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I came across colorful cartography prints by Jennifer Carland while browsing Etsy last week in search of local artists for a roundup in next Monday’s Boston Globe. I was quickly drawn into her Etsy shop Carland Cartography, where I discovered lots of boldly colored maps of Boston neighborhoods and nearby towns.
I suppose I am a particular connoisseur of map art. Probably few of you know that my first job out of college was as the Maps Editor for a travel magazine. It was a pretty fantastic job (and I got to skip the whole assistant thing). I would read the manuscripts for features to determine what kind of map would best suit the story, look at the photography, then assign an illustrator to carry out the vision. It was right up my alley. I’d spread maps out on my work table, trace, and fill in all the relevant information, which the illustrator would turn into a visual masterpiece. Sometimes the maps would be concrete and informational, and sometimes they’d be fun and impressionistic. I should pull out my tears, scan, and post some; they were lots of fun.
Carland turns Boston neighborhoods — some kind of dreary — into fun and colorful graphic treats. Carland also has a Society 6 shop here you can order her map prints on iPhone cases, hoodies, mugs, stretched canvas, etc.
Last night I pulled together 20 examples of architecture in art for today’s post. As I scrolled through Pinterest pinning hundreds of images that appeal, I realized that one of the categories that make my heart flutter most is architecture. (You can look at my Architecture I and Architecture II Pinterest boards and see if you feel similarly.)
Artwork sucks me in, street style compels me to lose weight and dress with more verve, and food photos makes me wish I had more time and energy to really cook, but the architectural images draw me in more profoundly. Sure, it’s the design aspects in part—the corrugated metal, black stained siding, expanses of glass, pointy rooftops, and placement in the surrounding landscape transport me to another place, another time, another life I could have. Or maybe, just a house I might someday build.
So just for that reason, the realization that looking at sublime examples of contemporary dwellings elicits a response deeper than browsing well-designed living rooms and adorable, furry animals, here are 20 occurrences of architecture in art, including photographs, paintings, illustration, sculpture, and collage.
Apple Blossoms and Architecture • The Naked Rose
Prints starting at $22.50 at Society6
Classic Bowling Architecture • Vorona Photography
Prints starting at $16 at Society6
Banco • Luciana Levinton
Prints starting at $124 • Original $10,000 • Saatchi Art
Universal Space • Cécile Van Hanja
Prints starting at $60 at Saatchi Art
Farewell • Rosalind Davis
$170 at Rise Art
Architecture • Sannngat
Prints starting at $17.67 at Society6
Yellow Surfer’s House • Ieva Baklane
Prints starting at $104 • Original $1,278 • Saatchi Art
Back door #1 • Michael Wolf
Christophe Guye Galerie /Artsy
False Memory • Ricky Allman
Starting at $60 at 20×200
Look Down • Gail Schechter
Starting at $20 at Minted
On Camera Nº41 • Luis Mallo
$2,500 at Praxix /Artsy
Dreamed Bungalow • Carola Schapals
$8,000 at Saatchi Art
Icons *2 (Trevi Fountain, Rome) • Nicolas Vionnet
$985 at Saatchi Art
Woodshed • Andrew McClintock
Starting at $22 at Minted
At the Sea II • Igor Vitomirov
Prints starting at $67 • Original $1,200 • Saatchi Art
Painting Edifico Chrysler y Empire State • Claudia Hernández
Modern Architecture • Lemonee on the Hills
Prints starting at $17 at Society6
Untitled00373 • Peter Matyasi
Prints starting at $125 / Original $1500 • Saatchi Art
Concrete Candy • Neil Ayling
£3,000 at Berloni /Artsy
Somehow I managed the impossible over the holidays: I didn’t eat sugar for almost a month. I love chocolate. I love ice cream. I love chocolate ice cream, chocolate covered pretzels (thanks Matouk for the holiday gift!), Oreos (on special occasions only, like when a publicist sends out a package so I can sample a new flavor #redvelvetoreo), chocolate cupcakes (preferably with vanilla buttercream frosting), Dancing Deer chocolate brownies snagged off the assembly line, M&Ms (especially in popcorn), Hershey bars smeared in peanut butter (breakfast of champions), and in desperation, when I’ve purposefully neglected to buy anything chocolate, lest I eat it, semi-sweet chocolate chips from the baking shelf in the pantry.
Don’t be alarmed. It’s not like there’s chocolate encrusted between my computer keys and dripping down my J.Crew tees (not usually). I don’t partake every hour, or even every day. But I’d love to. So, it was a REALLY BIG DEAL when I cut out sugar for weeks. My mother-in-law had told me she lost 25 pounds from eliminating sugary sweets from her diet. That was enough motivation for me.
Did I lose any weight, you wonder? Yes. One pound. One measly f*&%$ing pound. And no, I wasn’t making up for the loss of dessert by gorging on carbs or even adding extra calories. So the weekend of my son’s 13th birthday party (32 boys and girls dancing in our living room), I decided to go ahead and eat a Georgetown cupcake. And another. There were many left over. So that weekend, I polished off multiple frosting tops. And you know what? I lost another pound.
So I am continuing to exercise and I am continuing to eat chocolate. In moderation of course.
All that as a really long, mostly irrelevant introduction to today’s ARTmonday post—21 Popsicle & Ice Cream Artworks. Because if you can’t have all the ice cream you want in the world, you may as well at least look at it. And also because hands holding out ice cream cones have been trending on Instagram for, like, ever.
Irresistible Flavors • Bruce Burt • Saatchi Art
Ice Cream • A+Y Paper Goods • Society6
Nau Clothing/Field Office
Ice Cream Cone • Andy Warhol • Artsy
Long Beach, New York • Bldg 25 (Free People blog)
Paper Ice Cream • Mr. Printables
Summer of Popsicles • Heritage and Joy • Minted
Mi Piace Gelato • Anek • Etsy
Popsicle Poster • HelloTinge • Etsy
Chocolate Eclair Ice Cream • JJ Galloway • UGallery
Ice Cream In Vermont • Instagram/laurenswells
Floating Ice Cream (Purple）• Soshiro Matsubara • Artsy
Take Out Flowers in Waffle Cones
Jiseon Park and Eunho Kim • SDesign Unit
Brittni Mehlhoff • Paper & Stitch
Brittni Mehlhoff • Paper & Stitch
Ice Cream • Celine Descamps • Society6
Sprinkle Me This! • Instagram/karyzmmah
Lemon Lime Ice Bar • Peter Anton • Artsy
Ok, so first #PatsNation #WeWon #Phew. I watched the Patriots/Seahawks Superbowl game last night, obviously. Or at least the half time show. (Dancing sharks?) Actually, I watched the second half of the game (half watched as I sourced these sports artworks). I was a little bit worried about my son, who takes all things Patriots very seriously. Even the phone call canceling school didn’t get a cheer. But the Patriots pulled it off again. So, yay. But boo to the snow day.
Here are 16 sports artworks, covering one angle or another of skiing, fishing, swimming, sailing, ice hockey, volleyball, ostrich racing (huh?), surfing, tennis, cycling, cheerleading, football, golf, and boxing. Now bundle up and go sledding.
Maria Plotnikova, Double Flip
$150 at UGallery
Nonna Originals, Racing
$14.56 at Society6
Patricia Freeman, Fishing Creates Serenity of Mind
$775 at UGallery
Zena Holloway, Schön!
$2,000 at Saatchi Art
Anthony Dunphy, Reach For It
$340 at Saatchi Art
Alexander JE Bradley, Course d’Autruches // Ostrich Racing
$75 at Society6
Jackie Weisberg, Ski Tracks and Bare Trees
$300 at SaatchiArt
Kammy Nature Prints, Ball
$17.99 at Society6
Stephanie Sherman, Wipeout
$375 at Serena & Lily
Leo Wijnhoven, home sweet home
$6,500 at Saatchi Art
Lucille Pack, If You See Somebody without a Smile, Give Them Yours!
$2,625 at UGallery
Yuji Yamada, Le Tour
$60 at 20×200
Ray Lego, Yellow Football Helmet
$2,500 at Saatchi Art
Silvia Krupinska, Organic Growth Balls
$200 at SaatchiArt
Igor Ondruš, Sharapova
$4,800 at Saatchi Art
Kelly Puissegur, Muhammad Ali
$450 at Saatchi Art