Monthly Archives: February 2009

http://www.galerierodolphejanssen.com/artists_works_highdef.php?image=ypm_shangai_smalldef.jpg&iso=ming_yan_pei At first,I thought this was a landscape treated like a frontal still-life , but if you look beyond the large vertical brushstrokes at the rear, you’ll notice the actual depth of this painting. The viewer must cross the thick … Continue reading

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http://www.artfacmetz.com/photos/l3_moi_je_te_vois/thomas.html This is a student work (Metz art faculty, France). The proposed theme was:’Moi, je te vois’ (I am seeing you). Fanny Thomas transformed the famous painting of the Arnolfini couple (Van Eyck) into a kind of timeless peep-show. After … Continue reading

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http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/01/16/arts/0117-WYETH_2.html A floating curtain, a landscape. Romantic and by far more conventional than Chagall’s ‘Window at the Dacha’ (see post below).It lacks substance (that landscape is without any surprise, has even less interaction with the viewer), but the sepia gives … Continue reading

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Marc Chagall – Window at the Dacha

http://www.russianartgallery.org/famous/chagall_window.htm Chagall likes a dreamy atmosphere in his paintings (his characters are often floating in the air). I think the greenish hues on the faces contribute to the irreality here: don’t the persons seem to be already part of the … Continue reading

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David Kemp : Released spirits

http://www.axisweb.org/seWork.aspx?WORKID=13627 Amusing mixture of sense of humour and political statement about our waste. By David Kemp, ‘Released Spirits’,1981.

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http://www.christinekeyeux.com/galerie8.html ‘Fusion’,Christine Keyeux.

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http://www.christinekeyeux.com/galerie2.html I discovered this belgian artist in the newspaper this morning. Even badly reproduced in black and white, her paper sculpture looked promising. It is called ‘Terre et ciel'( earth and sky).

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Wells of Jade

http://cobweb.ecn.purdue.edu/~artemis/Pelton_Pierce/bioimage1.html A suitably mysterious piece by a member of the ‘Transcendental Painting Group’ (USA), Agnes Pelton (1881-1961). ‘Wells of Jade’, 1934.

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http://www.lemondedesarts.com/ExposMonde17.htm Seen on the seductive pages of Sensual Sybarite, this sculpture by the british artist Tony Cragg (Liverpool, 1949) brought immediately to my mind the shapes of a mexican plant growing happily on my window-sill ( the pachyphytum oviferum or … Continue reading

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http://www.janineflynn.com/gallery01.html It is delicate, sensitive and refined: a gallery of pencil drawings by our fellow stumbler Janine Flynn, whose pages on SU (poetry and images) are delicate, sensitive and refined. Thank you.

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Augusta Read Thomas – Composer – Works for Orchestra – Words of the Sea

http://www.augustareadthomas.com/wordssea.html Caspar David Friedrich, ‘Monk by the Sea’, 1809-10, Berlin, National Gallery. A perfect prop for meditating!

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Tiina Heiska & lUSINE GALERIE

http://www.l-usine-galerie.org/heiska/heiskaexpo_08.html Tiina Heiska (1959,Finland) paints from photographs, but the resulting image (of herself?) is always blurred, as if the (always) feminine subject failed to recognise the person she is. Untitled, from the serie ‘Eclipse’.

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Gideon Rubin|

http://www.gideonrubin.com/gidi2.htm Not unlike some of Syunsaku Hishikari’s collages (see two posts below), Gideon Rubin paints a gallery of faceless children, as if time had rubbed out precise memories. It seems an easy way out for the artist, but the muted … Continue reading

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: Photo by Photographer Ryszard Tychawski – photo.net

http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=4752450 Aaaah, the sensuality of textures here! Ryszard Tychavski, untitled photo, with all my thanks to Janine Flynn, who chooses her links with flair!

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Shunsaku Hishikari

http://www.l-usine-galerie.org/hishikari/hishikariexpo.html Syunsaku Hishikari creates a timeless gallery of people with his newspaper collages. It seems at the same time precise (see the hands of some characters on the site; also the classical ‘group photography’ presentation), and at the same time … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Effect by William Degouve de Nuncques :: artmagick.com

http://www.artmagick.com/pictures/picture.aspx?id=5022&name=nocturnal-effect A calm, poetic landscape : the choice of blueish colours, the horizontal lines, and the regular pacing of the vertical ones , everything contributes to the peaceful silence in this image. With the blurred luminous dots, it almost looks … Continue reading

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Victoria’s killer fires | News.com.au

http://www.news.com.au/gallery/0,23607,5037339-5006020-109,00.html About the australian bushfires: “The sun is blanketed by haze in Pakenham”. Alex Coppel. A suggestion: http://www.redcross.org.au/default.asp. Thank you.

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http://rayliffe24.stumbleupon.com/review/30017963/ Our ‘artist-to-the-tip-of-her-fingers’ friend Rayliffe and her New South Wales neighbours are threatened by bush fires (about 45c – that is very hot, and tiring ( 113F )- for weeks now). I fervently hope Sam’s Creek keeps safe, Rhonda. Tim … Continue reading

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http://www.mchildcontemporary.com/april05/max/FromATrailTaken.jpg On the same site as the previous painter, Ilona Zaremba (Poland-Canada) uses an elaborate technique. From the site:”(she) first (uses) a brush to build up multiple layers of hot wax tinted with oil paint and dry pigments, and then … Continue reading

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http://www.mchildcontemporary.com/may-05b/max/Holban-TheWitness-E.jpg Another watcher (see post below): Manuela Holban, ‘The Witness’. These improbable turquoise and magenta blurred hues intensify the impression of unreality; it looks like a dreamed scene half-remembered… I picked up the site’s address at Baghy‘s, many thanks!

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