Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday's Online Art Gallery

Wednesday's Online Art Gallery

Above are 3 featured paintings. They will be a new and regular display of my artworks on Wednesday's. They will display and showcase my abstract paintings, drawings, collages and digital fusions and experiments. Let me know what you think.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New feature starting tomorrow

Wednesday's Online Art Gallery

Starting tomorrow there will be a new feature. I'll be showcasing 3 or 4 pieces of art in an online gallery format. The works change every week with a new color background and a new layout to show how differently shaped pieces can fit, in a balanced way, on a wall. The pieces are framed for discussion and layout purposes only. The frames are not for sale.

Look out for Wednesday's Online Art Gallery tomorrow and let me know what you think.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Personage compressed

The abstract artwork: "Personage Compressed" evolved from loose wanderings of oil pastel on a diagonal plane. The personage, restricted by rules, regulations and conformity feels compressed, stressed. Imprisoned. Is there a route to decompress?

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Quotes from Kandinsky

In my quest to better understand the radical shifts in the approach that some artists took, at the early part of the 20th century, I began to look a little closer at Wassily Kandinsky. In the "Blaue Reiter" by Hajo Duchting, there's a detailed account of the thoughts by Kandinsky and Franz Marc about the new direction and radical changes that led to the Blaue Reiter and later abstract art.

One quote exemplifies their thinking -

"clashing discords, loss of equilibrium
'principles' overthrown, unexpected drumbeats,
great questionings, apparently purposeless strivings,
stress and longing (apparently torn apart),
chains and fetters broken
(which had united many)
opposites and contradictions - this is our harmony"
Wassily Kandinsky, 1912

Naturally, when their almanac with their philosophy and exhibition finally saw the light of day, the initial reactions were 'negative and indeed even hostile. Favorable responses were limited: solidarity with the new aims extended no further than a small circle of artists, critics, collectors and museum directors. What is now recognized as a pioneering achievement by this small group of artists, as the advent of Modernism in Germany, in its own day appeared simply as a marginal event with no enduring influence upon the culture of Wilhelmine Germany.'