Tuesday, 24 February 2009

THE TATE MODERN...at bankside :)

Claude Monet exhibits his painting ' The Water Lily ' on loan from the National Gallery - 1997.

The painting is free from glass protection and is exhibited through natural display, this was well noted by gallery visitors. The very best way to view the real feel of a ' Monet '. I am in complete agreement with the Galleries choice not to encase Claude Monet's work, of this mesmerising piece of art. The work of ' The Water Lily ' painted at the home of Giverny was his base work and inspiration for his on going study. This great piece of abstract expressionism with its' subtle tones of pastel colours, one wouldn't even imagine that it was painted with the use of oil on canvas. To appreciate the magnificence of a Claude Monet's work, it has to be viewed intensely without a mere passing by.

Saturday, 14 February 2009


Grapes sketched and painted in watercolours on paper.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Friday, 6 February 2009

Minimalist Art - Continued

Black Lines of Lilly

Elizabeth Belhadj

Carl Andre Bron in 1935 - An American Artist from Massachusetts,
was one of the founders of a movement known as ' Minimal Systemic' or ABC- Art.
We already know Minimal Art is the release of everything decorative, reducing all finer detail to create simplistic forms and images.
Andre believed what was most beautiful about art was, Quote " not that someone is original but that he can find a way of creating in the world the instance of his temperament."
Many Critics refer to his work as 'Pacific', Meaning the ability to produce a quite and peaceful presence.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Road Side Green

Minimalist Movement

Minimalist Artists' throw the need for commentary, it is based on creating ' Simple Beauty '.
Minimalists' reduce their need of ' Material Colours ' to a limited amount, moving away from detailed lines, shapes, textures and values that more conventional artists had developed.
The first signs of such activity was recorded in New York in 1929. Over the developing years, the term was later applied to this particular Art Movement in the 1960's.
As more developments arose in this area, sub-specialists began a stem of units, including
ABC - Art
Minimal - Art
Reductivism and Rejective Art.
Minimalism from Artists', was a reaction to the over use of skill used by Abstract Expressionists.
One of the first names also associated with this movement include Frank Stella - 1959 - New York Museum of modern art.
An exhibition in New York gave rise to the Minimalist Movement, entitled ' Primary Structures'.

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