Erich Heckel - Sleeping Woman (1909)
Erich Heckel - Sleeping Woman (1909)
Erich Heckel - Mädchen vor dem Spiegel (1920)
Night and Fog in Japan (Nagisa Oshima, 1960)
Richard Diebenkorn, Cityscape I (1963)
Happy birthday, Richard Diebenkorn! Seawall, Diebenkorn’s seminal landscape from 1957, seamlessly integrates representation with the formal properties of Abstract Expressionism. Get lost in the artist’s raw, gestural brushwork by zooming in on the Google Art Project’s gigapixel scan of the painting.
Want to learn more about the art of Richard Diebenkorn as it pertains to space? Check out this archived Google Art Talk on the subject, which includes further discussion of Seawall.
Richard Diebenkorn (American, 1922–1993). Seawall, 1957. Oil on canvas. Gift of Phyllis G. Diebenkorn. 1995.96
I just happened across this series entitled After Master by Yin Xin. By far my faourite is the Birth of Venus. Yin has taken classic master paintings and replaced their Western subjects with Chinese ones. LOVES IT.
- Top is Birth of Venus by Boticelli.
- Dejeuner Sur L’Herbe by Manet.
- Venus and the Lute Player by Titian
- Mona Lisa by Da Vinci
Contemporary Art Week!
If anyone has an official website for this artist, let me know and I will add it here.
Elisabeth CummingsFrom The Two Tanks2012Oil on Canvas115x130cm
Hu Lie 胡力
From Photography in China: “In Backward-Backward, Hu Li (born in 1955) displays with monumentality characters that are wearing splendid costumes of traditional Chinese theatre and standing in atypical surroundings. These marvellous diptyches - composed of inhospitable landscapes - on the one hand celebrate one of the archetypes of ‘traditional China’; while on the other complain about the progressive erasure of this very heritage.”
Source: Photography of China
THE DAILY PIC: This is the wurst (I couldn’t help it) sculpture I’ve ever seen. Titled “Kiss (Abstract Sculptures)”, it’s by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm and is on view in his solo show at Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York. Wurm is most famous for his “One-minute Sculptures” – early crossovers between performance and sculpture in which he got live people to take on strange poses for brief moments on city streets. In these new so-called “Abstract” pieces, Wurm is asking lowly sausages to do similar work, then casting the results in bronze. Bronze always seems a perilously posh medium, but using it to immortalize animal intestines filled with ground pork just about keeps it humble.
OLLE OLSSON-HAGALUND, “Wild Roses in a Jar”
The task of art is to transform what is continuously happening to us, to transform all these things into symbols, into music, into something which can last in man’s memory. That is our duty. If we don’t fulfill it, we feel unhappy. A writer or any artist has the sometimes joyful duty to transform all that into symbols. These symbols could be colors, forms or sounds. For a poet, the symbols are sounds and also words, fables, stories, poetry. The work of a poet never ends. It has nothing to do with working hours. Your are continuously receiving things from the external world. These must be transformed, and eventually will be transformed. This revelation can appear anytime. A poet never rests. He’s always working, even when he dreams. Besides, the life of a writer, is a lonely one. You think you are alone, and as the years go by, if the stars are on your side, you may discover that you are at the center of a vast circle of invisible friends whom you will never get to know but who love you. And that is an immense reward.
These sixteen Easter eggs are from Czechoslovakia. Each one is hand blown and painted and then strung onto colourful ribbon so they could be hung up.
We currently have some Romanian Easter eggs on loan at Hall Place, Bexley and Whitstable Museum and Gallery and are definitely worth checking out. The loans are part of a project called Object in Focus, and more information can be found here: http://www.horniman.ac.uk/about/object-in-focus-loans