missi found this postcard at a flea market with a sweet little note on the back
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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Friday, August 26, 2011
what is bargello, you ask? (I asked that too...) I'll tell you!
it's needlework that used upright flat stitches in a mathematical pattern to create motifs. the name "bargello" originates from a series of chairs found in the Bargello Palace in Florence.
I want to try it now...
Thursday, August 25, 2011
photo of charley // nesting birds // gaggle of birds // misc animals // beetles // raccoons and watermelon
Charley Harper (1922-2007) was born in Virginia and grew up on a farm (I'd even say that's where he cultivated his love for the animals that dominate his work)
he moved to Ohio to attend the Art Academy of Cincinnati, there he met his future wife, Edie. <3
after he graduated he became a teacher at his alma mater.
he said this of his stylized aesthetic: "When I look at a wildlife or nature subject, I don’t see the feathers in the wings, I just count the wings. I see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, fascinating behavior and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures. I regard the picture as an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced, without trimming or unutilized parts; and herein lies the lure of painting; in a world of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can create an ordered universe."
Todd Oldham released a book about Charley, find it here
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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photo of Saul in 1946 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 /
born in Romania, 1914
graduated college with a degree in architecture from Politecnico di Milano
by 1940, his cartoons were appearing in Life magazine and Harper's Bazaar
after anti-semitic laws were introduced in Italy, he left for the Dominican Republic, where he continued to submit drawings to publications
The New Yorker sponsored his entry into the United States
Steinberg worked for The New Yorker for 60 years (!), nearly 90 covers and over 1,200 drawings
there have been more than 80 solo shows of his work in galleries