Ilustración en blanco y negro
“Ongoing project, where I use light and colored background to make plastic bags look magical. Creating a landscape within the plastic bag.Plastic bags are a huge contributor to the landfill waste, and are extremely harmful for our oceans and the creatures living there. Do not say yes to a plastic bag when shopping. These plastic bags were found in the street.”
Colorful installations made from spices by Naz Shahrokh
Naz Shahrokh currently lives and works in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She was born in Tehran, Iran in 1969, she spent her childhood in Paris, France, and adolescent years in Los Angeles, CA. She received a BFA and an MFA in Painting, and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, where she later taught Fine Arts and Art History from 1998 to 2008. She joined the faculty at the Performing and Visual Arts Department at the American University in Cairo, Egypt in 2004-2006, and recently joined the Art & Design Department at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2008.
Past exhibitions of her work include the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; The Rotenda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado; the Alexandria Library in Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt. Past awards for her work include the Change Inc. (the Rauschenberg Foundation) Grant, Captiva, FL, and the Artist-In-The-Marketplace Fellowship, the Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY.
Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, TimeOut Abu Dhabi, the Connecticut Post, the Advocate and Greenwich Time, Contemporary Practices and ART PAPERS, and is included in private and public collections internationally.
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street art en México
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Street art en Praga.
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The art of medieval medicine
This 14th-century medical handbook with surgical texts shows a long line-up of patients and medical conditions. It does so, remarkably, in a very attractive way, with vivid images presented in unusually bright colours. Dozens and dozens of colourful scenes are found in this book, showing a wide array of patients’ body parts and pains. It makes you feel like an intruder when they slide over your computer screen. It’s like peeking into a doctor’s office, where arrows are removed, bandages put on a bloody faces, and soar eyes are treated. How odd that these book scenes of suffering, meant to help physicians heal patience, have become scenes of art.
Pics: Montpellier, B. u. Médecine, H 089. Many more images from this book are found here.