Tag Archives: fine arts

Celebrating the Chinese New Year with Chen Man’s work.

31 Jan

I was hoping to get some stable time in today, and celebrate The Year of the Horse, well, on MY horse. Alas, between the weather and a sick boy, I am going to have to wait another day.

I decided to spend the day celebrating Chen Man‘s contribution to the visual world.

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Arguably, China’s leading fashion photographer, Chen has quickly become one of the world’s leading artists, with more editorials and exhibitions than I can list!

An interview worth reading.

Or this one.

I honestly cannot stop reading nor looking at her work!

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This image, for example, is a marvelous example of Chen’s mastery of combining traditional and modern themes, as well as Eastern and Western cultures. The line composed by the red give way to a conceptual growth and societal change throughout traditional China. The model is dressed modernly, yet acting in respect to her country’s flag (illustrative symbolism).

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While browsing her works, I am impressed at how effortlessly Chen Man is able to switch styles.

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If you are not able to spend the Chinese New Year with your favorite equine, then I suggest doing so with China’s favorite visual artist and fashion photographer!

#Yearofthehorse

I’ll be gone till November… or April

17 Apr

I bet you didn’t think you would hear from me again. And it isn’t that I haven’t thought about you, nor even sat down to write to you.

I’ve been side tracked by things, though exciting, not artistic in nature.

When I think of a more graceful apology, I will deliver. Until then, I will keep it simple: I’m sorry.

In the meantime, I have something spectacular to share!

Herb Ritts:

Using sculpture-like portraiture, Ritts designed a relationship between the defined body form and sensuality.

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LA Style

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Artnet

 

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Witness-this

 

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The Quiet Front