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The Guggenheim Museums

In Art, Art and Design Venues on January 12, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Guggenheim Venice

Since 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has been a preeminent institution for the collection, preservation and research of modern and contemporary art. 

The global network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice (Italy). Wihin the next decades the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin (Germany), the Guggenheim Museum (Spain) and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (Emirate of Abu Dhabi) were build.

 Each constituent museum unites distinguished architecture with great artworks, a tradition that has become a Guggenheim hallmark. Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international partnerships as it works on developing new museums in the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. Thanks to its celebrated collections, special exhibitions, conservation efforts, educational initiatives, and scholarship, the Guggenheim is internationally recognized as a pioneer and touchstone for all cultural institutions.

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Musée du Louvre

In Art, Art and Design Venues on January 12, 2009 at 11:49 am

paris louvre

The Louvre Museum in Paris is the world’s most visited art museum and a historic monument. Nearly 35,000 objects from the 6th millennium BC to the 19th century AD are exhibited.

The collection is divided among eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings.

The most visited piece is Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

Victoria and Albert Museum

In Art, Art and Design Venues on January 12, 2009 at 10:45 am

Victoria and Albert MuseumVictoria and Albert Museum

The V&A was the museum I visited on my first London trip three years ago (and it was a good kick off). After looking through their permanent collection we visited the temporary exhibition about Leonardo da Vinci’s Sketchbooks.

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. The Museum holds over 3000 years worth of artefacts from many of the world’s richest cultures like Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa.

Colour magic – Ed Fella

In Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Recommended, Typography on January 11, 2009 at 12:32 am

Ed Fella

Ed Fella and his colourful type illustration are simply gorgeous. He is a master in the use of colours to create harmonic letters.

Duvier del Dago Fernandez

In Art on January 8, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Duvier del Dago Fernandez

Duvier del Dago Fernandez

These are not computer illustration. The Cuban artist Duvier del Dago Fernandez links threads creating illustrations which show holograms.

Origami Architecture

In Architects, Art, My own Work, Paper Engineering on December 31, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Origami Architecture

Origami is the art of folding paper. It always fascinates me how people are able to turn a single sheet of paper into a 3D structure.

The photograph on the top shows one of my attempts. It was used for a university project on stage design.

Wanna try it yourself: Origami Architectual Models

Chuck Close

In Art on December 29, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Chuck Close

Chuck Close

The artist Chuck Close was born in 1940 and is associated with the style of painting called Photorealism or Superrealism. Photogrealists frequently used a grid technique to enlarge a photograph and reduce each square to formal elements of design. Each grid was its own little work of art.

Brian Dettmer

In Art, Books and Magazines on December 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer (born 1974) is an American contemporary artist. He carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating three dimensional sculptures.

The Little Friends of Printmaking

In Art, Graphic Design, Illustration on December 28, 2008 at 11:18 am

Little Friends of Printmaking

The Little Friends of Printmaking are a husband and wife team of silkscreen artists living and working in Milwaukee Wisconsin. They are best known for the interplay of layers in their prints, and a playful looseness that leads the viewer to consider the process by which the image was created. Nice work!

Museion

In Art, Art and Design Venues, Places To Visit on December 25, 2008 at 10:30 am

Logo Museion

Museion

 

Museion  is a museum for modern and contemporary art in the region of Trentino – Alto Adige in Italy. It contains a large collection throughout the different areas of the Art and Design World. In 2008 it was relocated into the new building designed by the Berlin Studio of KSV Architects. 

The Museum got a lot of publicity after his reopening because of the display of Kittenberger’s ‘Frog’ which is nailed onto a crucifix. This work of art caused a discussion between religious and art lovers.