San Diego, CA UCSD Geisel Library edges
The Central Library was designed by William L. Pereira Associates with project architect Robert A. Throburn. It opened in 1970 and is an icon of the Brutalist style. The structure is all poured in placed architectural concrete (no wimping out on precast here). An addition, designed by Gunnar Birkerts, was added in the early 1990s and sits below grade of the main tower with skylights that pop above the plaza level. The library was renamed the Geisel Library in 1995 for Audrey and Theodor…
"Capital from the Lower Arcade of the Doge's Palace, Venice," by John Ruskin
John Ruskin, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, 1855 Plate V, "Capital from the Lower Arcade of the Doge's Palace, Venice," p.81
Venetian Scroll » Ian Murphy Drawings
Code: DRW-11/010 Oil paint, mixed media & Graphite on paper 75cm x 75cm This small scale canvas is part of the “Fragments” series. This was a year long project with an aim to focus on small, intimate compositions from cities around the world. Ian Murphy’s focus for this idea is centered around the sense of […]
Scars of Life, Macau II » Ian Murphy Drawings
Code: DRW-09/015 Graphite, mixed media & oil paint on paper 110cm x 50cm This drawing is part of a triptych of images based on Ian Murphy’s visits to Macau. The surfaces are extremely textured and broken, and very much represent the tactile qualities he encountered on his drawing days there. Buy Download Learn How This […]
Original Drawing of The Dome of St Pauls Cathedral
This piece was exclusively created for an exhibition celebrating the 300th anniversary of London's famous St Paul's Cathedral. The work, among two. Art for Sale.
Moroccan Doorway II » Ian Murphy Sketchbooks
This graphite and charcoal drawing is quite interesting. It has some fine details in it and as well as textures which can only be created through the roughness and softer hatchings and the obvious light and dark.
Study for Cascade of Light » Ian Murphy Paintings
Code: PNT-11/002 Oil and mixed media on paper 93cm x 89cm This beautifully painted study taken from a drawing visit to Rome, Italy is part of the “Fragment” series of works and illustrates the fascination that Ian Murphy has with the intimate compositional ideas and, possibly more importantly, the subtle rendering of light across the […]
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