René Gruau (1909-2004), born Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli delle Caminate (what a name!) was a fashion illustrator in the world of haute couture during the 1940s and 50s. His sophisticated style with the use of calligraphic elements, vivid colors, and bold strokes evoke a sense of theater and the influence of his timeless and often extravagant illustrations of fashion design can still be felt today.
In search of some wise and inspiring words to live by you can never go wrong with the 13th-century Persian poet, scolar, and Sufi mystic Rumi:
Mexican photographer, digital artist, and graphic designer Felix Hernandez Rodriguez is still in touch with his inner-child. He is a master at creating magical photographs using miniature toys, but you have to look very closely to see what he is actually doing. Thanks to his behind-the-scenes photos we get to see some of the tricks he uses to create his pictures.
In the twilight rain these brilliant-hued hibiscus A lovely sunset – Matsuo Bashō (Print by Kawase Hasui)
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol Andy Warhol working on ‘Self-Portrait’ and ‘Holly Solomon’ (1967) (left) and working on ‘Elvis I and II’ (right). Images from the book Andy Warhol “Giant” Size.
“Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead, so why be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?” – John Updike Song for today: Sufjan Stevens – Death With Dignity
Amsterdam sky @ Central Station
Photographer Ori Gersht has created a new series that captures exploding mirrors. He photographs the mirror reflections of carefully arranged flowers inspired by the floral still lives of Jan Brueghel the Elder. Or more precisely, the surface of the mirror itself, causing the flowers themselves to become blurry. By then electrocuting the mirror interesting cracks and shapes appear while he photographs the explosion with an extremely high shutter speed. How it looks in slowmotion: All […]