Baroque Model Portraits Wearing A Helmet: Superb Paintings By Lúcio Carvalho

Baroque Model Portraits Wearing A Helmet: Superb Paintings By Lúcio Carvalho

Lúcio Carvalho works is inspired by scenography as well as Baroque, Rococo and Renaissance era. Emotion, memory and imaginary archives – fragment from the past, projection of the future – are building the work that needs to be protected because of its fragility, to stay preserve for the future to exist with a certain freedom. Continue reading »

The Moscow Girl Turned Her Small Flat Into A Baroque Palace

The Moscow Girl Turned Her Small Flat Into A Baroque Palace

Aelita, a girl from Moscow, turned her 1-roomed 36 m2 (387 ft2) flat into a royal palace in the baroque style. She ordered furniture from Italy and though it was rather expensive, the girl admits it lacks comfort. Continue reading »

When Baroque Has Modern Accents In Amazing Paintings By Kathy Ager

When Baroque Has Modern Accents In Amazing Paintings By Kathy Ager

Based between Vancouver, Lisbon, and Amsterdam, the artist Kathy Ager proposed an original and aesthetically pleasing work. Through oil on canvas, she is doing representations of still-lifes, with a Baroque inspiration, along with modern elements. Such as logos of famous brands, pop culture references for example. For her, her art is: “both deeply personal and universal, they are cryptic messages directed towards the audience.” Continue reading »

Russian Paper Artist Reinterprets Baroque Wigs With A Modern Flair

Russian Paper Artist Reinterprets Baroque Wigs With A Modern Flair

Following a similar aesthetic style to the ornamental wigs of the baroque and rococo periods, paper artist Asya Kozina (previously featured) creates ornate headdresses that pay homage to one of the most outrageous luxuries and stylized trends in history. Continue reading »

Cyril Porchet Photographs Ornate Baroque Churches Around The World

Cyril Porchet Photographs Ornate Baroque Churches Around The World
Iglesia de la Cartuja, Granada, Spain.

Looking at the gorgeous, dramatic images of Baroque churches in Cyril Porchet’s series, “Seduction,” you might mistake the photographer for a religious man. But Porchet is more interested in the power the photos represent than the religious ideology. His intention was to explore the seductive power of display. What is extraordinary is how much you lose all sense of perspective and depth, such is the overabundance of detail. I like how the odd feature confuses all the more; like the red rope of the ornamental light in the image below for instance which neatly splices the image in half. I could pore over these for hours and hours. Continue reading »

Beautiful Baroque Architecture Bags

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Ukrainian designer Konstantin Kofta imagined a collection of bags and backpacks that mimics the baroque architecture. His collection, called Arxi, is inspired by sculptural, natural and dramatic lines and curves of the XVIth century buildings. Decorative elements of a grey stone facade are here applied to fashion. The used materials make the illusion of concrete. Continue reading »