Wednesday 14 November 2012

Polly & Queen Elizabeth II

 

Australian artist, Polly Borland has beautifully and where to purchase cialis online authenticly captured Her Majesty, The Queen, Elizabeth II with her lense. In 2001, Borland was one of only eight photographers selected to create portraits of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, for The Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

I really liked the bright blue tones and composition of these two portraits of Queen Elizabeth II that are on display in a survey of work by Polly Borland at the University of Queensland Art Museum.

You’ve photographed the cheap synthroid discount Queen – what was that like? Very stressful and very surreal.

Borland had one five-minute sitting with The Queen. In preparation she set up cameras and lighting in front of two backdrops and in her allocated time shot two rolls of film, ending up with ten photographs. Borland has often taken simply-composed, close-up images of subjects in front of carefully selected fabrics. The shimmering gold seen in the portrait of The Queen, a deliberately obvious and kitchy reference to the Jubilee year, was also used by Borland in her 1999 portrait of Monica Lewinsky (who coincidently also wore a blue suit and pearls). In a second portrait of The Queen, approved for use by the Palace but not included in the official portfolio, the subject appears in front of a Marimekko floral backdrop (Unikko Blue) a pattern also favoured by the photographer.

Borland’s photograph of Elizabeth II is certainly among her more unsettling portraits. We are not used to seeing The Queen in such bright light, in such imperfect detail and cialis 20 mg close proximity. In 1985 Andy Warhol made Reigning Queens, a painting of The Queen based on an official 1977 Jubilee photograph. Borland was very interested in this painting which in one of the most popular paintings held by the National Portrait Gallery in London. Her photograph operates in the same way as one of Warhol’s multiple screen-print portraits, or even one of his Campbell’s soup cans – like a logo or trademark. Though presented with no distinction or fanfare, she is instantly recognisable. Magda Keaney

Polly Borland: Everything I want to be when I grow up exhibition, University of Queensland Art Museum until 25 November.

{Images: Polly Borland, Her Majesty, The Queen, Elizabeth II 2001 Type C photographs, edition of 6}

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Thursday 8 November 2012

human flower art

 

Look closely, these stunning digital photography art composed entirely of nude human beings.

Artist Cecelia Webber utilizes the human body to create beautiful works of art that depict plant and flower forms.

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Cecelia Webber was born in a forest town of only 1,500 people and spent much of her childhood in fields catching orange salamanders. She was a shy, socially awkward child who enjoyed reading and spent hours searching for small fairy creatures in abandoned maple sugar huts and dilapidated stonewalls. Oddly enough, as she grew older the world grew stranger and stranger.

Questions revolved about in her head, knocking down reality’s framework with the force of bowling balls: Why are we made to feel so ashamed of the human body in Western culture and so much of the rest of the world? Isn’t the body a beautiful, wonderful thing, deserving nothing less than to be celebrated? As her thoughts continued to evolve, Cecelia alighted upon a petal in her mind, a new-found platform from which she could quietly challenge the status quo: she created a digital image of a flower constructed entirely from photographs of the naked human body.

Thus commenced her journey as a professional artist, as she continued to grow her Petal series, develop her impressionist and best price on brand cialis modernist paintings, dance vivaciously in her own fan-made music videos and experimental films, and even eke out a quirky, existentialist webcomic, while of course still setting aside the majority of each day to chase orange salamanders and other fairy creatures.  Illusion

Sadly these images are often falsely credited to IRP Group and buy viagra cheap were stolen from the artist, Cecelia Webber, by the Iranian Progressive Group (IRP-Group)! Check her site, Cecelia Webber.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

{Images: Digital art by Cecelia Webber}

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Tuesday 4 September 2012

a bird in the hand…

 

Paper artist :: Cheong-ah Hwang.

Her work is beautiful and intricate, the hummingbirds look so real and fragile

as if they could wake up and fly away.

Hummingbirds from papernoodle flickr (a.k.a cheong-ah hwang)
Self-taught artist Cheong-ah Hwang creates beautiful and intricate works of art that are made entirely out of paper. When she was a child, her parents owned a print store and she grew up with paper all around her. And that’s how she got her start in paper sculpture early – by making paper toys to amuse herself.

Amazing Paper Artworks by Cheong-ah Hwang

Cheong-ah Hwang is a Columbus, Ohio-based self taught paper artist originally from Korea. In order to gain exposure and fund a project to make low-cost prints of her Little Red Riding Hood layered paper sculpture, she joined Kickstarter. She ended up raising $570 which far exceeded her goal of $250!

If you like her work, you may buy some of these at her store at Etsy or simply go check out more of her pieces at her portfolio .

{Images: papernoodle flickr (a.k.a cheong-ah hwang). Discovered via My Modern Metropolis}

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Sunday 26 August 2012

pothole gardener ♥

 

This will make your heart sing ~ Steeve Wheen brings a little greenery to the streets of East London in his ‘ThePothole Gardener‘ project.

Australian born Londoner Steeve Wheen fills pesky potholes in roads and footpaths with soil and living plants, decorating them with miniature props to create gorgeously tiny worlds.

The project – which Wheen describes as part creative pursuit, part passion and part urban experiment – was inspired by a guerrilla gardening efforts, as well as a wish to bring a little greenery to the city streets ‘one pothole at a time’.

Steve Wheen started the Pothole Gardener project as part of a university course. Over time, the project turned into a blog that follows his gardening efforts around East London. Wheen describes his endeavors as “part art project, part labour of love, part experiment, part mission to highlight how s*** our roads are – the pictures and online purchase of viagra gardens are supposed to put smiles on peoples faces and alert them to potholes!”

Visit Steve Wheen’s Blog the pothole gardener And visit My Modern Met for more pics.

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Friday 24 August 2012

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?

 

Candy Chang :: Confessions. New Orleans-based artist Candy Chang gives people a chance to confess thoughts without having to feel vulnerable to the outside world. Her installation, entitled Confessions, is a public art project at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This project seeks to create a cathartic sanctuary for this temporary community can help us see we are not alone in our quirks, experiences, and struggles as we try to lead fulfilling lives.” Chang’s website

For one month, Chang lived in Vegas and turned the P3 Studio Gallery into an interactive exhibit. Visitors could stop by, enter a booth, write whatever thoughts they wanted to share, and drop the confession into a box that mixed anonymously with other slips. Chang then took the anonymous slips and displayed them on wooden wall plaques, and painting selected responses onto large red canvases.

{Source: all that inspires me& Lost at E Minor}

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Monday 11 June 2012

Banksy Diamond Jubilee graffiti

 

Street artist Banksy is believed to have stencilled two pictures as a contribution to the  Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

This painting of Her Majesty sporting David Bowie’s signature Ziggy Stardust face paint appeared in the artist’s hometown of Bristol yesterday morning. The image of the Queen with her eyes shut mirrors that of Bowie’s original Aladdin Sane album cover, with the main difference being the substitution of the original orange and blue face paint for a more patriotic red and buy levitra in the uk blue.

Banksy Sewing Boy :: The picture shows a young boy of Asian origin hunched over a sewing machine and uses Union Jack bunting as an apparent nod to uniquely British celebrations.  Created in Banksy’s conspicuous black-and-white style, the picture shows the little boy kneeling on the pavement and frowning in concentration while he works. Wearing a t-shirt, shorts and sports visor on backwards, he appears to use an old-fashioned, Singer-type sewing machine to stitch the red, white and blue bunting, which extends far behind him to be strung up on a wall.

{Images and source: Telegraph UK}

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Sunday 10 June 2012

It’s time to celebrate all things British!

 

Diamond Jubilee of Her Most Gracious Majesty.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II NUDE PORTRAIT from ‘Nude series’ by international fine art painter Karine Percheron Daniels.

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Tuesday 29 May 2012

Chandon Miniature Chairs

 

Chandon Champagne and Living Edge have formed a great partnership to present Miniature Cork Chair Competitions in Australia. Numerous delicately crafted designs are the result of the competition being held in three cities over the past couple of years. The Brisbane display at In Design Live on the weekend was a highlight for me.

Artists and generic viagra pills online architects are invited to fashion a miniature chair using two corks, wire cages and foils,with designs judged on their originality, wit, artistry and craftsmanship.

The chairs featured below are from the Melbourne exhibition, with photos by Christian Mushenko.

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Sunday 27 May 2012

Flowers + Illustrations :: photographer Kari Herer

 

Beautiful exquisite images by Portland based artist, Kari Herer.

She combines illustration with photography to create these gorgeous artworks.

For more, visit Kari’s ETSY shop, and they are affordably priced.

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Sunday 25 March 2012

Wherefore art thou, Verona?

 

Take your passport and experience time-travel when you see The Australian Ballet’s latest production of Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Graeme Murphy.

It starts in fair Verona with a sword fight and then travels the world ~ to an ice palace, a Buddhist temple for the wedding scene, moving on to an Indian bazaar and buy levitra in england a finale in the desert with a bed of yellow skulls, where it is impossible for love to survive.

“The audience is not stuck in Verona but will travel the world … they will enjoy the adventure,” he said.

“I wanted to celebrate the timelessness of the story, because it belongs to all times and all societies.”

A Graeme Murphy ballet will not play it safe and his bravery to reinvent classic ballets with modern twists, results in the creation of work that is adventurous and challenges convention as well as the audience.

Murphy tackles Romeo and Juliet, retaining the bones of Shakespeare’s tragic tale and much of the Prokofiev score, but bravely shed any concrete allusions to time and place. {The Age}

 Lavish set design and and resplendent Akira Isogawa costumes, take us around the world.

The Act 11 curtain rises on a gorgeous Indian market scene.

{Images: Madeleine Eastoe and get viagra Kevin Jackson in Romeo and Juliet, 2011. Courtesy of the Australian Ballet}

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