Category Archives: art

Past & Present

My friend Siobhan has flair in art & fashion. On top of crafting incredible tutus, she’s got a beautiful tumblr where I found this:

Unfortunately with Tumblr, it’s hard to find the source… do you have any idea who the artist(s) is (are) ?

On that arty note, have a lovely Wednesday!

ps: Lucille found an explanation here.

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Inspiration: Frida Kahlo

It just felt like we needed colors…

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Leonardo for Greenpeace

So you don’t believe the ice is melting? Greenpeace and John Quigley joined forces to prove you wrong:

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruve Man was reproduced 800 kms from the Artic Pole… With leg and arms missing.

Beautifully striking.

Source DocNews

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Age & Beauty


I stumbled upon this amazingly quirky video. It’s a short and colorful documentary on a blog called Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen, a photographer who ‘roam(s) the streets of New York looking for the most stylish and creative older folks‘.  Inspiring!

Mary

The Steinberg sisters

‘ beautiful woman walking on the Upper West Side’

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Before I die, I want to…

Nola, New Orleans. At first sight and from a distance, this looks like an abandoned house. Nothing to do there. It’s deserted & empty, it’s spoiling the urban space and reminding people that everything, with time, passes.

But a public installation artist, Candy Chan, saw it in an inspiring different way and turned it into a giant chalk board where people could write what they want to do before they die.

“One month later and seven hours of stenciling today, and it’s up! With a lot of help and support from old and new friends, I turned the side of an abandoned house in my neighborhood into a giant chalkboard where residents can fill in the blank and remember what is important to them in life. It’s also about turning a neglected space into a constructive one where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us.”

What do YOU want to do before you die?

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The Doodle of the Day

Today we’re celebrating Paul Cézanne’s birthday (he was born Jan. 19th 1839).  Hence the « Nature morte aux cerises et pêches » as Google’s doodle of the day.

Most of us know Cézanne for his paintings of  South of France’s montains and landscapes… But check the next one out!

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Paris exhibited: Italian art decadence

‘“But let the Medici rest in peace in their marble and porphyry tombs; no one did more for the glory of the world, neither before nor after them, not princes, kings or emperors.

Alexandre Dumas

Shall you ever come to Paris before mid-February, I highly advise you to pop by one of the city’s hidden museums,  Musée Maillol, for its latest exhibition Le Trésors des Medicis.

The Medicis were a very influential 16th century family whose wealth and prosperity benefited many artist, scientists and humanists. As a result, they gathered an incredible collection of paintings, sculptures, jewels and other memorabilia.

The experience of the visit itself is unforgettable: strolling along the corridors, one can marvel at some Bronzino paintings, a sculpture by Michel Angelo, Galileo’s telescope, pearl earings, diamond and ruby cups, an ivory necklace, lapis lazuli bowls, chiseled precious stones, detailed and colorful marquetry, a Brazilian chef’s red feathers coat, crystal vases, a bronze horse head, some early medical observation drawings, and many, many other curious, beautiful, delicate, inspiring and extraordinary lively objects.

A time traveling experience not to miss!

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