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Psychological camouflage. When fading into the background has literal meaning.

Edouard Vuillard, France 1868-1940, ‘Interieur, mere et soeur de l’artiste’, 1893 (interior, mother and sister of the artist). Oil on canvas. Click on the picture for a very large image.           What is striking you here?  … Continue reading

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Xavier Verhoest : the world’s fragility.

      Xavier Verhoest, Belgian born in Congo (1964, ex Zaire), lives and works in Nairobi. From the pages: “Many of his works are entrenched in his experience of war zones or with groups in the margin of the … Continue reading

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NIGRO. Spanish Abstract Expressionist Painter.

  Francisco Casariego, aka “Nigro”, Spain, Oviedo 1919-2010. I like thinking that the painter constructed his lines and colours surging from the dark the way a builder raises his timber. Both can imagine lights, depths and doors linked to the … Continue reading

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Agnes Cordiez painting – The sensitivity of blurred shapes.

            Agnes Cordiez (Brussels 1946).       A twilight zone, where recognizable shapes are slowly shifting towards abstraction.   No title,  from gallery 1.               No title, gallery … Continue reading

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The Mask, La Mascara, Frida Kahlo.

          Frida Kahlo, Mexico, 1907-1954.     From the page: “Many of Frida’s self-portraits suggest that the face shown in the painting is in fact just a mask behind which her true feelings are hidden. In … Continue reading

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Masks, James Ensor.

    Image source: The Art Tribune.         James Ensor,  Oostende (Ostend, Belgium), 1860-1949. The painter denounces in his society what the victorians called “cant” (sham, pretense, humbug). The masks reveal the real face of the crowd. … Continue reading

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Mask by the painters: Klee.

    image source.       Paul Klee, ‘Actor’s Mask’, 1924.                        

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Gilberte Dumont. Self As An Iconic Mask .

          Gilberte Dumont 1910-89,Belgium.       The shock of modernity (the sweater, hairstyle, make-up) and her classical, meticulous style fascinates me. The artist used the Flemish masters’ presentation and technique. The background landscape depicts her … Continue reading

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René Magritte, The Future of Statues, 1937.

            Rene Magritte, ‘The Future of Statues’, 1937, and children interpretations  (Tate blog).   “I can see it in my eyes; I can see the white clouds in the sky and a blue sky in … Continue reading

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Esther Horn, painter.

      Esther Horn is a German painter (1965-).       Travelling in blue, then a sudden light…         Esther Horn.’Don’t see you’, 2008, oil on canvas. You’re in a car. At night. Half-asleep. It … Continue reading

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Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) in Capri, Italy .

        The Blue Grotto in Capri (Naples’ Gulf, Italy).         Is it really blue?             ancient postcard, no date.               Carl-Friedrich Seiffert, 1809-1891. … Continue reading

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Karen Kitchel, painting with precision.

            Karen Kitchel (USA).               ‘Dormant Grass 7’     Oil on wood panel.                  

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Dominique Fajeau, abstract landscapes.

            Dominique Fajeau, Toulouse, France. One feels like scratching an icy window perhaps, in order to discover frozen, luminous  landscapes where all is not blue…             Oil on canvas, no … Continue reading

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Franciam Charlot

http://www.espritsnomades.com/artsplastiques/charlotfranciam/franciamcharlot.html Franciam Charlot,1957, paints and draws our fears. He lives in Toulouse, France. “At that precise moment when his head hit the ground, he realised that his body was heavier than his dream” (Pierre Reverdy, cited in French on the … Continue reading

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LAutruchon – Léon Spilliaert, Vertige (1908)

http://autruchon.tumblr.com/post/1210739864/leon-spilliaert-vertige-1908 Leon Spilliaert, Belgium, 1881-1946, ‘Vertige’ (vertigo), 1908. Hazy landscape, uncertain soul…

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Jacqueline Devreux / – peintre belge – belgium painter – belgische schilder –

http://www.lagalerie.be/devreux/index%202002%202003.htm Jaqueline Devreux, Belgium, lives in Brussels. She is a portraitist, yes, but I’d say she describes more fugitive moments than the essence of a person. She is exposing in Brussels (Sablon, Pierre Hallet) till April 3. Unfocused portraits of … Continue reading

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Herv Martijn

http://www.hervemartijn.com/2010.html Herve Martijn, Avelgem, Belgium, 1961. ‘Never compare’, 2010. From 2007 to 2011, this site tells a story. We get fragments of life; but we lack the key to understand their mystery. Do we have the key to understand our … Continue reading

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Kaat Tilley – The Official Website

http://www.kaattilley.com/frames.html Kaat Tilley, Belgium, is a fashion stylist who also creates jewels, furnitures, textiles. She draws and paints. Hers is a baroque and sensual universe with a zest of fragility.

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Sfeir-Semler Gallery

http://www.sfeir-semler.com/current/Bert%20de%20Beul/deBeul2010.htm Bert De Beul, Belgium 1961. Hazy memories, pale fragments of half-forgotten places or people. A fading life. Untitled, 2009.

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PKG | Sylvia Safdie

http://www.paulkuhngallery.com/galleryimages.cfm?artistid=24&galleryid=2 Sylvia Safdie, Lebanon 1942, lives in Montreal, Canada. From the page: “Safdie paints with the earth. Earth is collected in small earthen bowls. For the artist, the earth constitutes the rawest of raw materials: the original source from which … Continue reading

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