This week’s edition of ‘Guess the Buidling’ features model Erin Heatherton on a striking sculptural terrace. Golden sunlight bounces off playful chimneys, creating a dynamic backdrop for this contemporary fashion shoot. Built by a modern master with a penchant for ornament and allegory, this project is a mainstay of academic and popular discussion. Have you seen the warm-toned masonry and arabesque motifs before?
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Today is a big anniversary for railroad fans: It’s the 144th anniversary of the completion of the US transcontinental railroad. The railroad facilitated travel from the east to the west coast of the United States.
Train stations have been around for over 200 years—ever since the United Kingdom constructed the very first structures in the early 19th century. Many of these early 19th century stations reflect the grandiose architecture popular at the time, while those built more recently are more likely to have simple, abstract designs.
To honor the history of these buildings, we gathered together a list of some of the most beautiful stations from around the world. For more photos of each building’s stunning architecture, visit the location pages below:
Here the portrait becomes a method of experimenting. Petrelli titles this collection of paintings “Visions of Soul”. The iconografic style is derived from a personal, “luminous” neo-expressionism. The synthesis doesn’t simply affects the strong line of the palette knife, the fast brushwork, or the reduction to monocromy or bicromy. In these “impressions” Petrelli freezes the most inner expressions. Sometimes the subjects look pure and free, sometimes even ugly and gloomy. In this naturalness, without aesthetic patterns, is unveiled the real mood of that person, in that specific instant. The dynamism of the lines highlights this unstoppable succession of continuously evolving states. The paintings are created on big wood plates, and the subjects are almost always depicted in hieratic pose.
Petrelli loves drawing illustrations, graphic novels, caricatures etc. with pencil or with traditional techniques. He prefers watercolors, oil pastels or acrylics. In some case he uses the digital tools to refine his works. Often his clients ask him to create new 3D characters.