Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Favorite Olympic games posters

The first official Olympic poster for the 1912 games in Stockholm. Sunning art nouveau style by artist Olle Hjortzberg (1872-1959)

                                            The start of the modern Olympics Paris 1924

Berlin 1936

London 1948 by Walter Herz

David Hockney for the Munich games 1972

Howard Hodgkin London 2012

Tracey Emin London 2012

Bob and Roberta Smith London 2012

Sunday, 15 July 2012

The Natural Home by Hans Blomquist

The Natural home by Hans Blomquist is a feast for the eyes. Quirky objects, natural fabrics, foliage and worn bric a brac are all beautifully displayed in atmospheric rooms of chalky whites, dusty greys and inky blacks to stunning effect. Beautiful photography by Debi Treloar.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Jenny Saville exhibition in Oxford

Its hard to believe but Jenny Saville is having her first solo public exhibition in the UK. 
Many people first became aware of Saville's work, when she was included in Charles Saatchi's exhibition, Sensation back in 1997.
Her incredible fleshy paintings of female nudes are huge. Fulcrum from 1999 for example is some  
16 feet long. As well as the paintings she's exhibiting at Modern art oxford till the 16th of September,  she is also showing drawings at the Ashmolean museum. I think both exhibitions would
be well worth checking out this summer. www.modernartoxford.org.uk

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Inspirational images and objects.

I intend to start to upload images, photos, paintings and 
other art works and objects that inspire my photography 
and art work. So making this blog more of a notebook 
for my ideas and plans.
I love this elegant portrait of Sir Philip Sassoon by John 
Singer Sargent (1856-1925) Im using this impressive 
painting to inspire a series of shots Im working 
on at the moment. As I continue to work with 
black backgrounds and minimum lighting effects 
that just pick out the images crucial details. 
To create very strong imposing shots.