Happy Birthday Maurice de Vlaminck!!

French artist Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) was one of the main figures of the Fauve movement. The Fauvists included Andre Derain and Henri Matisse amongst their members. The Fauvists (‘wild beasts’) were known for their use of intense colour which at the time, was quite innovative (1904 – 1908). Vlaminck was a very interesting artistContinue reading “Happy Birthday Maurice de Vlaminck!!”

Happy Birthday Vlaminck!

Today is the birthday of Fauvist artist Maurice Vlamink.   I have written a little about him here in my ‘art quote’ section here.  He is an interesting fellow.  Jack of all trades,Vlamink (b. 1876 -1962 Paris, France) tried many styles including  Fauvism  but settled on an Expressionistic style. Vlamink was an instinctual artist, self-taught.  Being broughtContinue reading “Happy Birthday Vlaminck!”

Art Quotes Vlaminck Colour loaded

  The river Seine at Chatou by Vlaminck In an effort to get more art into my blog, I have come up with the idea of these ‘art quotes’.  I don’t know where they will lead (probably all over the place) hopefully the quotes will lead into other aspects – not just art.   As with any newContinue reading “Art Quotes Vlaminck Colour loaded”

Happy Birthday Franz Marc!

Today is the birthday of German Expressionist Franz Marc (1880 – 1916)   He was one of the founder members of the Der Blaue Reiter circle.  This group formed in Germany in 1911, lasted only until 1914 and included Wassily Kandinsky, August Macke and Lionel Feininger among others.  The concept was to spread spiritual truth throughContinue reading “Happy Birthday Franz Marc!”

My art experiments – Pretend playing in the pretend snow

Time for some more art experiments: I was going through some  pics taken when the snow was about (shhhhhh,  better whisper in case it hears me and comes back …) and I thought I’d have a bit of fun with the images.  These are the pics I took – yes, nothing special to write home about,Continue reading “My art experiments – Pretend playing in the pretend snow”

Altered art book: page 17 Junk for Sale

Continuing my Altered art book: page 17, the words chosen are: – and The streets smelt of simmering green vegetables and gas leaks… stained green sofa ‘Didn’t realise it was for sale’ Everything is for sale Inside the room was such a concentration of junk as he’d never seen before……. Strange words eh? ‘simmering greenContinue reading “Altered art book: page 17 Junk for Sale”

The Gates of Hell are back – but for how long?

  Eureka!  I have found it! Again.  It was hidden in a box of papers in the cellar.  I have turned the house upside down for it.  Every time I find it and manage to do a couple of pages, it disappears again.  This time, I actually started 2 more books last week.  The firstContinue reading “The Gates of Hell are back – but for how long?”