The researchers deciphered inscriptions on the sarcophagus and on the walls, after which it is the resting place of the pharaoh Seneb Kay (also written Senebkey or Senebkai), who has reigned about 3700 years ago. The archaeologists salvaged his skeleton, which suggests a size of 1.85 meters.
The nation, which has invented Hollywood and Disneyland can also get all the other attractions home. For example Venice with its beautiful canals and gondoliers, its palaces of marble and gold leaf as well as its unique romantic atmosphere. So why should you travel to Europe when you can find quite the same impressions in a gambler’s paradise. And this along with great hotel service in “The Venetian resort” in Las Vegas.
There are many moments in life, which can be even more perfect by a pretty confectionery. But how about too much sugar?
Grains, beans, vegetables and fruit all contain sugars, and when we eat these the sugar enters our bloodstream slowly. Refined sugars do not work in the same way, and that’s why they are so problematic.
Some are sick of the “grab an apple when you want chocolate!” advice about sugar cravings. This obviously doesn’t work – if they want a cupcake, a freaking handful of raisins just simply is not going to cut it.
It’s like with any problems that call for order and self-control: allow it to yourself, but be moderate. A level of voluntary modesty is healthy, and doing well in the world. Indulge it deliberately from time to time, but also establish a balancing!
And if we use it, it should be the most beautiful, with tasteful design and fine decoration!
The 71st Golden Globe Awards wrapped up Sunday night (January 12th), with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler emceeing for the second year in a row in front of a star-studded - and not entirely sober - crowd. In between the jokes, the Hollywood Foreign Press revealed its picks for the best films, TV shows and actors of 2013.
Regardless of Whether you want to revel in your winning picks or comment angrily about why your favorites were more deserving than the winners, we’ve got you covered. Check out the fill list of Golden Globe winners below!
Dolce & Gabbana special collection “Baroque”
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, celebrates her 32nd birthday today. Kate Middleton is really something special! Today, 5 million people have birthday and we have only thought of her! All the best and love – we are happy with you!
She’ll probable spend some quiet time with her husband, Prince William, and new baby, Prince George. “As a mother of a five-month-old baby it is unlikely the Duchess will be celebrating into the small hours,” England’s Mirror noted, adding that “a Kensington Palace spokesman said that Kate would be spending her birthday ‘privately.’” Sky News speculates that “after a busy period for the family Cambridge — Prince George’s first Christmas with the Queen in Sandringham, and New Year at the Middleton home in Bucklebury — Kate’s birthday is likely to be London based.”
Let’s have a look back on some exciting photos of her since she always looks great in any situation.
Let’s talk about the Indian fashion & advertising photographer Tejal Patni. As a master photographer, this artist creates drama, theater and beauty with every click – as clearly showcased with his award-winning Splash calendars that was hailed as among the best in the world.
His pictures are staged worlds full of humor and fancy imagination, stylized, colorful, other worldly, based on comics and science fiction, styled professional, fascinating and young. And they are connected with fashion and marketing, and so this photographer can make a living where other artists stay probable poor since their art is not feeding them.
Tejal Patni is a fortune for our insatiable, image-hungry eyes.