Always one to darken the door of an art exhibition, and having curated two myself, this diagram, spotted on Twitter this morning, made me laugh. Delightful.
John Atkinson, drawer of this cartoon, has his work exhibited in Time Magazine. There’s a reason: it’s clever, perceptive and give you a smile or roar with laughter. (Which, after all, is what we want from a cartoon).
I am intrigued by this painting of urban landscape but skewed to feature the sky: Frustratingly, this oil painting is not for sale. There are works also on urban landscape and sky by the same artist – for sale at Saatchi art – but none so mysterious as this. I suspect that the artist has realized that this is a key painting in her development … Continue reading All about sky
One minute to view 10 beautiful train stations in the world, pieced together by Curbed website. Good design. Art and life. One of the stations, Central Station, New York, was used for a very expressive scene in the film “Fisher King” where two awkward characters almost meet – and the magic of the way one character feels about the other is conveyed by a … Continue reading Beauty in train stations
Flax Fox (Danielle Morgan) lives in Northern Ireland and makes great drawings screenprinted of local Belfast buildings. Here, she talks about the joy of getting into screen printing. A whole range of her work is available to buy in linen tea cloths, prints, mugs, cushions etc over at her website: http://www.flaxfoxdesigns.com/ e.g. the very famous Belfast landmarks of the shipbuilding cranes. Continue reading Screen Printing local landmarks
Modern minimalist architecture (John Pawson) meets Bohemian restoration architecture in the establishment of a new Trappist community. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT8tZzmEDVo The new build complements the old one – everywhere there is simplicity, a creamy whiteness with a few touches of wood and stone. (The entire documentary lasts 26 minutes, but you can watch substantially less and get a sense of the materials and specifics of the … Continue reading Space of Silence – architecture