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 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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