Posts Tagged ‘milan’

Artist of the moment………Never2501

 

 

 

 

 

 

Never2501 is an Italian street artist renown for his unique style of murals that emphasize white and dark lines that are wavy and curvy. His works cross the boundaries of several art movements including Op Art, abstract art, and figurative art.

His work is similar to a pattern you might find on a zebra.

The artist was influenced by what he saw in his native country of Italy. When he was a young teen his family moved to Brazil. This move also had a profound impact on the artist.

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In this clip we view an interview with Never2501. The artist talks about his childhood and what inspires his artwork:

Never2501 is based out of Milan, Italy.

From a design standpoint you really can’t do much better than this artist’s designs. His lines have wonderful variances between thick and think weighted lines. These works remind me of British Op Art master Bridget Riley.

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Artist of the moment……Saul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg was both an amazing artist and renown writer. Saul Steinberg was born in Ramnicu Sarat, Romania in the year 1914. Steinberg was best known as an illustrator for the New Yorker magazine. He is best known for his landscapes of New York with Manhattan the main focus. He also enjoyed drawing cats.

For his artistic education Steinberg attended the University of Bucharest where he studied philosophy before finishing school in Milan, Italy where he studied architecture.

Saul Steinberg passed away in 1999.

As an artist who loves the art of collage and drawing, I enjoy Steinberg’s use of perspective in his landscape works the most. I found it interesting also that Steinberg referred to himself as a writer who draws.

In this clip we see the artist at work on a drawing:

Steinberg was a very prolific artist and his work was widely popular. Here we view a book by the artist:

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $40,000. Steinberg worked in collage, watercolor, ink, and graphite. Many works are available as lithographs or posters.

Another great thing to learn from this artist is that he considered himself an a writer who draws, he loved letters and the art of typography. The skill in his free hand drawing of letters was outstanding. If you enjoy typography be sure and check out my posts on Robert Cottingham, Stephen Powers, and Mel Bochner who all make wonderful art using the letterform as a means of expression.

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Artist of the moment……Bruno Munari

Bruno Munari was born in 1907 in Milan, Italy. Munari is associated with the abstract and futurist movements. The artist worked in many mediums including painting, sculpture, film, and even poetry. For design the Munari worked with many items designing espresso machines, ashtrays, and even televisions.

Another creative venture for Munari was creating children’s  books. The artist created and illustrated many children’s books over his lifetime. These books were “fun” for kids as  Munari used textures and sometimes kinectic art to get children to touch and interact with his books.

A large influence on Munari was theorist and writer  Filippo Marinetti.

At the beginning of his working career as a graphic designer.

The artist joined the second Futurist movement in Italy, but left this movement because of political dissent of the artist to the Facist movement.

Bruno Munari passed away in 1988 at the age of 90 years old.

In this clip we view a show featuring some kinetic works by Bruno Munari:

Price range information:  Works range from $3,000 to $50,000.

What fantastic geometric shapes and design by Bruno Munari in his creation of abstract works of art.

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