Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Robin Miller: new work @ inthecrystalpalace

Art no longer cares to serve the state and religion, it no longer wishes to illustrate the history of manners, it wants to have nothing further to do with the object, as such, and believes that it can exist, in and for itself, without "things" (that is, the "time-tested well-spring of life").
- Kazimir Malevich, on Suprematism


Robin Miller / Statue of Columbus at Genoa (with Suprematist addition) / 2014 / collage, enamel and shellac on paper / 9-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 1-1/4 in. framed.
© 2015 - Robin Miller. All Rights Reserved.


This piece is from an ongoing series of collages that reflect Robin Miller's reinterpretation of Russian Suprematism. Composed using found materials that date from the time of the original movement (c.1913--1930) the works from this series place Suprematist-based motifs squarely in the real world, counter to the core concept of Suprematism. Are these elements happily and peacefully coexisting, or is something more sinister at work?

This collage, titled “Statue of Columbus at Genoa (with Suprematist addition),” includes a page of vintage marbled paper clipped from an old book layered over (and completely covering) a photograph of the statue of Christopher Columbus at Genoa, Italy. 

If you'd like to see more artwork by Robin Miller, visit inthecrystalpalace on Etsy
 

Friday, March 27, 2015

inthecrystalpalace's treasury for March 2015

Your presence is requested at a vintage Gothic wedding:

Dance of the Calla Lily highlights talented members of Team Reloved and Dark Beauty Collective on Etsy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Robin Miller: new work @ inthecrystalpalace

Here's a look at a new original framed collage by Robin Miller, available at our Etsy shop - inthecrystalpalace

Robin Miller / General John A. Logan / 2012 / collage on found book page / 10-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 1-1/2 in. (framed) 
© 2015 - Robin Miller. All Rights Reserved.

inthecrystalpalace's treasury for March 2015

Swell + Elegant = Swellegant


Swellegant features work by talented members of Team Reloved and DBC on Etsy - including Kinga of HouseWithHeart
HouseWithHeart is a Team Reloved member and is this week's 
Wild @ Heart featured shop

If you'd like to see more work by members of Team Reloved, check out the team blog!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Daily Dose of Art: Friday

Cheers! (Happy Friday) - inthecrystalpalace


John Singer Sargent: Madame Gautreau Drinking a Toast, 1883.
Oil on wood, 32 x 41 cm
 
John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Daily Dose of Art: Thursday

straighten up and fly right, starbright - inthecrystalpalace


Mary Cassatt: Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, 1878.
Oil on canvas, 35 x 51"

Mary Stevenson Cassatt (May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Daily Dose of Art: Wednesday

Wheeeee for Wednesday! - inthecrystalpalace


Ben Shahn: Liberation, 1945.
Tempera on cardboard mounted on composition board, 29 3/4 x 40"

Ben Shahn (September 12, 1898 – March 14, 1969)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Robin Miller: New Work @ inthecrystalpalace

Robin Miller has been bzz-bzz-busy working away in his studio. Here's a look at some new artwork available at inthecrystalpalace, our Etsy shop.


Robin Miller / Moon Pool / 2015 / encaustic and oil pastel on linen / 8 x 7 x 1-1/2 in.
© 2015 - Robin Miller. All Rights Reserved.


Robin Miller / St. Patrick's Cathedral (with Suprematist addition) / 2014 / enamel and collage on paper / 9-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 1-1/4 in. framed.
© 2015 - Robin Miller. All Rights Reserved.


Robin Miller / Herd / 2015 / encaustic and oil pastel on linen / 8 x 8 x 1-1/2 in.
© 2015 - Robin Miller. All Rights Reserved.

(Click on the links to view work)

Alphabet of Artists: O is for Oppenheim

O is for Oppenheim


Meret Oppenheim: Object (Le Dejeuner en fourrure) (Luncheon in Fur), 1936
Fur-covered cup, diameter 4 3/8"; saucer, diameter 9 3/8"; spoon, length 8". 
Overall height 2 7/8".

*****


Meret Oppenheim: Cannibal feast, 1959
(part of the Xe Exposition Internationale du surrealisme at the Galerie Daniel Cordier in Paris that opened on December 15, 1959)

Daily Dose of Art: Tuesday

Am I deceived, or did you sigh? - inthecrystalpalace


Julia Margaret Cameron: The Nestling Angel, 1870.
Carbon print, 13 5/8 x 11 in.

Julia Margaret Cameron (June 11, 1815 – January 26, 1879)

Monday, March 2, 2015

featuring inthecrystalpalace: March Etsy treasuries

Here's a look at recent Etsy treasuries featuring our shop, inthecrystalpalace:

The Merry Widow, my original pencil drawing, is featured in 

Robin Miller's original collage / fridge magnet, The Moonbeam, is featured in 

Reliquary, my mixed media assemblage inspired by Victorian mourning art, is featured in
black - curated by MeelikiCreations

Robin Miller's encaustic painting, Test Pattern (Cumulus), is featured in 

and
Robin Miller's original collage / fridge magnet, Orbit III, is featured in 

Alphabet of Artists: N is for Nielsen

N is for Nielsen


Kay Nielsen: illustration from "Felicia or The Pot of Pinks," in In Powder and Crinoline, 1913.

"This good Fairy placed her own baby in a cradle of roses and gave command to the zephyrs to carry him to the tower. . .  With this book, Nielsen became the third of the great gift book illustrators, following Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac."

Kay Rasmus Nielsen (March 12, 1886 – June 21, 1957)

(source for quote: A Treasury of the Great Children's Book Illustrators by Susan E. Meyer, published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, copyright 1983)

Daily Dose of Art: Monday

It's off to work we go! - inthecrystalpalace

Raphael Soyer: Office Girls, 1936.
Oil on canvas, 26 x 24"