Music, architecture, Linocut – Angela Cavalieri (13 mins)

large scale, linocut

Angela was awarded a fellowship to research - she brought together the music of Claudio Monteverdi and the engravings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi into 2 huge linocuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0oWrgfd9iE   The scale of the work is impressive.  In some parts of the video, she is shown lying on one side on a pillow, so that she is able …

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All about sky

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 …

Screen Printing local landmarks

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. https://vimeo.com/56906230 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 …

Space of Silence – architecture

  Modern minimalist architecture (John Pawson) meets Bohemian restoration architecture in the establishment of a new Trappist community. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT8tZzmEDVo https://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 …

B&W photos of New England

http://as16online.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/featured-photographer-paul-wainwright.html If beautiful, simple, black and white images of old spaces, studies of light and shade and tranquillity are what you like - try this book of photos by Paul Wainwright.  And do read his website which is entertaining, personal and flavoursome. New England meeting houses.  Photographed in black and white, using a large format …