Nov 12 2012

stefano ricci portraits

The new catalog from Stefano Ricci, an Italian men’s clothing designer – based in Florence – features side-by-side recreations of portraits from the Uffizzi Galleries. The quality of makeup, set design, hair and lighting is incredible well done. The contemporary models are wearing the newest collection from Stefano Ricci so not all the clothing is meant to match. Watch the video below to better understand the staging of the catalog shoot…

from Stefano Ricci’s Catalog:
“Dedicated to the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, the new STEFANO RICCI catalogue is the third chapter of a collection that takes its inspiration from the Art world. After the Tribute to the surrealism of René Magritte and the homage to the contemporaneity of Scottish painter Jack Vettriano, Filippo Ricci, creative director of the STEFANO RICCI company, chose the extraordinary heritage of the most important museum of Italy: a selection of 17 Self-Portraits which represent further proof of the immeasurable wealth of the Florentine Museum’s heritage.”

Palazzo Tornabuoni
Via dei Pescioni, 1
50123 Firenze – ITALY
Tel. +39 (055) 210 856

watch the video of the staging below:

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Sep 13 2012

penny art

I do like all things miniature when it comes to foods, industrial design products and any small objects that are well-designed and well thought out. this series of small painting on copper pennies by the artist, jacqueline lou skaggs, have the depth and brushwork of much larger landscape and still life works. as you observe the pieces -the sense of scale plays tricks with your eyes when you see the shallow outline of president lincoln’s profile or the sheathes of wheat on the obverse of the small penny canvas….


Jan 10 2011

jennifer french – paintings

some paintings by a RISD classmate and friend, jennifer french. I love the darkness and strong characters of her animal work – also the richness of deep blacks found in georges rouault and egon schiele – 2 of my other favorite painters…

from her website:
Her current work is infused with a sense of narrative reminiscent of folk tales and medieval icons. Jewel tones and flat perspectives are incorporated into sinister, dream-like terrain inhabited by children and anthropomorphic animals. She is inspired by the Western American landscapes of her childhood as well as the mill towns of her current home, and by the darker history of those places. read more…