Happy Birthday Max Ernst!

Max Ernst born 1891- 1976 was a Surrealist artist. Born in Germany, he became a Naturalised American in 1948 and French in 1958. He was prolific in painting, sculpture, poetry and graphics art. He was a leading light and pioneer in his artistic approach to Surrealism and Dadaism. A lot of information about the artistContinue reading “Happy Birthday Max Ernst!”

Happy Birthday Yves Klein!

French artist Yves Klein (b. 1928 – 1962 Nice France) isn’t easy to classify.  Some have said that he was a post-modernist others  a neo Dadaist.  Between the years of 1947 – 48 Klein ‘wrote’ a symphony which consisted of a 20 minute sustained chord followed by a 20 minutes silence.  From 1948 to 1952Continue reading “Happy Birthday Yves Klein!”

Discovered and Uncovered Dani Dodge

 Art is an accident waiting to happen – well it is in my case, as I hope to get back to actually doing some art very soon!  But, talking of accidents, I accidentally came across this artist whilst looking for something else (I love these sort of accidents).  American artist Dani Dodge (great name) onlyContinue reading “Discovered and Uncovered Dani Dodge”

Picasso Pops up

Art pops up in the most unexpected places (see my post about Michaelangelo’s work found behind a sofa…).   271 pieces of Pablo Picasso‘s work have now turned up in a garage on the French Rivera.  They have lain there in a cardboard box for 40 years. Retired electrician 71-year-old Pierre Le Guennec sought to have them authenticatedContinue reading “Picasso Pops up”

Incoming traffic? Seems like theres no parking here

  Well this is my 80th post in  82 days.  I can’t understand why I’m not getting more traffic.  I have followed the advice to blog every day, and I do.  Don’t get me wrong, I ENJOY doing it, but it’s a bit disheartening when I’ve put time and effort into a post and IContinue reading “Incoming traffic? Seems like theres no parking here”

My Surfaces: Printmaking Journal

  This is the cover of one of my Printmaking  journals.  As you can see, I really went to town on this!  The techniques used are collage, layering and drawing.   I am very fond of silver and gold pens and can doodle for hours with these.  Mark making was done with whatever was atContinue reading “My Surfaces: Printmaking Journal”

Altered book: in the beginning

How the altered book first began life