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Sarah Moon

Sarah Moon was one of the most legendary French fashion photographers and movie directors.  Initially a model, she turned to fashion design around the 1970s, in an attempt to bring her art into the world, in addition to remaining in the world of fashion.  The idiosyncrasy of Moon’s work manifests itself in her dream-like, otherworldly […]

Dalī Atomicus – Philippe Halsman

Spanish photographer Philippe Halsman managed to create one of the most unique and innovative pieces of contemporary art – a surrealist photograph, that is not a fragment of the imagination as paintings are, but is rather a realist attempt at transferring surrealism to the realm of photography. It is important to note that prior to […]

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Issey Miyake

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake changed the world of fashion and design, by creating new fabrics and architectural designs that made him a revolutionary figure and a pioneer in the world of fashion. Moreover, before studying fashion, Miyake studied graphic design at the Tama Art University in Japan.  In the 1980s, Miyake began experimenting with […]

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The New Vision by Florence Henri

Florence Henri was a female artist and photographer, and one of the most revolutionary surrealist photographers and painters of the 20th century, who changed the artistic perception of light and space. In addition, she was a crafted pianist who incorporated music in her artworks. Henri manipulated light and objects in order to create a dialogue […]

The power of a cartoon

Sir Quentin Blake is an English cartoonist, most prominently known for his groundbreaking paintings in Roald Dahl’s revolutionary novel Matilda. He also painted 17 other Road Dahl books.  Since the 1990s, Blake has had an additional career as exhibition curator, curating shows in the National Gallery, the British Library and the Musée du Petit Palais […]

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Paul Bonet, Dan Alexander collection at Chateau Cramirat

Paul Bonet (1889- 1971) was one of the most celebrated French binding and book cover designers. His bookbinding career started as merely a hobby, and he was initially a modeler of wooden fashion mannequins until his friend asked him to design the cover for his book collection. This was a breaking point for Bonet, and […]

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Berenice Abbott, Dan Alexander collection at Chateau Cramirat

Berenice Abbot was an American photographer, and a central bridge between the cultural, photographic and artistic hubs of New York and Paris. She made vital connections with Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, who were both crucial leaders of the American avant-garde movement, and in 1921 she moved to Paris and became Man Ray’s assistant.  After […]

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“Never Judge a Book by Its Cover”

Almost everyone in the English-speaking world can say that they have heard the phrase “never judge a book by its cover” at one point or another. But looking through the history of book covers and the art of book design, this phrase falls short and renders itself as false. For hundreds of years, the book […]

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Andy Warhol – Nature Morte

Looking at Andy Warhol’s work over the years, one must realize his play with both still and living subjects for his art, and his vehement contribution to nature morte and still life. The former portrays the essentiality of a given moment, since it takes organic objects (such as fruits), that would otherwise decay, and immortalizes […]

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Vermeer

Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer is one of the most famous and celebrated artists of the Baroque period. Vermeer is known for his depictions of domestic scenes and imagery of the middle class in the Netherlands, which was a country of great influence and inspiration for him, both in the typical Dutch domestic subjects of his […]