fine art

Artist Zaria Forman creates large scale pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs which are mightily impressive. Zaria addresses climate change through her work; travelling to far flung locations around the globe such as Greenland and The Maldives. I am not quite sure exactly how these drawings are addressing climate change, however they are exceptional examples of artistic skill and absolutely stunning. Sometimes there is nothing like the inspiration of someone who is a master of their craft.







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More on Zaria Forman here.





Centre for International Light Art Unna


Here you can view a book created 271 years before Pantone’s first colour guide in 1963. By an artist known only as A. Boogert and written in Dutch, this was a guide to mixing watercolours and is frankly pretty impressive.

Lovely inspiring little story.


a page from A. Boogert's book from 1692

a page from A. Boogert’s book from 1692


Example of extensive colour breakdown

Example of extensive colour breakdown


It is funny to think of the huge popularity of Pantone now and the sense of excitement a humble colour chart can bring. Little did A. Boogert know…



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A colleague just shared a BBC magazine article entitled Code masters: Meet Britain’s new digital artists.

Right up my street, so had a look at Katie Molga’s work. One day I will be clever enough to do something like this!

The ideas she explores in the works Entropy and THE… are really interesting.

More reading here.




A great example of when things don’t go according to plan, but then something better happens as a result!

This is the story of the artist Janet Echelman, who arrived in India in the late 1990’s ready to embark on tour of the country giving painting exhibitions. However unfortunately for Janet, her all-important painting supplies that she had shipped ahead of time, never arrived.

As she wandered around the fishing village of Mahabalipuram, her attention was drawn to the quantity and variety of nets used by the local fishermen. From these observations came the idea to suspend and illuminate them, thus creating a new kind of sculpture.

Happy accident.

JanetEchelman2 Janet Echelman

Janet Echelman

1.26 at the Amsterdam Light Festival 2012

1.26 at the Amsterdam Light Festival 2012



My initial reaction was, “Superb Idea!”

Then I watched it.

I don’t think it works for all of the paintings, but certainly for some it brings details and stories to life in your mind.

Italian artist Rino Stefano Tagliaferro has directed a short film in which he brings classic paintings from art history to life, using the 2.5D effect.

Take a look and see what you think…

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