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Angela Simeone

Angela Simeone Good HousekeepingGood Housekeeping Magazine Cover

 

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It's always nice to find your work published by accident and is exactly what occured recently.  Thank you Minted and Good Housekeeping for a nice surprise.  My painting appears on the magazines' pages in an article about  "bar cart style tips". Who knew my florals and bar carts could be so friendly.  On another note, I'm excited to include my fabric which can only be purchased only on Minted right here and includes home goods such as pillows, napkins and placemats. 

 

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FLORAL FAVORITES 

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2018 florals are obviously created by artisans and  comprised of original paintings.  It's very apparent.  My favorite go-to for florals are several places.  If you want it funky and fresh its, here or here.  If you are looking for a little Laura Ashley style its here.  More of a minimalist when it comes to florals, then its got to be here.

Flower power is alive in both interior design and fashion see herehere and here.  On another note, check out my new patterns with a bohemian-vibe patterns at Minted.com.   A couple other pieces of mine here, here and here.

 

 

 

NASHVILLE INTERIORS MAGAZINE + INTERIOR DESIGNER ELISHA HOWELL

I am excited to see a couple of my little works made it into a majorly cool project that Nashville-designer Elisha Howell  pulled together.  Nashville Interiors MagazineNashville Interiors Magazine chose the project to feature on their front cover.  Exciting and fun.  I feel honored.  Thank you to all. 

Nashville INteriors Design Magazine

Nashville INteriors Design Magazine

Nashville INteriors Magazine

WHAT MAKES AN ARTWORK ABSTRACT?

ABSTRACT ART

"Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential."

Wassily Kandinsky 

Abstract art does not depict a person, place, or thing of the world. Composition, color, shapes, brushstrokes, size, scale and simply the steps to create comprises Abstract painting. Works that don't have a "thing" allow for the viewer to engage with the work in a powerful way -- usually form and color become the "object" of the piece.

Painting by Franz Kline

Where did it come from exaclty? Franz Kline was an American painter mostly known for his black and white paintings. He was considered an Action PainterWassily Kandinsky - Kandinsky is considered the father of abstract painting. In an effort to capture sound and emotion in art, he painted some of the first major abstract works.

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.

WHY I LOVE THE MET ART MUSEUM SO MUCH

EVERY GOOD "CITY GUIDE" NEEDS AN ART MUSEUM

Abstract Art 

The Met in NYC is no exception.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 and it owned zero art on day #1. Over the years, through the combined efforts and brilliance of generations of curators and researchers, collectors and patrons, The Met collection has grown artistically, geographically, and culturally to represent more than 5,000 years of art from across the globe—from the first cities of the ancient world to works being created today.

 

 “Man: a being in search of meaning.” 

– Plato

 

The Met's latest exhibition does not disappoint.Art Museum ExhibitsThe Met hosts exhibits that both make sense and have passion.

Art Exhibitions

Egon Schiele has a wonderful way of line.  A majority of his work is controversial and shocking but the line work is both loose and refined.  Heavily influenced by Klimt it is always interesting to hear about artist in community with each other.

Not only does it house thousands of pieces of art but it has world class program's that educate's educators, children and the average Jane.

 

Timeline of Art History

The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection.

The Met NYCIn 2017, The Met made all images of public-domain works in its collection availableunder Creative Commons Zero which allowed unfettered access to 375,000 images of artworks.  How amazing is that. 

The Met StoreLet's not forget The Met Store which has some of the coolest accessories, books and items all art related.

The Met Store  

The Met NYC 

 

STEP-BACK PLEASE TO VIEW THE PAINTING

Abstract art

Abstract art is best viewed after you step, step, step way, way back until you feel something.  When you feel the entire piece you are far enough back.  Just a little art tip. 
A great painter who created enormous, bombastic works was Mark Rothko"To me Art is an adventure into an unknow world, which can be explored only by those willing to take a risk."  -Mark Rothko

Rothko abstract aritst

Like the painting above, Willem De Kooning was another prolific painter who painted large.
"In art, one idea is as good as another."
-Willem De Kooning

I love his use of color and his abstractions.
Fashion always delivers a big punch through color.  Like this watch and these slip-ons. 

Nordstroms Shoes

 

 

 

ABSTRACT ARTISTS: PAINTERLY TO GRAPHIC

ABSTRACT ARTISTS: PAINTERLY TO GRAPHIC

ABSTRACT ARTISTS THAT INFLUENCE MY WORK

There are so many influencer painters, I could blog, Instagram and Pinterest at nauseum about them so I will try to sprinkle these post in between my other interests like Interior Design, Fashion and Lifestyle.  Let's start with De Kooning, a dutch abstract expressionist that came to America as a house painter and worked his way into infamy.  I am a believer that persistant sweat equity can get you where you want to be.  His restrospective book is a good read and a great table top.  Of course, I own it.  Cy Twombly let me count the ways-- your use of line, your use of materials, your use of drip? Yes to all.  He studied under Kline and Motherwell and of course I own his tabletop book as well.  What I love recently is the use of abstract art in fashion.   Yayoi Kusama has been all over Louis Vuitton in what is there best work.  Kusama is known for her bold, abstract dots which create a visual feast.  These are a few of my favorite things and that's all for now.

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Summer 2018 Favorite List

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I love a white shirt as much as I love scrolling Pinterest and Instagram which is a lot--and own six (J.Crew has this awesome one too).  I was considering purchasing this Explorer Rolex however due to budgetary restrictions this Swatch watch will have to do for the Summer.  These rose-gold sandals are sweet and simple and great for poolside although not quite as comfy as these slides  from Nordstrom.com which is having its killer sale right now.

6 LIST NUDE AND NEUTRAL FASHION FINDS

Nude and Neutral in Fashion and Beauty

nude and neutral

 

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We all have favorites and here are mine.  I love a Turkish Rug and most of mine in the house are from ABC NYC Home.  This store has the best finds and at prices that reflect their value.   Nars, Nars, Nars-- are you clean make-up? Not necessarily but do you have the very, very best concealer I have ever used. Yes.  Which brings me to the most glowey, dewey bronzer, once again not the cleanest- let's call it a guilty pleasure.  Sloppy slides that look gorgeous-- head over to Barney's NYC they always have the edgiest trends that aren't trendy not many other retailers have the vision to stock. Not to meantion the chocolate covered gummie bears. And my go to denim that sucks you in and lifts you up, Thanks Citizen.

 

GOOP-IE EDITION

Goop V.1 Parfum Fragrance

I love me some Goop.com products because they are incredible quality and aren't murderous when used regularly.  Really. This Goop Edition 01 perfume is all natural with no adhesive agents meaning it isn't using some sort of toxic glue to make it last forever.  It lasts the normal amount of time perfume should last....naturally.

 

This Goop.com lip and cheek tint is by Balmyard Beauty and made using coconut oil, my favorite.

Goop lip and cheek tint organic

A healthy way to put on a healthy glow.

The only time a Goop-ie eye is a good thing is if it is this under eye moisturizer by Goop.com

Goop.com beauty and moisturizer

It is a great price for something you use everyday -- again nothing toxic.  Works amazing and I don't feel guilty putting it on.  Oh and lastly thank you Minted.com for featuring my work at the ICFF -- this is a pic of their booth with my work in it.

 

 

Goop.com beauty and fragrance

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Beauty Spring Favorites

Spring Time Favs 2018       

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Some of my go-to beauty items that make this old face look presentable are from Goop.com and Barneys.  I love this beauty balm, and this facial kit. A teaspoon of this in your water creates the dewy glow.  Then I just love the visual layout of this eyeshadow kit.