Alekos Fassianos born in 1935 is one of the most prominent Green painter in the Thirties. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens and continued his studies at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. With a French state scholarship he was able to study lithography and eventually received one of the greatest honors of the French Republic, “Celebrities of the Officer of the Legion of Honor”. His paintings are easily recognizable with “their massive figures with flowing heads of hair, often shown in profile, and their monochrome treatment.” He is influenced by ancient Greek myth and combines them with modern sensibilities. The artist lives and works in Athens but considers France as his second home.
Images: Courtesy of Alekos Fassianos.
Caroline Jourdain from Rouen, France hand sews these exquisite and tactile sewing books, eyeglass bags and pouches. She utilizes sachiko, boro and kantha stitching techniques on a collage of Japanese fabric, Indian block printed cottons, wool and linen. Wish we could tell you more about her background but there is very little information available. However, you can view more of her work in her Etsy shop, Bluesamovar.
Images: Courtesy of Caroline Jourdain.
We are loving the elegant illustrations of Paris-based artist Tom Haugomat. There is a real sophistication in his work with amazing compositions, simple color palette, and an excellent use of negative space. Lack of space does not allow us to post more on this blog but you can view much of his work on Tumblr, Instagram, Behance and on Handsome Frank, his art agency.
Images: Courtesy of Tom Haugomat.