Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Simple Pleasures

Looking at art. We went to see the Gustave Doré show at the National Gallery yesterday and had a lovely afternoon taking it all in.

(photo by birgitta drejer for bo bedre by way of coco lapine)

A Neoclassical Gallery Home

Conceived of as a living gallery, the Brussels neoclassical house of Ike Udechuku and Kathryn Smith is furnished with a selection of rare and choice furniture, objects and art — all for sale. Partnering with various European galleries, Ike and Kathryn live with the items, inviting collectors and visitors into their home to experience and purchase the designs in situ. Fascinating idea. More here on Dwell.

(photography by chris tubbs)

Atelier: Kito Mbiango

Today I'm admiring the truly lovely work of the New York-based Belgian-Congolese artist Kito Mbiango. Drawing on his photographic background and wide-ranging travels, Kito's transfer paintings are a fascinating blend of Eastern and Western cultures, using collage and assemblage techniques pioneered by Robert Rauschenberg. Thought provoking and beautiful work. View more of it here.

(with thanks to Kito Mbiango)
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