i have a habit of browsing around the internet and then realising, wait – haven’t i posted about this before? and then actually googling my own blog to see if my suspicions are correct (i know, i know). so it went when i was looking through the work of Jenny Parsons, a well know local artist whose work i first shared back in 2010.
Jenny Prinn is an artist living and painting on the coast of Maine. She is intrigued by the fleeting moments and feelings in life that are often overlooked or forgotten. She’s not interested in recording the big events but, rather the small pulsing, transient moments and sensations that strike deep within our core for just a moment and then are gone. By working a canvas over the course of days and weeks she begins to capture the essence and electricity of these moments through the exploration of color, shape, texture and line.
i have a folder of paintings by Raoul Dufy on my mac that i look at every now and then, sometimes i set them as my desktop wallpaper… and then i have to set it back to something else because they are just too bright, beautiful and colourful for me to look at 24/7. i have been wanting to do a post about him for ages but wasn’t sure in what context – until i found these images of an elderly Dufy visiting the USA in 1950, where he was being treated for crippling arthritis. he used to fasten the brush to his hands just so he could continue working.
it amazes me what some people can do with paint. the feeling of rock and cold and mist and altitude that these pieces by Swiss artist Conrad Jon Godly convey is just unbelievable.
paintings by bo bartlett
this old map
& this painting by axel nilsson
(which is currently on auction for close to R250,000 if you’re interested)
the work of claude lazar almost perfectly depicts the weather i woke up to this morning. the seasons are a changing my friends.
milenko stevanovic is an art student from belgrade, whose main interests are landscape & figurative painting – he enjoys working directly from life. i love the bright colours and thick brush strokes.
one of the most renowned painters of late nineteenth-century britain, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the roman empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue mediterranean sea and sky
it’s art history time again, folks!
Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin (1832 – 1898) was a Russian landscape painter, his method was based on analytical studies of nature. He became famous for his forest landscapes, and was also an outstanding draftsman and a printmaker. His works are notable for poetic depiction of seasons in the woods, wild nature, animals and birds.
Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920–) is a Californian painter who is best known for his iconic still lifes of all-American foods and products, such as cakes, pies, sandwiches, cosmetics, and toys. He is also celebrated for his vertiginous San Francisco cityscapes and his richly hued views of Northern California. Known for his plain-spoken style and self-deprecating sense of humor, Thiebaud links himself to the long tradition of painting from observation and speaks in defense of painting to audiences regularly.
My art comes from an urge to explore. I like the countryside. I like a good view. And once I’m face to face with a lovely scenery, I feel immediately tempted to find out what it’s concealing. The dark goings-on behind the façade of nature, you might say, or the hidden machinations of the animal kingdom.
there are just TOO many amazing paintings to post here. this guy’s stuff is so cool, go look at his flickr stream now! right now! steve frenkel – art saves lives.