Étienne-Louis Boullée is the master of monumental cenotaphs.
Boullée’s most emblematic project is his cenotaph designed for Isaac Newton. It’s the first of the pictures below and you can find a short text about it here.
The ancient art of wayfinding is an almost forgotten skill once common throughout the Pacific.
René Magritte developed key strategies and techniques to defamiliarize the familiar, to evoke the mysterious.
No introduction needed. Here’s Abdul Mati Klarwein. Maybe I feel especially familiar with his style of painting because it was…
Minoru Nomata paints fantastical structures and towers, standing isolated in front of a subdued sky. Their purpose is mysterious.
Roger Caillois’ involvement with stones isn’t so much on a scientific level, he more created a philosophy around the inner worlds of the stones.
I follow Theo Jansen for many years now. What I like so much about his design approach is the playfulness…
These photographs capture a split second of a transient state. Just gaze into unfolding space.
Ben Tolman’s ink drawings reflect the fact that there is a subtle world we only perceive in non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Tristram Lansdowne is a Toronto based painter who mainly works in watercolor. I like his futuristic approach of combining architecture with nature.
A primal heart still beats in Europe. Rural people all over the continent kept the connection to nature’s rhythm and celebrate the seasonal cycle. They invoke death but bestow fertile life.
A cosmic drama featuring the two interstellar repairmen Stel and Atan who rediscover humanity’s true state of being.
Georgia O’Keeffe is mostly known for her large-scale paintings of natural forms and flowers at close range with which she sought to share the beauty she witnessed.
The base of Michiel Schuurman’s graphic work is a certain logic – whether natural, scientific or historical. Geeky algorithms, natural…
The mere fact that you exist is quite awesome. The way you came into this existence is a unsurpassable miracle hard to believe.
The art of dying, the experience of letting go all that is known is almost forgotten in our culture.
Every belief system has to offer a good story. The more poetic and sensational the more likely to find followers. Paul Gustave Doré‘s way of depicting Christian imagery is a great example.
The drawn structures depict the unfathomable abundance of sensuous impulses, in order to make it available for fresh examination.
Robert Beatty’s artworks are exceptionally peculiar and seem impossible to pin down.
Most probably I will never look down at mother ship earth from space. But some astronauts did when they set out to explore the final frontier.
Roger Dean is best known for his work on posters and album covers for musicians, which he began painting in…