|Deep Framed Shadowboxes:||Shadowbox style framing with floating like paper prints|
|Unframed Archival Art Prints:||Often referred to as a “Giclée”, the Archival Art Print is the optimal choice for clients who want exceptional image quality and long-term stability. Extensive independent testing has shown that this type of print will last 100+ years without noticeable c|
|Premium Textured Paper:||Printed on archival textured 100% cotton heavy stock paper|
|Hand Torn Deckle Edge:||Your chosen artwork will feature a jagged edge all around|
|Frame Mouldings:||Real wood mouldings from sustainable sources|
|Matching Spacers:||The mat used as the background will extend on the sides of the frame|
|Hanging System:||We use french cleats for easy hanging that always stay straight|
|Fast Shipping:||We usually ship in 4-7 days|
|Shipped with Art Secure Packaging:||At The Picturalist, we check each artwork before it leaves the premises. All our packages are sent in specially designed boxes to guarantee picture perfect deliveries. We ship to your drop-ship location, home or office, on weekdays and Saturdays, anywhere|
ABOUT LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE
One of the leading lights of modernist architecture, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created a body of work—ranging from tubular steel furniture to iconic office buildings—that influenced generations of architects worldwide. From domestic spaces like the Villa Tugendhat in the Czech Republic to large, elaborate office towers like New York’s Seagram Building, he imbued his buildings with a fluid spatial harmony reflective of his oft-quoted aphorism, “less is more.” While this quote may seem to reflect an overriding interest in achieving minimalist perfection, his passion for rich materials, surfaces, and texture reveals a creative mind equally preoccupied with the minutiae of architectural space, or, as in another quote attributed to him: “God is in the details”.
Mies’s career took off in the fertile atmosphere of Berlin after the First World War, where leading artists and intellectuals were forming a community that would draw the brightest talents from across Europe. His visionary submission for the 1921 Friedrichstrasse skyscraper competition, while not a winner, was an unprecedented embrace of the new materials of steel and glass that later defined modernist architecture. As the decade progressed, he received larger and more prominent commissions, culminating in the offer to design the German pavilion for the 1929 World’s Fair in Barcelona. The small structure he built, with its flowing spaces, rich marble walls, and custom-designed furniture was an enormous success. It was around this time that Mies formed a highly fruitful partnership with the architect-designer Lilly Reich, with whom he collaborated on numerous projects. Their partnership lasted until his emigration to the United States in 1938.
Nearly as important as the legacy of his buildings is Mies’s impact as a teacher of architecture. In Germany, he served as the final director of the influential Bauhaus school. Shortly after his arrival in the United States, he was offered the directorship of the Illinois Institute of Technology, where a generation of American architects.
America afforded Mies opportunities to work on a far larger scale than he had in Germany, as evidenced by the collection of sleek, glass-skinned office and apartment towers that populate cities across North America. His death legacy continues to inform the teaching and practice of architecture today.
Text by Paul Galloway, MOMA, Collection Specialist, Department of Architecture and Design, 2016
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Anthony Jenkins lives and creates in rural Mono, Ontario, north of Toronto. For four decades, his editorial illustrations, caricatures and portraits delighted the readers of Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail.
He has traveled the world with a sketchpad, visiting eighty-three countries to date. His first love is black and white. His later colour work is inspired by the vivid life and hues of the Third World.
In his own words: “A likeness captured is a given. If it may be captured elegantly, in just a few, telling lines that dance and please the eye in their own right, that’s the goal.”
ABOUT THE PICTURALIST
The Picturalist offers a curated wall art collection featuring International emerging artists from a wide range of artistic backgrounds.Interior designers work is very much intertwined with that of fine artists. Complete your design projects with the perfect artwork, requesting custom sizes, customized colors and your own choice of frames. Send us an email at [email protected]