Monday, March 17, 2014

Artist Alex Ledante, the Movie Tim's Vermeer, & a Fairy WIP


A Certain Sense of Liberty by Alex Ledante

Alex Ledante is one of my favorite artists and while I was watching the movie Tim's Vermeer, it occured to me that it has been a while since I've shared any of his inspiring art.  His website is here and his facebook page is here.  He also runs weekly auctions here.

Keeper of Secrets by Alex Ledante

Alex is a classically trained artist who now works entirely in the digital realm.  When I first met him, he did a lot of his work traditionally, but that is no longer the case.

(Portrait of) Grimaldi by Alex Ledante

He is a continuous source of inspiration to me.  I have the honor of watching him create sometimes and it is amazing.  He uses his creativity to create art I couldn't even dream about without his vision.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Alex Ledante

The movie Tim's Vermeer is about the inventor Tim Jenison and his exploration of recreating Vermeer's "Music Lesson” painting.  Tim is founder of NewTek, a video technology company and he had a theory about how Johannes Vermeer created his art using technology.  Vermeer's art has no underlying sketches, it seems to materialize magically.  Tim's theory involved the use of lenses and very carefully, meticulously applied paint.  I was highly skeptical initially, but I found myself agreeing with his theory as I watched this documentary film produced by Penn Jillette and directed by Teller.  It reminded me of Alex's work because it used technology to create great beauty.

Tim's Vermeer Movie Poster

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday


Here is a work in progress view of my fairy, not any painting progress yet on the spider, I am still working on improving the sketch before I go any further with it...

6 comments:

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Ohhh thanks for sharing Tim with us. I do like this type of art very much. As I do your art as well.
Nicole/Beadwright

Christine said...

interesting post! Beautiful wings on your fairy!

Margie said...

Alex Ledante is an amazing artist but then so are you, Lisa.
I love all your work and the fairy is beautiful.

Lorraine Renaud said...

I can see why you'd be impressed, your painting she looks so amazingly kind, that her beauty doesn't even matter oh Lisa Isabella, how do you do it&

Magic Love Crow said...

His art is amazing! Wow! Your Fairy is looking amazing!!! A+++

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Nicole, Christine, Margie, Lorraine, and Stacy! Your kind words are much appreciated.