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Hands on craftswoman and artist. Conservator of cultural heritage... Practical reconstruction of recipes related to art and alchemy... (this is my professional profile (-:)
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The French printmaker François Houtin (1950- ) is an artist whose work has been devoted almost exclusively to the depiction of imaginary gardens. Houtin was born and grew up in Craon, near Mayenne, in the rural Haut-Anjou region. He moved to Paris in 1971, from which time he worked as a gardener and floral designer, while training to become a landscape architect. Finding his horticultural visions at odds with real-world... read more
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One of the most fascinating, to my eyes, of the artworks discussed in the book is an illustrated manuscript entitled Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta, a collaboration of sorts between the Croatian calligrapher Georg Bocksay and the Flemish miniaturist and illustrator Joris Hoefnagel. Bocksay, a virtuoso penman, had been commissioned to compile what amounted to a very elaborate calligraphy sampler by his p... read more
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De Gheyn
The painter and graphic artist Jacques (or Jacob) de Gheyn was born in Antwerp in 1565. His father, also called Jacques, was a glass-painter, printmaker, and miniaturist. Jacques Jr. ‘lived in Haarlem between 1585 and 1590, where he trained as a printmaker with Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617), the standard-bearer of Dutch Mannerism’ and ‘in Amsterdam from 1590 to 1595, where he consolidated his own career as a printmaker a... read more
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From the esoteric realms of philosophical thought comes the visualizations of Shafer. Referencing ancient manuscripts, he paints iconographic botanical and figurative images. Often his works will be in book formats.


The John Wilson Rare Book Room, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Hofer collection of Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton LIbrary, Harvard Univer... read more
Wed, August 27, 2008 - 8:22 AM permalink - 1 comment
Vehicle of heaven - - - wish I could see any of his original work - there seems to be an amazing source of detail....
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Fri, July 18, 2008 - 4:12 AM permalink - 1 comment
Chiang Rai is famous for a fantasy-like temple Wat Ruang Khun designed by charismatic artist Chalermchai Kositpipat.
If the sculpture and architecture fascinate and frighten, the mural inside the temple are plain unbelievable. The back wall has Chalermchai's depiction of the temptations and desires of this world. Conjoining everything is the demon Mara, who in Buddhist mythology personifies temptation and consistently tries to obstruct the Buddha's quest for enlightenment. The ubiquitous de... read more
Fri, July 18, 2008 - 3:50 AM permalink - 1 comment
On a mountaintop outside of Turin, Italy, in 1978, spiritual leader Oberto Airaudi (a.k.a. Falco) had a vision of sacred temples built inside of the mountain -- and the digging commenced. The Temples of Humankind were a secret from even the closest neighbors for the next twenty years as artists, artisans and builders excavated and created the equivalent of a five-story subterranean building. The community that has grown around this underground network of halls and corridors has its own system... read more
Thu, August 2, 2007 - 12:08 PM permalink - 1 comment
In Damanhur Art is the preferred instrument for growth and transformation. The citizens of the Federation have created the Temples of Humankind, an extraordinary building in which the arts inspire the flowering of intuition, new thought and new ways of living, so much so, that life itself becomes a work of art. Damanhurians transform all their territories into places of inspiration, where Spirit and Form are not seperate and spiritual conquests manifest in the practical results of everyone’s ... read more
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Chicken - graphite on paper
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The Art of Limning

Reconstructed 16th century materials and tools
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+++books on 'Old Master Techniques"

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