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ARTmonday: Flowers Are Manly

Maapilim, a Tel Aviv-based grooming and beauty brand, was in touch earlier this year, about its male-focused, Israeli-made products, along with its art exhibit/campaign, Flowers Are Manly.

Maapilim Male Grooming Products From Tel Aviv Israel

They sent a couple of samples for me to try. Maapilim Pacific Soap is delicious in the shower. It contains argan oil, rosemary oil, and sage oil, and smells like grapefruits. Maapilim Wedgewood All Purpose Oil contains jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and scotch pine oil, which helps reduce redness. Guys can use it on their beard, though it’s also meant for skin.

As for Flowers Are Manly, you can imagine my interest/ I fell head over heels for these flower-infused portraits of vulnerable manly figures. Although they are not hiding, per se, they remind me of the obscured portraits of women I love so much.

Maapilim Male With Flowers 1

Maapilim Male With Flowers 2

Maapilim Male With Flowers 3

Concept & Production by Maapilim • Photos by Liron Erel • Flowers by Fiori • Grooming by Barberia • Space by Kuli Gallery • Clothes by Story

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ARTmonday: Asia Kepke’s Self Portraits With Mannequin

Boston-based photographer Asia Kepke is a former model with a great sense of humor. Her series “Bridget and I” are self portraits starring a mannequin (Bridget, I presume) in all sorts of environments, indoors and out. She shot them over the course of ten years with a 4×5 camera (with the exception of the water images).

I discovered Asia Kepke’s self portraits at the SMFA Sale 2013, when I had one of her mannequin photographs in my hand, but ultimately didn’t buy it. (I now wish I had.) She also has a series of humans wearing horse and squirrel masks, but I will feature those another time. For now, let’s enjoy her journey with Bridget.

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Images courtesy of the artist. 

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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 occurrences of architecture in art, including photographs, paintings, illustration, sculpture, and collage.

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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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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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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
tarting at $22 at Minted

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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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ARTmonday: Tom Chambers Landscapes with Animals and Girls

 These fantastical portraits of young women with animals in fairy tale-like landscapes by Tom Chambers‘ have a moody quality, mixed with the irresistible subject matter of alternately adorable, ferocious, and exotic animals and girls swathed in taffeta and tulle.

Tom Chambers was born and raised on a farm in the Amish country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1985 from Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, after which he worked as a graphic designer. He has concentrated on this evocative, photographic storytelling since 1998.

Here are examples of Tom Chambers’ photography.

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Daybreakers

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Winged Migration

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Horse Talk

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Icy Road

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Cow Girl

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Late For Dinner

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Prom Gown 1

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Saccharine Perch

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Seabird Mimicry

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With One Eye Open

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It’s Only Normal

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With the Pack

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Presumptuous Guests

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Grimalkin’s Opus

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Glass Flower

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Pretty As Me

All images courtesy of the artist. 

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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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