‘Archist’ by Federico Babina
Touching base on artists, such as Piet Mondrian, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and many more Italian architect and Illustrator, Federico Babina has created cross-sectional drawings of building reflecting some of the most prolific artists’ style and technique. In a collection of 27 images, Babina’s union between art and architecture, entitled Archist reinforced the definition and the conceptual nature behind contemporary art. The artist’s goal was to illustrate a house or museum designed by Dali and many others. He says:
Art and architecture are disciplines that speak and lightly touch each other, the definition and function of the architecture are changing constantly with the development of contemporary art.
The results can be seen below.
List of artists: Keith Haring, Sol LeWitt, Anish Kapoor, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Joan Miró, Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, Piet Mondrian, Ernesto Neto, Ellsworth Kelly, Josef Albers, Antoni Tàpies, James Turell, Frank Stella, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Anne Truitt, Lucio Fontana, Tony Smith, Peter Halley, Kazimir Málevich.
With the addition of a colored circle and square windows, Miro’s Dancer energizes the blue building.
Surreal and distorted, Babina has managed to capture Dali’s use of bizarre shapes.
Borrowing Roy Lichtenstein’s comic-book style, Babina used Lichtenstein’s signature dotted and block color scheme to create the ideal house.
By using cropped images of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptch, he decorated the home in vibrant colors with the addition of two Campell’s soup cans representing Warhol’s most prolific work and subject.