Andrew Wyeth – Moving Us To Places We Wish We’d Started From

Artworks by Andrew Wyeth.  He passed away today, January 16, 2009. The above painting is titled “Lovers”. This blog began on December 3, 2006.  The next day, on December 4, 2006, I did my first post on Andrew Wyeth’s work.  That post was on his most famous painting “Christina’s World”.  He’s been in “Sexuality in the Arts”…

Living In An Era That Still Benefits From “Fictional” Heroes

“Superman” created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The above painting is titled “Superman”.  It was created by the brothers Tim and Greg Hildebrandt. (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually.) – – – - Superman – The Last Survivor of a Destroyed Race “Superman” is the story about a young boy expelled from…

René Magritte – Sometimes Realizing And Sharing Dreams Is As Important Or More Important Than Enforcing Realities

I read a quote recently that said something like this: “I would rather have written only Alice in Wonderland than the entire Encyclopedia Brittanica.” I was visiting a college library a few weeks ago.  If you ever see me in a library, I’m the “grown-up” rifling through books with child-like eagerness.  I came across a beautiful book from 1970…

Ansel Adams & Georgia O’Keeffe – It Takes Time To See

“. . . to see takes time like to have a friend takes time . . .”                                                                        ~ Georgia O’Keeffe The above artwork is a photo of Georgia O’Keeffe by the photographer Ansel Adams. Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe were friends.  They spent time together, and traveled together to places like Yosemite.  After traveling with…

One More Option – Composing In Two And Three Dimensions At The Same Time

Most visual artists compose in 2 dimensions.  They understand centering, balance, and asymmetry.  But exponentially fewer artists understand composing in both 2 and 3 dimensions at the same time. Here are excellent examples of artworks composed with consideration of composition in 2 and 3 dimensions at the same time: Artwork by Anatoly Lebedeff: Artwork by…

John Larriva – Venturing Beyond Their Expected Elements

(Click on the image if you wish to view it individually.) The above oil painting was recently created by John Larriva.   The painting, inspired in part by works by Herbert James Draper, evokes modern pyschological considerations.  When I considered the painting, Hermann Hesse’ novel Narcissus and Goldmund immediately came to mind. Gustav Klimt’s Water Serpents I, Water Serpents II, Gold…

Anwen Keeling – 2 of 2

Artworks by Anwen Keeling. The above artwork is titled “Glow.” (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) Suspense: Silence: Radiance: Shimmer: Indigo Depths: Is that a dagger I see before me?: Falling Dark: Sunburst: Paramour:   Anwen Keeling’s Official Website Anwen Keeling at the Liverpool Street Gallery in Sydney, Australia.…

Anwen Keeling – 1 of 2

Artworks by Anwen Keeling. The above artwork is titled “Drifting.” (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually and larger.) “Harriet”: “Doorway 2004″: “Odalisque”: “Mirror Mirror”: “Drowsy Numbness”: “If Love Was a Red Dress”: “Marnie”: “Morning Sun”: “All That Remains”: – – – - The artist Anwen Keeling: Anwen Keeling’s Official Website Anwen Keeling…

Robert Lange – There Are No Ordinary Moments

“Live Well” by Robert Lange.  It is said the Taj Mahal in India was created as a monument for a lost love.  The emperor, experiencing an inconsolable loss, created the Taj Mahal to remember, honor, and show others a unique beauty he would never see again. Evidently, some artists these days may still be inspired by those kinds of pursuits.…

Artworks as Expressions Refusing to be Treated as Second Class

Or stubbornness if you will. The above by Gustav Klimt is titled “Mäda Primavesi.” I am still reading Anne Frank’s diary and Roger Ebert’s book “Awake In The Dark,” a compilation of reviews and essays. Roger Ebert wrote the following about the movie “Z,” his highest rated film of 1969: “There are some things that refuse to be…

Stephen Wright – Drawing The Insides Out – Part 1 of 2

Artworks by Stephen Wright: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) Self-portrait: © All rights reserved by Stephen Wright. http://galleryhenoch.com/ P.S. – Mr. Wright, if you ever read this post, please know that James Gardner’s review of your work in the New York Post was uneducated, mean-spirited, and wrong.  Your work…

Edward Hopper – What We Experience When We Are Without

Artworks by Edward Hopper: “Great art is the outward expression of an inner life of the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world . . .” – Edward Hopper  (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) © All rights reserved by Edward Hopper…

Jean-Léon Gérôme

Artworks by Jean-Léon Gérôme: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) – – – - Jean-Léon Gérôme painted at least 3 exceptional paintings of naked slave women being sold to groups of men in middle eastern settings.  I show only one of those 3 paintings above.  I chose not…

Xavier Ramonède – XAV – Lusts For Life – 2 of 2

Artworks by Xavier Ramonède, aka “XAV”: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) © All rights reserved by Xavier Ramonède. http://www.sushixav.com/ http://sushixav.blogspot.com/ http://www.myspace.com/xaaav – – – - Most Recent Artworks   All the Artists’ Artworks Index   my43things

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Artworks by Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela: (Click on images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) I usually don’t show a detail (a cropped area of the larger image area) when I also show a larger version of an artwork.  But with the painting below, I want to highlight that she has unmasked herself.  The…

Frederick Carl Frieseke – American Impressions – Remembering What He Would Not And Did Not Want Anyone To Lose

Artworks by Frederick Carl Frieseke: (Click on images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) Some people have a tendency to stereotype artists as simply being narcissistic.  While artists may have narcissitic attributes, it is important to consider that some of their motives may be more than pride and conceit.  I know very little about…