It has been a few months since I was able to post. Life became very very busy, but here i am back again to annoy or enlighten you about artwork
After moving, building a new studio, preparing the kickstarter, and working on some new posts for this, and working toward the opening coming up I can almost take a day to truly relax. After that said, I present to you...
An exhibit about Color and Composition by;
Phillip Hoffman, Adam M. Considine, Catherine A. Palmer
I have been working on abstractions of the Minneapolis landscape; simple line drawings that I will eventually turn into oil paintings. As I think about my forms, I envision color combinations that will express the content of each composition. Lately I have been reminded of Georges Braque's landscape "The Viaduct at L'Estaque" and how bright and unstable his use of color feels.
This is my favorite landscape at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. I have always paused in front of it to just look without thinking. The use of yellow as a central color is unnatural, and oddly waking while allowing it to retain the laid-back mood of a landscape. Braque created harmony with discord like a soothing out of tune instrument.
The nonnaturalistic colors of the Fauves, and the simple geometric forms he reduced the subject-matter to are pointedly runners up to Cézanne's work of bold all encompassing spaces. Albeit, Braque's choices are those of a master as this is a master oil painting.