Thursday, November 30, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
There will be 68 works by Magritte. The exhibit was designed by John Baldessari and it looks super cool. Hope to make it down there before it closes.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
There was a gorgeously painted fashion spread in "Swindle" magazine a couple of months ago and now this: an art show at Illinois State University Galleries.
His work glows with animated, super-magical otherworldliness.
Lucky were the people who got to see this show Sept.25-Nov. 5, 2006. I already know what I want for Christmas this year! I saw some of his series paintings in person at the art museum in Eugene, OR and I will never forget those baby heads and sacred scrolls.
Check out the paintings here:
Painting by Camille Rose Garcia 2006
Looks like it was an interesting Saturday night for art show openings in Los Angeles. Supertouch blog has photos of Camille Rose Garcia's new show at Merry Karnowsky and Michael Hussar's as well (at Mendenhall-Sobieski). Both are masterful painters with unique styles. I like Camille's new vibrant color palette and what Hussar can do in a minimal way with just red and white. Read about it on:
Friday, November 10, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
is having his first major painting exhibition of nine new works at
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Le drap bleu 1981-82 Copyright Balthus (from the book, "Balthus")
I could not resist posting about Balthus again. These two portraits of lanky teens have such rich layers of paint. The green undertone makes their skin seem realer than real. I can remember standing like that with my knees in, belly out. And look at the way the golden hair is painted! It's all crazy-looking yet somehow it's just right. There is plenty of scumbled texture and a keen sense of design. In "Le Drap Bleu", the table legs are echoing the girl's out-stretched leg. Everything is reduced down to it's most basic, simple form.
Le Signorine 1912 Felice Casorati
Felice Casorati by Herbert List 1949
Nude Study by Felice Casorati
Monday, November 06, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Hashiguchi Goyo 1920 Thin Garment
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 1888 Looking Delighted