2018/06/21

WMF

Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik.

2018/06/20

PONTI

Gio Ponti (1891-1979). Italian architect and designer.

2018/06/19

FRANCK

Philipp Franck (1860-1944). German painter.

2018/06/18

MATISSE

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). French painter.
The studio in Vence and his well-known leaves.

2018/06/17

STENNETT

Michael Stennett (1946-). British designer.

VALLEJO

Boris Vallejo (1941-). Peruvian illustrator.

FRENCH

Jim French aka Rop Colt (1932-2017). American photographer and illustrator.

2018/06/16

CRAIG

Hanna Craig (1967-). American painter.

MONKS

Alyssa Monks (1977-). American painter.

2018/06/15

SHANKOV

Mikhail Shankov (1962-). Russian painter.

2018/06/14

DANTAN

Édouard J. Dantan (1848-1897). French painter.

2018/06/13

SCHREITMÜLLER

August Schreitmüller (1871-1958). German sculptor.

2018/06/11

Unknown

Not identified sculptor.

SEGUSO

Seguso, Italian glass manufacturers.

2018/06/10

RS PRUSSIA

Reinhold Schlegelmilch, RS Prussia, Tillowitz.

Architecture

Unfortunately architecture has progressively worsened, also due to the obsessive run of architects to the success achieved at any cost. There is serious architecture and there is cartoon architecture or for science fiction movies. This example that I publish is of the second species: a stupid graphic exercise.

Architecture

A new skyscraper in Shanghai?

2018/06/09

Not for Frank Gehry

It is better hiding this photo from Frank Gehry and architects of  his own kind, seeing this photo he could create another crap of his!

Dear Architects...

An open letter written by Annie Choi.

2018/06/08

TAGAME

Gengoroh Tagame (1964-). Japanese illustrator.

JONES

Tom Jones (?). American illustrator.

2018/06/07

STRATHMANN

Carl Strathmann (1866-1939). German painter and illustrator.

2018/06/06

SOROLLA

Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923). Spanish painter.

SPIRO

Eugen Spiro (1874-1972). German painter.

2018/06/05

CAGNACCIO

Cagnaccio di San Pietro (1897-1946). Italian painter.

TITO

Ettore Tito (1859-1941). Italian painter.

2018/06/04

NIELSEN

Kai Nielsen (1882-1924). Danish sculptor.

PRÉVOT

Benoit Prévot (?). French illustrator.

2018/06/03

Superman and Batman

Not identified illustrator.

2018/05/31

VALLOTTON

Félix Vallotton (1865-1925). Swiss painter.
Self portrait.

2018/05/30

LUCIANI

Sebastiano Luciani aka Sebastiano del Piombo (1485-1547). Italian painter.

2018/05/29

HENRY

David Eugene Henry (1946-). American sculptor.

2018/05/28

PINA

Alfredo Pina (1883-1966). Italian sculptor.

Boxer at rest

Hellenistic bronze sculpture, IV century B.C.

2018/05/27

SOGARI

Prospero Sogari aka il Clemente (1516-1584). Italian sculptor.

2018/05/25

Greek art

Very famous vascular painting on a kylix from the VI century B.C. Achilles that wraps the wound of Patroclus. Splendid the painful expression of Patroclus, while less expressive is the face of Achilles all caught up in the operation he is doing. Does he really look at the injured arm? It does not seem. Equally beautiful is the abandoned position of Patroclus who is lying on the ground with his legs apart; notice the position of of his left leg. Is it abandonment or... an invitation? His genitals are exposed and become the focal point of the composition. Evidently the painter wanted to underline the very strong relationship between the two heroes. Can you imagine something similar in our evolved and libertarian contemporary society?

2018/05/23

FRANCK

Philipp Franck (1860-1944). German painter.

2018/05/22

BREKER

Arno Breker (1900-1991). German sculptor.

2018/05/20

MANIZER

Matvey  Manizer (1891-1966). Russian sculptor.

DAZZI and PALADINO

Arturo Dazzi (1881-1966). Italian sculptor.
Domenico Paladino (1948-). Italian sculptor.
Better one or the other? I have already chosen.

DAZZI

Arturo Dazzi (1881-1966). Italian sculptor.