Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fashion in Leaves by Tang Chiew Ling

Fashion in Leaves is ongoing personal project by Malaysian illustrator and artist Tang Chiew Ling that explores various forms of leaves and flowers as if they were fashion sketches. Ling previously merged flora with illustration in another series of images called Object Art, and if you liked this, also checkout Drawing with Leaves. (via The Jackass Gardener)

Profile: Zaria Forman

"I was born in South Natick, MASS, oct.29th, 1982. I grew up in Piermont NY, a small beautiful town 30 min north of Manhattan. I now live in brooklyn, ny, where i have my studio. Although i focus mainly on the art at the moment, i am also a yoga teacher and a jewelry designer.
My inspiration for drawing began early in my life. Throughout my childhood my family traveled all over the world to remote landscapes which were the subject of my mother's fine art photography. I developed an appreciation for the beauty and vastness of the ever-changing sky and sea. I loved watching a far off storm on the western desert plains, the monsoon rains of southern India, and the cold arctic light illuminating Greenland's waters. In my work I explore moments of transition, turbulence and tranquility in the landscape and their impact on the viewer. In this process I am reminded of how small we are when confronted with the powerful forces of nature. The act of drawing can be a meditation for me, and my hope is that the viewer can share this experience of tranquil escape when engaging the work.

Past heroes include 19th century landscape painters such as John Constable, Thomas Cole, (including many others from the Hudson River School) and certainly Turner's luminous paintings. One current influence is my mom. She has taught me a great deal about light, and the ways it can be captured illuminating a landscape. Another contemporary inspiration is Robert Longo. I made the decision to begin my cloud study series when i first saw his wave drawings at the 2004 Whitney Biennial. The techniques with which they are drawn amaze me. His exhibition at Metro Pictures "The Outward and Visible Signs of an Inward and Invisible Grace" embodied similar themes to my work... certainly awe inspiring." 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

"The Octopus Table" by Isaac Krauss

The Octopus Table is a beautiful (predominantly) bronze sculpture designed and sculpted by artist Isaac Krauss. He collaborated with Alex Friend who contributed wax and welding work to the piece.

Danaid (1885), Sculpture by Auguste Rodin

Danaid (1885), Sculpture by Auguste Rodin

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Competition – 4th Edition “Autumn Light”

How to join the competition?
-  Simply send your photos/artwork to along with your name and location (i.e. Adam Leaf, England), max 3 photos/artwork per person.
- All the images will be publish in “Autumn Light” Photo Album on Page, where hundreds of people will see your work.
-  You DON’T HAVE TO “like” FB Page. The main point of this competition is to burst your creativity in this time of a year! Share this information with other people!

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

ART Web Radio - September 2013 Selection

"Stone Part 1", Photography by Tommy Ingberg, 2011. Medium: Gicl’ee Fine Art.

"Un solo sabor" (Only one taste), installation by Pamen Pereira in Centro Cultural Torrente Ballester, Spain, 2003, Photo: Pepe Caparrós.
"Skin", 2013, digital photo and paint collage by Rosanna Jones Photography
"TASSOsaurus-Rex", (Spraylack on wall) by TASSO, in Meerane - Germany, 2013.

"Shadows of past", photo manipulation by Lyubomir Bukov, 2006. 

                                                *To see all the official selection by AWR please visit

'Rain', Fiberglass Sculpture by Nazar Bilyk.

Born in Lviv in 1979, Ukrainian artist Nazar Bilyk created this stunning 6-foot tall sculpture called 'Rain' using fiberglass and metal with a huge raindrop stands suspended on the figure’s face as he looks up toward the sky.

“Whisper" - When directing is in your bones!

“And action! The Young director Award shows us through their latest commercial that when directing is in your bones you become a director before knowing how to hold a camera.”

First time published 3 months ago on vimeo, Whisper is a video motion,  produced by Moonwalkfilms and directed by Gioacchino Petronicce, an independent filmmaker based in Toulouse France, working on visual and sound creation since 3 years. Whisper is one of 15 videos that he published in his account and in my opinion this one video should be included in my favorites list along with his Shade, My Minute, and PicturesVisually the video looks clear and vivid with HD format, as well as the excellent editing makes this video to be effective with a duration of less than 1 minute. The music sounds very classic and blends with all the movement without losing the essence of the whisper itself. The basic idea of ​​this video is brilliant too! Very simple, capturing everyday moments that exist all around us, but from a different point of view. I highly recommend you to visit him on Vimeo (click here) and Facebook Gioacchino Petronicce (Filmmaker). Next I’ll have my exclusive interview with this talented filmmaker, Gioacchino Petronicce. So stay tuned!

Monday, August 12, 2013


It's already halfway through the year and people started talking about the movie, well yes, still Hollywood movies, from a variety of genres, including a recent movie of this one genre: horror / thriller, which has received much attention so far.. The Conjuring .. was touted as the scariest movie in 2013 .. Who’s not tempted to watch it?

Dir: James Wan (saw, Insidious); Starring: Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, Orphan) and Patrick Wilson (Hard Candy, Insidious) as the Warrens and Ron Livingston (HBO’s “Band of Brothers”) and Lili Taylor (Public Enemies) as Roger and Carolyn Perron, Joey King (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Shanley Caswell (Detention), Haley McFarland (TV’s “Lie to Me”), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), and newcomer Kyla Deaver play the Perrons’ five daughters, and Sterling Jerins (World War Z) is the Warrens’ little girl, Judy, residents of the house. 15 cert, 112 min.

The Conjuring, the new horror film from James Wan, has been the American box office success story of the summer: over there, it has taken almost $87 million in two weeks with budget  $13 million (estimated), leaving the likes of Pacific Rim and The Lone Ranger lumbering in its wake. Based on a 'true story', The Conjuring follows a family that move into a big rundown house in Rhode Island. Parents Carolyn and Roger (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor) and their five daughters begin to experience strange occurrences in the house like doors opening and closing and portraits falling off the wall. It isn't long before things take a turn for the sinister and they go to renowned paranormal investigators Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) for help. They move into the house to in hopes of discovering the source of the disturbance and helping the Perrons before it's too late.
Now, let's make it easy, I divide this film into 3 scenes: 1. Introduction; 2. Middle groove;  3. Ending. I can’t say that the whole movie was so slow, I just feel the proportion of 3 parts that we are talking about is not so balanced. Understandable for cuts in part 1, well we're watching a horror movie, instead of a story about the happiness of the Perron family. This part, the story of Annabelle was so dominating. For part 2 to 3, it became awkward in my mind. We moved quickly to part 2 where strange things begin to happen, and you know what? I think we were allowed to stay in that part for a long time, a bit too long until we start to guess the end of the film, some audiences may have guessed. People are given time to build up expectations. So, based on part 2, sorry to say that I did not get a good climax at the end. (7.8)

Real Annabelle at left, fake but creepier one on the right.

The plot was actually predictable but it was not that boring. The actors and actresses also play their roles well. I think the best is Vera Farmiga and Lili Taylor next to her. I can’t say much about Ron Livingston because I did not really feel the emotion in him, in contrast with Lili. A bit wondering about the selection of Patrick Wilson as Ed Warren, not something bad because he performed well however, and is the perfect opponent for Vera who looks so steeped in her role. I may just be affected by his role in "Insidious". While Vera, she even had her own observation with the real Loraine Warren. (8.0) Next, compliments for the videography! The movements flow smoothly from scene to scene, spoiling my eyes. When there are moments of silence in some scenes, the image filled it well. Scene that I still do not understand its existence is when Ed and Lorraine were explaining the source of the sound of the floor to the husband and wife on the roof of the house, which at that time I thought that they were Roger and Carolyin. Odd, because a few minutes later Carolyn appeared that for the first time introduce herself to Ed and Lorraine. Just wondering what is the function of this scene, is simply to state that "there is always a rational explanation for any strange occurrences in the house"? (8.6)
I see the effort in the selection of costumes and properties, yet somehow if traced in, I do not feel that I really was in the 70s, but I have to say that the whole costume colors used have contributed to the overall tone. Make-up, everything looks perfect, especially when Bathsheba pervaded Carolyn. Anyway, the white GMC moving truck that pulls in behind the family station wagon when they first arrive at the house in 1971 wasn't available until 1973. (7.0)

Talking about the house, I liked the over all set design of this film, a large house on a large area, without neighbors, a lake in the backyard with wooden dock. Plus that makes it more powerful is the presence of a large tree used by Batsheba to kill herself. Not so exposed as in the commercial poster, but the message is still delivered well. Sight around the house is so beautiful, in contrast with the poster! Not that scary, until we get into the house, where the atmosphere changed instantly.(8.7) In a perfect way, the sound effects used throughout the film could really blend with the atmosphere that is built visually, not over or even under-used. (9.0)
So, for all the points I got from watching The Conjuring, yes it's scary, but not the typical fear that I will take it out of the movie theater. I was actually more wondering about the scenes that I have seen. And obviously this is not the scariest one in 2013, at least according to my version. So looking forward to watch Insidious 2 and see if it will make The Conjuring as an introductory film only from James Wan. 

Average points: 8.1; Rate **** of 5.

Some scenes from The Conjuring...

(Movie review by prayudiutama)

ART Web Radio - July 2013 Selection

As a form of sustainability of cooperation between VOTRE ART and ART Web Radio, starting this August, we will post the works that have been selected by the AWR. We will do the re-selection in order to adjust the amount of work that can be featured here, best of the best will be selected. We hope to see new works each month, so to get involved  please continue to post your artwork to the official page of VOTRE ART (here) or ART Web Radio (here) on Facebook. And here are the works selected for the period of July 2013: 

"Just Business", Oil Painting on Canvas 18 x 24 by Jeff Christensen Artwork, 2006 

 “Masochist”, Sculpture by Emil Alzamora2004. Photo credit by Rudolf Van Dommele.

 ‘’I can’t find myself’’, Canon EOS 350D, Canon 18-55mm + Photoshop CS5 by Lucynda Lu

"Self Portrait", oil pastel on canvas by Nikos Gyftakis, 2004-2005. 

"Strike A Pose" by case_maclaim, April 2013, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony- Anhalt, East Germany.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Underwater Photography by Alix Malka

Underwater photography is actually not a new concept in the world of photography. William Thompson in 1856, based on the record, takes the first underwater photos using a camera mounted on a pole. In subsequent periods many names popping successfully introduced this kind of concept, from Louis Boutan, John Ernest Williamson, until Bruce Mozert, which emerged in the 1930s. Underwater photography can be done with a variety of purposes, such as science or conceptual, including fashion photography which began to enter the underwater world. 

Alix Malka, certainly is one of the few fashion photographers who should be at the forefront of ever doing underwater shots. Born in the south of France and got his fine art degree in Aix en Provence, Malka moved to New York in 2002 and started his fashion and beauty photography career in earnest. It was worth putting his work after a series of photographs "Fairy Tales Come Alive" by Zena Holloway. Some of the photos you see here have also been published in a Japanese magazine, Numero Tokyo. 
Seeing all of his final touch, let's go back to its roots: exposure to the beauty of the dresses used looks well executed. This is an advantage of the underwater shot, where the overall flow always seems more dramatic. The water naturally move existing elements in a more slow and smooth better than the wind. Flat expression of the model with closed eyes is very safely take, this would make our first focus will be on the dress, rather than the model's gaze. Firmness of body gestures, checked! Obviously this is the result of collaboration between the models with Malka who managed to capture the best moments.

His perfectionism took him to the top. He has quickly become involved with prestigious magazines such as Numéro, Harper’s Bazaar, Flair and numerous international editions of Vogue. His first exhibition was “In Fashion Photo / Art Basel 2009” followed by an exhibition in a Soho Gallery in New York 2010. Today he is one of the most in demand photographers by the international magazines, who draws inspiration from the like of Pedro Almodovar and John Water, and designers like Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.  

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cubism - Make-up Art by Alex Box

Make-up: Aquacolour Make-up 070 White, £7.99, Kryolan; Powder Blusher in Hussy, £16.50,Illamasqua; Illusions D’Ombres De Chanel in Emerveille, £22.50, Chanel; Crayon Intense Eyeliner White, £16.50, Dolce & Gabbana; Powder Eye Shadow in Feline, £15.50, Illamasqua; Purity Nail Varnish, £13.50, Illamasqua (Source:

Art and make-up, its the same blur as art and fashion, or even art and architecture, the art is universal, interrelated to each other with a lot of aspects. The work that you see above is probably the proof of the universality of art. Created by make-up artist and Illamasqua's Creative Director Alex Box. This one work made ​​on human skin, taking Cubism as its theme, an early-20th-century avant-garde art movement pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Geometric lines clearly revealed through color contrast which is dominated by red and white, with purple as an accent. Also can be seen a bit of glitter effect, bringing a dramatic and futuristic look. What makes this work more special, is a touch of Alex, which really makes it look like a painting, could outwit anyone who saw it for the first time. Aside from her "Picasso", this work somehow looks like a combination of two other famous painting, The Mona Lisa (La Gioconda or La Joconde), a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci and the famous painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Het Meisje met de Parel) by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. This is not the only work of Alex, below are a few other works with a variety of themes, from top to bottom, here they are...

 Make-up: Single Shadow in Etrusque, £16.50, NARS; Precision Ink in Alchemy, £17, and Pressed Powder in White, £19.50, Illamasqua; Bare Minerals Rose Radiance, £19, Bare Escentuals; PowderBlush in Smouldering Plum, £19, Clinique; Gloss d’Armani 502, £21, Giorgio Armani. (Source:

 Make-up: Diorskin Nude Fluid Foundation in Ivory, £29.50, Dior; Sheer Finish Pressed Powder, £22, Bobbi Brown; New York Dream Touch Blush in Plum, £6.49, Maybelline; Artliner, £19.90,Lancôme; Lipstick in Box, £15.50, and Sealing Gel, £10.50, Illamasqua. 

 Make-up: Poudre Universelle Compacte, £28, Chanel; Gleam Cream, £23, Illamasqua; Pure Colour Eye Shadow in Sepia Sand Satin, £16, Estée Lauder; Eyeliner Cake in Mislead, £15.50, Illamasqua; Double Wear Stay-In-Place Gel Eyeliner, £15.50, Estée Lauder; Color Sensational The Shine in Cherry Candy, £7.19, Maybelline(Source:

Make-up: Poudre Universelle Compacte, £28, Chanel; Gleam Cream, £23, Illamasqua; Pure Colour Eye Shadow in Sepia Sand Satin, £16, Estée Lauder; Eyeliner Cake in Mislead, £15.50, Illamasqua; Double Wear Stay-In-Place Gel Eyeliner, £15.50, Estée Lauder; Color Sensational The Shine in Cherry Candy, £7.19, Maybelline(Source:

The Vyner Studio - Call for Artists / Exhibiting Opportunity

Submit before: 31st of May
Media/s: Painting, Drawing, Printing, Illustration, Graphic, Calligraphy
Exhibition Date: 6th of June - First Thursday June 2013
Max. number of works permitted: 8
Min. size: No minimum
Max. size: 200 x 200 cm.
Presentation: Preferably  framed. The Vyner Studio have aluminium black frames that can be rented for the exhibition. You can request the prices directly to them.
Delivery of works: 4th of June
Collection date: 8th of May (Saturday) 10-1 pm,
Fee per work exhibited: 10 GBP
Commission taken by the gallery: 30% on the artist’s price.

Subject: “Painting, drawing and printing June 2013”
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