September 24, 2020

Majestic Pastel Drawings Explore the Beauty of a Glacier in Patagonia

Artist Zaria Forman is known for her large-format pastel drawings that explore the beauty of nature. In particular, her interest in glacier formations—and their disappearance from Earth—have led her to explore some of the most remote areas of the globe. For her upcoming exhibition in Seattle, she's honed in on one special glacier located in Patagonia—the Perito Moreno Glacier.

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September 21, 2020

Banksy’s Version of Monet’s ‘Water Lillies’ Expected to Earn Up to $6.5 Million at Auction

Another Banksy painting is up for auction and it's expected to sell for a large sum. Sotheby's London has announced that the elusive street artist's 2005 Show Me the Monet will be part of their Contemporary Art Evening Auction on October 21, 2020. Estimated to fetch anywhere from £3 million to £5 million ($3.9 million to $6.5 million), the painting is an homage to Claude Monet's 1899 The Water Lily Pond.

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September 20, 2020

Torn Cardboard Is Reimagined as Vast Oceans for These Tiny Painted Swimmers

Iranian artist Golsa Golchini specializes in adding tiny ocean-dwelling people to her paintings. Previously, she has placed them within sculptural strokes of paint, and now, she's exploring more unconventional mediums in which to show her whimsical figures. Entitled Invisible Waters, Golchini's newest series reimagines sheets of cardboard as an aquatic backdrop for acrylic renderings of swimmers, sunbathers, and other beachgoers.

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September 19, 2020

Exquisite Instructional Book From 1896 Illustrates How Flowers Become Art Nouveau Designs

The Art Nouveau movement was known for the beautiful way in which it depicted natural forms. Now, you can gain more insight into the aesthetic that swept Europe from 1890 through 1910 with the book La Plante et Ses Applications Ornementales (The Plant and Its Ornamental Applications). Published in 1896 by Swiss graphic designer and art instructor Eugène Grasset, the elaborately illustrated book was influential in defining the movement's style.

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