Monthly Archives: December 2010

Koos Verhoeff

Koos Verhoeff was a Dutch artist and mathematician. It is clear that Verhoeff applied mathematics, the Pyhthagorus theory, to this piece. Although this is a tree, there are no curves in this piece, it’s completely geometrical. I feel the geometrical … Continue reading

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Banksy

Banksy is the stage name of an unknown graffiti artist and painter from England. He is most well known for his politically controversial graffiti pieces. The piece of artwork by Banksy is a silk screen print. It is clear that … Continue reading

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M. C. Escher

M. C. Escher was a Dutch graphic artist, he was well-known for his mathematical approach to art. This piece conveys an impossible situation which water appears to be travelling uphill. The calculated 90 degrees corners drawn allows this piece to … Continue reading

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Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas was a French artist, sculpture and printmaker. Degas is well-known for being one of the founders of the Impressionist art movement. This oil-on-canvas piece called ‘The Rehearsal’ by Degas is influenced by technology. Degas painted this around the … Continue reading

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Mackintosh was highly influential at the start of the Modernist movement, he was the first architect of the Modernist movement to find influence in his Scottish heritage. Mackintosh had a vision, designing buildings from the inside out. His work was strictly black and white … Continue reading

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Henry Van De Velde

Henry Van de Velde was a Belgian painter, architect and interior designer. He is considered one of the main founders of Art Nouveau in Belgium. Velde spent time in Germany and was important influence on German architecture and design at … Continue reading

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Victor Horta

Victor Horta was a Belgian architect,decorator and designer who was also influential in the beginning of the Modernist movement.  He was inspired by nature and his style was swirling and linear, like the stems of plants. Horta had been gradually simplifying his style, … Continue reading

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