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Latest Love: Louis le Brocquy

Louis le Brocquy, Army massing, 1969 lithograph on Swiftbrook paper

Though an admirer of Louis le Brocquy’s paintings, I had never before come across the artist’s print-work. Throughout his life, le Brocquy collaborated with a number of Irish writers, including his friends Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney. After happening upon one of the artist’s most notable collaborations, le Brocquy’s lithographic brush drawings for Thomas Kinsella’s The Táin of 1969, I was immediately taken with the beautifully simplistic and calligraphic forms. The Táin includes one hundred and thirty-three black and white drawings detailing Ireland’s proto-historic past, printed on Swiftbrook Paper Mills, Co., reproduced by line block, printed by Dolmen Press, Dublin, limited edition of 1,750 copies.

Louis le Brocquy, Macha pleading, 1969 lithograph on Swiftbrook paper

Louis le Brocquy, Death of Fraech, 196 lithograph on Swiftbrook paper

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Latest Love: Jennifer Ament

After spotting an image of Jennifer Ament’s recent show at Maison Luxe in Seattle, I was immediately hooked. The beautiful prints and paintings of artist Jennifer Ament, seem to be popping up everywhere lately, from my favorite Instagram accounts to the Art Collection of Serena & Lily. Ament’s most recent series, Underwater Plant Life, is truly stunning. I’m already picturing a gallery wall featuring row upon row of the delicate undulating plants (I especially love the artist’s choice of black matting and gold frames in displaying the series, as seen at Serena & Lily). I am also drawn to the series of paintings featured at Maison Luxe, described by Ament on the artist’s blog Art & Lair:

My wall of Watercolors, Original Ink on Paper, and Collage were a year in the making. My inspiration came from planets not yet discovered, the galaxy surrounding us, and the insides of Minerals.

Jennifer Ament, Agate Moon

Jennifer Ament, Moon Waves I

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Jasper Johns, printed by Robert Blackburn, published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955), 0 Through 9, 1960, Lithograph on cream wove paper

Happy New Year’s Eve! Whether you’ll be having a relaxing evening in, or a late night out, I hope you all enjoy the countdown to 2013 tonight!

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Etsy Favorites

Though I’m not allowing myself to buy any more prints until I frame the massive pile of works in my closet, that doesn’t seem to stop me from saving endless lists of favorite art and artists on Etsy. At such affordable prices, it’s impossible to not imagine perfectly arranged gallery walls, or solo lovelies featured in our apartment’s empty nooks.

The most favored of the favorites—

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Lara Harwood
Colourfields (series II) III

I’m a fairly neutral-centered gal when it comes to clothes shopping, and have noticed lately that my drawers are being taken over by gray tee’s and tan sweaters, eek. I still love the comfy neutral go-to pieces in my wardrobe, but will definitely be making a conscious effort to let some pops of color shine through this summer, with Lara Harwood‘s dazzling prints serving as inspiration. Some recent favorites are Anthropologie’s colorful, and oh-so stackable bracelets, and the always incredible range of shades offered by Essie (if I win the lottery, my first purchase will be every shade of Essie nail polish in existence).

comfy V-neck Pocket Tee in Heather Graphite by Madewell / Ankle Stretch toothpick jean in Golden Sunflower by J.Crew / Flower Cluster Post earring via Urban Outfitters / Essie nail polish in Lilacism / Gold-Wound BraceletBrushed Chain Bracelet by Anthropologie / Redinha Sandals by Anthropologie

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