How does a painter make sense of the cadmium season? The unusual vision perception of an artist makes it overwhelming. They see millions of green in one leaf where an untrained eye might see one green color. The brilliance of foliage painting is the ability to design the foliage palette, and get those foliage colors to behave!
The finest Abstract paintings come from when a painter is natural. These natural tendencies enhance unexpected brush strokes which produce rare abstract paintings. It is my belief that many abstract painters will produce a major painting within a ratio of ten average paintings to one masterpiece. These masterpiece paintings are so rare due to the naturalness and explosive brush stroke that is uncontrolled. De Kooning’s work has this quality of unexpected energy and brush stroke that is so rare in many of his pieces. It could be stated that major abstract work happens when the painter is ripe enough to allow the abstract magic to come through the brush.
In the opposite spectrum, realism is wonderful in a different way to which a realistic painting shows the craftsmanship and dedication to detail to develop an advanced realistic painting.
Kandinsky’s paintings did not feature any human figures; an exception is Sunday, Old Russia (1904), in which Kandinsky recreates a highly colourful (and fanciful) view of peasants and nobles in front of the walls of a town. Riding Couple (1907) depicts a man on horseback, holding a woman with tenderness and care as they ride past a Russian town with luminous walls across a river. The horse is muted while the leaves in the trees, the town, and the reflections in the river glisten with spots of colour and brightness. This work demonstrates the influence of pointillism in the way the depth of field is collapsed into a flat, luminescent surface. Fauvism is also apparent in these early works. Colours are used to express Kandinsky’s experience of subject matter, not to describe objective nature.
Saatchi picked one of my paintings for an online group showing of Kandinsky’s work. This collection was picked by Rebecca Wilson who is the Chief Curator and Director at the Saatchi Gallery, London, where she was the main person for the gallery’s online presence.
I’m very pleased to let you know that I have chosen your work to be featured in the Inspired by Kandinsky Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here I’m very pleased to let you know that I have chosen your work to be featured in the Inspired by Kandinsky Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Mixed-Media-New-Media-Art/Inspired-by-Kandinsky/153961/23244/view My painting that was selected is entitled, He is all Pine I am apple orchard.
Steven Hawkins uses a massive single framework of physics that fully explains and links together all physical aspects of the universe in his Everything theory, which unites gravity and the quantum theory in a marriage that humans can understand without the high IQ of Hawkins.
Stephen is still an active part of Cambridge University and retains an office at the Department for Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics. His title is now Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology.
I am lucky enough to have one of my paintings in Steven’s officeEver at Cambridge. In secret I hope that some of his smarts comes to me through osmosis since he has one of my paintings. Tai Lopaz has a wonderful series of lectures called “The Grand Theory of Everything.” It is wonderful to see how osmosis, science, art and pod casting all work together in harmony.
I dwell in a lonely house I know
That vanished many a summer ago,
And left no trace but the cellar walls,
And a cellar in which the daylight falls,
And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow.
O’er ruined fences the grape-vines shield
I dwell with a strangely aching heart
The whippoorwill is coming to shout
It is under the small, dim, summer star.
They are tireless folk, but slow and sad,
Who knew that James Wyeth, son of realist painter Andrew Wyeth and grandson of illustrator N.C. Wyeth lives in the Rockland Maine area? What an interesting find. James was one of the major painter’s downtown in NYC with Warhol and Basquiat. James had his first one-man exhibition at Knoedler Gallery in 1966 at the age of 20. During his friendship with Warhol, the two shopped for antiques and taxidermy specimens together, attended art exhibition and gallery openings, discussed popular culture, and exchanged ideas. Warhol would often visit Wyeth’s farm in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The three painters were ahead of their time and helped forged a new era in painting during the 60’s and 70’s.
Jana from the Carver Hill Gallery, in Rockland, Maine, has some fascinating history of the Wyeth family. She is also expansive in her curating skills as gallery owner of the Carver. Jana is a natural art historian and is a great supporter of modern art work in the area. I am so fortunate to have Jana showing my Birch series of paintings from the New England Expressionism group.
When a painting commands a museum, meaning people stop before the painting in awe, I wonder what is happening to the atmosphere that commands a room full of visitors to admire a painting? The brush stroke, the energy of the work, the colors lying on top of the others colors, these are some of the conditions for people to admire a paintings. It is really a mystery, perhaps that is why visitors go to museums, the mystery. The logical reasons disappear and the enjoyment of painting prevails.
Which lead us into a similar thought process, why does a certain mountain commands a sky? Why is this so? Does the size of the mountain, death rate of climbers, or folklore captivate the onlookers towards certain mountains. The similarities of paintings to mountains is a thought process worth exploring.
Anais Nin’s Dairy has a fanatastic quote I wrote below. I must admit, that I don’t understand all of if,
This is a group of artists exploring edge detection in the Colonial states. The last great artwork showing a movement here in New England was the cut up snake on the Flag during the Revolution. Join or Die. Join, or Die” was a well-known political cartoon, created Benjamin Franklin and first published in his Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754. It is time for another strong New England art evolution.More details.
New England expressionist is equivalent to an Avant Garde Yankee. These artist use New England poetry phrases to accompanied their art. All these forms are combined together are to entice the viewer to enter imagery of New England, while breaking through some personal way things could be looked upon. This series speaks to us using poetry as a way of abstraction. In particular Klementovich’s work is like Basquiat painting while Robert Frost speaks of plows, plums, and New England Weather.
Titles include One could do worse than being a swinger, or Branches up a snow white trunk.