mercredi 31 octobre 2012

Carolee Clark "halloween 2012"



J'adore les illustrations de Carolee
Un site plein de rêves et de poésie déjà présenté ici











lundi 29 octobre 2012

Toshi Yoshida




Sangetsu-an", Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995) - 1954. – à 箱根彫刻の森美術館 - The Hakone Open-Air 

Museum
 Ukiyo-e & sumi-e



 Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Autumn in Hakone Museum, 1954

samedi 27 octobre 2012

Wagashi" patisserie japonaise"


Wagashi
 Un art, qui s’adresse aux cinq sens.
Un art qui m'évoque la délicatesse, le raffinement, la subtilité, la poésie et plein d'émotions mêlées...

Photo prise sur  Geisha Moments

jeudi 25 octobre 2012

Huang Taisheng "artiste chinois"











Artiste chinois découvert sur ce site
Magnifique découverte! j'adore


"...According to Wikipedia, engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard, usually flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. The result may be a decorated object in itself, as when silver, gold, steel, lacquer, or glass are engraved.

But how about engraving patterns on a leaf which is thin and soft?

Huang Taisheng, born in 1950 in Taizhou, east China’s Jiangsu province, succeeded in leaf engraving after years of effort and is recognized as a pioneer of natural leaf engraving art. In 1994, after his artworks were collected to be recognized for a Guinness World Record, he was awarded a certificate from the headquarters of Guinness World Records in Shanghai. He was inspired by a moth-eaten leaf whose veins looked like a map of China. Engraving on thin, fragile, wet, and soft leaves seemed an impossible task at the very beginning, but he never gave up. With unremitting efforts and help from biological experts, Huang came up with a special biological solution. When a leave is dipped into the solution for a certain period of time, it will become suitable to engrave characters or other demonstrative patterns on it.

In addition to soaking, the selected leaves have to go through several dozens of processes before changing into beautiful works of art, including tawing, trimming, hammering, pressing, engraving, grinding, ironing and bleaching.

Professional treatment with the special biological solution and the above processes will make the engraved leaves more flexible, damp-proof and moth-proof, and likely to be well preserved for a long period.

Huang’s works are highly recognized and collected by many museums in China and the rest of the world. The themes of his works mainly fall into the following categories: historical figures such as Confucius and Shakespeare; Chinese calligraphy and murals; Buddhism; political leaders such as Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, Sun Yat-sen and his wife Song Qingling; and cultural gurus such as Chinese novelist Lu Xun, painter Xu Beihong and Jingju performing artist Mei Lanfang.

At present, several professional and folk artists in the country are engaged in leaf engraving, making the art more widely known and on the fast track to growth..."

Texte pris sur ce site





samedi 20 octobre 2012

Sarah Hood



Sarah Hood
"...I'm a Seattle, WA artist, jeweler and maker working with both traditional and nontraditional materials and processes. My work is a constant exploration of the natural world. I love clean shapes, elegant designs and unexpected combinations of materials..."

En parfaite Harmonie avec la nature! J'adore...

A découvrir plus de créations sur son site










mercredi 17 octobre 2012

Andy Kehoe






Un grand coup de cœur fantastique...

"...Andy Kehoe was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and now spends his days painting in his attic in Portland, OR. He grew up reading comics, enjoying the cool costumes and the ridiculous, stylized violence. Now relishing the nostalgia of childhood, he remembers the days of his youth spent watching cartoons, reading storybooks and doodling all day. This childlike sense of wonder is something he tries to portray in his work, reflecting a time when magic and monsters existed and all the mysteries of the world were possible. After high school, Andy took a long and expensive tour of art schools and finally ended up at Parsons School of Design in NY, where he studied Illustration. After a few illustration stints, Andy began to focus on his personal work—and in the years that followed, his paintings have been shown in galleries across the country..."