Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Masters: Lisa Larsson

Lisa Larsson (born 1931) is a Swedish designer and ceramicist. Some of her most well-known work is the 1950s sculpture series Lilla Zoo (Little Zoo).

1. Charlotta made by Lisa Larsson Sweden, 2. paddan, 3. Fox from Lilla Zoo, 4. Lisa Larson, 5. R0012053_2.JPG, 6. Tax from Lilla Zoo, 7. Lisa Larson "Pelle with Cat" Pottery, 8. Sitting cat from Lilla Zoo, 9. Lisa Larson "Lotta" Pottery

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wanderlust: Kamchatka

I am drawn to wild, untamed places, such as Kamchatka in Russia's far eastern reaches. Would I love to go? Yep.  Will I ever actually go there? Not likely...

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Masters: Boris Kustodiev

I adore the fearless use of color and realism in Kustodiev's patings. (Russian painter, 1878-1927)

The Merchant's Wife, 1918. Oil on Canvas.

Fair. 1910. Tempera on cardboard.

Tzar Nicholas II. 1915

Self-portrait. 1912. Oil on canvas.