ART

MARIO TESTINO

My final project for studio was to design an artist retreat for the artist of my choice. I chose Mario Testino. His work inspires me. He has this vibrant personality that is able to ease any client of his. His photos like to show a bold, sexy, confident yet happy easy going woman. See for yourself. Hope you enjoy his work as much as I do.

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DIA: BEACON

Went to New York to see a beloved friend of mine and he had a great idea to go out of the city to visit the DIA: Beacon. The establishment is BEAUTIFUL! I loved it so much I was day dreaming wishing it was my loft.

It is located on the banks of the Hudson River and is a former Nabisco box- printing factory. The ceiling has a million windows as well as through-out the museum bringing in a generous amount of light to showcase the contemporary pieces inside. I really liked the vertical gardens to the right of the entrance. I dream of having a vertical and symmetrical garden someday.

Richard Serra was most definitely one of my favorite artists at the museum. He is a minimalist sculptor known for working with and assembling steel on a large scale. The steel sculptures that you could walk through were amazing and had this beautiful rust color. Dan Flavin had cool and interesting light installations. Some of them, to me, resembled the Empire State building. Sol LeWitt was absolutely one of my favorites. He did these amazingly intricate drawings on the wall. He had me going cross-eyed I was staring at them so long! Seeing the Louise Bourgeois spider sculpture immediately brought me back to my childhood when I went to the Guggenheim with my mother and brother in Bilboa.

If you are ever in NY I highly recommend driving an hour and a half to visit this calming beauty.

ENTRANCE1Grounds & Entrance

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20151025_113110Gardens to the right of the entrance

20151025_125500My friend walking through the gardens

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WINDOWS- SPACEThat light……

FACTORY WINDOWSAmazing factory windows…I would want them if I had a loft.

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SERRAThis is not at the Dia: Beacon but I wanted to show the large scale and that you can walk through them.

20151025_120944Beautiful rust color…

DAN FLAVINDan Flavin

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20151025_114024Sol LeWitt

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ROBERT SMITHSON- MAP OF BROKEN GLASSRobert Smithson

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up close…

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LOUISE BOURGOUISLouise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois Sculpture Outside Guggenheim Museum in BilbaoBourgeois at the Guggenheim in Bilboa- I remember going there when I was a teen and being fascinated by this sculpture.

MEGHAN HOWLAND

Meghan Howland is a talented artist with several exhibits under her belt. She is 30 years old and from Haverhill, Massachusettes. The work below is oil on canvas.

I find her work beautifully haunting. Its romanticized with the use of flowers but by covering the individuals face/body the work leaves you with a sense of mystery. Makes me wonder why are they hiding.

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I do not recall the first time I saw a James Nares painting, but I do remember immediately falling in love and having to find out who this artist was.


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The brushes used are custom designed by the artist. Most of James’s paintings are produced in a single brushstroke and he doesn’t deem a painting successful until it is “balanced”.

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I would be thrilled if I had one of his paintings in my home.

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