Sunday, June 15, 2014

Places | Serralves

It's one of my favorite places in Porto. Even when I don't like the current exhibition and don't agree with some of curatorial choices I'm always in the mood to visit the gardens, walk around the huge rooms filled with sunlight and admire the lamps in the library while working there.
This time I saw two exhibitions, one of Mira Schendel and the other, a collection of artwork by several artists from the Serralves archives.

Then&Now | Easy Pieces For The Great Escape

No need for explanation, the 1992 Vogue UK editorial with Tatjana Patitz photographed by Patrick Demarchelier responds to all this summer fashion prayers - the perfect minimalistic well constructed piece of clothing with the monochromatic scheme oh-so-90's, the search for the perfect white sandal and the ideal straw hat. I just put the obvious together. 

The name then says everything now - Easy Pieces For The Great Escape. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

9 Illustrators 'Round the Web | Part 2

Top to bottom / Left to right

1| Rob Hodgson, UK  2|  THOMAS JAMES, USA  3|  Lindsay Watson, USA
4| Willie Real, USA   5| Faye Moorhouse, UK   6| Avner GellerUSA
7| BILL SCHWAB, USA   8| Clair KeaneUSA   9| Leo MatsudaUSA

Ps. Most of these guys are developers at Disney/Pixar 
so enjoy early sketches of your favourite movie characters 
on their sites/blogs.

Monday, June 2, 2014

On Family

The artist. That's him and his brother in the photo. They're were my grandmother's nephews and they lived all their lives in their mother's house without ever getting married. The one I'm referring to, the youngest, eventually grew up to become an architect that loved to paint/draw and collect art. When my grandfather died, my grandmother decided to pass her nephew's sketches onto me. Each one is signed and dated and each one has something that I love. I've always felt lucky to own them, but today while cleaning the room I decided to finally scan and show them. 
Somehow I get a glimpse of what was he like with his caricatures, his graphic aesthetics and his obvious fascination with movement in sports. 
Even though I never saw photos of him as an adult I can almost picture him sitting on a big leather armchair, with a deep frown and cigarette, sketching on his lap until he's interrupted for some reason, my guess would be dinner being served.