Wall Decoration Gallery Website
Imagining simply for space decoration and multi applications
Creativity takes courage.
Drawing is vision on paper.
An empty canvas is full.
My recent illustration work applied to all forms of reproduction and purpose
This is my brand and gallery website to share my recent artistic work. Technically influenced by 25 years as a final art professional for printing techniques, and thematically inspired by all the subjects that interest me. This website intends to be a place also for sharing some technical knowledge through the Blog.
• D Almeida, Final artist 1997-2022
Wall painting originated 40 thousand years ago. It represents one of the largest and most significant forms of plastic expression in Human History. Having gone through several periods of great development and others in which it almost ceased to exist, wall art has become a visual record of Human reactions to the dominant environment of each time and often the very representation of that environment, from the cave walls in the Upper Paleolithic to the present day.
Wall painting represents one of the most important and ancient forms of artistic and social expression in Mankind History, originating 40 thousand years ago. It went through long periods of great development, but there were also times when it almost ceased to exist. However, despite its irregular course, this art represents a fundamental visual record of the human relationship with the dominant environment, often the very representation of that environment, from the time of cave painting in the Upper Paleolithic to the present day.
Two opposing theses, one arguing cave painting with a magical purpose, in order to defeat animals, and the other admitting art as a simple human impulse, a vital need.
In common with the thesis of magic, the Egyptians imprinted on Art their belief in eternity, leading them to search in stone for the forms that would make them immortal.
The Greeks were the first concerned with the direct observation of Nature, seeking beauty for itself, representing their gods and heroes in a moral and aesthetic sense.
Great Christian religious influence of Romanesque art, but the medieval period is eventually marked by the mural painting wane as stained glass emerged.
One of the most fertile periods in the history of Art, it also revived the art of wall decoration, under scientific studies, with a focus on the human body and perspective.
After several periods of near absence, the 20th century brings to mural painting perhaps its highest expression, freed from religion, heir of the past and immersed in social revolution.
One of the oldest decorative techniques consists in the reproduction of a symbol or character by applying ink through a cut-out or hollow shape. It takes origin in the most ancient times, between 30 thousand and 9 thousand years before the Common Era. And from this simple and smart idea derived the most versatile and fascinating printing technique – the Silk Screen which would also give rise to the term Serigraphy.
One of the oldest decorative art techniques has its origins between 30 thousand and 9 thousand years before the Common Era. It consists of the reproduction of a visual element by applying paint through a hollow shape, what we nowadays call a stencil. From this simple smart idea derived the most versatile and complete printing technique – the Silk Screen, which would also give rise to the Screen Printing and also to the Serigraphy name.
Jeremiah Brent – American interior designer
The addictive world of printing
All the graphic companies I worked for had owners who were truly passionate about their profession, some of them even spent most of their free time near the machines because the noise lulled them to happiness, “there is nothing more alive than this sound of an offset machine working“, one used to say. So here’s the blog, mostly around printing and the preparation to print.
D-Art.Work is my personal created brand, a small project from a final artist career
I talk about techniques and concepts linked to printing world, especially screen printing – mainly hand screen printing for the purpose of artistic production; I also talk about graphic tools, with a focus on open and free software. I would like to create some weekly or monthly challenges… Well, let’s keep working :).