Past Masters: The Work of Albrecht Durer

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
A master, Albrecht Dürer, was a German painter, printmaker, engraver, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. His prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since. His vast body of work includes altarpieces and religious works, numerous portraits and self-portraits, and copper engravings...

Chehad Abdallah's "Warzone Carpet”

Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 03, 2012
Some people practice the concept of carpet bombing (see Rumsfield), and others make a carpet that depicts bombing. Chehad Abadallah has created one of the most clever piece of home decor we have ever seen: the "Warzone Carpet." And to think, we were just looking for a plain 3' x 5' rug at Pottery Barn when we could of had this.

SATONE Gives 5 Minutes of His Time

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
German artist Rafael Gerlach, aka SATONE, as profiled in our June issue on newsstands now, is an illustrator and self-employed artist living and working in Munich who originally hails from Venezuela. The skilled graphic designer discovered his interest in graffiti early on, intently developing his style by finding a formal vocabulary that perpetrated a fascinating middle course between technocracy and the artwork of imaginary worlds.

Portraits of Size: Paintings by Lilli Hill (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We are really trying our best to describe these paintings without being crass or offensive, because no matter what we write, somehow it will seem both crass and offensive. So we will go with the description from a website that describes the work of German artist Lilli Hill as featuring "lush females, zero gravity." That said, we are really enjoying the realistic portraits of lush females from Hill, a bit of a fresh take on the classic portrait. 

Glass Like Water: Aerial by Baptiste Debombourg

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
Glass riding in like the tide is the best way to describe what French artist Baptiste Debombourg created with Aerial, an installation at Brauweiler Abbey, a Benedictine monastery near Cologne, Germany. As the glass hits the floor, Debombourg creates the effect of layered ocean tides creeping onto the stone ground, a magnificent result. The work was completed on April 14, 2012, and took over 420 hours to complete.

Anton Corbijn: "R.E.M. Seen between 1990-2010" @ Albertinum, Dresden

Music // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
One of the great chroniclers of contemporary music, Dutch-born photographer and film director Anton Corbijn has been responsible for making iconic images and videos for bands such as Joy Division, U2, Nirvana, and REM. The latter is the subject of Corbijn's latest photo exhibition, R.E.M. Seen Between 1990-2010, now showing at the Albertinum Museum in Dresden, Germany. 

Geordie La Forge and "Freude auf Morgen" by Chezweitz & Roseapple

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Even though this exhibition/installation came down last month, the pictures still make this a worthy bit of news. Created in collaboration by Chezweitz & Roseapple, Kubix and Stefan Hurtig, Freude auf Morgen was a light installation created in Freiburg, Germany, commemorating 111 years of electrical engineering at technological company Alexander Bürkle.

Imagine Campaign By LEGO

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 19, 2012
Danish company LEGO has a new ad campaign called Imagine, where they take the simple LEGO blocks and recreate iconic cartoon and animation characters. Look closely at this picture, and what do you see? We think you see Marge... and a Homer...

Porcelain Fighters Dropped, Photographed by Martin Klimas

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 05, 2012
We know, we know; high-speed photography is a craze at the moment. But we really appreciate what German artist Martin Klimas has done here. He has taken Porcelain Fighter sculptures, dropped them, and then captured their shattering moment. The end result is like a Mortal Kombat scene, where the victorious Porcelain Fighter is cleary evident.

Jugend: Turn of the 20th Century Magazine Covers from Germany

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 03, 2012
Jugend was weekly cultural magazine published in Germany during the turn of the 20th Century. As we were wandering through some morning notes, we came across this particular cover, a beautifully illustrated piece from 1901. In our research, it is said that Jugend launched the German art nouveau movement, and the word Jugendstil is still used today by German graphic designers in reference to the era.

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