Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday, January 07, 2011
"Hope" by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (see reference to Gauguin on this link)
A painting by Paul Gauguin will be up for auction at Christies in February. They say it is a tribute to his friend Vincent Van Gogh who had committed suicide 11 years earlier. The main subject is sunflowers (shown above), but the painting's title, "Nature Morte a L'Esperance", means "Still Life has Hope" and in the upper left hand corner is a reproduction of my favorite Pierre Puvis De Chavannes' painting called "Hope" (1872). Gauguin painted this nude with a slight turn of the head, but the title of his painting and the nude on the wall definitely pay tribute to Pierre Puvis De Chavannes. There is also a small B & W image on the wall that looks a little like a french nude postcard, but one article says it is a nod to Degas. We can only ponder the meanings. The year Gauguin painted it (in Tahiti), 1901, there was also a retrospective of Van Gogh's work in Paris. Two years after painting it, Gauguin died at age 54. LINK
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Thousands and thousands of images shot by a nanny who lived in Chicago and captured it's essence from the 50s through the 90s. Read about the incredible photographer Vivian Maier who was discovered after her death by John Maloof at an antique auction, watch a news video of her story and look for an upcoming exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center. Here's the link to John's blog with more of Vivian's memorable and artistic photos such as the one shown above: LINK (Thanks, Raleigh Powell!)
Saturday, January 01, 2011
"A Moonlit Ride" oil on linen, showing frame
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New! "A Moonlit Ride" by Amy Crehore (direct scan)
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You may remember the drawing I did. Well, here's the finished painting, "A Moonlit Ride". It's oil on stretched linen, 12" x 10" (with 15 1/4" x 13 1/8" chocolate-colored carved frame). The painting will be part of the "Dark Pop 3" fine art show in NYC.
Looks like a good show: includes me, Buff Monster, Esao Andrews (art shown), Scott Musgrove, Mark Dean Veca, Daniel Hyun Lim, Glenn Barr, the Pizz, Brian Despain, Mr. Christopher, Beau Stanton, Molly Crabapple, Michael Page, Mark Elliot, Mark Garro, Gaia, Nouar, and more! Opens Jan 15th, 2011 (7- 11 pm) at Last Rites Gallery, NYC.
P.S. Happy New Year!!!