:hbd Sir Renoir

Pierre-August Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France, on February 25, 1841, the child of a working class family.

Renoir’s first encounter with painting dates from his childhood when he worked in a porcelain factory painting designs on bone china.

And as they say, the rest is history. Happy BIRTHday Renoir ~

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:happy b.day Sir Pollock, Jackson Pollock

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:yesterday already in my part of d world but only in a minutes [28 of January] was d 100th birthday of d one of d most famous painters in d history of arts, one of d inventors, that leads d Abstract Expressionism style in contemporary arts. I had d pleasure to enjoy his works around d big galleries and is not possible to skip this birthday. in my world he left big traces, in d way how I understand d art when I write about also as when I’m in my atelier working on my new works.

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Morteza Nikoubazl / Reuters

A Tehran Art University student looks at a painting by 20th century U.S. artist Jackson Pollock at Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art on June 19, 2010. Artists like Monet, Picasso and Warhol were considered revolutionary in their day, but their works were not much appreciated by the leaders of Iran’s Islamic revolution and many were kept out of view for decades. Now, one of the greatest collections of contemporary Western art — put together under a Western-leaning monarchy in pre-revolutionary Iran — is open to the public, with some works on display for the first time in more than 30 years.

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:fast painting, with a lot of emotions, moves. .. deep expressions, war between d blue and d red. I don’t know maybe more then 10 times I enjoy his works in Pompidou Museum in France. I use to go there and enjoy d docs where is recorded Pollock and his process of creating, lots of conversations how he connect almost all o d elements that surround him  with expressing trough d brush with one single move. standing n a frond of his huge paintings it’s fantasy, maybe d best part of my life till now. He is considered a revolutionary painter and well known for his ‘drip’ paintings, that involved pouring paint onto large raw canvases on the floor. Pollock currently holds the title for the world’s most expensive painting ever sold, when David Geffen sold his “No.5, 1948” for $140 million through Sotheby’s in 2006.

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An undated handout photograph shows Jackson Pollock’s “Blue Poles, Number 11, 1952” in the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra which was purchased a quarter of century ago for A$1.3 million ($975,000) and is now estimated to be worth A$115 million ($86.25 million).

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In between u see pictures from his life, there will be in future more posts for his master works cause as I mention he is one of my influences not directly but with d philosophy and d messages that he shared. .. connect with nature,respect diversity and much more are pretty motivating for me. :HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pollock, Jackson Pollock!

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.this is that great artist, master of d moderna, expressionist?!. .. more then that. if u haven’t made a research for Him till now go and read for His life, u’ll be impressed for sure. in meanwhile u like d things that u saw here? . .. u can leave ur comments below or on :d white b[l]og ::: #facebook page

‘cobra_d way of dancing with colors

Today, my friend from twitter & facebook Andrew Crane share this amazing video work where we have d opportunity to see this great artist, amsterdamishen Karel Appel in d moment of work/ pleasure/ new experience. .. I have a lot of other places from where I can share only d video or just d link, without opinion but this technique and style of painting I really want to mention here in this blog.

I have had experiences like this also and I really hope in future to have d ability of traveling inside me again and doin’ this wonderful yoga with d canvas. someones thinks that this is fight, expression of negative feelings some are thinking d opposite, making love with that what’s ur spirit, wind that guides u trough d process of creating. well, it costs a lot of money, especially if u want to do that with oil colors and still we need to become directors or curators in some galleries first  😉

.What a miss that I didn’t know about this video till now, I really like this „cobra“ style of expression. .. and d tea moment on d end of the video, priceless*. He use to say “If I paint like a barbarian, it’s because we live in a barbarous age” about his technique of bringing those hidden feelings out of his soul.

from wikipedia we read: Christiaan Karel Appel (25 April 1921 – 3 May 2006) was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde movement Cobra in 1948.

The Wild Firemen 1947

..more extraordinary were his associations with people from totally different artistic genres. In the 1980s and 90s he produced intriguing combinations of painting and visual poetry with Allen Ginsberg, while in 1987 he worked with the Japanese choreographer Min Tanaka on Can we Dance a Landscape? at the Opéra Comique in Paris – a performance set against a background of bright landscapes, feline faces and spotted cows on wheels. The reviews were mixed.

Helen A. Harrison for d The New York Times in 1981, said that Cobra’s major achievement “was in fostering an amalgam of aspects of the major trends in contemporary artistic thinking” with “the dark, mystical Northern sensibility that gives their work its peculiar character, so appropriate to postwar Europe.
She also added: “In short, they seem to have been able to express both optimism and anxiety at the same time.”

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It’s a video from d early 6o’s [’62] where d artist/ painter show his childish way of communication with canvas & d colors. Every second he is deeper in his inner personality and from that dialog he write trough d spectra of fast, naive moves amazing moments, pictures that create inside u unique feeling.

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Very important artist in d plead of contemporary history of art, that left behind a lot of works that are pretty respected from d art community and mostly if u’re interested u can see them in d most important museums & galleries around d world. Besides this stunning paintings in his collection of works we can find sculptures, drawings, litho & prints.

As we mention he was poet/ thinker also, so for d end of this first post on my blog for this great artist I’ll share few of d quotes that I found googling about him:

– (artists are people) who employ matter between birth and death. Matter is something to use, not possess.

– Every day I have to be awake to escape… …The whole world is sleepy. It is a real fight to be awake, to see everything new, for the first time in your life.

– I’m not a pessimist. Maybe I don’t have a primitive feeling of happiness, that is true. Sometimes my color is happy but not the expression.

:no brush please! [1oq]

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This what I saw today is totally amazing. It’s about painting in some very strange style/ technique that I haven’t saw before. It’s about painting without using brushes but d final result is breathtaking. Gravity is her best friend.

First: watch the video. Twenty-five year old, Toronto-based artist Amy Shackleton paints these lusciously drippy paintings without use of a brush or fingers, instead she relies on good old gravity (and occasionally string as a guide) to move the paint slowly across the canvas in delicately controlled pours. The video above captures the somewhat tedious yet brilliant process in detail, as a 30-hour painting session condensed into two minutes. I find this so unbelievably amazing and beautiful. See more of her work here, and you’ll have a chance to see it in person at Art Toronto 2011 in October. (via gizmodo)

I could write here thousands of words for that what she’s doin’ & how much inspiring it is. ..but better to spend d time watching her masterpieces and floathing with d colors that she use in so liquid way that is almost like colorful soul waterfal on her canvases.

Usually she’s inspirated from d nature and very often u can find in her work different landscapes but not rare she combine them with some parts from d city or d civilization. She do this combination of nature & civilization in some totally unique artistique way and u can’t even recognize when she is moving from d first canvas to d second one (and even more..) with d style of painting she’s trying to bring to d viewer one strong message: that there is another world but is in this one!

:rainy autumn days. this colors are playin’ with d content like rain drops playin’ on a foggy window.

Enjoy her work!

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