Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Walking Dead

Some covers of the comic book series "The Walking Dead". One of my favorites. In my humble opinion the covers are really great art.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Robert’s Ruins

Hubert Robert (1733–1808) was a French painter who marks the transition from Neoclassicism to Romanticism. Like many artists of his time he traveled to Italy to visit and study there architecture, museums and landscape. Soon ruins became his favorite subject, which earned him the nickname "Robert of the Ruines".

Interior of the Temple of Diana at Nimes (1771)

Roman Ruins (c. 1760)

The Old Bridge (c.1775)

But even though he chose classical ruins as subjects he painted them in a romantic manner. It’s a sweet decay reminding of greater times which have long passed by.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Disaster Architecture

The Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pasadena, California was designed by the Californian firm of architects Morphosis and finished in 2009.

The terra cotta facade is fragmented and reminds of buildings after earthquakes. To me it looks like the quotation of disasters like that in Chile 2010 – in this case more a kind of anticipation.