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Romare Bearden “Dream of Exile”

If you’re any kind of artist, you make a miraculous journey, and you come back and make some statements in shapes and colors of where you…

Source: ART QUOTES: What is an Artist? | THE REMODERN REVIEW


Max Ernst “The Entire City”

“Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.”

– Max Ernst

In the late 1930s and early 1940s there was a mass exodus of artists out of Europe, fleeing expanding Nazi power. Many came to America and settled in New York City, and went no further. They kept aloof from the local art scene and showed little interest in learning anything about their host country.

Surrealism was the dominant movement at the time, and most…

Source: ARTISTS: Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning in Arizona | THE REMODERN REVIEW


I’ve made no secret about my vintage Doctor Who fandom on this blog. Recent comments by comedian John Cleese reminded me when he made an art-related appearance on the legendary television series in 1979.

For his brief dialogue, story editor Douglas Adams served up a piece of art babble worthy of Vogon poetry status. Cleese and actress Eleanor Bron give the Doctor’s time machine, the Tardis, a critique that could straight out of  Saatchi gallery press release. (See the John Cleese clip from “The City of Death” at this link. )

Cleese: “For me, one of the most curious things about this piece is its wonderful… afunctionalism.”
Bron: “Yes. I see what you mean. Divorced from…

Source: VIDEO: When Worlds Collide-A Python Talks Conceptual Art on Doctor Who | THE REMODERN REVIEW


Originally posted on artnet News.

Egon Schiele.  Photo: Imagno/Getty Images

Egon Schiele.
Photo: Imagno/Getty Images

Known for his envelope-pushing paintings as well as his anguished self-portraits, the artist Egon Schiele has remained a controversial figure in art history for his erotic images.

Despite his infamy, Gustav Klimt became one of Schiele’s biggest supporters as well as his mentor; the elder Secessionist artist introduced Schiele to the Wiener Werkstätte, the fine arts society founded by Secessionists Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser.

June 12 marks the artist’s 125th birthday. Here are some things you need to know about one of the leading figures behind Austrian Expressionism, who once wrote in his diary, “I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature. But they are always…

via 8 Things that Will Change the Way You Think About Egon Schiele – artnet News.


Art Prints

Once I knew my logo submission for Artists 4 Peace had not been chosen, I realised I was free to sell it on prints and greeting cards, and spread the word about this excellent venture founded by Gigi and Melanie. The dove is from The Graphics Fairy.


“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
― John Lennon

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
― William Wilberforce


Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


A very useful service for artists, and good value into the bargain, from What Inspires Your Art?

Make a living selling your artwork online | What Inspires Your Art?

Have you given serious thought to selling your art? You can make a living doing it! To many, the thought of setting up multiple profiles, uploading images, integrating your mailing list sign-up with your website, among many other tasks, is daunting. Some don’t know where to begin, some simply don’t have the time.

Read more Make a living selling your artwork online | What Inspires Your Art?

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

 


SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK 1599 – 1641
born 22nd March

Anthony van Dyck - Self-Portrait circa  1618-1619

Anthony Van Dyck – Self-Portrait c. 1618-1619 [Wikimedia]

Anthony Van Dyck - Samson and Delilah  c. 1618–20

Anthony Van Dyck – Samson and Delilah c. 1618–20 [Wikimedia]

 RANDOLPH CALDECOTT 1846 – 1886
born 22nd March

Randolph Caldecott

Randolph Caldecott

Illustration from The complete collection of pictures & songs, "The Diverting History of John Gilpin".

Illustration from The complete collection of pictures & songs, The Diverting History of John Gilpin

Nothing connects these two artists bar the sharing of their date of birth. They make curious bedfellows.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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