30 01 2013

This is a fascinating and enlightening history of papier mache. Worth the read.

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 PAPIER MACHE THE BEGINNING…

This armor comes from the armory of Daté Yoshimura (1703–1746), daimyo of Sendai. The helmet bowl, signed Saotome Iye, dates from the sixteenth century; the remainder of the armor was constructed in the eighteenth century. The breastplate is inscribed inside with the armorer’s name, Myochin Munesuke (1688–1735). The embossed ornament on the solid iron plates is characteristic of the Myochin school.

PAPIER MACHE HAS AN EXCITING AND ANCIENT HISTORY, ORIGINATING IN CHINA IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE 2ND CENTURY AD. IT HAS BEEN USED SINCE TO MAKE CHAIRS FOR ROYALTY, PANELS FOR COACHES, JEWELERY, AND EVEN CHINESE SPEARS AND ARMOUR.

Paper was first made by Ts’ ai Lun, an official at the Chinese court of the Emperor Ho Ti at the beginning of the 2nd century A.D.,  who developed an ingenious way of breaking down plants and rags into single fibres. The fibres…

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Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf

30 01 2013

Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf An ambitious artist who hopes it would seem, to be a professional. With all the accompanying pretentions. I won’t hold that against her. She specializes in portraits and nudes and is accomplished in both. As I looked through her portfolio I noticed that she was becoming more of a story teller. I like that. As a viewer I would selfishly hope that she would pursue that avenue. I mean,  get out in the street.

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