la frimeuse

www.lafrimeuse.com is the online magazine about Design, Art, Lifestyle & Culture. Pure aestheticism, nothing more. Bienvenue au journal en ligne sur Design, Art, Lifestyle & Culture. le pur esthétisme, rien de plus.

Patrick Nagel. The captivating power of beauty and aloofness

Fon_78_Patrick_Nagel_en

Sometimes it is extremely difficult to assess the work of a modern artist, to define him as the founder of the direction of art, but no one can argue that Patrik Nagel (1945-1984) was a trendsetter, a creator who inspired a great number of illustrators, the concept of artists and designers. His manner is imitated and nowdays by the artists of comics, the game industry, animation and fashion-illustration.

images_78_1

The style of Nagel’s works is recognized right away, a clear line swiftly and confidently draws faces, figures. These silhouettes, although frozen in their poses, but in a moment will come to life and the reality they are familiar with will go on as usual.

His heroes, or rather the heroines – women of the late 70’s early 80’s – bold, self-sufficient, but at the same time, fragile and mysterious.

Friends of the artist recall that Patrick Nagel loved to work at night, his visions, the muse in the form of modern women came to him.

images_78_2.jpg

Beginning in 1976 he began to receive regular commision from the magazine Playboy, which increased the popularity of “nagel’s women.” In 1978, Patrick Nagel created a cover for the legendary Rio group album Duran Duran, which became platinum.

images_78_3.jpg

It’s felt the influence of Japanese prints in the works of the artist, and also to some extent the Art Deco style, but at the same time it is a completely modern look and message to viewers.

Starting with the photo, he created a simplified drawing, then translated it into a pictorial image. The ,bold black lines are forming an image in perspective. He tried to show more by minimal means.

images_78_4

During his lifetime Patrick Nagel had several solo exhibitions.

His paintings of the first exhibition were sold out in 15 minutes. His posters are collected in prestigious institutions the Library of Congress, the Oakland Museum, the Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts at UCLA. The permanent exhibition is in the library of decorative arts in Paris ( The Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris) and the Smithsonian Institution.The largest collection of his works belongs to Hugh Hefner and is in his residence Playboy Mansion.

images_78_5.jpg

images_78_6

read more http://www.lafrimeuse.com/en/patrick-nagel-the-captivating-power-of-beauty-and-aloofness/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: