Archives for posts tagged ‘landscape’

Odilon Redon

   Odilon Redon From Top: The Rocky Slope (c. 1875), Trees in the Blue Sky (c. 1883), Apache (Man on Horseback) (c. 1875), Large Bouquet in a Blue Vase (after 1912) “Born Bertrand-Jean Redon, this French painter, printmaker, and draftsman spent his childhood at Peyrelebade, his father’s estate in the Médoc. Peyrelebade became a basic source of inspiration for all […]

John Henry Twachtman

John Henry Twachtman From Top to Bottom: Arques-la-Bataille (1885), Round Hill Road (ca. 1890-1900), Flowers (ca. 1900), and Along the River, Winter (1889) “Born in Cincinnati, John Henry Twachtman worked as a decorator of window shades, as had his father. At the same time he took night classes at the Ohio Mechanics Institute and then enrolled at the McMicken […]

Nicholas O’Brien

Nicholas O’Brien Work from his oeuvre. Short texts for each project follow – but the projects presented here are three of O’Brien’s interpretations on the function and legacy of the landscape. “Farms at the End of Winter – This short animation is inspired by looking out the window during lengthy bus trips I made between […]

NASA

NASA Work from Mars Curiosity Rover. “With its rover named Curiosity, Mars Science Laboratory mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. In other words, its […]

Nicolas Sassoon

Nicolas Sassoon Work from Studies. “I want to go back to the idea of modularity that has come across in the last model you sent me. Does the malleability and flexibility of these 3D environments inspire your process, or has your work always contained a element of repetition and combination? I’ve always been excited to insert elements of repetition […]

Cameron Martin

Cameron Martin Work from his oeuvre. “Of all the genres one might associate with contemporary artistic practice, landscape painting is low on the list, more closely aligned with the nineteenth century than the twenty-first. In this sense, Cameron Martin’s canvases, apparently photorealistic depictions of nature executed in an icy palette of pale grays and whites, […]

Extreme Environments and Future Landscapes

  Extreme Environments and Future Landscapes “Finally back from the seven day expedition and research in Svalbard, where we received lectures by the municipality on Longyearbyen’s past and present , by LPO architects to understand the challenges of building on frozen (and now slowly melting) tundra, by UNIS, the university centre in Svalbard on the […]

Dillon Marsh

Dillon Marsh Work from Assimilation. “In the vast barren landscapes of the southern Kalahari, Sociable Weaver Birds assume ownership of the telephone poles that cut across their habitat.Their burgeoning nests are at once inertly statuesque and teeming with life. The twigs and grass collected to build these nests combine to give strangely recognisable personalities to […]

Esther Tielmans

Esther Tielmans Work from her oeuvre. “Esther Tielemans has expanded the very concept of a landscape, culminating in installations of monumental dimensions such as the one she created at Eindhoven’s Van Abbemuseum on the invitation of Lily van der Stokker. From 2003 until today remarks Wilma Süto about Tieleman’s work, “painting as a medium has […]

Jason Gowans

Jason Gowans Work from Five Landscape Modes. “This show was created from physical objects. I built maquettes using found negatives, my own photographs, and images from the Internet. I photographed them to create several angles, exposures, shadows I took many cues from Robert Smithson’s Non-Sites, Michael Snow’s La Région Centrale, and western movie sets” – […]