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§. Is a Swiss painter based in Graubuenden, Switzerland. Godly originally studied as a painter at the Basel School of Art in the 80s, and then was a professional photographer for almost 2 decades – until he decided to return to painting. first working from a studio in Vienna, he eventually returned to his home in the Swiss Alps, where he studies the mountains on long walks with his camera. More about the Swiss artist and his works here. mountainsswissswitzerland Carolin Hello, I'm a Swabian digital native. You may also like Be first to comment Feeling lucky? Random Post Recent Posts get featured submit your work Categories. Interview: Marc Dalessio Claudia Massie image © Marc Dalessio nlp: You paint landscapes and portraits, outdoors and in the studio and you can also sculpt. Do you have a preference for any one aspect of your work? MD: My favorite of the three is plein air landscape painting.

I came to art originally as I felt a very strong reverence for nature as a child. Can you outline the importance of drawing in your work? I think the correct values are the most important element in painting, with drawing coming second, and colour third. What are your main materials, the ones you use the most, and where do you get them? I was trained to make my own oil paint, but quickly tired of it. It is difficult for artists these days to rely on one manufacturer. Your paintings are magnificently vibrant and defined by the clarity of colour. Outside I use only primary colors, two yellows, two reds, three blues and white. Can you explain the importance of light in your work, whether painting outdoors or in the studio? 201Garden with Geraniums on the Windowsill, 1933 201Early Spring in Berlingen, 1922 Adolf Dietrich is the most celebrated Swiss naïve artist.

Born to the poor farmers family, he was the youngest of seven children, and was needed as a farmhand. All his life he lived in his parents house and remained a bachelor. 201Neighbor's Garden in Autumn, 1931 201Still Life with Salamader, 1928 201Girl with a Beetle, 1923 201December Scene with Hunter, 1921 201November Sun, 1941. Short (although it seems quite long) chronology of the artist (source and credit; scroll down for images Born Catherine Marie-Agnes Fal de Saint Phalle at Neuilly-sur-Seine, second of five children of Jeanne Jacqueline, nee Harper and Andre Marie de Saint Phalle, a banker. Her father looses all his money in the stock market crash of 1929. She and elder brother are separated from parents; they are sent to live with paternal grandparents in the Nievre area of France for the next three years.

In 1933 the family was reunited in Greenwich, Connecticut. Summers are spent in France with American maternal grandfather Donald Harper at his chateau "Filerval" with gardens designed by Le Notre. Experience of two ways of life influence her thinking. Family moves to New York city. 1948-mid 50's: Works as fashion model for Vogue, Life, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, and other French and American magazines. 1956-58: Lives in Lans-en-Vercors in the French Alps with family. Di Paola Patanè Presentando La raccolta dei bozzoli di Giovanni Segantini, in mostra fino al 18 Gennaio 2015 nelle sale di Palazzo Reale a Milano, veniamo a contatto con una tecnica pittorica già incontrata durante gli scorsi appuntamenti con questa rubrica: il Divisionismo.

Nello specifico, si parlò di questa tecnica nel primissimo articolo, che aveva come protagonista la Rissa in Galleria di Umberto Boccioni, che apprese la suddetta dal suo maestro milanese Giacomo Balla. L’autore in questione, Giovanni Segantini, fu uno dei massimi esponenti del Divisionismo e nel corso della sua carriera lo studio su questa tecnica giunse a un tale livello di perfezione, che si arricchì anche di componenti simboliste, andando a realizzare capolavori come il ben noto Angelo della vita. Osservando La raccolta dei bozzoli, come prima cosa si nota lo straordinario studio della luce. Spostandoci invece sul piano delle emozioni che quest’opera trasmette, sicuramente la prima da citare è la tranquillità. As I promised in Tuesday’s post, I have found the reference to ‘paysage planétaire,’ and this makes for the perfect opportunity to give you a more extended introduction to the artwork of Ferdinand Hodler, if you aren’t familiar with him. I first discovered Hodler through an excellent exhibit of his late work at the Neue Galerie in New York City, in the fall of 2012.

The catalog for this exhibition is excellent (Ferdinand Hodler: View to Infinity, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012). It is the source for most of the material I’m presenting here. Hodler was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1853. In 1871 he moved to Geneva, which would be his base of operations until his death in 1918. From early in his career, Hodler’s work focused on Symbolism.

Die Nacht also exhibited his theory of parallelism, the idea that repetition of formal elements creates the unity of the complete work. Hodler had been doing landscapes of his native Switzerland for many years. And so ends today’s foray into history. Like this: