THE ART OF KYOZO HAYASHI

I think my heart skipped a beat when I found these amazing illustrations by Kyozo Hayashi at Star Gods site! I just love this late 80’s/ 90’s style of illustration. These pastel colors are my favorite colors at the moment! By the way I decided to start something new in my blog. I’m always inspired by colors and I want to share this inspiration with you. So there will be a new category featured in this blog. I’ll call it (as expected) CANDY COLORS !

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THE ART OF BARBARA KASTEN

“Influenced by The Bauhaus and Constructivism, Barbara Kasten explores modes of reorganizing the visual environment. With geometric shapes, mirrors, glass, lighting gels and a lighting crew recruited from the film industry, she creates abstract interpretations of interior spaces and architectural details. Evident in Architectural Site, The High Museum is Kasten’s use of super-saturated color and dramatic juxtapositions of line, angle, and form.
Barbara Kasten was born in 1936 in Chicago. She received her BFA in painting and sculpture from the University of Arizona in Tucson and her MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Kasten is the recipient of many prestigious awards, and her work has been widely exhibited by major museums in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Her photographs are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; International Center of Photography, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Modern art, Lodz, Poland; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, among others. Kasten is a professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago.” found via

THE ART OF SONIA DELAUNAY

She knew how to mix things up!
“Sonia Delaunay (nėe Terk) (November 14, 1885 – December 5, 1979) was a Jewish-French artist who, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. Her work extends to painting, textile design and stage set design. She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964, and in 1975 was named an officer of the French Legion of Honor. Her work in modern design included the concepts of geometric abstraction, the integration of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, and clothing.”

 

all pictures via flickr most of them by Department of Special Collections.