Posts Tagged ‘rochester institute of technology’

Artist of the moment………Hans Christensen

 

 

Hans Christensen was a Danish metalsmith known for his innovative and modern design and shapes. Hans Christensen was born in Denmark in 1924.

The artist attended the School of Arts and Crafts located in Copenhagen, Denmark earning a master’s degree after twelve years of studies.

The artist taught at his alma mater and enjoyed it. Christensen also worked at a world renown silversmith for a decade mastering his sense of design. He took all of his experience and decided to move to the United State in the mid 1950s.

Whilst in the United States Christensen taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In this clip we view a memoriam for the artist featuring some former students and pictures of his work:

His work was highly collectible and is in many collections of Presidents, Royal Families of Europe, and churches including the Vatican. Christensen completed many commissions over his career.

Hans Christensen was killed in an automobile accident in 1983.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Christensen had a wonderful sense of shapes. My favorite designs of the artist were his teapots.

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Artist of the moment…….Brittney Lee

 

 

Brittney Lee is a wonderful artist working with paint and also collage. Brittney Lee has worked for the animation giant Pixar and is renown for her wonderful character development skills. Lee attended the Rochester Institute of Technology where she studied animation and film.

She has worked as a free lancer and designer for other companies including the Leapfrog children’s education company.

Lee worked on Disney’s hit “Frozen.” She also has created books to go along with the movie.

In this clip we view an original work that is a made of paint and paper collage. Its great to see the piece dimensionality through a camera lens from different angles rather than just a straight one time image:

As a cut paper enthusiast this is one of my favorite clips that is just as exciting as watching Matisse work on a papercut. Here we view Brittney Lee in action as she cuts a wonderful piece of art:

Price range information: Works range from $12 and up for prints on the http://www.Etsy.com website for Brittney Lee. Gallery originals such as the work shown the clip, Pretty in Pink, a work done with paint and collage, cost $500.

What an outstanding artist and style!

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Artist of the moment…..Photographer Jerry Uelsmann

Jerry Uelsmann was born in Detroit, Michigan in the year 1934. Uelsmann is thought to be the inventor of the photomontage. He became heavily interested in photography when he was teenagers. For his collegiate education the artist attended the Rochester Institute of Technology where he earned a bachelors degree. Uelsmann went on to earn a masters degree from Indiana University.

His end result isn’t meant to be a particular time or location, but rather a short journey. The end result is a composite of many photographs and images that the artist has taken over the years. He was creating works that might be mistaken for photoshop, long before they had even been a dream in a technicians head.

In his process he might use up to one dozen assistants, many hours in the darkroom, and his extensive working knowledge just to produce one image. Uelsmann enjoys working in a black and white format.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $20,000.

A link to the website of Jerry Uelsmann:

http://www.uelsmann.net/

Jerry Uelsmann has taught photography at the collegiate level at the University of Florida beginning in 1960.

Uelsmann has shown his photography at the Museum of Modern Art.

His photographs have appeared in the opening credits of the television series the Outer Limits.

In this clip we hear from Uselmann himself as he talks about his process and what makes his photographs different than the works that are made entirely from the use of digital technology. Lets hear it for the old school of thought and hard work !

In this clip a montage of images by the master of the photomontage, Jerry Uelsmann.

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