Art

ivan shishkin

it’s art history time again, folks!

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Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin (18321898) was a Russian landscape painter, his method was based on analytical studies of nature. He became famous for his forest landscapes, and was also an outstanding draftsman and a printmaker. His works are notable for poetic depiction of seasons in the woods, wild nature, animals and birds.

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sugar town

been finding lots of pretty things over at flickr lately…

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clare owen illustration

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katie c. turner

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Truus, Bob & Jan too!

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Lea Maria Heinric

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tom palumbo

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letslookupandsmile

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pilllpat (agence eureka)

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little-stories

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Kevin Day

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Camilla Engman

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Kinnéidigh Garrett

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simple tess

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Gatochy

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le fox fantastique

chris appelhans is an american artist whose job, according to his profile, is “drawing for the movies”. here are some concept drawings he did for fantastic mr fox:

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i’m excited for the criterion collection dvd of fantastic mr fox to come out (after the release of the film itself, of course) – i love seeing wes anderson’s plans & drawings almost as much as the actual movies. here’s the second trailer in case you haven’t seen it yet (first trailer here)

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tee vee

minimalist posters of popular tv shows, by exergian

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albert bierstadt

hey dorks, it’s art history time. if you’re not familiar with the classic frontier paintings by albert bierstadt – you will be now. you owe it to yourself to stare at these bad boys. that light! that detail! oh wow, i could just imagine a million reproductions hanging in thrift stores & seventies living rooms the world over and not getting a second glance (shame).

Albert Bierstadt (18301902) was a German-American painter best known for his large landscapes of the American West. In obtaining the subject matter for these works, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century.

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his work was criticized by contemporaries for being too large, with excessive light (actually known as “luminism”), dramatic colours & an exagerrated shift from foreground to background.

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my doctor had an entire wall in her consulting room wallpapered with a picture of the yosemite valley, i found it strangely calming.

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fantastic tiger tales

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jason bennett is so talented, it makes me want to cry!

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dingus the budgie

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not much bloggin today as things are a wee bit busy my side, but i had to share these budgies i found on flickr – they made me laugh out loud (hope they do the same for you). drawn by pewtie

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janet hill

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i enjoy janet hill‘s still lifes (… still lives? i still don’t know what the plural is)

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