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A Likeness of Edith

31 Aug
2013
Edith Iglauer, Sennelier Pastel on La Carte Board. c. Jerry Grey, Portrait Gallery of Canada

Edith Iglauer, Sennelier Pastel on La Carte Board c. Jerry Grey, Portrait Gallery of Canada

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Grover and Buffy Sainte-Marie on Sesame Street c. 1970. Children's Television Workshop

Grover and Buffy Sainte-Marie on Sesame Street c. 1970. Children’s Television Workshop

Certain shades of blue can evoke a cool, reflective mood.  The colour has inspired  and preoccupied innovative  artists such as Joni Mitchell and Pablo Picasso.  Indigo, specifically, is regarded as the colour of intuition, perception and the higher mind.   Blues are powerful, dignified and integral to heightening the powers of perception.

La Celestina, 1904 by Pablo Picasso. Musee National Picasso, Paris

La Celestina, 1904 by Pablo Picasso. Musee National Picasso, Paris

The French  conceptual artist Yves Klein developed his own shade of blue  in observance of the Nouveau Realisme movement’s manifesto which encouraged  the production of work inspiring a “new way of perceiving the real”.

Sill, 1960 by Yves Klein. Mixed media

Sill, 1960 by Yves Klein. Mixed media

It is only fitting   that optical devices suited to enhancing ones vision should incorporate a colour believed to effect perception!  Some frames crafted by Claire Goldsmith and Anne et Valentin are produced in an intense ‘Indigo’.

The deep, dramatic laser etched finish of  l.a. Eyeworks‘ Flying Wallendas model is accentuated by its presentation in ‘Liquid Navy’ as depicted below.

We invite you to appraise our selection and to experience the merits of blue!

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Things to Come

17 Aug
2013
Things to Come c. 1938 Herbert Bayer c. 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Things to Come c. 1938 Herbert Bayer
c. 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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