Queen Marcella WIP. I wanted to take a break from monster creature and decided to work with human face anatomy in general. I want to bring some expression plus warm beauty in the final render. I hope to achieve and bring to bring the realism as close as possible.

Art Nouveau

The Virgin’s Garden. Elisabeth Sonrel. 1892.

The Water Serphents (detail). Gustav Klimt. 1907.

The Little Mermaid. Edmund Dulac. 1911.

Times of the Day. Alphonse Mucha. 1892. 

A French term which translates as ‘new art’, Art Nouveau was a decorative style of architecture and interior design which appeared in Europe and the United States in the 1890′s, transforming art and design. The movement was characterized by stylized, sinuous lines and curving, organic forms. Art Nouveau painting is typified by extravagant patterns and elegant female figures inspired by Eastern art and 19th century explorations of machinery and artisanship. Fantastic, elegant, erotic, Art Nouveau is seen in painting, drawing, commercial design, and architecture.

Week in Review: July 5, 2015

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Linder at dépendance

Carol Rama at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Nicola Tyson at Nathalie Obadia

Loretta Fahrenholz at Midway Contemporary Art

“The Longest Bridge” at Off Vendome

Minouk Lim at Portikus

Peter Coffin at Herald St

“Popular Images” at Karma

Isobel Williams at VI, VII

Neïl Beloufa at Balice Hertling

“Rio” at Office Baroque

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Floraform Jewelry

Computational design project from Nervous Systems creates unique 3D printed jewelry which are formed from generative structures which mimic organic growth:

We’ve generated a jewelry collection with Floraform. For each piece, we crafted a unique growth process that results in a specific emergent form. The flowering structures expand fastest along their edges, evolving from simple surfaces to flexuous forms that fill space with curves, folds, and ruffles. There are 24 new designs which come in 3D-printed nylon and sterling silver and are available in our shop.

The collection explores how different starting geometries interact with the growth process to produce the final pieces. We use contact with the body as an environmental constraint, producing designs that conform to or expand from the finger, wrist, and neck.

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