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About Bob Meyer

Friday, March 17, 2017

The blog is about Bob Meyer, an American award-winning artist, writer, actor and director born and raised in Chicago, who now lives outside Paris, France. He discovered his love of drawing at a young age much like many children, but surprised himself when one day he drew a thumb that actually looked like a real thumb. While many children forget about crayons and sketchbooks as they grow older, Meyer never stopped drawing. While attending Southern Illinois University, he received scholarships to study art at both Ox-Bow and the Art Institute of Chicago....

Brian Sindler - Beyond Plein Air Painting

Friday, January 13, 2017

Brian Sindler is an award-winning contemporary plein air artist yet his works encompass a far greater depth and complexity than traditional landscape painting. Conveying mood and emotion through evocative shapes, colors and the effects of light, his works never fail to capture the viewer's mind and imagination....

Interior Fusion – The Influence of Asian Art on Western Interior Design

Friday, December 16, 2016

A new movement has surfaced in the interior design world; eclecticism. This style combines the fashions and designs of multiple periods, from ancient to contemporary and East to West. Eclecticism aims to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, which echoes certain concepts behind an ancient Chinese philosophy called Feng Shui. Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system designed to create harmony between the individual and their environment....

The Chicken or the Egg – Giacometti and Dogon Art

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Globalization. This term entailing free trade, cultural integration, vanishing borders and accessible communication throughout the world is surprisingly modern. It was coined in 1983 by Theodore Levitt, a marketing professor at the Harvard Business School....

Nature’s Alchemy – Petrified Wood

Friday, March 18, 2016

Petrified wood is a unique type of fossil formed when trees are buried underground for millions of years, turning them to stone. With decorative elements of both wood and stone, they are increasingly being sought after by designers and collectors alike as evocative masterpieces created entirely by the hand of nature....

Brian Sindler – Beyond Plein Air Painting

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Brian Sindler is an award-winning contemporary plein air artist yet his works encompass a far greater depth and complexity than traditional landscape painting. Conveying mood and emotion through evocative shapes, colors and the effects of light, his works never fail to capture the viewer's mind and imagination....

Printing In Progress... – History of Woodblock Printing

Friday, May 08, 2015

Printing has a long history as both a practical tool and an art form, from textile to text printing; woodblock printing to lithography. Perhaps most famous in woodblock printing is Japan's ukiyo-e prints, which flourished from the early 17th century. Although the art form waned toward the end of the 19th century, several masters remained loyal to the traditional craft and created some of the most collected pieces in woodblock printing...

Collecting African Art: Part Three – Aesthetics

Friday, January 02, 2015

To famous modern artists of the 20th century, the aesthetics of traditional African art were major influences on their works. They were one of the first collectors to recognize that the highly stylized and disproportionate figures held symbolic meaning and that African art aesthetics represents a unique visual language based on human ideals, emotions, virtues and faith...

Whispers of a Woven Language – Kente Cloth

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Kente is a traditional Ghanaian cloth worn during important ceremonies and festivals. Its colorful shapes and patterns form a unique visual language deeply rooted in the Ashanti culture...

From Paris to PRIMITIVE Modern – Introducing Artist Bob Meyer

Friday, March 21, 2014

Years ago I collected the drawings of Bob Meyer, an American artist living in Paris, France. Bob is a theatrical director, writer and actor, but in my mind, first and foremost he is a visual artist. His pencil drawings always struck me as magical, almost hypnotic. He has the best line I’ve ever seen. In just a few movements he can lasso all sorts of feelings and emotions and tie them together. His drawings are ethereal. They sometimes appear as if they were rendered from the threads of gauze. At other times a single continuous line suddenly imparts movement, weight and dimension. ...

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