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Lady Gaga had formal classical training prior to her expressive launch as a performer.  Often the training and talented background of many artists may not be apparent in comparison to later works. 
In a close up of the pastel one can see a skillful build up of the cheek and a use of texture to create a portrait that almost has a 3-D quality to it.  Last hint - this was done in 1938.
Contact us if you want to know which cubist did this (...ah we're giving it away)

   
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form: Curves

Repetition of form or shape can create balance, order and in the attached images – graceful and a voluptuous visual presence. The forms of course are functional acoustically and in the engineering of the built forms.  These are examples from renowned architect Zaha Hadid who has repeatedly generated amazing and beautiful structuresForm may follow function but consider the artistry of housing function within such fluid forms - inspired!
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The aphorism is one of the most used (and abused) in design and architecture. Detlef Mertins, author of an exceptional monograph on the master architect, reveals how it came about and what it meant to him.



As far as architectural aphorisms go, Mies van der Rohe's 'Less is More' seems to succinctly define a modernist ethic. What's less well known however is that van der Rohe wasn’t actually...
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Site & Building Harmony - the Salk Institute in San Diego (prior to a subsequent addition) has complete symmetry which provides a forced perspective.  Accessible water element nearby and vast ocean beyond creates poetic link. The play of natural light on these forms is beautiful. 


This post could equally be posted as a celebration of and the skillful use of concrete as a material.  The...
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