Thursday, June 05, 2008

Cool Steamroller Prints and a Book

Detail of Silkscreened Book ,"No Man's Land"
Pulling a Steamroller Woodcut Print
The Process of a Steamroller Print

Raphael UHRWEILLER and Mayumi OTERO are students at the ESAD (Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg). They make beautiful prints. Amazingly, they printed some giant prints with a steamroller (as shown in these photos). And they have a wonderful book out with a zillion colors printed entirely by silkscreen for sale in some Paris shops. See lots more photos at their website for complete details of the book, plus steamroller printing:


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Bartolomeo Veneto

Bartolomeo Veneto was painting in the early 1500s. He was a popular portrait artist in Milan by 1520 and probably studied under Bellini. The Getty Museum has a nice painting of a Lady with a Lute. The painting I have shown here is in the St├Ądel museum and it's called “Lucrezia Borgia”. I like the woman's sideways glance, her delicate fingers holding a tiny bouquet and, of course, the one boob exposed is always a classic motif. This painting reminds me of Botticelli. (Thanks, Femme )

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

NYC Art Show

I just received this image tonight -it's the promotional card for my show in July (July 25-Aug 24, 2008) at Ad Hoc Art Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. The other artists who will be joining me in this show are Jenn Porreca, Molly Crabapple, Ewelina Ferruso and Lizz Lopez. Can't wait. I've already got my plane ticket. It will be fun to see what these other lovely ladies have up their sleeves. I will be showing six oil paintings of various sizes.

I Love Flickr

I was uploading some photos to flickr today and look what I found -a nice interpretation of my "Roaming Tomcat Rag" painting by Knotty Rhonda starring Bootsy and Meeka!

P.S. I recently added flickr photos and an email subscription link (for those who want to get my blog sent to their email address) to the sidebar of my blog.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Bo Diddley and Go Go Girls

In honor of Bo Diddley's recent passing. I do miss those TV shows with go go dancers.

Now that's hokum team spirit. :)

Video clip thanks to sixtiesalltheway via easydreamer

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Dod Proctor 1892-1972

"Dinah Reading" by Dod Proctor

'The Orchard" by Dod Proctor
Portrait by Dod Proctor
"Morning" by Dod Proctor
One of my favorite pictures of all time is "Morning" by Dod Proctor, who painted it when she was 34. They say it made her famous overnight. To me, this represents art deco period painting at it's finest. The sculptural quality of this figure is astounding. This painting is in the Tate.
"This was voted Picture of the Year at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition of 1927 and bought for the nation by the Daily Mail newspaper. From c.1922 Dod Procter had begun to paint a series of simple, monumental portraits of young women that she knew, utilizing the fall of light across the figures to give a powerful sense of volume. The model was Cissie Barnes, the sixteen year old daughter of a fisherman from Newlyn, the Cornish village that was home to Dod Procter for most of her working life. The popularity of this painting led to its being displayed in New York, followed by a tour of Britain from 1927 to 1929."
Here is a slide show of more of her remarkable work from the First Post website:
More Than a One Hit Wonder - Dod Proctor

She was a genius. I only knew about the painting called, "Morning"...until now.
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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Hokum Scorchers Perform "Violent Love"

Here is a picture of the remarkable bassist and songwriter, Willie Dixon.
Check out this list of classic songs that he wrote and all of the people who performed them.
So, it's Sunday night and I just switched the song on my website player. Listen to an adapted version of Willie Dixon's "Violent Love" (1950's) performed by the Hokum Scorchers Band. Lou Reimuller is singing and playing a National guitar and I am playing the washboard. Both of us are playing kazoos. Recorded in 1990. Follow this link and scroll down for song.
Hokum Scorchers
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This song changes every Sunday nite, so it will be different by the time you read this post.