It’s American Regionalist artist Grant Wood’s birthday today. As I have already celebrated this artist’s birthday (see this post) and wrote about him at some length, I thought it might be interesting to look at more of the artist’s most famous work – American Gothic. Grant Wood was born on this day in Anamosa IowaContinue reading “Grant Wood – Happy Birthday!”
I thought that I’d do an update as I haven’t done one since my 550th in June. I am glad that the experiment in cutting down my blog post by posting every few days doesn’t seem to affected my views. Posting every day (which I managed for a full year) was getting very time-consuming: life and Bookstains wereContinue reading “My 634 post – All my Yesterdays? well, a few of them”
Portuguese born narrative painter, printer and illustrator (1935) Paula Rego became a Dame the other day on the Queens birthday for her contribution to Art! Anyone who has read this blog from the beginning will know that I rate Rego highly as an artist. I wrote a post about this artist and William Hogarth here HerContinue reading “There is nothing like a – Dame Paula Rego!”
I wrote a post called the Painted ladies last night. I schedulled it, everthiing and put quite a bit of work into it , only to have it not come on. Fuming! and I AM! . here’s the the one I did last night – also another that may inteerst you..
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!”
I love old keys. We even found a massive one in the cellar of our house, and we’ve no idea what lock it was supposed to fit. The previous owners said that the owners before them said it belonged to the house. It must have belonged to a massive door which we can’t find…. IContinue reading “Left holding the Keys”
‘Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. To such an extent indeed that one day, finding myself at the deathbed of a woman who had been and still was very dear to me, I caught myself in the act of focusing on her temples and automatically analyzing the succession of appropriately graded colors whichContinue reading “Art Quotes – Monet – into the light”
Today is the birthday of American artist Grant Wood (b.1891 – 1942 Iowa) He was one of the triumvirate (three) of the regionalism movement. This group was formed in the midst of the Great Depression which affected the entire economic world. The economic decline started about the end of the 1930s and continued until theContinue reading “Happy Birthday Grant Wood!”