The paintings of the great masters of the past decomposed by Octobrium

The paintings of the great masters of the past decomposed by Octobrium

Emanuele D'Angelo · 1 year ago · Art

It is entitled “Paintings from an alternative position in time” and is the latest work in order of time made by Octobrium. The artist in fact takes the old masterpieces of famous artists such as Antonello Da Messina, Botticelli, Jan Gossaert and many others, breaking down their old paintings to create new ones.

Paintings are a snapshot in time. A fleeting instance. The artist presents the viewer with a carefully choreographed static composition, where a message is conveyed visually, though the medium of paint.

This first series focuses on five artists, the process of creating the work begins by selecting an image from a painting to form the basis of the new artwork. Then the perspective framework of the composition is temporarily reconstructed, not distorting the original work but adapting to it.

The content and appearance of the resulting modified “painting” are the subjects of careful consideration by Octobrium. The artist’s ultimate goal in changing the setting or subjects is to emulate the character and mood of the original painting, seeking to create some sort of connection to the original painting.

Here are the first results of the “Paintings from an alternative position in time” series.

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The official merch of the exhibition Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”

The official merch of the exhibition Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”

Andrea Tuzio · 6 hours ago · Style

The Brooklyn Museum in New York opened Friday the traveling exhibition Virgil Abloh: “Figure of Speech”, an exhibition that pulls back the curtain on what was the creative process of the Illinois-born designer and creative artist in which one can see prototypes, drawings and works “for which he found inspiration in centuries-old paintings as well as commonplace symbols”, explains a note from the Brooklyn Museum.
A retrospective celebrating the enormous impact the former Louis Vuitton menswear artistic director had and continues to have on the entire creative world.

To best celebrate Abloh’s legacy, the Brooklyn Museum has released official merchandise for Virgil Abloh: “Figure of Speech”, a collection consisting of Champion hoodies and tees, trucker hats, tote bags, most pate of which Virgil himself conceived in 2019. There is no shortage of accessories, design objects, an exhibition poster, a set of stickers and the book-catalogue “Figure of Speech” published by DelMonico Books, presented on the occasion of the exhibition’s debut at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Official merchandise for Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” is already available online and at the Brooklyn Museum for the duration of the exhibition, which closes on Jan. 29.

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The official merch of the exhibition Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”
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Now New Balance also has its Clog

Now New Balance also has its Clog

Andrea Tuzio · 3 days ago · Style

One of the insights offered by the last Men’s Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Week was certainly related to the footwear world.
Among the many novelties seen on the runways, the new collaboration between New Balance and the Japanese brand AURALEE stands out.

The Boston-based giant itself has scheduled for today, July 1, the release-for now only in South Korea but a global release is very likely soon-of the first pair of New Balance-branded Clog

Slip-ons have now become a trend that has agreed with practically everyone, prompting all sorts of brands to make their own version. Today Even New Balance has unveiled its Clogs made using a single block of EVA foam.

The new New Balance Clogs debut today in two monochrome colorways (beige and black), distinguished by the tone-on-tone “N” logo and the “New Balance” logo on the side heel.

The launch of the New Balance Clog is scheduled for today, July 1.

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Prada Women’s FW22 Campaign with Kendall Jenner

Prada Women’s FW22 Campaign with Kendall Jenner

Andrea Tuzio · 4 days ago · Style

After presenting the Men’s FW22 campaign starring Jeff Goldblum and Rami Malek, Prada has released the female version of its seasonal campaign.

Shot by British photographer David Sims and under the creative direction of Ferdinando Verderi – who had already handled the Men’s campaign – the Prada Women’s FW22 campaign celebrates the individual and their individuality, realized by having chosen intergenerational protagonists wanting to tell their stories.


It is precisely the stories, memories and tales, which make up human nature, that have always fascinated the Italian fashion house, just as it has always conveyed its depth through fashion and image by taking inspiration from life itself and how it is lived.

Comprising this cast of women are, actress and model Hunter Schafer as well as Sora Choi, Kendall Jenner, Kai Newman, Lina Zhang – while photos of Loli Bahia, Amanda Murphy, Liya Kebede will be unveiled later in the season – which Sims captured in a series of immediate and unexpected portraits in such a way as to create a multifaceted representation of the Prada woman.

Also in this women’s version, each portrait is paired with still life images that may be difficult to understand at first glance but allow the viewer to come into direct contact with these stories, encouraging them to experience the memories, sensations and feelings of the protagonists in a dialogue that invites listening rather than observing.

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180 Karl Lagerfeld sketches up for auction

180 Karl Lagerfeld sketches up for auction

Andrea Tuzio · 4 days ago · Style

Coinciding with Paris Fashion Week, auction house Sotheby‘s will auction 180 sketches made by Karl Lagerfeld from the 1970s through 2018.
Preserved in the German couturier’s Paris apartments-one on Rue des Saints-Pères and the other on Quai Voltaire-these sketches “uniquely retrace the history of fashion and taste as seen by one of its major players, driven by boundless inventivity and virtuosity”.
Clear, confident strokes, black ink paired with brush strokes, watercolors, pencils, markers, and even make-up are the hallmarks of Lagerfeld’s sketches, which have been the starting points for his creations for Chanel, Fendi, and Chloé.

Among the most valuable drawings to be auctioned by Sotheby’s on July 6 will be: a series of 24 illustrations from 1969 kept in a binder along with three newspaper clippings about the designer, as well as a collage of his inspirations; a sketch of a coat for Fendi from 2013; a drawing of a red-haired model parading in an orange suit with white ruffles dating from 1978; and a sketch of a Fendi baguette. Some of these sketches also feature atelier directions written in Lagerfeld’s own hand.

In previous Sotheby’s couturier-related auctions in Munich, Paris and Cologne, the auction house has already sold Lagerfeld’s wonderful furniture, artwork, collectibles, memorabilia and personal items.

Sotheby’s auction devoted to Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches is scheduled for July 6 in Paris at Sotheby’s France headquarters at 76 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

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