Christian Wilhelm Allers (1857 – 1915)

21 07 2017




Victor Coleman Anderson (1882-1937)

6 02 2017




Lily Mae Martin

31 05 2016

Lily Mae Martin - Cella Gallery - Femme Fatale - surface and surface





Martin van Maële

25 05 2016





Xavier Mellery

11 12 2015





Neil Moore

14 09 2015





Ikeda Manabu

28 08 2015

Manabu Ikeda is known for weaving together fantastical, chaotic illustrations, often eclipsing an entire wall with his trademark combination of a traditional Japanese painting style and an ultra-detailed brand of surrealism. Some have even associated his work with prophecy on more than one occasion, he tells The Creators Project. Viewers have drawn a connection between his oceanic ink drawing Fortoken (2008) and the 2011 tsunami that shook his homeland of Japan to its core.

The tsunami he drew in Foretoken is a perfect example of the underlying theme that runs through almost all of his work: mankind’s relationship with nature. “Human beings are part of nature,” Ikeda said. “In the scars left by human beings on nature, I feel that it is possible to glimpse the strength of both their energies.” This philosophy is evident in his depiction of dense urban areas as they clash with massive waves, envelop mountains, and even take the form of a serpent-shaped city.





Al Hirschfeld

2 08 2015

Albert “Al” Hirschfeld (June 21, 1903 – January 20, 2003) was an American caricaturist best known for his black and white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars.

In 1924, Hirschfeld traveled to Paris and London, where he studied painting, drawing and sculpture. When he returned to the United States, a friend, fabled Broadway press agent, Richard Maney, showed one of Hirschfeld’s drawings to an editor at the New York Herald Tribune, which got Hirschfeld commissions for that newspaper and then, later, The New York Times.

Hirschfeld’s style is unique, and he is considered to be one of the most important figures in contemporary drawing and caricature, having influenced countless artists, illustrators, and cartoonists. His caricatures are almost always drawings of pure line in black ink, into which Hirschfeld dipped not a pen but a genuine crow’s quill.[3]

Readers of The New York Times and other newspapers prior to the time they printed in color will be most familiar with the Hirschfeld drawings that are black ink on white illustration board. However, there is a whole body of Hirschfeld’s work in color.[4] Hirschfeld’s full-color paintings were commissioned by many magazines, often as the cover. Examples are TV Guide, Life Magazine, American Mercury, Look Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The New Masses, and Seventeen Magazine.[5] He also illustrated many books in color, most notably among them Harlem As Seen By Hirschfeld, with text by William Saroyan.

 

 





Alana Dee Haynes

30 07 2015

Alana Dee Haynes. Just found this fascinating.





Max Klinger

24 07 2015

Max Klinger (1857-1920) was a German-born artist whose work had a strong influence on other Symbolists such as Otto Greiner and Alfred Kubin. He achieved much acclaim during his lifetime for his fantastical engravings, the most famous perhaps being the Paraphrase on the Discovery of a Glove series. He was also a talented sculptor, as witnessed in his remarkable statue of Beethoven.