Monthly Archives: October 2008

http://img207.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image474942647260556im3.jpg An invincible red arrow: the Proletariat is invading the city. A work of Luigi Russolo fom the present exhibition ‘Futurisme et Cubisme’ in Centre Pompidou, Paris (till Jan.26). What strikes me is the arrow ( and the people)’s direction; … Continue reading

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Christa69s favorite websites – StumbleUpon

http://christa69.stumbleupon.com/ A promising new stumbler with rich links to everything that’s art, pertinent commentaries ,and enthusiasms. Go and have a look!

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http://www.paris-art.com/art/critiques/d_critique/zoom/6674/Anemophily-3095.html I like this geometry. One can imagine fragments of an immense fractal-like city. ‘The Silent Lair’, Raha Raissna (Teheran 1968,lives in New York).

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Ingenious

http://www.ingenious.org.uk/site.asp?s=S2&DCID=10306374 Don’t you like old scientific books’illustrations? It has the charm of precise works made with care and patience ; it brings us back to a time when there was time (not for everyone); when I open such books, I … Continue reading

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Lahaina Galleries – Fine Art Galleries & Online – Mother and Child

http://www.lahainagalleries.com/?FULLVIEW&pid=126848 Holly Young, ‘Mother and Child’. Do you see the two heads and the engulfing arms ? I always marvel at the capacity of the human brain for supplying the missing details; and even more admire the artists’capacity of creating … Continue reading

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The Starry Night – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starry_Night Van Gogh . ‘Starry Night’. Now, have a look at the post below!

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http://img392.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tram018850804xu6.jpg ‘Brussels by Tram’: there is an exhibition right now in La Maison Autrique (Autrique House is a superbly renovated Art Nouveau (Jugend Stil, end 20th c.) museum ), where Alexandre Obolensky displays every day’s life’s scenes. If you check … Continue reading

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http://img266.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mfp058183315sq4.jpg Marie-Fr.Plissart (Belgium,1954-), ‘Valerie 1995’.

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http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tetebatteurdetambourousad5.jpg An impressive and dramatic clay sculpture by Ousmane Sow, a senegalese physiotherapist turned fulltime sculptor at 50. ‘The Drummer’ (close up on head).

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http://img263.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3459627006021775yq4.jpg Joyful painting, it is not. The grey hues and cold light create a bleak general atmosphere; the close up on the adults’ stiff attitude is oppressive; then you notice the vacant eyes of the lady and her hand on … Continue reading

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Framing

http://www.peterdrakeartist.com/SuburbanFolder/largehtml/framing.html Peter Drake, ‘Framing’.Unusual technique here:the artist scrapes away the pigments through his several preparatory layers. Eerie effect. I owe the link to Aluis, thank you; attractive links on your pages.

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Somewhat Gay and Graceful (Getty Museum)

http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=105203&handle=li Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Mexico 1902-2002), ‘Somewhat gay and graceful’ 1942. From the pages: the author ” achieved this jarring, flattened perspective by photographing from an oblique angle. Despite the title’s reference to poise, everything in the image… appears transitory … Continue reading

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Vanna Bowles links

http://www.vannabowles.com/links.html All about paperart: drawing, sculpture…very rich links.

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Chris Natrop :: Artist

http://www.chrisnatrop.com/ Attractive play of light and shadow in this papercuts’installation .Chris Natrop. ‘And further the dewdrop falls’, 2008.

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vanna bowles sculpture

http://www.vannabowles.com/sculpture/02.html This animated paper sculpture from Vanna Bowles reminds me of a play I saw years ago , ‘Waiting for Godot’ ( Samuel Beckett http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Godot ). The stage director had put his two characters in dustbins, insisting so on their … Continue reading

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Olga Sergyeyeva Photography

http://www.photographyforever.com/OlgaSergyeyevaPhotogallery/NewYork/32.html Clever light treatment! One feels the substance of the stone here, its rugosity on the wall, its worn out smoothness on the stairs’edge. Don’t you wish to touch the railing? Cold huh? A photo made of light, lines and … Continue reading

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Ciudad de la pintura – Obra ampliada

http://pintura.aut.org/Obra.html ‘Luz oculta’ (hidden light), Enrique Vega 1997. Traces of chocolate on the white linen… ( as a Belgian, I should know ) :). As wixter, to whom I owe the link, wrote, this is one of the richest gallery … Continue reading

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Tableau, peinture par peintre-10- Renards

http://www.vente-peinture.com/10-renards-p-628.html A glorious day over here, with autumnal colours floating on the river in front of my windows. A red fox was sunning itself on a boulder in the island, tail hanging off the bank, drying its fur… Franz Mark … Continue reading

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monographs favorite websites – StumbleUpon

http://monograph.stumbleupon.com/ You cannot but chuckle, turning Monograph’s pages; there is a mind with a keen sense of humour and absurdity choosing images! From books to tree again.Jacqueline Rush Lee. Also a political statement ( “how long does a tree need … Continue reading

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