Erik Desmazières is considerd one of the greatest contemporary printmakers, and has had 7 museum retrospectives in Europe, Canada and the United States during the past few years. In 2009 he was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts de l’Institut de France.Erik Desmazières has long been inspired by libraries, be they real or imaginary. Also attracted by architecture, the artist could only be fascinated by the National Library, expanded and renovated by Henri Labrouste under the second Empire. Inspired by the iron and glass architecture, he faithfully recreates the proportions of the majestic room while also conveying the atmosphere of a cozy place, full of silent readers.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi – TimeGiovanni Battista Piranesi (4 October 1720 – 9 November 1778) was an Italian artist famous for his etchings of Rome and of fictitious and atmospheric "prisons" (Le Carceri d'Invenzione). (more…...
Hans Poelzig – passivity and hermeticismHans Poelzig (30 April 1869 – 14 June 1936) was a German architect, painter and set designer. One of the finest examples of German Architectural Expressionism. (more…)
Monograms & Ciphers designed and drown by A. A. Turbayne and other members of the Carlton Studi...Albert Angus Turbayne (1866 - April 29, 1940) was an American (more…)