Tag Archives: art

February 16, 2011

Fashion Week: Joaquin Trias

Happy Fashion Week! We’re loving the range of creativity and talent that’s showcasing this year. One designer that stands out for us is Joaquin Trias, a Spanish designer from Madrid:

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TRIAS SS2011 NEW YORK 09/12/2010

 

 

We love the minimalist simplicity and warm colors of his new collection. To see more of his work you can visit his website here. The New York Times also did a fun interview on Trias here.

February 14, 2011

Random Acts of Inspiration: Valentine’s Etsy Finds

Happy Valentine’s Day! Below we’ve compiled some of our favorite ways to say “Te Amo”, courtesy of the countless talented artists over at Etsy.

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“10 Thousand Besos” by the bigharumph

VALENTINES CARDS

Clockwise: “Imma Bee Yours” by Tutucrafts, “Tiny Valentine’s Card” by ohmycavalier,  “Cats Cradle” by badbooks, “Giant Burrito” card by amywalters.

 

 

February 11, 2011

Picasso’s Guitars in the New York Times

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The New York Times came out with an interesting article yesterday on Picasso, specifically focusing on his work with guitars. We love Picasso’s guitars, and were inspired by them to create our Guitarra Tee (see below). For more information have look at our past blog posts on the Cubist Art Movement, and Cubism and Guitars.

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February 9, 2011

Visiting Museums with Kids

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Growing up in Santa Fe with an artist father, I experienced my fair share of galleries as a child. My dad would drag me along Canyon Road on nights with lots of gallery openings, and my attention would be held for about 0.2 seconds in each space before I got restless. It must have paid off though, as now I love galleries and museums and any opportunity to see art. But how can we help make viewing art, especially in museums, interesting and fun for kids?

Red Tricycle has a great article about visiting San Francisco MOMA with kids. They recommend visiting on Family Days, where there will be other kids to interact with, and signing up for museum tours that are specifically catered to children.

Many museums cater specific programming and events to be kid friendly. You can get information on the following museums below:

SFMOMA – San Francisco

De Young Museum – San Francisco

Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York

Museum of Fine Art – Boston

Museum of Contemporary Art – Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago

Walters Art Museum – Baltimore

Baltimore Museum of Art – Baltimore

Getty Museum – Los Angeles

MOCA – Los Angeles

What are you favorite ways to share art with your kids?

January 19, 2011

What is Cubism?

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Cubism is modern art movement where artists represent the “total experience’ by showing multiple views simultaneously on the same canvas.  Objects are broken down, analyzed and reassembled.  Distinct characteristics of cubism include fragmented, geometric shapes, lack of depth, and multple viewpoints. Cubism revolutionized modern art and paved the way for many modern art movements.

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Analytical Cubism (above): monochromatic muted color, overlapping planes, no distinct edges

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Synthetic Cubism (above): collages, physical materials, more color, assemblage

Time Period: 1907-1921

Founders: Pablo Picasso and George Braque

Other Important Artists: Juan Gris, Fernand Leger, Roger de la Fresnaye

Media: Sculpture and Painting

Influences: Paul Cezanne, Pointillism, African Art and Masks

images:  Olga’s Gallery

January 17, 2011

Random Acts of Inspiration: Julie Morstad

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If this is your first introduction to the work of Julie Morstad, you’re in for a treat. An illustrator and artist, Julie’s work often features children and animals.

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We love her use of colors and textures! Do the dancing girls above remind you of any of the pieces from our recent Fall Collection? (Hint: here, here and here.)

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You can see more of Julie’s work on her website, and shop for prints of her artwork at her online shop.