A Fairytale Come True – The Admont Abbey Library
Not Just Architecture, But Artitechture
The Admont Abbey Library in Austria, designed by the architect Joseph Hueber, is the oldest monastic library in the world. While the abbey itself was completed in 1074, the library (late Baroque) was not completed until 1776. At 70 metres long, it is also the largest in the world and features flamboyant ceiling frescoes, wooden sculptures and gold busts.
Here on Eclectix we don’t usually write long examinations of artists and their work, preferring to let the art speak for itself, the image to be interpreted by the individual viewer… However, with the passing of David Bowie – an art movement has come to a close and the ramifications of his life compelled us to go further into this artist. He was like no other.
Featured Artist: Gérard Willemenot
Gérard Willemenot is an incredible French artist who seems to be a quite a recluse, we weren’t able to find out much about him in English. One look at his art and one can see he is a master of observation and technique, rendering in minute and detailed realism. Painting in old school egg tempera, his imagery hearkens back to the mysticism of the Middle Ages with a bit of modern illustrative cartoon style thrown in.
The Fierce Fashion of Konstantin Kofta
Eclectic clothing designer Konstantin Kofta creates extremely original, avant-garde and sumptuously designed backpacks, bags and shoes. The eclectic flavors of Bosch, Audrey Hepburn, Giger and Edward Scissorhands pop into mind. He pulls his inspiration from human anatomy (spines, skin), elements of nature (tree roots, soil textures), Baroque architecture and his interpretations of the sacred and darker spirits.
Jeff P, An Eclectix Artist Interview
Jeff has a mastery of classic naturalist rendering, science based illustrations which also play off abstract shapes colors and objects. Coined “psychedelic naturalism” – think Audubon meets Timothy Leary. Multitudes of graceful snakes coil and intertwine within various environs, graceful and lovingly detailed in their realism.
Featured Artist : Brin Levinson
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, artist Brin Levinson depicts muted haunted cityscapes and landscapes completely void of humanity. Other lifeforms and animals remain behind, sole survivors whose dominion is now the streets where people once walked.