04 August 2010

Ben Kruisdijk


These were made by the artist Ben Kruisdijk, and I wanted to share how beautiful they are with you. I stumbled upon his work one day while browsing online art magazines and weheartit. Although I have a minor in Art History I find it hard to put into words why I find something beautiful, especially in art after 1600 AD. Attention in the minutest of detail has always held a soft spot for me, all the way back to VanEyck, here too the clarity with which the pictures render shapes reminds me of that. To me they are bare and have a wholesome feeling that spreads from my eyes to my whole body when I look at them.

14 comments

  1. Great post!
    Really love these images, so much inspiration.
    Will be back for more, your posts are so cool i even
    went back to look at your older ones.

    Hope you can check out mine, i think you'd like it :)

    http://stoleninspiration.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love these, they're great illustrations, and I love the use of color in them! Thanks so much for sharing these : D

    Also, yes, the editorial is certainly a response to the oil spill. It's nice to see a fashion spread that connects with current issues, even if it's a little more "macabre" or inaccessible.

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  3. I love these, I used to not really like watercolor and now that I am getting older I am more fond of it. These are amazing :)

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  4. I love the one entitled "the informal atmosphere," it looks like the colours were just dropped on, very spontaneously.
    i love sales!!! lucky they had it in your size, really (:
    and my friend said that was his favourite line too! great minds ;)

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  5. This is one of the most amazing art pieces I've seen in a while!

    xxoo,
    Amber Rose
    modestjune.com

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  6. Great find, his art is amazing. I like the second piece the best. Art History sounds like such an interesting subject of study!

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  7. These are great! I really like the anatomical type drawings. I've always been drawn to things like that. Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. *sigh* every peice is just genius. I love it all. Thanks for sharing these with us. Hope you're having a great week! x

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  9. wow these are amazing! such talent he has!
    thansk for sharing, your blog is awesome! keep up the good stuff and ill be back for sure!
    xx

    www.mysterybruises.blogspot.com

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  10. oh gosh, stunning watercolors!! really love the work! Thanks so much for sharing** :)

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  11. This is one of the most amazing art pieces I've seen in a while!

    xxoo,
    Amber Rose
    modestjune.com

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  12. I love the one entitled "the informal atmosphere," it looks like the colours were just dropped on, very spontaneously.
    i love sales!!! lucky they had it in your size, really (:
    and my friend said that was his favourite line too! great minds ;)

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  13. *sigh* every peice is just genius. I love it all. Thanks for sharing these with us. Hope you're having a great week! x

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  14. I love these, they're great illustrations, and I love the use of color in them! Thanks so much for sharing these : D

    Also, yes, the editorial is certainly a response to the oil spill. It's nice to see a fashion spread that connects with current issues, even if it's a little more "macabre" or inaccessible.

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