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: Valentin Podpomogov
Valentin Podpomogov is an Armenian painter we’ve (gratefully) just discovered – a master of symbolism, surrealism and social commentary.
Hieronymus Bosch Complete Works by Stefan Fischer
Taschen has recently published a wonderful huge volume of the complete works of Hieronymus Bosch. One of our standard Eclectix questions we ask artists when we interview them is -“If you could own one piece of art, out of the world’s collections, what would it be?” And a vast majority of artists always reply - Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights. So we knew we had to share this sumptuous new release from Taschen with all his fans… feast your eyes on the father of surrealism!
Foto Fix: Arthur Tress
Every now and then there is an artist that everyone else knows about – yet we have just discovered – and Arthur Tress is one of these. Although individual images have hooked our eyes over the years, (for instance the Halloween children, above) – we never put it all together – as one artist and one body of work. There is just too much wonderful vision out there to keep track of it all! We wanted to share Tress’s works with you, in case there is a soul yet to be exposed…