Nov
26

Mixing punk, vintage culture of the 30s, Victorian style & European barocco with Ciou

posted on November 26th 2012 in Drawing & Illustration with 0 Comments

Ciou, born in Toulouse in 1981, succeeded to gain a relevant place in the world of contemporary pop art and lowbrow at a very young age. Suspended between dream and nightmare, her paintings consist of a base made of a collage of old papers, taken from old medical books, dictionaries, and nature manuals, where she uses acrylic and ink, creating her own personal mixed media.

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Nov
20

The obscure fairy tale world of toy dolls, by Mijn Schatje

posted on November 20th 2012 in Illustration with 0 Comments

Marie Blanco Hendrickx, artistically known as Mijn Schatje, is a romantic and disturbing French artist, half Spanish and half Dutch from her parents. Despite being under thirty, she is one of the undisputed icons of our time. She is one of the exceptionally few female artists to use digital illustration programmes as her main creative tool. Her little girls are masterpieces of innocence and malice, inhabiting a obscure fairy-tale world which is both mysterious and downright disturbing. Mijn Schatje has made herself famous by crossing the boarders between the reassuring warmth of a teenager’s bedroom and the dark seas of adulthood, becoming famous not only in the field of illustrations but hyper-contemporary fashion too.

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Nov
14

Stanley Kubrick’s New York: Incredible Photos of Life in the 40s

posted on November 14th 2012 in Cinema & Photography with 0 Comments

Stanley Kubrick—who wrote and directed Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining among others—was one of America’s most influential filmmakers. Directors ranging from the Coen Brothers to Tim Burton paid visual homage to his works in their own films, and no less than Steven Spielberg said: “Nobody could shoot a picture better in history.”

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