“The Dark House of Gloria” by Artist Martine Johanna

New paintings and drawings from Dutch artist Martine Johanna (previously featured here). Johanna’s latest works represent an investigation into one’s “internal psychic landscapes” and reflect the varied spectrum of feelings contained within each subject as well as the artist herself. Presented in both hyper pigmented and gray scale versions, each figures’ focus is turned inward as they appear unconcerned with the viewer’s gaze. See more images below or on display through Hashimoto Contemporary until April 24. Source link

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Nature’s Palette: A New Book Expands the Landmark Guide to Color for Artists and Naturalists with 800 Rich Illustrations

 Design History Illustration Science #books #color #nature April 8, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Thames & Hudson, shared with permission Prior to the proliferation of photography-based reference guides, naturalists and scientists relied on elaborate taxonomic descriptions to identify flora and fauna. One of those invaluable materials was Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, a universal catalog originally arranged by German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1814 and updated with more detail by Patrick Syme just a few years later. The rich volume, which was the preeminent guide for artists, zoologists,…

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Ironic Compositions Juxtapose Outlandish Scenarios in Paco Pomet’s New Paintings

 Art #humor #oil painting #painting #satire #social commentary #surreal April 8, 2021 Grace Ebert “The Lesson” (2020), oil on canvas, 130 x 170 centimeters. All images © Paco Pomet, shared with permission In Beginnings, Spanish artist Paco Pomet (previously) visualizes a series of jarring and absurd scenarios born out of an equally concerning event. He juxtaposes disparate elements—a mushroom cloud erupting in a classroom, women cavalierly poking at a tabletop sunrise, a mountain range lying on an operating table—in a series of satirical commentaries infused with pop culture references…

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A Sleek Deck of Cards by Studio LO Honors 12 Black Figures Who’ve Revolutionized History

 Design History #cards #games April 8, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Studio LO, shared with permission Kansas City, Missouri-based designer Kearra Johnson of Studio LO describes her standard 54-card deck as anything but traditional: it’s revolutionary. On one side of each playing card is a raised fist, a symbol that’s synonymous with the fight against oppression around the globe. But on the K, Q, and J of all four suits are portraits of ground-breaking Black icons who have profoundly impacted history, from Michelle Obama and Thurgood Marshall to…

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