While in the gallery, this striking oil on canvas, measuring at 83 inches wide, immediately stood out. The energy of the Spanish bull fight and the crowd is captured in the piece. The bold sense of color portrays this energy well. A wonderful use of brush strokes and shapes are depicted in "Spanisches Fest." Julie Ann loves the strong color used in the artwork because she finds herself using it in a lot of homes today as accents and wall colors. Julie Ann states, "With all the masculine energy in the piece it is interesting to see a feminine body in the middle, illustrated in all white." In Feng Shui, this helps balance out the energy of the artwork. Using a good mix of both the Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine) energies creates a nice balance and makes the piece feel good. Utilizing "Spanisches Fest" can help a room feel good as well because the artwork itself has a good energy balance.
The Museum "Louvre It Or Leave It" is an expression of both patrons, Gary and JoAnn Fink, of contemporary art. The Fink's have recognized the importance and impact art has on society. Relying on their personal response to each piece, The Fink's acquired art of great beauty that also brings a social message to the viewer. In addition to their collecting, JoAnn and Gary Fink have underwritten museum exhibitions and acquisitions as well as donated significant works of art to museum permanent collections.
About Heinrich Tessmer:
Heinrich Tessmer was born in Rottluff, Germany in 1943. He studied at Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, in Germany. Heinrich Tessmer started his career as a poster designer, then went on to become an associate professor at Kunsthochschule in Berlin after studying and being an assistant there. From 1984-1990 Heinrich Tessmer was a Professor and Director of the Painting Department at Kunsthochschule. Since 1971, he has been in exhibitions on a national and international level. Heinrich Tessmer lives and works in Berlin.
About Metropolitan Interiors:
Metropolitan Interiors is the top interior design firm in Minneapolis established in 1992.
Julie Ann Segal, president of Metropolitan Interiors, is known for her deep commitment to providing her clients with state of the art design. Always on the cutting edge, Julie Ann's dynamic approach is to utilize all resources within her reach. Ecclectic to classic, modern to traditional... there is nothing she and her team will not do to create that "wow factor" that has exceeded her clients' expectations for over two decades. From residential to commercial, Metropolitan Interiors creations have been showcased throughout the Twin Cities. Trustworthy and dedicated, Julie Ann values the relationships she has formed with her clients and strives to design the homes and businesses of their dreams.
As a Feng Shui consultant, Julie Ann infuses the elements of this ancient art into all her design endeavors, revealing environments rich in comfort, beauty, balance and harmony.
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Julie Ann Segal’s deep love of all things aesthetic and the desire to create spaces that not only look good, but feel good, was the foundation for starting Metropolitan Interiors in 1992.