Saturday, August 17, 2019

Artist of the day, August 17-18: Thibaud Poirier, a French photographer (#774)

Thibaud Poirier (1987) has spent most of his life experiencing other cities and cultures across the globe. Buenos Aires, Houston, Montreal and Tokyo are some of the cities he has called home. He developed a love and fascination for urban environments early and began teaching himself photography by way of Instagram in 2011, quickly ascending to be one of France’s leading architectural photographers.

Growing up in these vastly different landscapes and cultures, early on he developed a love and fascination for architecture and urban environments. As a self-taught photographer, his focus is to capture the beauty and energy of these places as he sees them. His recent work is centered on the symmetrical beauty and diverse decorative styles of various institutions' interiors. Oh crop! That sounds like an OCD’s dream come true.

In his series, Libraries, Poirier offers a gorgeous glimpse inside some of the world's most unique reading rooms. He chose libraries as he was interested in looking back through history and seeing how these buildings, all designed for the same purpose (for studying and storing books), were so different across time and place. From traditional opulence to modern sci-fi, Thibaud’s photographs caters to any taste!

© 2019. All images are copyrighted © by Thibaud Poirier. Apart from fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, the use of any image from this site is prohibited unless prior written permission is obtained. All images used for illustrative purposes only.


Mr Thibaud Poirier

Cathédrale de Créteil, France. (from the series Sacred Places)

Cathédrale Sainte-Marie, Tokyo. (from the series Sacred Places)

Christi Auferstehung, Kohl, Germany. (from the series Sacred Places)

Eglise Notre Dame de Royan, france. (from the series Sacred Places)

Église Saint-Joseph, Le Havre, France. (from the series Sacred Places)

Eglise Sainte-Thérèse, Metz, france. (from the series Sacred Places)

Église Stella Matutina, Saint-Cloud, France. (from the series Sacred Places)

Gedächtniskirche, Bergin. (from the series Sacred Places)

 Hohenzollernplatz Church, Berlin. (from the series Sacred Places)

Meguro Church, Tokyo. (from the series Sacred Places)

Notre-Dame de l'Arche d'Alliance, Paris. (from the series Sacred Places)

St. Ignatius Church, Tokyo. (from the series Sacred Places)

from the series "Dubai"

from the series "Dubai"

from the series "Dubai"

From the series "Interior"


From the series "Interior"


From the series "Interior"

From the series "Interior"

From the series "Interior"


From the series "Interior"


From the series "Interior"

 Bibliothequa Joanina, Coimbra. (From the series Library)

Bibliotheque de la Sorbonne, Paris. (From the series Library)

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris. (From the series Library)

City Library, Stuttgard, Germany. (From the series Library)

Trinity College Library, Dublin. (From the series Library)

From the series "La Défense at Night"

From the series "La Défense at Night"

From the series "Lightning Storm in Paris"

From the series "Lightning Storm in Paris"

From the series "Lightning Storm in Paris"

From the series "Lightning Storm in Paris"

From the series "Nuits Blanches"

From the series "Nuits Blanches"

From the series "Nuits Blanches"

From the series "Sleeping Venice"

From the series "Sleeping Venice"

From the series "Sleeping Venice"

Friday, August 16, 2019

Artist of the day, August 16: Roseline Delisle, a Québec ceramic artist (#773)

Roseline Delisle (1952 – 2003) was born in Rimouski, Québec. She was from a family that encouraged creativity. Her mother worked in clay as a hobby and her farther worked with wood sculpting. She attended the Institute of Applied Arts in Montreal, Quebec, in 1969. After graduating in 1973, Delisle worked as an apprentice under Enid Legros-Wise until 1977. In 1978, she moved to the United States where started her first solo studio in Venice, California.

 Delisle resided and maintained a studio practice in Santa Monica, California, she was known in the ceramics community for her large-scale vessel forms, wheel thrown in sections and banded with colored slips. Her older works were constructed from porcelain thrown sections fused together in the kiln, however her more contemporary works are created from earthenware, and threaded on a metal rod, secured to a weighted base for stability. Delisle died Nov. 12, 2003 in Santa Monica, California of ovarian cancer at age 50.

© 2019. All images are copyrighted © by Roseline Delisle or assignee. Apart from fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, the use of any image from this site is prohibited unless prior written permission is obtained. All images used for illustrative purposes only.