16 July 2014

Au vent levant

Moulins à vent près de Zaadam

 
Exploring the same subject repeatedly — in different light, Claude Monet was a painter of series: haystacks (c. 1890), poplar trees (c. 1891), Rouen Cathedral (c. 1892), House of Parliament (c. 1900) and, of course, water lilies (c. 1900).

These windmill paintings are not strictly speaking a series. But when Claude Monet stayed in the Netherlands (1871, 1874, 1886), he often painted the building with sails.

*admirative silence*

 
Moulins en Hollande (1871)


Moulin à Zaandam (1871)


Moulins à Zaandam (1871)


Moulin à Zaandam (1872)


Le Moulin de l'Onbekende Gracht, Amsterdam (1874)


Champ de tulipes, Hollande (1886)





Working corn windmill in Holland


06 July 2014

Seven notable views



Jon McNaught is a comic book artist. He passed his childhood in the Falkland Islands and lives in Bristol, UK.


Pebble Island Landmarks – Seven Notable Views












If you click Rethinking the Wild, you will see how a beautiful forest led me to Jon McNaught's work.


Baseball



30 June 2014

Dentelle peinte

Blue Birds (Lace Series), acrylic on canvas, 2001


Robert Zakanitch (born 1935) is an American painter. While working in the Color Field he was strict to adhering to an abstract style inspired by Minimalism until he learned about decorative imagery. He kept the same color schemes and structures, but incorporated floral motif and a more painterly style.
 

Cat (Lace Series)


Head Rest (Lace Series), 2001


His/Her Handshake (Lace Series), 2001


In Quest of the Holy Snail


Pig Hollyhocks, 2004


Red Squirrel (Lace Series), 2001


Rococo Revisited, 2008


Sap Sucker Lace, 2000


The Angel of the Millinery, 2000


White Flower Crow, 2006


 
Robert Zakanitch is one of the founders of the Pattern and Decoration movement, an art movement situated in the US from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. The movement has sometimes been referred to as P&D or as The New Decorativeness.



27 June 2014

A new word

Kacho-e or kacho-ga means bird and flower painting in Japanese. Ohara Koson (1877–1945) is considered by many to be the foremost 20th century designer of kacho-e.


Bird on Paulownia, 1934


Bluebird and Willow, 1930


Bullfinch on Flowering Plum


Dancing Fox, c. 1910


Dragonfly and Lotus


Gallinule Bird and Water Strider


Kingfisher with Lotus Flower


Magpie with Pink and White Magnolia Blossoms, c. 1931


Nuthatcher atop Persimmon, c. 1910


Skylark and Peach Blossoms, 1931


Sparrows and Wisteria


Starlings and Cherry Tree


Two Japanese Waxwings on Twig with Red Berries


A pleasure for the eyes, and maybe even more, if you click this link. Have a nice summer day from Parc-Extension, Montréal, Canada.


(Park Extension Historical Society)



21 June 2014

The milkmaid, after


The Milkmaid is a painting made circa 1658 by the artist Johannes Vermeer.

The masterwork is strikingly illusionistic, conveying not just details but a sense of the weight of the woman and the table. An impression of monumentality and perhaps a sense of dignity is lent to the image by the artist's choice of a relatively low vantage point and a pyramidal building. The attention of the viewer is on the pouring of the milk.

– Wikipedia: Compositional strategy {link}


There is a tactile, visceral quality to The Milkmaid — you can almost taste the thick, creamy milk escaping the jug, feel the cool dampness of the room and the starchy linen of the maid's white cap, touch her sculptural shoulders and corseted waist. She is not an apparition or abstraction. She is not the ideal, worldly housewife of Vermeer's later Young Woman with a Water Pitcher. She is not the cartoonish buxom vixen in Lucas van Leyden's drawing. She is real — as real as a painting can get anyway.

– Raquel Laneri {link}



Lucas van Leyden, The Milkmaid (1510)


More info about the painting @ my post The milkmaid: in a dignified way.


The milkmaid, after

Alan Berkman, The Whiskey Maid


Catherine Link 


Edward Merrell


Eleanor Mcintosh 


Enzie Shahmiri 


Gail Eisenfeld 


Jesus Estevez 


Paul de Haan 


Sandra Hansen


Scala photography, The Milkmaid – The making-of


TessaGuze






Google images, a milkmaid tapestry