Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Guest Curator: Historical Influences Discovered on Etsy
Handpicked on Etsy by Colleen of KCRlehrstudio
In Colleen's own words:
From Sutton Hoo to Babylon to Byzantium to today! History does inspire!
Artists throughout history knew that close and consistent contact with professional mentors, art of the past, cultural influences and contemporary practitioners was the best ‘school of art’ possible. ( … this is what the ETSY LOUNGE does so well)
And… indeed, as I looked for works created by artists who are dedicated to adventurous creative thought, critical contemplation and the crafting of meaning as well as substance, I was inspired!
I found artists who used traditional aspects of art historical periods and cultures but then crossed those traditional boundaries to create original work. These works display traditions of the past, including nostalgia, romance, intuition, and reaction to cultural circumstances and yet create new meanings in this contemporary moment.
Click on the pictures to go directly to these Etsy listings. Prices range from $15.50 to $1,000. Featured works from NostalgicStudio, okarauzum, tramontana, ErickBegay, KatsaraYarns, vintageshades, bionicunicorn, braveart1, Eveldasneverland, castaway17, bynicola, gemartist, soulharborjewelry, JolieFaireMedieval
ABOUT TODAY'S GUEST CURATOR: Colleen of KCRlehrstudio is a gifted artist who has also been a mentor to her high school art students. Visit her Etsy store for a visual feast of jewelry and recent pieces inspired by the Sonoran desert.