Bernard Buffet still life
Adelle bought herself this Bernard Buffet still life print for her birthday way back in November last year. It’s entitled Nature morte a la citrouille or Still Life with Pumpkin and was originally painted in 1955. This print was made in the 1970s.
We’ve blogged about Bernard Buffet before, he’s one of our favourite artists.
We finally got it framed – a great job done by the friendly folks at
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We just wanted to give you a quick, little preview of some of the art and design books that have arrived from publishers in the past couple of weeks. We’ve got a few other blog posts already in the pipeline, but the next Bookmarks review won’t be far off!
Kolonihavehus, 2010 | steel, found plexiglass, paint | 12’ x 12’ x 14’
We can’t get enough of neon brights for our Tuesday Huesday blog posts at the moment - it must be a subconscious antidote to the grey, wet weather we’ve been having!
When I came across Kolonihavehus (Danish for allotment) by Tom Fruin it just blew me away - there just aren’t enough superlatives to describe it! I’d have loved a visit to Copenhagen to see the installation in the flesh (or should that be “in the glass”?)
Go to his website to see more of his sculptural artwork - his Brooklyn watertower is breathtaking! It’s there until June 2013 so maybe I’ll just have to take a trip to New York instead!
This striking painting from 1914, entitled Returning to the Trenches is by C R W Nevinson, considered one of Britain’s greatest war artists. The image conveys the movement and sound of the marching troops so vividly. I prefer his earlier style of work of which this is my favourite example - much influenced by the Futurist and Vorticist Movements.
You can see a larger selection of his work on the Bridgeman Art, Culture, History website. There’s a very rare book entitled, ‘C.R.W.Nevinson: The Twentieth Century' by Richard Ingleby. There are currently only two copies available on Amazon - the cheaper being a mere £260.64!
What a lovely surprise - and what a lovely present!
We have Jane Blease to thank. We recently sold this Danish table & chairs to Jane & her partner, Neil. When they came to collect the set from Todmorden last weekend she gave us one of her artworks. It was really kind of her - and we love it!
A corner of our bedroom is all shades of yellow ochre & brown - the seed head design is fabulous and echoes the shape of the clock on the wall above. We think it looks great in its new home!
She produces these intricate & distinctive pieces using coloured embroidery threads and wood veneers. As well as framed artworks she makes light shades, jewellery and accessories. We’ve admired her displays at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and have featured her work in previous posts.
If you like the look of her work check out Jane’s shop!
We’ve not made a trip down to London in YEARS! It’s not that far for us to travel - only about five hours away, but Fudge isn’t good at spending time in kennels.
There are two art exhibitions on at the moment in the capital that we’d really love to see - completely different work, but equally exciting. They are the Yayoi Kasama at Tate Modern and Lucian Freud at the National Portrait Gallery.
They both run until early summer, so hopefully we’ll manage to fit in a visit! Have you been to see either? Are there any others you’d recommend? Let us know!
We’ve just discovered Jennifer Maravillas, a USA-based, self-titled, “Transcontinental Cartographer”. Many of her cityscape works bring to mind the illustrations of one of our favourite artists, Miroslav Sasek.
Her prints are very reasonably priced - so get yourself over to her shop!
Longtime followers of our blog will know that we love the art of Charley Harper. This one, entitle “Octoberama” is one of our favourites! He was very prolific and his work can be found as originals artworks, prints, books, calendars, stationery, mouse mats… the list goes on & on… all of which can be bought from either the Charley Harper estate website or Amazon UK or USA.
Abstraction (still life), 1948
Welcome to a new slot on our blog entitled Tuesday Huesday, where we highlight a pattern, artwork, interior, illustration, clothing etc whose colour combination catches our eye.
Abstraction (still life), 1948
We start off with the Uruguayan artist, José Pedro Costigliolo (1902-1985), whose work is very reminiscent of the cubist style.
Many thanks to Kevin Anzalone of Mid-Centuria for introducing us to this wonderful artist!
Original images via Castells, Uruguay.