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ARTmonday: Architecture in Art

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.

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Apple Blossoms and Architecture    The Naked Rose
Prints starting at $22.50 at Society6

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Classic Bowling Architecture    Vorona Photography
Prints starting at $16 at Society6

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Banco    Luciana Levinton
Prints starting at $124  •  Original $10,000  •  Saatchi Art

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Universal Space    Cécile Van Hanja
Prints starting at $60 at Saatchi Art

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Farewell     Rosalind Davis
$170 at Rise Art

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Architecture    Sannngat
Prints starting at $17.67 at Society6

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Yellow Surfer’s House    Ieva Baklane
Prints starting at $104  •  Original $1,278  •  Saatchi Art

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Back door #1    Michael Wolf
Christophe Guye Galerie /Artsy

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False Memory  Ricky Allman
Starting at $60 at 20×200

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Look Down    Gail Schechter
Starting at $20 at Minted

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On Camera Nº41    Luis Mallo
$2,500 at Praxix /Artsy

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Dreamed Bungalow    Carola Schapals
$8,000 at Saatchi Art

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Icons *2 (Trevi Fountain, Rome)    Nicolas Vionnet
$985 at Saatchi Art

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Woodshed    Andrew McClintock
S
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At the Sea II    Igor Vitomirov
Prints starting at $67  •  Original $1,200  •  Saatchi Art

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Painting Edifico Chrysler y Empire State    Claudia Hernández
Saatchi Art

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Modern Architecture  •  Lemonee on the Hills
Prints starting at $17 at Society6

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Untitled00373  •  Peter Matyasi
Prints starting at $125 / Original $1500  •  Saatchi Art

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Concrete Candy    Neil Ayling
£3,000 at Berloni /Artsy

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ARTmonday: 21 Popsicle & Ice Cream Artworks

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.

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Irresistible Flavors    Bruce Burt    Saatchi Art

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Ice Cream  •  A+Y Paper Goods    Society6

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Nau Clothing/Field Office

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Ice Cream Cone    Andy Warhol    Artsy

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Long Beach, New York  •  Bldg 25 (Free People blog)

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Paper Ice Cream    Mr. Printables

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Summer of Popsicles    Heritage and Joy    Minted

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Mi Piace Gelato    Anek    Etsy

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Popsicle Poster    HelloTinge  •  Etsy

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Chocolate Eclair Ice Cream    JJ Galloway    UGallery

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Ice Cream In Vermont •  Instagram/laurenswells

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Floating Ice Cream (Purple  Soshiro Matsubara  •  Artsy

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 Take Out Flowers in Waffle Cones
Jiseon Park and Eunho Kim  •  SDesign Unit

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Brittni Mehlhoff    Paper & Stitch

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Brittni Mehlhoff    Paper & Stitch

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Ice Cream    Celine Descamps    Society6

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Sprinkle Me This!    Instagram/karyzmmah

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Lemon Lime Ice Bar  •  Peter Anton  •  Artsy

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Popsicles    Kelly Ventura  •  Minted  

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ARTmonday: 16 Pieces of Sports Artwork

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.

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Maria Plotnikova, Double Flip
$150 at UGallery

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Nonna Originals, Racing
$14.56 at Society6

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Patricia Freeman, Fishing Creates Serenity of Mind
$775 at UGallery

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Zena Holloway, Schön!
$2,000 at Saatchi Art

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Anthony Dunphy, Reach For It
$340 at Saatchi Art

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Alexander JE Bradley, Course d’Autruches // Ostrich Racing
$75 at Society6

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Jackie Weisberg, Ski Tracks and Bare Trees
$300 at SaatchiArt

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Kammy Nature Prints, Ball
$17.99 at Society6

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    Stephanie Sherman, Wipeout
$375 at Serena & Lily

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Leo Wijnhoven, home sweet home
$6,500 at Saatchi Art

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Lucille Pack, If You See Somebody without a Smile, Give Them Yours!
$2,625 at UGallery

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Yuji Yamada, Le Tour
$60 at 20×200

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Ray Lego, Yellow Football Helmet
$2,500 at Saatchi Art

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Silvia Krupinska, Organic Growth Balls
$200 at SaatchiArt

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Igor Ondruš, Sharapova
$4,800 at Saatchi Art

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Kelly Puissegur, Muhammad Ali
$450 at Saatchi Art

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ARTmonday: 9 Figures In States of Undress In the Snow

I started off aiming for beautiful but slightly edgy snowy landscape images. But when I came across a snowy nude, and then another, I thought, why not? My son wants to know why I’m putting up porn on my blog. I told him, “This is art.”

Here are nine snowy landscape images, or more specifically, nine artworks with figures (not just women, though mostly women) in various states of undress in snowy landscapes. Captions provided for your entertainment. Happy night before a snow day.

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Snow Angel  •  Rebecca Handler
Starting at $16.99 at Society6

She wandered out from her verandah in her peignoir, forgetting she was no longer in the Carolinas.

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Fractal Snow  Paul Coker
$150 at Saatchi Art

I thought these were bare-nekked Barbie dolls planted in the snow. Nope, seems to be a real live woman, silhouetted and pasted in the landscape ad infinitum.

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 Warm Winter  •  Ilona Shevchishina
$600 at Saatchi Art

It’s flaming hair Barbie. I thought “real women” didn’t really look like this. Photoshop? Starvation diet? And what’s with the picnic while the ground is still thawing?

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Lost in Thought  •  Luca De Santis
$400 at Saatchi Art

And here we get a guy. In black & white. Buttocks only.

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Growth   DiggieVitt
Starting at $28.08 at Society6

And what’s this tortured dude’s issue? He took a wrong turn on the way to Starbucks? Lamenting the lack of hair gel in heaven?

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Snow Day  Stray
Starting at $24.96 at Society6

First day of school photo. In Siberia. Please, someone cut that girl’s hair.

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Snow White    Takaki Hashimoto
$750 at Saatchi Art

Just trying out my new boots. They don’t seem to pinch.

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The Tutu Project

This is the guy who roamed the nation in a tutu to amuse his sick spouse. For real.

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Cheeky Aspen    Peter Rodger
$1,250 at Saatchi Art

Walk of shame. Given her tan lines, she hasn’t seen frost like this in a while.

 

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ARTmonday: 16 Obscured Cityscapes

As much as we love spending time in our little Florida enclave, surrounded by palm trees and ocean air, there is always something exhilarating about zipping back into the city on the Uber ride back from the airport. Sure, it’s not Manhattan (for one, it only takes ten minutes to travel from Logan to downtown Boston), but there are still bridges, and lights, a river, and a tall building or two in the Boston cityscape. It’s nice to escape to other environs, but urban landscapes are really where I prefer to be long term.

Taking inspiration from the cityscape with which we were met as we arrived home the other evening, I’ve pulled together cityscape artwork, but not straightforward postcard images (ick). No sunsets behind skyscrapers here. This cityscape art portrays views that are deconstructed or somehow obscured. It might be a scene enhanced by a reflection, shot from above, viewed from beneath a bridge or through a window, or made blurry by the rain or the photographic lens. Here are 16 pieces of cityscape art that celebrates the city, no matter which way it’s looked at.

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Berlin #3 by Matthew Ling
$425 at Saatchi Art

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NYC MK 08 by Marco Lugli
$400 at Saatchi Art

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Adjacent Building, 2012 by Ronald Erskine
Starting at $200 at UGallery

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Cityscape I by Misha Dontsav
$200 at Saatchi Art

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Barcelona Skyline by Neema Sadeghi
$22.88 at Society6

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Bridge, 2012 by Mikhail Palinchak
Starting at $275 at Amazon/UGallery

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Columbus Circle by Joseph O. Holmes
Starting at $60 at 20×200

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Down the Street (2013) by Ulrich van Brodt
$400 by Saatchi Art

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Green Branches by Tod Seelie
Starting at $60 at 20×200

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Amsterdam View Opus 45 by Geert Lemers
$1,800 at Saatchi Art

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14:14 London by Marek Emczek Olszewski
$1,200 at Saatchi Art

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Waiting for Nothing by Pedro Correa
$3,800 at Saatchi Art

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Cityscape with Trees II by Steven Irwin
$300 at Saatchi Art

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Tower Poppies 07 by Pete Edmunds
$21 at Society6

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On the Charles | Cambridge by Grey Circle
Starting at $20 at UGallery

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Nowhere To Run ’11 by Gonçalo Castelo Branco
$290 at Saatchi Art

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