Robert L. Peters

12 April 2014

Beauty Revealed

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Boston, Massachusetts, 1828

I came across an image of this exquisite miniature yesterday (6.7 cm x 8 cm, watercolour on ivory), and was intrigued to find out about its origin.

Painted as a self-portrait by Sarah Goodridge and given to statesman Daniel Webster after his wife died (Webster sat as a model for Sarah twelve times over two decades), it presents a provocative twist on the “traditional lover’s eye miniatures so popular in London” at the time. I know it would have gotten my attention…

Below is another watercolour-on-ivory self-portrait miniature done by Sarah (who never did marry) two years later, in 1830 (10.2 cm x 7.6 cm).

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30 March 2014

There is hope in honest error; none in the icy perfection of the mere stylist.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928)


22 March 2014

DDP opens in Seoul… this is my poster.

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Seoul, Korea

After years of anticipation, the curvacious Dongdaemun Design Park (DDP) by renowned architect Zaha Hadid opened yesterday. Situated at the East Gate (Dongdaemun) neighbourhood in central Seoul’s Jongno-gu district, DDP is destined to become one of the bustling city’s key cultural hubs, while also literally putting South Korea’s design, art, media, and new technologies on the world map. Read more about DDP’s inauguration here.

I was honoured to be one of a dozen designers from around the world asked to contribute a commemorative poster for the occasion of DDP’s opening. I don’t often quote myself, but this time it seemed appropriate…

 

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The DDP photos are by Virgile Simon Bertrand.


19 March 2014

Evelin’s latest… (work in progress).

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Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba

Ev’s working on some great new sculptures… here’s a teaser.


11 March 2014

Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.

—Leonardo da Vinci

Thanks to Maggie Macnab for the quotable.


4 March 2014

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

Edgar Degas (1834-1917)


1 March 2014

One eye sees, the other feels.

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Paul Klee (1879-1940)


13 February 2014

Tiny collages…

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Santa Rosa, California

Colin Talcroft is an artist, photographer, winemaker, beekeeper, avid bird-watcher, and blogger (when he’s not busy translating Japanese financial research into English, his main paying job). He’s also into music, reading, travel, fine food, and serendipitous art… I know him through Facebook, where our interests cross paths on occasion.

Since last summer, Colin’s been playing with acrylic paints, mono-printing and collage. Shown above are a few of his experimental pieces… see more here.


10 February 2014

Save our planet…

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Munich, Germany

Austrian-born Horst Haitzinger is one of Germany’s most prolific political caricature artists, well-known for his robust brushstroke-style as well as his sarcastic irony. The watercolour illustrations shown above are from his 1989 book Globetrottel.


5 February 2014

You don't take a photograph, you make it.

Ansel Adams (1902-1984)


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