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Posted on 14/05/2021

What’s New In Art, Architecture, And Design?


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What’s New In Art, Architecture, And Design?
There has been an evolution in art, design and architecture in recent times. First of all, in art, the portrait is taking on a new look, in design, we see the promotion of monochrome decorations, while architecture is leaning towards the industrial style. All of these elements will redesign residences, from houses to flats in large cities.


Contemporary art stands out by bringing a new angle to the traditional portrait. In particular, there is what is known as a feminisation of the female face. There is a wide variety of techniques for working on these portraits. For example, the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt presents a work on women and their representations in art through the ages. The artist Madame Brevner, on the other hand, uses her studies in Osaka to take up traditional Japanese techniques, emphasising the independence of women, through her portraits which "reflect the vitality of sensuality over sexuality". As for Frans Smit, he redraws Rembrandt, John Singer or Van Eyck, he removes the faces with a brush stroke or graffiti.


The design addresses a new theme, that of serenity, the reduction of disturbing elements would contribute to the formation of a peaceful space. The aim is to eliminate anything that might blur the vision, patterns, materials, colours, and we are leaning towards monochrome tones. This would highlight the beauty of the furniture, particularly the mouldings or woodwork. In addition, monochrome allows certain touches of colour such as a cushion, table or rug to be highlighted. Designers Mayers and Roan add natural and organic materials to their creations, such as earth tones and an oval mirror made of raw wood. The aim is to draw attention while keeping the space warm with wool or natural fibre rugs. This monochrome style is very fashionable at the moment, it offers a clean and linear vision.


In large urban areas, there is a growing attraction to the industrial style. Architect Matthew Baran of Oakland, California, is inspired by this style and builds houses that retain their basic appearance but add an industrial theme. The result is single-family homes with exposed structures. For example, he kept the Victorian houses and built a much more modern style behind them. For example, he uses cement, metal, but also wood and stone. He explains, that he wants to "respond to wider cultural, political, historical or other hidden contexts, as well as environmental, cost or other constraints".

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