.mountains – mural on d wall

*I know I know… this is art blog and d last 2 posts are not about art, but what can I do… they were in front of my eyes in d moment when I decide to update my blog. OK, let’s start!

We haven’t have graffiti post for a while and this is amazing opportunity to share this arty urban art project so called ”shanshuihua” that is actually new artwork on d wall in Foshan city, China. U like it? It’s combination of abstract art, expressionism and good technique of painting graff shadows ~ Hua Tunan is great! Mural full of mountains! amazing – indeed!

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.. I saw this in my stream yesterday but I was thinking is too commercial, to much fancy for my eyes, but today I saw it one more time and I read d story. I think is good piece of art..

This beautiful work is composed of more than 2,500 letters and characters from different languages from around the world. The colorful writing is illuminated from behind, and walking into this room is a bit like walking into an abstracted conversation in which you’re hearing bits and pieces of the entire planetary population talking at once.  This piece, by Noriko Shiozawa (塩澤徳子), is called “Koto-no-ha” (こと‐の‐は), which is an older Japanese word for “language.”  Shiozawa-san was kind enough to give her permission to allow the photograph above to be used as the cover for the UNESCO Jakarta Annual Report 2008.

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..u like it, u think it looks like d Eastern matrix, Pandora box. with this photography it’s like u’re part of it, with one feet inside. . .. u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page

:just a bit about Helen Frankenthaler #rip

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.What I wanted to write about today is one other shocking news that I read in newspaper yesterday, actually today but very early in d morning hours. Strange coincidence, I didn’t know that this will be d dynamic & d line for writing about them. First it was Sir John Chamberlain then she. They both died in such a small time distance, actually like in d art history. .. they produce in d same time, they create in same period of d last century.

Helen Frankenthaler [10 December 2009 – December 27, 2011] is one of America’s most distinguished living artists. Born in New York City in 1928, Frankenthaler attended the Dalton school where she studied under Rufino Tamayo and later graduated from Bennington College in Vermont. Upon returning to New York, she quickly became a notable personality among the avant-garde art world and New York School of painters, which included David Smith, Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Franz Kline, Adolph Gottlieb, Barnett Newman, and influential critic Clement Greenberg, an early champion of her work.

#RIP for both. I am truly grateful to these two artists – my deepest influences… since always I’ve been impressed from deconstructivism, and when I saw d smashed cars in Pompidou from John I was stunned.. not like in d history of art book.. and in d same building I was surprised for d first time from d simplicity and d naive approach that Helen use in her abstract works but still so much zen.

Devil's Mist, 1967, Acrylic on canvas

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to me they both achieved the purest level of abstraction, equivalent to zen in every sense of it…I have always admired the simplicity in both, and Motherwell’s Open series had the strongest impact out of all abstract expressionists. “ says Milica Popovic, friend of mine, Assistant Professor Art/Jean B. King Gallery Manager at College of Southern Idaho

. ..not for nothing they were/ are influence for most of d good abstract painters nowadays. it’s probably pretty hard to find d balance and d peace inside ur chaos, especially when u have a lot of colors around u. the sources of her abstract imagery reflected her impressions of landscape, her meditations on personal experience and the pleasures of dealing with paint.

Blue Reach, 1974, Acrylic on canvas

nytimes write in article about her:

Helen Frankenthaler, the lyrically abstract painter whose technique of staining pigment into raw canvas helped shape an influential art movement in the mid-20th century and who became one of the most admired artists of her generation, known as a second-generation Abstract Expressionist, she was married during the movement’s heyday to the painter Robert Motherwell, a leading first-generation member of the group. But she departed from the first generation’s romantic search for the “sublime” to pursue her own path.

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.To d Abstract Expressionism as movement she brought a new, open airiness to the painted surface and was credited with releasing color from the gestural approach also as romantic rhetoric. When I saw her paintings probably d first 15 minutes I was in some deep meditation that was product from d combination that she makes with d colors.

The landscapes were in my arms as I did it,” Ms. Frankenthaler told an interviewer. “I didn’t realize all that I was doing. I was trying to get at something — I didn’t know what until it was manifest”.

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@ Ameringer McEnery Yohe

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.what I want to mention here and is off topic is d approach that we [d bloggers] have for writing . I’ve met a lot of people that have their own blogs and write whatever they want about, but also thousands and thousands of ezine, web pages, art studios etc just copy/ paste d information and d future that I don’t want to predict is that not so much time after we’ll fulfill all d net space, with trashy, basic information only because we don’t have our personal opinion but we are still blogging. That’s d main difference between this blog and d others. Here we take care about d artists and their artworks.

Mountains and Sea,” her breakthrough in pink, blue and green, set a style that critics — although not universally — have applauded for its lyricism and luminous use of color – we read today in latimes

:current Times art critic Christopher Knight has described Frankenthaler as a “minor, formalist artist,” and her influential “Mountains and Sea” as a “slight innovation.”

Helen also as John, I don’t know why this parallel. ..win a lot of awards and is been part of many great collections around d world, in ones of d best galleries and exhibit spaces, she received the National Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush in 2002.

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..besides this technique “soak-stain” and turned to acrylic paints in the 1960s to explore open, flat fields of colour, a style on display in her 1973 work Nature Abhors A Vacuum. she also worked with ceramics, sculpture, woodcuts, tapestry, printmaking…

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.that what me as person find in her works is that meditative line that brings tranquility in me. D green we all know that is good for relaxation and she use it pretty much, d other ones that are more simple remind me of miro, don’t know why they compare her with pollock, maybe cause she was painting on d ground same as him and start using big canvases.. but definitely she brings poetry in her master pieces. It was like this for me when I enjoy her works, and for d end to mention one more tiem “She was not the first artist to stain canvases but she was the firsy to develop a complete formal vocabulary from the technique.”

“I’ve explored a variety of directions and themes over the years. But I think in my painting you can see the signature of one artist, the work of one wrist.”

-Helen Frankenthaler

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Rest in Peace dear Helen, u was good teacher to ur followers. ..we can see ur signature in lots of paintings nowadays. the funny part with d abstract painters is that not all of them are academic painters and they are not pretty sure what are they creating. ..hope they will find d way to you & ur art signature.

:are u seeing Helen Frankenthaler masterpieces for first time, u know them from before? – u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page

:just a bit about John Chamberlain #rip

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.first of All, Rest in Peace Sir & thanks for all d progress!

I would like to mention on my blog for one of d first modern sculptors in d art history. Inventive for d time when he start with his creativity work and pretty unique to be part of d history as respected artist that was promoting d diversity of expression nowadays. It’s hard to find ur own signature, to be something that shows d quality of d artist also as d topic he is working on.

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John Angus Chamberlain [ b.April 16, 1927 – d. December 21, 2011] was American sculptor that is best known for creating sculptures from old automobiles (or parts of) that bring the Abstract Expressionist style of painting into three dimensions ..

His works have been exhibited around the world and have been included in the São Paulo Art Biennial (1961, 1994), the Venice Biennale (1964), the Whitney Biennial (1973, 1987) and Documenta, Kassel, Germany (1982) and he has had over 100 solo shows, traveling exhibitions, and retrospectives.

:d art artstory.org writes:

“he is creating vibrantly colored, dynamic sculptures from crushed, twisted and bent automobile parts. Inspired by the scale, color and impulsive creation of Abstract Expressionist work, Chamberlain was a pioneering force through his use of found materials and diverse colors. While also experimenting with a variety of sculptural media, as well as with film and painting, he greatly impacted many generations of artistic movements, including Minimalism and Pop Art, and continues to create inventive work today.”

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Key Ideas
  • Chamberlain retains the jagged edges and unrefined paint colors of his primary medium – steel automobile parts – to illustrate his spontaneous, improvisational process. This technique brings the instinctual and gestural brushstrokes of his Abstract Expressionist peers into three dimensions.
  • Rejecting the frequent comparison of his work to violent car crashes, Chamberlain intends his audience to view his work aesthetically without preconceived ideas about the materials’ past. He aims to give everyday objects entirely new meanings, ranging from poetic abstraction to figural allusion.
  • A main concept for Chamberlain is the idea of “fit,” a natural, innate interconnection between sections of his sculptures. Rather than predetermining structures, he lets the fragments’ shapes and colors dictate composition.

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:In d bulletin we can find this part that highlight part of his life and maybe d main reason why he start using this stuffs as material for his art.

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Automobiles are a loaded subject, especially in the decades following World War II in the United States, which has led some observers to ascribe specific social meanings to Chamberlain’s art. The crushed automobiles have been connected to the violent death of Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock — who died in a car crash in 1956 — and then to the slightly later, 1960s car-crash paintings of Pop artist Andy Warhol. Chamberlain was skeptical. Of his choice of automobile sheet metal, the artist once said, “Michelangelo had a lot of marble in his backyard, so to speak; I had a lot of this stuff.

Using a common material is best for sculpture, he added, because it “doesn’t get in the way of doing an uncommon thing.

The Line Up Dedicated to the Sarasota Police Dept_1982

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.In 1957 after his first work called Shortstop & made out of two fenders repeatedly run over by a truck we read from guardian.co.uk part of that what he said in that time:

“It was like, God, I finally found an art supply, and it was so cheap it just made you laugh,” he later said. “I think of my art materials not as junk but as garbage. Manure, actually: it goes from being the waste material of one being to the life-source of another.”

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.d Guggenheim museum in New York is preparing retrospective exhibition from his works in February. We can see nearly 100 pieces from his earliest monochromatic welded iron-rod sculptures to the large-scale foil creations of recent years. But if ur not in US and u are interested in this artist and his works and still between my lines, hope u like d selection that I’ve done for d white blog.

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Onecaratstud, 2010

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Day Flotilla 1982

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