Monthly Archives: April 2009

2009 IGOR :: Annual Juried Exhibition of the International Guild of Realism

http://weatherburn.com/igor/ Very realistic stone and metal piece, the sparrow looks even unnecessary; I think the work would have looked more striking and better composed without it. Impressive drawing anyway. Ryan Jacque, ‘Stonemill and sparrow’.

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Alpha Gallery

http://www.alphagallery.com/artists/sattler/tree.htm Paul Sattler (USA, 1969),’Tree’,2006.

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http://web.mac.com/hollingsworthjames/karenart/WindowScapes.html Karen Hollingsworth, ‘Waiting for Spring’. Rooms with a view, chairs and luminous draperies. In this ‘Windowscapes’ serie, the artist leaves only traces of human presence (some fruits, a hat); it looks only inhabited by light and fresh air, with … Continue reading

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David Zwirner: Luc Tuymans: The Parc

http://www.davidzwirner.com/artists/9/work_1921.htm Luc Tuymans (Belgium,1958,lives in Antwerp),’The Park’, 2005. The light seems to come from everywhere, and it flattens the scene in a cottony atmosphere; I like the strangeness of it.

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Creative Pool Art + + + Luc Tuymans

http://www.creativepool-compensis.de/mood_art/tuymans.html ‘Suicide’,1975, an early Luc Tuymans. In a grey world, a lonely figure with black clothes emprisonning him like a strait-jacket. He has no face anymore, his head is still moving (the pencil circles), but but the face has already … Continue reading

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Honor Bradbeer Online CV & Gallery

http://www.honorbradbeer.com/gallery/2008/ Honor Bradbeer, ‘Fragment’,2008.

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LIFE: The Jean Dubuffet Exhibit – In Paris – Hosted by Google

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?q=1970s%20source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3D1970s%2Bsource:life%26start%3D60%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Dfr%26sa%3DN&imgurl=026266be76294624 Life as a puzzle. Jean Dubuffet (France,1901-1985). This polymorphic artist (painter,sculptor) was keenly interested in in ‘spontaneous’ forms of art (from children’s to mentally ill people’s art), and coined the term “Art Brut” (raw art).

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ARTISTS – Carl DAlvia

http://www.derekeller.com/images/works/dalvia/CD_Robot.html Who said mundane objects coudn’t be art? With a little make-up, of course… A little lost funny furry ‘Robot’, Carl D’Alvia, 2007.

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Janine Flynn

http://janineflynn.com/blog/ Janine Flynn (this is her recommended SU address), an artist herself (pencil drawing) shares with us her insights about creativity on her personal blog. Places and their representations, objects and their transformations…all this becomes alive on her pages, in … Continue reading

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Hanneke Beaumont – Sculptor

http://www.hanneke-beaumont.com/detail.php3?from=sculptures&pos=18&origin=sculpture.php3 Did we break our mould to become these anonymous figures with vacant stare? Hanneke Beaumont (The Netherlands, 1947; lives in Belgium), ‘Terra Cotta 36’, 1997. Thank you for the link,Twixel!

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DOwebsite

http://doates.com/ Denese Oates (Australia), ‘Ad Infinitum’. From the pages: “(she) is a Sydney-based sculptor who has been exhibiting for over thirty years. Her sculptures are often a mass of intertwined copper wires fashioned into abstracted organic forms, each piece beautifully … Continue reading

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Finnish National Gallery – Art Collections – Passio Musicae, Final Study for the Sibelius Monument

http://kokoelmat.fng.fi/wandora/w?imagenum=0&lang=en&action=gen&si=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.muusa.net%2FE42_Object_Identifier%2FA-2004-66&imagesize=1 In 1967,Helsinki chose a thirty tons fountain of hand-textured stainless steel tubes to celebrate Sibelius. Too abstract for the time? There were heated discussions against Eila Hiltunen’s work, although one can easily recognise a sound’s reproduction (or even flutes … Continue reading

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ernst barlach – Google Search

http://images.google.com/images?sa=4&imgc=&imgsz=&q=ernst%20barlach Ernst Barlach, an expressionist sculptor (1870-1938), whose art was condemned by the nazis as “degenerate”.

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extranjeros reviews – StumbleUpon

http://extranjero.stumbleupon.com/ A pleasure to browse these pages : it makes you vibrate with the exuberant life of the expressive images (paintings,drawings,illustrations,sculptures,photographs). Thank you for this one, by Ernst Barlach.

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http://www.nationalsculptorsguild.com/materials/artwork/jpegs/box/geometry_of_light15.jpg A bronze sculpture. I like the idea of rumpled metal.

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http://www.polad-hardouin.com/fr/expositions/ibrahim_shahda_la_rinascita-54/autoportrait_au_visage_marque_de_rouge-1169.html Full of violence, the movements of colours almost obliterate the person, who becomes under our eyes a metaphor of desperate vitality surging from darkness. Ibrahim Shahda (Egypt,1929-France,1991) was fighting against cancer since 1975 when he painted a serie of … Continue reading

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http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/durer/portraits/father.jpg Dürer’s father at seventy, my all-time favourite portrait. See the lighted face;it is the focus of the painting (the rest is sketched); the well-known crossed eyes’ trick makes you feel the character is looking at you when you are … Continue reading

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Igor Melnikov PORTRAITS None melnikov russian conteporary art

http://www.melnikovart.com/detailCtl.cfm?InventoryID=481 This is a human head carefully drawed, but not a portrait. There is a story left for us to imagine, a mystery hidden under the straw hat. It looks like an overturned nest, and a lost youngster. Igor Melnikov … Continue reading

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Photos by Rakesh Syal – photo.net

http://photo.net/photodb/member-photos?user_id=2136126 All the thirthy or so photographs of this character look striking and different; beyond the skill of Rakesh Syal (India), with his clever use of light’s intensity and contrast, one can also admire the actor talent of his bearded … Continue reading

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Egbert Visscher

http://www.galeriedomarte.nl/schilders/Visscher1 I like the luminosity and the bold brushstroke: a self-portrait full of mastery and experience. Striking. Egbert Visscher, ‘Portret’. The painter is our fellow stumbler beertje. Thank you!

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