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ARTmonday: Intaglio Prints by Vani Sayeed

I’ve worked with a lot of interior designers as a writer, and my I’m lucky because my experiences have been 99 percent excellent.

One of the loveliest interior designers in Boston is Newton-based Vani Sayeed. She has such a nice. kind, way about her while at the same time is always absolutely professional. And I’m not just saying that because she brought me back this gorgeous scarf from India.

I wrote about this summer home she designed on the Vineyard for Boston Globe Magazine last summer, and more recently she contributed to this decor trends forecast for the Matouk Linens blog. Vani is also an artist. I just discovered these intaglio prints on her site so thought I’d share. 

Nude Drawing Print By Contemporary Indian Artist Vani Sayeed

Untitled  •  Intaglio Print & Chin Cole’

Nude Drawing Print By Contemporary Indian Artist Vani Sayeed
Rickshaw Ride  •  Intaglio Print & Mixed Media

Affordable Art Print By Contemporary Indian Artist Vani Sayeed

Rickshaw Ride in the Rain 2    Intaglio Print & Chin Cole’

Affordable Abstract Art By Interior Designer Vani Sayeed

Quilted 3  •  Intaglio Print & Mixed Media

Nude Drawing Print By Contemporary Indian Artist Vani Sayeed

Spring 2011    Intaglio Print & Chin Cole’ with Acrylic

Nude Drawing Print By Contemporary Indian Artist Vani Sayeed

Spring 2012 •  Intaglio Print & Chin Cole’

Affordable Abstract Art By Interior Designer Vani Sayeed

Infinity Gold  •  Intaglio Print & Chin Cole’ with Gold leaf

Rickshaw Print By Vani Sayeed

Rickshaw Ride  •  Intaglio Print & Mixed Media

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ARTmonday: Kishore Kumar’s Flora & Fauna Paintings

Oftentimes the best stuff comes through referrals by friends and friends of friends and the like. Earlier this month Anu Gulati, who works in alternative healing and is acquainted with Heidi Pribell, who is a designer I work with, emailed me about a social enterprise project she’s started to support Indian artists. Little did she know my graduate work was in Indian art. That said, I know almost nothing about contemporary Indian artists, but am eager to learn.

I fell instantly in love with pen and ink flower drawings by Kishore Kumar, and sent a link right over to David Webster at Webster & Company in the Boston Design Center for the Webster Art Project I’m helping to curate. He loves them too, and we can’t wait until the pieces arrive in the States. Meanwhile, I want to share Kishore Kumar’s colorful acrylic on canvas paintings of flowers and plants.

Kumar grew up in a small village in India, where he became very interested in plants, nature, and art. Despite economic pressures and the responsibility of being the only son, his parents supported his passions and Kishore joined Khairagarh Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Asia’s first university dedicated to the musical and performing arts, and from which he graduated six years ago. Today, Kishore Kumar lives and works in New Delhi and has exhibited his work in India, China, and the United Staes. 

Contemporary Indian Artist Kishore Kumar's Flower Paintings

Kishore Kumar, Spring Season 3

Contemporary Indian Artist Kishore Kumar's Flower Paintings

Kishore Kumar, Foliage 1

Contemporary Indian Artist Kishore Kumar's Flower Paintings

Kishore Kumar, Celebration

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Kishore Kumar, Foliage 4

Contemporary Indian Artist Kishore Kumar's Flower Paintings

Kishore Kumar, Moon Night

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Kishore Kumar, Hanging Memories of Summer

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Kishore Kumar, Early Spring

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Kishore Kumar, Patralata 3

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Kishore Kumar, Patralata 1

Contemporary Indian Artist Kishore Kumar's Flower Paintings

Kishore Kumar, Spring Season 4

Contemporary Indian Artist Kishore Kumar's Flower Paintings

Kishore Kumar, Spring Season

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ARTmonday: 18 Snowy Artworks

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Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape

Thomas Lamb  •  Pine Tree in Winter 

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape

Koen Lybaert  •  Snowfall

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Urban Photography

Joe Okwesa  •  Snow City

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Photo

Fabio Cappellini  •  Snow 2

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Drawing

Barbara Levittoux-Świderska  •  Winter Village Landscape

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Abstract

Iliad Sabchi  •  Sacred-Snow

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Collage

Medile Siaulytyte  •  Snow Butterflies

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Photo

Richard Johnson
 
Ice Hut # 159, Petrie Island, Orléans, Ontario, 2008

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Painting With Winter Tree

Songmi Heart  •  A Tree

Affordable Artwork Dreamy Portrait With Snow

Michael Vincent Manalo  •  A Moment’s Recluse from Society

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Photo Abstract

Eugene Soloviev  •  Brod

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Photo With Hot Air Balloons

Agnieszka Maria Zieba  •  Voyage #8 Winter

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Photo

Uwe Langmann  •  Blue 2

Affordable Artwork Snowy Abstract Landscape Painting

Rain Jordan  •  Above the Fray

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Painting With Winter Tree

Lenore Veliyaev  •  Snow

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Painting Abstract Cityscape

Peter Matyasi  •  Untitled 00339

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Painting Abstract

Rain Jordan  •  Above the Fray

Affordable Artwork Snowy Landscape Painting With Winter Tree

Romina Meric  •  Never Not

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ARTmonday: Tribute to Ellsworth Kelly

I’ve always loved Ellsworth Kelly’s work. The crisp shapes in primary colors, or black & white, are so simple yet quite alluring. Kelly died last Sunday at age 92.

An article in The New Yorker aptly describes Kelly’s work using these phrases, among others: “emphatic shapes and clarion colors” and “unreasonably rational and ascetically luxuriant.”

Ellsworth Kelly, though born in Newburgh, New York, is a bit of a local Boston guy; he studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Art Boston after leaving the Army in 1945. Every year there is at least one Ellsworth Kelly artwork at the SMFA Sale. In 1948 he left the States to live in Paris for seven years, and then settled in New York City. His obituary in The New York Times offers a lyrical overview of his life and career.

Here are some examples of of Ellsworth Kelly’s artwork.

 Ellsworth Kelly Portrait In 2012

Ellsworth Kelly in his studio, 2012
Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Ellsworth Kelly Installation At The Guggenheim Museum In NYC

Installation at the Guggenheim museum, 1996

THIS PHOTO IS EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL SEPTEMBER 20, 2010. 20mfa PLEASE NOTE: Geoff Edgers will be using in an article slated for Monday, September 20th or Tuesday, September 21. This is embargoed for publication until Monday, September 20th. Kelly Gifford of the MFA Blue Green Yellow Orange Red Ellsworth Kelly (American, born in 1923) 1968 Oil on canvas *© Ellsworth Kelly *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Library Tag 09202010

Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, 1968
Wood sculpture
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Installation view from %22Ellsworth Kelly- Los Angeles%22 at Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles. Credit- © Ellsworth Kelly.

Installation view from “Ellsworth Kelly: Los Angeles”
Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

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Curves on White (Four Panels), 2011
Matthew Marks Gallery
via Art Observed

Ellsworth Kelly Four Oranges MoMA

Four Oranges, 1966
Graphite on paper
Guggenheim

Ellsworth Kelly Black & WhiteCite, 1951  •  Oil on wood
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
via WikiArt

Ellsworth Kelly Nine Squares

Nine Squares, 1977
Screenprint with lithograph
Susan Sheehan Gallery via Artsy

Ellsworth Kelly White Square

White Square, 1953  •  Oil on wood
Photo by Hulya Kolobas Courtesy Ellsworth Kelly Archives
via Artsy

Ellsworth Kelly Yellow Curve

Colored Paper Image XIV (Yellow Curve), 1976
Colored and pressed paper pulp
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery via Artsy

Ellsworth Kelly Spectrum IV

Spectrum IV, 1967
Oil on canvas, thirteen panels
MoMA

Ellsworth Kelly Abstract Sculpture And Painting

Gold with Orange Reliefs, 2013
Matthew Marks Gallery
via Art Observed

Ellsworth Kelly Orange & Red At MoMA

Orange Red Relief, 1959
Oil on canvas, two joined panels
Guggenheim

Ellsworth Kelly Abstract Art Collage

Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance II, 1951
Cut-and-pasted color-coated paper and pencil on four sheets of paper
MoMA

Ellsworth Kelly Black Fin Ble Rouge

Baie Rouge, 1984    Lithograph
Zane Bennett Contemporary Art via Artsy

Ellsworth Kelly Sunflower I Drawing

Sunflower I, 2004  •  1-color lithograph
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl via Artsy

Ellsworth Kelly Stacked Ovals At MoMA

Blue and Orange and Green (Bleu et orange et vert)
from Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs,
1964-65
MoMA

Ellsworth Kelly Black Form II Sculpture 2012

Black Form II, 2012
Painted aluminum
MoMA

Black & White Portrait Of Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly

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Ellsworth Kelly elsewhere on StyleCarrot:

SMFA Sale 2014
SMFA Sale 2012
My Visit to MoMA

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ARTmonday: 12 Masquerade-Themed Artworks

I’ve never been to a true masquerade ball. The closest I came is a school fundraising auction I chaired with a Carnivale theme. I have a cute photo of myself and my friend/co-chair, artist Lee Essex Doyle (you can see her Venetian interiors here), but I can’t find it right now. She invited me to a Save Venice masquerade ball, but we skipped it. Oh well, there went my chance.

I started noticing a lot of photography featuring people with elaborate rubber animal masks, which I’ve been putting aside for a later post. As I collected those, all masked figures made their way into my folder. So I’ve pulled out a dozen masquerade-themed artworks, including, a simple linocut of a mask sold on Serena & Lily; a woman masked in sawdust (not quite masquerade-worthy, but you know how I love what I’ve come to call obscured portraits); mod photos that appeared in the New York Times in the 1960s and brought to light by Jonathan Adler; a fashion shot of Kate Moss.; and others.

Enjoy these 12 masquerade themed artworks; perhaps you’ll find inspiration for your own year-end celebration.

Black & White Photo Of Three Women Going To A Masquerade Ball

Gloves and Masks, 1965  •  The  New York Times

Masquerade Photo Affordable Artwork Society 6

Sammy Harkin  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Mask Masquerade Ball Portrait By Heidi Kirkpatrick

Heidi Kirkpatrick  •  Masquerade  •  Artsy

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Jennifer Ament  •  Mask  •  Serena & Lily

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Godfried Donkor  •  Jamestown Masquerade IX  •  Artsy

Masquerade Ball Artwork At Society 6

 Courtneeeee  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Kate Moss in A Masquerade Ball Mask B&W Photo

Anton Corbijn  •  Kate Moss New York, 1993  •  Artsy

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Five Foot Three Photography  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Masquerade Ball Masked People Painting

Ann Devito •  Masquerade  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Antonio Jose Guzman  •  Nancy  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Photography

Azarii Gorchakov  •  Mask Graza  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Anna Ullman  •  Woman In Mask  •  Artfully Walls

Masquerade Ball Group Portrait Lady In Leopard Catsuit

Larry C. Morris  •  Leopard People, 1966  •  New York Times Store

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