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.
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.
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.
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 Book of Kells (Irish: Leabhar Cheanannais) (Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS A. I. (58), sometimes known as the Book of Columba) is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was created by Celtic monks ca. 800 or slightly earlier. The text of the Gospels is largely drawn from the Vulgate, although it also includes several passages drawn from the earlier versions of the Bible known as the Vetus Latina. It is a masterwork of Western calligraphy and represents the pinnacle of Insular illumination. It is also widely regarded as Ireland’s finest national treasure.
The “Leabhar Cheanannais” – Book of Kells – is one of the most beautiful medieval books in the world, a peace of Early Medieval Europe. And it’s the most spectacular of a group of manuscripts created in Ireland and northern Britain between the seventh and tenth centuries, a period when Irish monasticism was in the vanguard of Christian culture. It still owns the enduring fascination of Ireland’s monastic masterpiece.
Book of Kells, Folio 34r: Face of Christ at the top.
The most famous of the pages in the Book of Kells is known as Folio 34R. It’s based on the verse from Matthew 1:18 that in English in the 1611 version begins “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.” This passage is often referred to as the second beginning of Matthew. The Latin text, the one used most often in medieval manuscripts, begins “XPI autem generatio . . .” Folio 34R is referred to as the Chi Rho page because it features the Greek letters Chi, Rho and Iota. The letters that look like XPI that form the primary page elements are respectively, the Chi, the Rho, and the Iota. These three letters are used as the abbreviated form of Christ’s name in Greek, and open that passage from Matthew in Latin. If you look closely at the image, you’ll see some of the “hidden” images that Kells is so famous for. There’s a cat with rats that seems to be playing with (or eating) a mass wafer. There are moths (symbols of rebirth and rejuvenation) and several winged figures. My favorite is the otter holding a fish (the otter is lying on his back; look for the fish he holds). If you look at the image of F. 34R, you can see the generatio at the bottom right.
The new year has arrived and was greeted with sensational spectacles of light and color in the sky. See the most amazing New Year pictures from around the world!
Yayoi Kusama (草間 彌生 or 弥生 Kusama Yayoi, born March 22, 1929 in Matsumoto, Nagano) is a Japanese artist and writer. Throughout her career she has worked in a wide variety of media, including painting, collage, sculpture, performance art and environmental installations, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition and pattern. A precursor of the pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements, Kusama influenced contemporaries such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Although largely forgotten after departing the New York art scene in the early 1970s, Kusama is now acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, and an important voice of the avant-garde.
A New Film By SIOBHAN DAVIES and DAVID HINTON
“Do you think it quite impossible that on a gentle walk I should meet giants, do business with booksellers, dine at noon with intelligent ladies, stroll through woods, dispatch dangerous letters, and come to wild blows with spiteful, ironic master tailors? All this can happen….”
Award winning artists, Siobhan Davies and David Hinton, have collaborated for the first time to create a film which brings together their distinctive ways of looking at the world in a meditative walk through the everyday.
Relapse from the Ruin. © Naren Inow
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Founder, Calligraphy Artist
Center for Calligraphy
Maharishi Vidya Mandir School, Chennai (Madras) ’08
S.R.V Hr Sec School ’10
Jetking Computer Hardware Networking Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu ’08
Computer Hardware and Networking
Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures
Graphology Handwriting Analysts International ’13
School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai
Photographer Annie Leibovitz was born October 2, 1949, in Waterbury, Connecticut. In 1970 she took a job at Rolling Stone magazine. In 1983 she began working for the entertainment magazine Vanity Fair. During the late 1980s, Leibovitz started to work on a number of high-profile advertising campaigns. From the 1990s to the present, she has been publishing and exhibiting her amazing work. She spearheaded the movement of music photography away from stage and studio portraiture to intimate, behind-the-scenes portrayals of musicians.
TIME, SPACE, EXISTENCE
55th LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA, ITALY
1 JUNE – 24 NOVEMBER 2013
Hanne van der Woude, is a young dutch Photographer, with an eye for natural colors and visual dynamic.
Monica, Series ‘MC1R Natuurlijk rood haar’ by Hanne Van Der Woude, 2007
As every first-year art student knows, red and green are complementary colours and combining them produces huge optical impact. Put a red dot on a green plane and something special happens: the image starts to move and vibrate.
In 2004, Hanne van der Woude eyed the landscape around Nijmegen (a city in the east of the Netherlands, near the German border) with this knowledge in mind. She stood in the floodplain beside the River Waal and thought how she could make the green washlands look even greener. Her mind turned to redheads.
It was the start of a quest to find models with red hair. To begin with, it wasn’t easy. She started to hang around outside primary schools and go up to people in the street; the search gradually turned into obsession.
Three creative women have joined forces to implement a very nice project: Poetry, Photography and Fine Digital Art will be merged to form a gem of art synthesis in a book.
We got an exclusive tasting to present it to you:
Babak Fatholahi, 2012
Fine Art, Portrait & Fashion Photographer
(1990 Iran, lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine)
Interview: Babak Fatholahi (➤), Li van Saathoff (●) for ADL MAGAZINE
● Tell us a little bit about yourself?
➤ My Name is Babak Fatholahi, I was born in 1990. I am a freelance Photographer
● Which words would your friends use to describe you?
➤ Mysterious and talented.
Thomas David is a Photographer from Marseille, France. He published a beautiful series of images by the title of Dust and Dance where he shot a dancer in action – with the action enhanced with Dust spraying off her. Read how he did this kind of photo series and get inspired!
Flamenco (Dust and dance) by Thomas David: “It’s been a while since I saw pictures using flour to create a sort of ” smoke,” which, well lit to make it stand , allowed to highlight the movement . Taking pictures of a dancer doing jumps with it seemed a great way to use the idea. And being in the studio eliminates all the problems of wind, changing light , rain , etc … So here I am proposing the idea to Elodie who very kindly accepted.”
♛♥♛ Dedicated as a nice greeting to all artists and art lovers!