Modern oil paintings

Here is a selection of modern oil paintings under consideration for a project we are working on in midtown.  Often artwork can be one of the most overlooked aspects of an interior design project simply because the installation occurs at the end and can be a time consuming process.  But often the right artwork can be the difference in really giving a space personality.  Paintings can also function to tie a color palette together, particularly if you are incorporating an unusual combination of  hues.  These artworks range in price from 14k – 41k per painting.

modern oil painting

modern oil painting

modern oil painting

modern oil painting

modern oil painting

 

By |2019-03-07T17:34:11-05:00February 18th, 2019|Artwork, Oil, Painting|

Sculpture by Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi was a Romanian born sculptor who incorporated a range of styles into his work including African, Egyptian and Classical . One of my personal favorites by Brancusi, Mademoiselle Pogany, incorporated Cubism with an emphasis on a quasi-geometrical form.  The Pogany to the right has a rough, unpolished bronze to illustrate hair which contrasts to the high degree of shine on the face.  The body is a partial image, with the hands and head detached from the torso, reflects Augustine Rodin’s influence on Brancusi.  Brancusi preferred a truthful essence in illustrating forms rather than a literal depiction.  For that reason the Pogany is an iconic, unforgettable piece.

Constantin Brancusi colette

Constantin Brancusi Pogany

By |2019-06-11T17:03:13-04:00February 11th, 2013|Art, Sculpture|

SCULPTURAL ART

Bird in Space by Constantin Brancusi is a bronze sculpture located at the Museum of Modern Art here in New York City. It is incredible to think that in 1927 this great sculpture wasn’t considered art but only manufactured metal. A trial was held when Steichen imported the sculpture to the United States from France and at the time the law did not require customs duty on original works of art. The sculpture was admitted (incredibly) under the category of “kitchen utensil and hospital supplies” and  not as a piece of art.  A $600 imported duty had to be paid. Eventually the Bird was declared a work of art and Steichen got his money back.

By |2011-02-19T11:44:13-05:00February 19th, 2011|Artwork, COLLECTION|

HAND SCULPTURE

hand sculptureAn underutilized but nice effect on accessories throughout the home is adding some kind of accent light to highlight the piece. This can be achieved effectively by strategically positioning downlights or uplights above or below the sculptures. While this is a popular design technique in commercial spaces such as restaurants and art galleries, often residential clients request lights to be directed towards centerpiece paintings and photographs on walls but less so for freestanding sculptural works. Depending on the shape and size of the sculpture the light can create a whole new effect and shadow within a space.

By |2011-01-27T22:43:16-05:00January 27th, 2011|Accessories, Sculpture|
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