Monthly Archives: October 2009

Frantisek Kupka (1871 – 1957) — Artbite

http://artbite.fr/Frantisek-Kupka-1871-1957.html Here are some sunny paintings for a grey autumn day! Frantisek Kupka (Czech,1871-Paris,1957), ‘La gamme jaune’ (yellow scales),1907, a study of yellow (fauvism). The greenish hues of the head gives it a hallucinated look though! (ref:click on image) The … Continue reading

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Musée dOrsay: Peinture

http://www.musee-orsay.fr/fr/collections/oeuvres-commentees/peinture.html?no_cache=1&zoom=1&tx_damzoom_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=2462 ‘Vue de Capolago’ (view of Capolago, Switzerland) circa 1907, Giovanni Giacometti (1868-1933)- he is the father of the well-known sculptor. I find these colours’streaks interesting; the site attributes them to the influence of Van Gogh’s brushstokes (“sticks”-like ones). It … Continue reading

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http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FBErSbYQocs/SsWskUiEY2I/AAAAAAAADz8/Q89mkBqbdYY/s1600-h/AA12_biekedepoorteroemenia29-47.jpg I just read that a young belgian student got the prestigious Magnum Expression Award. I find her work amazing, full of social sensitivity and composed by a painter’s eyes . Bieke Depoorter.From the series ‘Oe Menia-With Me, Russia’ 2008-2009. … Continue reading

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http://www.askart.com/AskART/R/james_rosenquist/james_rosenquist.aspx?ID=30431 ‘White Bread’ 1964, James Rosenquist ( N Dakota, 1933, lives in Florida – where a fire recently destroyed his studio). The canvas is large (about1m37/1m52-54/60in.), the painter seems to intend choking us in this improbably yellow false butter on … Continue reading

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Tom Seghi

http://www.ardengallery.com/Seghi/tom-seghi.htm Here is THE ‘Yellow Pear’ (2007), Tom Seghi (lives in Miami). There is a choice of exemplary lemons and apples too on the site, but the painter seems to mark a distinct partiality to waxed pears, including very decorative … Continue reading

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http://www.guggenheimcollection.org/site/artist_work_lg_98_5.html The famous yellow cow of Franz Marc (‘Gelbe Kuh’,1911). He shared Kandinsky’s ideas about colours and in the same year they created the Blaue Reiter group (blue rider). From the site:”For Marc, different hues evoked gender stereotypes: yellow, a … Continue reading

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http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/kandinsky/kandinsky.autumn-in-bavaria.jpg An early (1908) painting of Kandinsky, ‘Autumn in Bavaria’, full of contrasts with its dark blue, green, brown and exploding yellow. The painter will soon turn to abstraction, gorging himself on colours and lines .

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Paul Balmer

http://www.ardengallery.com/Balmer/paul_balmer.htm Scratches and pale colours make this painting look like a worn-out mural, as fragile as the ephemeral yellow light at dusk. I love it. ‘Blue Dusk’, 2009, Paul Balmer (born in South Africa, educated in Australia and living in … Continue reading

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&James Rieck | Management

http://www.jamesrieck.com/management.html ‘Management’ (2008) standing on gold, a very symbolic yellow floor ! The painter is James Rieck (Pennsylvania 1965, lives in Baltimore).

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Yawn

http://www.andreaackerman.com/Yawn.html Want a good yawn anyone?

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TOMASA MART&N

http://www.salarusinyol.net/eng/exhibitions/2009-05_eng.html How a little bit of yellow transforms a rather cold place into a delicate, minimalist picture full of charm. Tomasa Martin,Spain,1955,’Yellow Bath’. See also my favourite one, blogged last year: here. -At the time, Frannyy wrote: “I too am … Continue reading

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LAPORTA

http://www.salarusinyol.net/eng/exhibitions/2008-12_eng.html Put some yellow in your life, it will fill up your days with light! This was the suggestion of Dobedobedo some days ago, quoting one of my favourite poets, Montale( Italy 1896-1981, Nobel Prize in 1975). Good advice Faiena, … Continue reading

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http://hubpages.com/hub/Review-A-Look-at-Five-Abstract-Paintings How to ‘feel’ abstract art and look at Rothko’s squares as you would at the ocean and the horizon’s line. Brilliant vision. Lita Sorensen:”The experience of (Rothko’s) paintings, I feel,(is)visceral. The colors suggest feeling; the space a grand scope…leading … Continue reading

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Photographie | La vitrine des choses & Le Nord & | C&dric Delsaux | Bourse du talent # 24

http://www.photographie.com/index.php?pubid=102653&pag=2&secid=2&rubid=1 Cedric Delsaux,France, 1974, ‘La vitrine des choses, le Nord’ (the things’showcase: North),2003. A collection of coloured souvenirs, either too dark or surexposed – depending on the sentimental impact they made on the photograph I think . Be curious and … Continue reading

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Bruce Silverstein Gallery – Todd Hido:&Landscapes

http://www.brucesilverstein.com/galleries.php?gid=433&i=12&page=pre Todd Hido, Ohio 1968, lives in the San Francisco Bay’s area. Forlorn people, forlorn places; Hido stays back from his subjects, they often are seen through the condensation on his car’s windscreen, transmitting so an acute impression of solitude. … Continue reading

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Water Profusion By Shinichi Maruyama – Session Magazine

http://www.sessionmagazine.com/water-profusion-by-shinichi-maruyama/ Sinichi Maruyama, ‘Water Profusion’. This photographer, who also works in advertisement, transforms inky water in movement into elegant and poetic calligraphy. My thanks to Worzel, in whose pages this artist caught my eyes. From the ‘Kusho’ (to write in … Continue reading

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rocks

http://virtual.tart.co.nz/pip/pip9.htm Can you hear the rumbling and swishing on that beach? Philippa Guthrie (New Zeland),’Rocks’.

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Nicolas de Staël – Lyon -humour – photos-voyages

http://nicolefleuret.over-blog.com/article-30754475-6.html Nicolas de Stael,(Russia 1918-France 1955), ‘Boats’. I am back from some tonic days of walking along deserted french beaches. There were no such blues in the landscape, but luminous greys, and the slow crossing of two Norfolk Line ferries.

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