Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Christopher Copeland [feedly]

  

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Christopher Copeland
// lines and colors

Christopher Copeland
Taking inspiration from the American Impressionists and Tonalists of the late 19th century, Minnesota artist Christopher Copeland paints landscapes with a deft touch for the representation of atmospheric effects and a keen sense of controlled value ranges and subtle color.

In addition to the landscape of his native Minnesota, Copeland finds fascination in the very different landscapes of the American west and northwest.

On Copeland's website, you can find selections of both studio and plein air work.


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Julius von Klever (Russian, 1850 -1924) Erlkönig, 1887 "Father,... [feedly]

  

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Julius von Klever (Russian, 1850 -1924) Erlkönig, 1887 "Father,...
// The Curve in the Line





Julius von Klever (Russian, 1850 -1924)

Erlkönig, 1887

"Father, do you not see the King of the Alder Trees?
The King with his crown and tail?"
"My dear son, it is just a streak of mist."

- Goethe (excerpt, my translation), 1782


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Gargantuan Street Murals by Aryz [feedly]

  

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Gargantuan Street Murals by Aryz
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Gargantuan Street Murals by Aryz street art murals

"Overprotection" | Linz, Austria 2014

Gargantuan Street Murals by Aryz street art murals

"Double Tie" | Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain 2013

Gargantuan Street Murals by Aryz street art murals

Oslo, Norway 2013

Gargantuan Street Murals by Aryz street art murals

"Grateful death" | Köln, Germany 2013

Gargantuan Street Murals by Aryz street art murals

"feat. OsGemeos" | Lodz, Poland 2012

Gargantuan Street Murals by Aryz street art murals

"Rotten apples" | San Francisco, USA 2013

Gargantuan Street Murals by Aryz street art murals

"Monkey Business" | St. Denis, Reunion Island 2012

Gargantuan Street Murals by Aryz street art murals

"love letter" | Lodz, Poland 2012

If you're trying to find the globe-trotting Spanish street artist Aryz, you'll have to look up. Because in whatever city he happens to be in, the prominent artist will typically be hoisted 100ft above street level converting large building facades into public canvases. And buildings aren't the only thing he's climbed. At just 25 years of age, Aryz (pronounced "Areez") has risen to be amongst the top ranks of world-renowned street artists like Banksy and ROA.

Aryz was born in Palo Alto but moved back to Spain when he was just three. He began painting (in the form of graffiti) as a teenager, and his style evolved – in part, from his art studies in college – to what it is today. Bones are a recurring motif in the artist's work, and so are skin-like muted colors. "I feel it's really aggressive when you paint in a public space, so I don't really want to play with bright colors," said Aryz. "It would be too much."

Have a look at some of his latest pieces, which includes the artist's most latest: "Overprotection," painted in late March, on a large industrial building in Linz, Austria. You can follow the artist on Facebook or Instagram.


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