Official : : It’s been a week since the votes are in, but here, we can all still learn through debate.... and, appreciate some fine art! Lets spend a few minutes and explore some of the finest artistic candidates in history: painting and content, not politics and rhetoric. I've included a few examples of how seeing other art encourages ones own growth- at least for me it has. Funny too, how although we may not have even seen the visual expression of another artist, we are su
What initiated writing this entry was having had picked up Art in America, September 2016 and reading a brief article titled "Pentimenti" by Sanya Kantarovsky. The author and artist writes that she too succumbs to pentimento; using chance and intention within a painting until an alignment of error and intent coexist. Sanya Kantarovsky: Parts, 2016 Oil, watercolor, pastel on canvas 85" x 65" Whatever your life purpose, it seems the natural course is to keep improving, reworkin
Jackson Pollock Exhibition through May 1 Looking at this Jackson Pollock oil painting, one can easily see that he drew inspiration from Henri Matisse...the bright colors, linear vertical forms, use of black as color, and the confluence between figuration and abstraction. While reading the plaque at MoMA, it states that Pollock had been inspired by a retrospective of Matisse's work that Pollock would have seen at MoMA the previous year... A Colour Master inspires the drip Mast
Currently on display through February 16, 2015 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is The Leonard A. Lauder Collection: Braque, Gris, Leger, Picasso. I was captivated by the work of Juan Gris,1887-1927and wanted to share a bit about the artist, a spanish painter and sculptor born in Madrid and who lived and worked in France most of his life. In 1906 he moved to Paris and became friends with Henri Matisse, Georges Braque and Fernand Leger. While in Paris, he befriended Picasso.