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Beguiling images from a little-known French painter – The Boston Globe

 

Beguiling images from a little-known French painter – The Boston Globe:

“FORT WORTH, Texas — When, in 2011, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston decided to sell one of its paintings by Claude Monet, two by Alfred Sisley, one by Paul Gauguin, one by Camille Pissarro, and one by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, all to buy a single painting, ‘Man at His Bath,’ by Gustave Caillebotte, many people asked a forgivable question: Who is Gustave Caillebotte?”

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3D Art

I have long enjoyed the optical illusions created by 3D drawing and other pieces of paper art.  Here are a few of my favorites.

 

By AlessandroDD on DeviantArt

Atlas by alessandrodd d65qapd

Atlas

 

Jumping dolphin by alessandrodd d62yxrn

Jumping Dolphin

 

 

By Ramon Bruin

3D Ship By Ramon Bruin

3D Ship

 

By Looha Desenhos

Looha Desenhos  Snake

Snake

 

There are many, many more which you can find by searching for “3D Drawings” or search by artist.

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The Surreal Photography of Jim Kazanjian

Jim Kazanjian  Untitled

Untitled (Modular) Jim Kazanjian

 

Jim Kazanjian received his MFA from the Art Center College of Design in ’92. His BFA was completed at the Kansas City Art Institute in ’90. He has worked professionally as a commercial CGI artist for the past 18 years in television and game production. Various clients he has collaborated with include: Nike, Adidas, NBC, CBS, HBO, NASA, HP, Intel and others. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

 

Jim Kazanjian Triangulation

 untitled (chateau), 2011

Jim Kazanjian’s fantastic landscapes are similarly wild and gloomy affairs, and much like À rebours (which Kazanjian cites as an influential text), Aberrations upends our conventions of naturalism. Drawing further literary influence from the macabre atmospherics of “weird fiction” authors H.P. Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood, Kazanjian crafts a bleak pictorial universe of smoldering dead suns, crumbling labyrinths, and claustrophobic spatial impossibilities.

 

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 untitled (structure), 2007

Kazanjian evokes a more chilling scenario of architectural terror in his geometric studies of  rain-beaten corridors and clammy dead ends. Superficially recalling the brisk angularity of De Stijl abstraction or the tangled secrets of Victorian gardens, “Untitled (Module)” and “Untitled (Maze)” envision sealed networks of concrete passages, designed to secure their (possibly extinct) populations in nightmarish states of inescapable futility.

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