Archive for April 12, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Thierry Noir

Thierry Noir is a street artist that jumped onto the international spot light for being the first artist to paint the Berlin Wall. Thierry Noir was born in Lyons, France in the year 1958. The artist moved to Berlin, West Germany in 1982. In 1984 he teamed with fellow street artist Christophe Bouchet to start painting the Berlin Wall. Below is Bouchet’s style of art. cc12

In this clip we visit the artist at the Berlin Wall where he tells us about his work.

In Germany Noir did work with an organization that works with UNICEF to help impoverished children. The group works with major artists to produce what are called Buddy Bears. These works are then sold with the profits going to help children. Noir and his bear are pictured below.

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In this clip we view Thierry Noir and another street artist that hails from England named Stik as they work on a large mural. Here is an example of Stik’s signature character. cc13

And here we see Stik and Noir painting together.

A link to the facebook page of Thierry Noir:

In a previous post the street artist Faith47 told us that the Street Movement will be in the history books someday. With all of the various forms of media the street artists have helped garner public attention for the arts. Surely the next stage will involve artists working together with the public to decorate similar to the manner in which Guy Diehl does his public works.

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Artist of the moment……..Andre Brasilier

Andre Brasilier is a French painter born in the year 1929 in Anjou, France.  Brasilier is renown for his work with horses and also the female figure. In addition to drawing and painting has worked with ceramics.

For his artistic education Brasilier attended the Les Ecoles des Beaux Arts, the School of Fine Arts in Paris beginning in 1949. Whilst there he mentored under a respected painter of the figure Maurice Brianchon. Below is an example of Brianchon’s style of painting.


This clip I believe is in german, but its has a great collection of paintings by the Andre Brasilier starting 23 seconds into the clip.

Winner of Prix de Rome.

Price range information: Most works are in oils and priced $15,000 to $80,000. Most lithographs range from a few hundred to a $2,000. Watercolors and gouache works range $400 to $4,000.

Brasilier passed away in 2004.

The aspect I enjoy most about the artist is the paint quality of the work. What you might think is a watercolor or gouache work is really an oil painting though he did produce works in both watercolor and gouache.

Brasilier’s  works with the horse and landscape remind one slightly of Montana painter Theodore Waddell but with a higher focus on drawing skill. An example of Waddell’s work is below. Waddell is famous for working with animals and the landscape in a very abstract manner.



Artist of the moment……Luke Airut….

Luke Airut was born in 1942 and is one of the greatest living Inuit artists famous for his work with stone sculpture. Airut enjoys working with the medium as he is free to use his artistic license, but the artist has also worked with traditional Inuit materials such as caribou antlers and whalebone. Airut also produces jewelry.

One theme that I have noticed with the Inuit sculptors is sculpture that represents a man changing to a bear or walrus. Airut’s works on this genre are my favorite of the Inuit artists for his high degree of finish.

Price range information: The artist is famous for his highly detailed works ranging from $1,500 to $5,000.

Airut took 6 months of classes at the Arctic College of Iqaluit.

In this clip from Waddington’s auctions house in Canada we view a work from Luke Airut from many different angles.

Wish there was more information on the artist, but more Inuit artists coming soon!

An entire civilization that to a large degree is still surviving due to art, what a great story!  I never knew about Eskimo artists as a child and find them fascinating!