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2013-12-23

AFRICAN SPIRITUALITY INTO BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS BY GEORGE H. SMITH-SHOMARI

Artist, teacher and artistic adviser, George H. Smith-Shomari has lectured and exhibited nationally and internationally.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, currently lives and works in Washington. His paintings, with rich and bright colors, vibrant and highly detailed patterns, have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, schools, colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
The Shomari's iconographic world is closely intertwined with the African Diaspora and spirituality, which is able to express with the vitality of his works.
http://www.shomariarts.com





















2013-12-22

WONDERFUL AND GEOMETRIC ABSTRACT PATTERNS INTO GLASS WORKS BY ROBERT WIENER, JR.

“I am fascinated by the infinite diversity of color, texture and form in glass. My work explores the relationship between pattern and color through abstract and geometric design". These are the words of Robert Wiener, Jr., the great glass artist from Washington, DC.
Robert is well known and his works have won numerous awards: his award-winning series "Colorbar Murrine" is obtained by combining the technique of hot glass perfected in Murano glass with "kilnformed" process.
Robert's works are very modern, seemingly basic, but with a meticulous study of composition in order to give prominence to wonderful patterns and colors that glass can donate.
http://dcartglass.com/blog/


















2013-12-21

PATTERNS REPETITIONS AND CHANGES INTO BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS BY LUCINDA FRIENDLY MURPHY

Lucinda Friendly Murphy is a painter and artist who lives and works in Washington, DC.
Her interesting artistic production reflects her explorations on our expanding universe, the origin of life, order vs. primordial disorder.
Her research has, among other questions, this: what happens when there are patterns, repetitions but with modifications and variations?
Lucinda creates her wonderful works on canvas, wood, paper, Tyvek, and other surfaces. The materials she uses are oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink, chalk and oil pastels, charcoal, colored pencils, pins, collage.
http://www.lucindafriendlymurphy.com/














2013-12-20

WONDERFUL EMBROIDERY PATTERNS INTO AINU KIMONO

Ainu kimono is a short kimono worn by the Ainu on the island of Yezo, now Hokkaido, north of Japan.
The Ainu traditional clothing is often created with attush, a light but durable fabric made ​​from the bark of elm trees. Its golden color provides the perfect background for beautiful patterns and motifs in contrast, created from precious scraps of cotton fabric and silk thread obtained from the Japanese. These drawings, which are located at the openings and edges of garments, they serve as amulets, protecting the body of the wearer from evil spirits.












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