Lately I've been fascinated by YouTube videos of artists in their studios. How various they all are in inhabiting their space. And how diffeent their movements in their creative process! Gerhard Richter applying layers of paint with a 10-foot squeegee-scraper. Anselm Kiefer with hammer and chisel chipping away inches of encrusted paint from an even more monumental canvas, maybe 12 x 16 ft.. Matisse playing the Maestro, making gestures on canvas using an impossibly long brus
The Three Graces. Daughters of Zeus and ?? (variable and controversial claims about mother) Companions of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love Taken together, represent Charm, Beauty and Human Creativity. They are intertwined, touching, in nearly every painting and sculpture. Various names and attributes, and in some traditions, 5 or more graces.. Charites in Latin.. In Antonio Canova’s famous sculpture, they are, left to right, Mirth, Grace and Beauty (my names): https://mail.google.
Remember, kids, in an early post last year I explained to you about Squirrel? How he is a neighbor in our woods, but not a friend. Well, since Buster isn't here to chase them away, they have become a pest. When I go out to shoo them, they run off a few yards and sit and look at me. That is way too friendly for a wild animal to act. Remember? Squirrels and deer and other woodland animals are not pets. There are also way too many of them now, babies last spring well-fed on our
Thanks, Mark, for putting me onto mia's exhibition "Between Two Worlds" featuring the "mid-century modernism" of "Minneasota favorite" George Morrison (1919-2000). His timing was impeccable, to arrive in NYC in 1943, age 24, along with European artists fleeing WWII, just as Abstract Expressionism was taking off and New York replaced Paris as the "art capital of the (Eurocentric) world" .. and he left in 1970 when the movement was exhausted and overwhelmed by Pop and Conceptu