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Sensual Form

Francesca Vannucci

THIS IS HOW WE WANT TO LIVE… SURROUNDED BY CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI’S OBJET D’ART, MOVEMENT AND EMOTION IN BEAUTIFULLY SCULPTED FIGURES.  A GLIMPSE INTO HIS STUDIO IN THE 15TH ARRONDISSEMENT, PARIS, HOME TO THE ICONIC ABSTRACT SCULPTURES, AND TO THE RIGHT, ONE OF HIS MORE CONTROVERSIAL PIECES - A PORTRAIT OF PRINCESS X.

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Brancusi 1

THE SENSUAL FORMS AND EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION OF BRANCUSI. ART THAT CHANNELED “THE ESSENCE OF THINGS.” 

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Brancusi 2

A LANDSCAPE VIEW OF BRANCUSI’S STUDIO…

Brancusi Landscape

Brancusi Landscape

Slashing...

Francesca Vannucci

IN 1947, ARGENTINE PAINTER LUCIO FONTANA CREATED A MOVEMENT CALLED SPATIALISM. AHEAD OF HIS TIME, HE ENVISIONED COLOR, SOUND, SPACE AND MOVEMENT COMING TOGETHER IN ONE COHESIVE ARTISTIC EXPRESSION. USING THE MORE TRADITIONAL FORM OF PAINTING, FONTANA DEVELOPED AN UNUSUAL TECHNIQUE OF SLASHING HIS CANVASES. THE PIERCINGS ARE INTENDED TO BREAK THE TWO DIMENSIONAL NATURE OF A PIECE, AND DRAW ATTENTION TO THE SPACE BEHIND THE PAINTING. Fontana

Le Corbusier

Francesca Vannucci

A CONTROVERSIAL ARTIST AND ARCHITECT WHO PUSHED BOUNDARIES WITH REVOLUTIONARY THEORIES ON HOW MODERN LIFE SHOULD LOOK. INFLUENCED BY THE TIMELESS BEAUTY OF ANCIENT GREEK ARCHITECTURE AND THE PRACTICALITY OF THE MODERN MACHINE, LE CORBUSIER ENVISIONED A FUTURE WORLD WHERE NEED INFORMED STRUCTURE, AND SIMPLICITY, PURITY AND FUNCTION REIGNED.

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A BUILDING AS UNPREDICTABLE AND CHARISMATIC AS ITS CREATOr, NOTRE DAME DU RONCHAMP. A SPIRITUAL DWELLING FOR THE MODERN AGE, BEAUTIFULLY SCULPTURAL AND VERY UNUSUAL FOR THE FAMOUS ARCHITECT.

OUR ABSTRACT SCULPTURES, A PAIRING IN FRENCH PLASTER THAT FIT TOGETHER. THE UNIQUE FORMS RECALL THE ICONIC CHURCH.

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The Science of Art

Francesca Vannucci

PRECISION AND OPTICAL ILLUSION IN VICTOR VASARELY’S GRAPHIC OP ART. A FEELING OF MOVEMENT AND SHIFTING PERSPECTIVE IN ITS ABSTRACT GEOMETRY. VV 3_Fotor

VASARELY BELIEVED THAT SCIENCE REACHES THE LIMITS OF WHAT CAN BE EXPLAINED, AND THROUGH ART HE COULD MAKE IT VISUALLY COMPREHENSIBLE.

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A GAME OF SHADOW AND LIGHT IN SOME OF THE EARLY WORKS OF VICTOR VASARELY… HE EXPLORED THE POPULAR STYLES OF SURREALISM AND CUBISM BEFORE DECLARING THEM A ‘FALSE ROUTE’.

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MATHEMATICS, ARCHITECTURE AND ART COLLIDE IN THE WORK OF AMERICAN ARTIST SOL LEWITT AND HUNGARIAN VICTOR VASARELY. THE SIMILARITIES ARE UNDENIABLE - MODULAR FORM, THE SIMPLE OPEN CUBE, AN ESSENTIAL ‘BUILDING BLOCK’ FOR SOME OF THEIR MOST ICONIC CREATIONS. THE STRUCTURES VARY IN SIZE, SHAPE AND MATERIALS, BUT BOTH ARTISTS WERE DEVELOPING THEIR TECHNIQUES DURING THE SAME PERIOD, AND BECAME PIONEERS OF A MODERN, DIGITAL AESTHETIC.

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“THE NARRATIVE OF SERIAL ART WORKS MORE LIKE MUSIC THAN LIKE LITERATURE.” ~ SOL LEWITT

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Louise Bourgeois

Francesca Vannucci

ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL FIGURES IN 20TH CENTURY ART, LOUISE BOURGEOIS CHANNELED ALL THE CONFLICTING FORCES OF FEMININE NATURE INTO HER WORK. INTIMACY AND POWER, INTENSITY AND TENDERNESS, HER SCULPTURES WERE EMOTIONAL EXPRESSIONS OF SENSUALITY.

LOUISE BOURGEOIS AND SCULPTURE

IN THE LATE 1990’S LOUISE BOURGEOIS CREATED MAMAN, THE LARGE SCALE SPIDER SCULPTURE THAT BECAME HER MOST FAMOUS WORK. A TRIBUTE TO HER MOTHER, IT IS, AT ONCE, DELICATE AND OMINOUS, PROTECTIVE AND FEARSOME. THE SPIDER THEME FIRST APPEARED AS A DRAWING IN 1947… 

“THE SPIDER IS A REPAIRER. IF YOU BASH INTO THE WEB OF A SPIDER, SHE DOESN’T GET MAD. SHE WEAVES AND REPAIRS IT.” ~ LOUISE BOURGEOIS 

MAMAN COLLAGE

HER BODY OF WORK CONTAINS A PASSION FOR PSYCHOLOGY, WITH CREATIONS THAT DEPICT A COMPLEX TAPESTRY OF EVOCATIVE MEMORIES.

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Henry Moore

Francesca Vannucci

ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS BRITISH ARTISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY, MODERNIST SCULPTOR HENRY MOORE IS KNOWN FOR MASSIVE SEMI-ABSTRACT CREATIONS. SENSUAL STUDIES OF THE HUMAN FORM, RECLINING FIGURES AND BEAUTIFULLY BARE FACES ARE SIGNATURES OF THE ARTIST. Henry Moore 1_Fotor_Collage_Fotor 2

HIS PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING THE LARGE SCALE WORKS INVOLVED CREATING MINIATURE MAQUETTES, SOME SMALL ENOUGH TO FIT IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND, LIKE OUR STUNNING SET OF HENRY MOORE FACES. MOUNTED ON A LUCITE STAND, SERENE BEAUTIES THAT ARE TINY, TREASURED COLLECTIBLES.

ANOTHER OF MOORE'S TINY MASTERPIECES. AVAILABLE THROUGH ROARKmodern.

Henry Moore

SUGAR BABY

Francesca Vannucci

“A Subtlety - The Marvelous Sugar Baby, an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World." Domino 5_Fotor

ARTIST KARA WALKER HAS BEEN A FAVORITE FOR YEARS, BUT HER LATEST SHOW ‘A SUBTLETY’ AT THE DOMINO SUGAR FACTORY IN BROOKLYN, BLEW US AWAY WITH ITS IMMENSE SCALE, POWER, INTELLECT, AND THE COMPLEX LAYERS OF SYMBOLISM AND MEANING.

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THE MAGNITUDE AND PRISTINE BEAUTY OF WALKER’S SPHINX IS INSANE. A SUGAR COATED GIANTESS THAT IS A POWERFUL REMINDER OF OUR HISTORY.

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THE DOMINO SUGAR FACTORY, BUILT IN 1882, WAS, AT THE TIME, THE LARGEST SUGAR REFINERY IN THE WORLD. THE GIGANTIC STRUCTURE THAT STRETCHES 10 STORIES HIGH IS A MONOLITH RELIC OF AMERICANA, AN AMAZING CONSTRUCTION IN BRICK AND STEEL. THE RUSTED METAL WALLS STILL DRIP WITH MOLASSES…

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DOMINO DONATED 160,000 LBS. OF SUGAR TO THE MAKING OF THE SPHINX. KARA WALKER’S ‘SUGAR BABY’ IS ONLY ON DISPLAY UNTIL JULY 6TH, THE NEW YORK TIMES HAS MORE INFORMATION ON THE EXPERIENCE, NOT TO BE MISSED.

GAETANO PESCE

Francesca Vannucci

IN AN EXCERPT FROM HIS BEAUTIFULLY CURATED WEBSITE, GAETANO PESCE EXPLAINS “HIS GUIDING PRINCIPLE: THAT MODERNISM IS LESS A STYLE THAN A METHOD FOR INTERPRETING THE PRESENT AND HINTING AT THE FUTURE IN WHICH INDIVIDUALITY IS PRESERVED AND CELEBRATED.” GAETANO PESCE VASE ROARK MODERN

A LIVING LEGEND OF OUR TIME, THE FAMED ITALIAN DESIGNER CONTINUES THE TRADITIONS OF 20TH CENTURY MODERNISM FOR A NEW GENERATION. WITH WORKS FEATURED IN MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD HIS PIECES ARE ALREADY HIGHLY COVETED COLLECTIBLES.

CRAFTING HIS WORKS FROM AN IMAGINATIVE AND SPECIFICALLY PERSONAL POINT OF VIEW, THIS PARTICULAR ITEM, ENTITLED ‘ROCK’ BY GAETANO PESCE, IS UNUSUAL AND HIGHLY DECORATIVE. CAST IN POLYURETHANE, THE VASE IS EMBLAZONED WITH GOLD COLORED TILES. A BEAUTIFUL PIECE AVAILABLE THROUGH 1ST DIBS

*WEBSITE USED AS REFERENCE- http://www.gaetanopesce.com/