under the moon

under the moon

Julia McKenzie is an artist from London who makes drawings, collages and screen prints. Find out more at www.juliamckenzie.co.uk

New 5 colour screen print with 24carat gold leaf based on my Grandfathers old cigarette card of this Denby plate from the early 1800’s

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tierradentro:

Insects and Fruits" (details), c.1665, Jan van Kessel (I).

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mishkashoes:

Art Inspiration
Henri Matisse - Exposition Retrospective Poster 1956

mishkashoes:

Art Inspiration

Henri Matisse - Exposition Retrospective Poster 1956

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gilded drawing based on my Grandfather’s cigarette card that fell from one of his nature books given to me. I found the Denby plate in the V&A, it was very moving. The card had been there since the 1920’s until I found it a few years ago-my drawing is for my Grandfather

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Andrew Wyeth, beautiful landscapes

Andrew Wyeth, beautiful landscapes

brambles, dandelions, foxes

brambles, dandelions, foxes

likeafieldmouse:

George Brassai - Graffiti (published 1961)

"Best known for his photographs of nocturnal Paris and its demimonde, Brassai also took pictures of wall carvings and markings over three decades. He was interested in how the images eventually altered, either through additions by later graffiti artists or because of the vagaries of time.” 

From a 1964 interview with Brassai:

Brassai, we can say that you’ve been the photographer of Paris’s walls. How did you get so interested in all of these graffiti that made you so famous, in addition to all of these other activities?

Well, I often walked through Paris and I often observed the walls and I thought that everything that takes place on the walls is very interesting. 

There are even cracks in the walls, and there are graffiti that people secretly painted there, and I started taking pictures of these things as of 1930-1932. 

I had little notepads on which I wrote down the addresses, I could follow their development, because it was a collective work, there were many other people who painted and continued a graffito.

And they say that Picasso followed many of the graffiti artists.

In fact, Picasso himself really likes them, he’s done graffiti, in Montmartre, many of them, and he told me, in a bank, one day he was waiting, he found, he made a graffito, on a wall, and then the manager found out that it was a graffito by Picasso, so he had the wall taken apart, and now it’s in his apartment, along.

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I have been screen printing, hand cutting and then laser cutting prints of Great Grandfathers ship, the ‘Fontenaye’. There is some tweaking to do, but I am almost there. The Fontenaye was nearly lost off the coast of Chile (Cape Horn) in 1892. The print is based on the drawings and diary entries of my Great Grand father, John Henry Lowry. I wanted the ship to be trapped in the paper as it was trapped in the ice. The writing is taken from John Henry’s account of his terrifying voyage. see more here

atelierentomologica:

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symbiosis:

Anne Ten Donkelaar, “Landkaart” (Map Butterfly). The original name of this butterfly is “Atlas moth” and lives in Asia. I used the maps of Asia to repair its wings. (w:26 h:20 d:5.5 cm)

atelierentomologica:

http://anneten.nl/

symbiosis:

Anne Ten Donkelaar, “Landkaart” (Map Butterfly). The original name of this butterfly is “Atlas moth” and lives in Asia. I used the maps of Asia to repair its wings. (w:26 h:20 d:5.5 cm)