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The emotional surreal elevations of Harry Holland

In Art,Nature,Painting on February 15, 2012 by Humanitari© Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Harry Holland is widely regarded as one of Britain’s best craftsmen, producing technically brilliant and very beautiful paintings. His style is distinctive and immediately recognisable, something which every artist seeks. The paintings are suggestive in the sense that they imply situations, events, or relationships that are not directly expressed; this imbues them with an engaging sense of mystery. A master of painting, Holland works with uncompromising commitment and sincerity to produce art that is intense and rewarding.

Harry Holland

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The Very Fun Ideas of Heidi Voet

In Art,fashion,photography on February 8, 2012 by Humanitari© Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

HEIDI VOET

 

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The mesmerizing under water photography of Christy Rogers

In Art on December 13, 2011 by Humanitari© Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Christy grew up in a family of musicians in the small beach town of Kailua, Hawaii on Oahu’s windward coast. She is a self-taught photographer, indie-filmmaker, poet and lyricist. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California and Kailua, Hawaii.

Her work is undeniably contemporary yet also timeless; portions appear to be drawn from the Baroque period, where dynamic movement and overt emotion were at their height.  Many have likened her work to the Baroque master Caravaggio, with her emotive dynamism and dramatic use of lighting.  Using pronounced chiaroscuro, where light and dark violently contrast, the light in her images appears to alternately engulf the female form or to be on the verge of dwindling to nothing, leaving them alone in the abyss of boundless space.  Light isolates her figures, but her use of spotlighting differs from Caravaggio in that it is atmospheric and benevolent; it insulates the figures from the space surrounding them, that empty space which allows light to strike her subjects, not just as transparent dissolvable images of people, but as solid, real, and seemingly impenetrable beings.

http://www.christyrogers.com/

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ART of the week by Susannah Martin

In Art,environment,Nature on July 1, 2011 by Humanitari© Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

We discovered Susannah when we saw her article published at Saatchi, her work really inspired us, we asked her to be in our blog and describe in her own words her brilliant work, here are a few words by the artist while visiting NYC:
Every article of clothing,accessory, object that we acquire as good consumers contributes to our idea of identity which we form as a type of protection. Our “stuff” allows us to feel as if we are more than what we really are, mortals. While the stuff creates a psychological shield against mortality it also serves to define and separate us from one another, the haves from the have nots. It is however the things that we have in common which bring us closer to one another, not our differences. What we all share is our physical presence on earth, our interdependence on nature and our collective consciousness.
By stripping my people of their clothing I am stripping them of all social indicators, status, etc.. and this allows me to focus on their essential being and relationship to nature. The increasingly disturbed relationship between man and nature is at present what is behind the greatest threats to our well being as well as our future existence. To serve my purpose I have picked up a tie to a very classic art form with a long tradition ( at least before the 20th century) the nude in landscape. I am updating this classic appreciation of humanity and nature with a more contemporary way of looking; a more “photographic” aesthetic , more realistic gestures and compositions, less romanticism. Through this process, I hope to make my subject more accessible to people today, lest we believe that mans’ state of union with nature is a memory of the past, lost forever.







http://www.susannahmartin.de/
http://www.saatchionline.com/susannahmartin
susannah.martin@t-online.de

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