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Stunning Portrait Paintings by Mike Dargas, Cologne, Germany.

Stunning Portrait Paintings by Mike Dargas

Mike was born 1983 in Cologne, Germany. He already starts painting as a child. Besides his early works and scetches he already uses oil colour and sells first works to friends of the family. At the age of 11 Mike presents his talent in public with road surface paintings on the “Domplatte“ in front of Cologne Cathedral. He was accepted at an art school as the only child in an adult class and learned different techniques.

In his early 20s he became famous in the tattoo scene and wins all important awards and grants.

Inspiried by Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giga Mike begins to focus on surrealism and realism. His works show the picture of people, painted realistically in oil on canvas. The precise technique gives, like a photography, a snapshot of the moment. The artist studies his motifs with such intensity, that each portrait pictures a profile of increasing intimate closeness.

Mike finds his models in his everyday life and is not limited on certain types. He portrays young and old, beautiful and dark, fragile and strong people. They are lost in thoughts, show inner conflicts or transmit a unique and sometimes even holy calmness.

The perfection of his technique seems to search for the perfect image, like he was searching for the soul within each single one. With his works Mike Dargas challenges us to take a deeper look, to understand the nature of human being and to question our own emotional perception.

The artist lives and works in Cologne, Germany.

www.mikedargas.com


ROBERT PATTINSON & ORLANDO BLOOM WEAR NAVY DIOR HOMME TUXEDOS TO 2015 VANITY FAIR OSCARS PARTY

Elegant Boys – Celebrating the 2015 Oscars, actors Robert Pattinson and Orlando Bloom made a striking statement in navy as they attended Vanity Fair’s Oscars party. Dressed by Dior Homme, the pair wore tailored tuxedos with black trim. While Pattinson went for a skinny tie, Bloom went sans tie for a more casual finish.


Bouquet of Max: Nike Air Max 1 Ultra “City” Collection

Bouquet of Max: Nike Air Max 1 Ultra “City” Collection - The imprint is back with another “City Pack” collection in these new Nike Air Max 1 Ultra pairs. The sneakers, all women’s releases, take the rebuilt Air Max 1 shape and plant all-over floral looks on each that are connected to the associated city. London, Milan, NYC, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo each get their own entry into this Air Max pack. These Nike Air Max 1 Ultra “Floral City Pack” women’s styles will release in North America on April 11, with a worldwide release coming first on March 8, International Women’s Day.


MARC JACOBS: YOUNG DESIGNERS HAVE “STYLE WITH NO SUBSTANCE”

MARC JACOBS: YOUNG DESIGNERS HAVE “STYLE WITH NO SUBSTANCE”

A week after debuting his fall-winter 2015 collection inspired by Diana Vreeland, Vogue UK featured an interview with American designer Marc Jacobs by Suzy Menkes. In the interview, he talks about young designers, the new collection and social media.

“You know, I am an older person now, I’m going to be 52 in a couple of months,” Jacobs says. “But I look at young fashion and it seems like it’s all the same – the idea of what is edgy or cool. It’s style with no substance; it doesn’t really seem born of anything. I don’t see the rebellion or edge in it. It just looks like a cliche: salad oil in the hair, Frankenstein shoes and the trappings of punk and all these other thing.”

He also goes on to take an anti social media stance. “I am so appalled by the whole social media thing,” he says. “I don’t get it, it doesn’t appeal to me, neither does a computer, or working on a laptop. I don’t want to read a book on a device. I like a book with a hard cover, and text on a piece of paper.”
Image : Marc Jacobs for Interview Magazine / Photo by Mikael Jansson


LN de Luxe Autumn/Winter 2015 photographed by Henrique Gualtieri

Model Eloízia Melo photographed by Brazilian fashion photographer Henrique Gualtieri for LN de Luxe Autumn/Winter 2015. With style signed by Ana Sofia Meinberg, the model poses in a luxurious atmosphere. Beauty by Leo Café.


High Clearance Mercedes-Benz G 500 4×4² Conquers Off-Road Terrains

High Clearance Mercedes-Benz G 500 4×4² Conquers Off-Road Terrains

Following the ‘G 63 AMG 6×6′, the Mercedes-Benz ‘G 500 4×4²’ vehicle enters the extreme G-class model family, offering a large yet highly efficient power delivery. its 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine that produces 422 horsepower, provides improved off-road capability and still meets the euro 6 emission standard, thanks to its V configuration which creates low exhaust gas. With a set of 22-inch 325/55 R 22-sized wheels and the adjustable damping in its sport mode, the automobile when driven, feels dynamic much like a sports car, rather than a cross-country one. This, as well as its forcefulness and its permanent all-wheel drive, ensures it can conquer sandy, rocky and water terrains without any problems.

The 450mm ground clearing ‘G 500 4×4²’ has a passionate, straight design that is highlighted by its LED light-including trim and its carbon fiber wheel-arch flarings. just like the dynamic chassis that the exterior is housing, the car’s form reflects its power and its off-road capabilities due to its rugged appearance. Also, on the inside, the mercedes-benz has a luxurious yet sporty interior that is kitted out with a special designo exclusive package. This ensures a continuous style is integrated within the whole car, and that the model fits with the brand’s G-class family range.

Thanks to the designboom.com and mercedes-benz.com for the news!


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