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TwomblyCy Twombly’s Poems to the Sea sold at auction at Sothebys on November 13.
This link to a short video about the 24 panel series of drawing/paintings has some nice close-ups of this master mark-maker's work.
Art As TherapyArt As Therapy. Alain de Botton and John Armstrong. Phaidon Press. 2013.
This book, which I first mentioned in The Art Of Collage journal HERE, continues to impress me. It's important to note that the book is Art As Therapy, not Art Therapy. The book reads very easily and avoids the convoluted academic art-speak that one might anticipate from two philosopher authors.
Referring to Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin’s A Lady Taking Tea, 1735, deBotton says, “The room is studiously plain. Yet the picture is glamorous: it makes this ordinary occasion, and the simple furnishings, seductive. It invites the beholder to go home and create their own live version. The glamour is not a false sheen that pretends something lovely is going on when it isn’t. Chardin recognizes the worth of a modest moment and marshals his genius to b
collage adAltered playing card?
This ad was in a French style/fashion/gossip magazine.
(not that I read that kind of magazine . . .)
Paris Flea MarketThis weekend was the first neighborhood brocante of the season.
Actually, I think it's two that just happened to be on the same day. We usually go to the one on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir. The second one ran along the Boulevard Beaumarchais from the que d'Hiver to Place de la Bastille. All-in-all, a lot of vendors to work through. Sometimes it is more professional vendors and other times it’s just people who have cleaned out their attic and spread stuff on a blanket on the ground. The one on Richard-Lenoir was about a 50/50 mix while the vendors along Beaumarchais seemed to be more professional.
For all the walking and looking I bought only two old photos. But you never know until you go through stacks of postcards, boxes of old photos.
Richard Diebenkorn on starting a paintingBy way of Brain Pickings (again) here are Richard Diebenkorn's notes to himself on beginning a painting.
There is a Diebenkorn exhibition currently at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The museum web site http://diebenkorn.famsf.org/multimedia has several videos including one in which Diebenkorn talks about starting a painting. He says something like he has to first "besmirch" a new, pristine canvas because they're too perfect to do anything on.
Notes to myself on beginning a painting
1. Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later. It may then be a valuable delusion.
2. The pretty, initial position which falls short of completeness is not to be valued — except as a stimulus for further moves.
3. Do search. But in order to find other than what is searched for.
4. Use and respond to the initial fresh qualities but consider them absolutely expendable.
5. Don't "discover" a subject — of any kind.
Three from AmsterdamThree from a recent trip to Amsterdam.
In The Rijksmuseum, Vermeer's The Milkmaid
In The Stedelijk, Dubuffet's Clown's Point.
And on the street . . . street art
Visual Poetry TodayFor your visual poetry pleasure, here is Visual Poetry Today a 2008 article by Geof Huth in Poetry Magazine.
There is an accompanying portfolio of twelve visual poems by thirteen artists.
If you know of other, more recent articles about visual poetry, feel free to post them here.
Nevelson bookLouise Nevelson: The Way I Think Is Collage.
Published by Galerie Gmurzynska with text by Robert Indiana, Bill Katz and Anyhony Haden-Guest. 2012.
This is a beautiful book. The design is excellent. The quality of the reproductions is outstanding. It is not a scholarly book, it’s a showcase for what is often an overlooked part of her body of work. For those of us who know Louise Nevelson only for her large, monochromatic wall pieces these collages are a real treat.
Although Nevelson claimed not to have known about Kurt Schwitters’ work – his work with found material predates hers and their careers overlap – I wonder if there is any debt owed Schwitters.
Here are two images from the book. My scanner does not do them justice, not to mention the book is bigger than my scanner bed so I suppose I’m really doing them a disservice.
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As some people have known, I've been having a few Giveaways on Tumblr this season. There's always people here on Deviantart who say they can't participate because they don't Tumble :[.
So I decided I will have one last giveaway for my watchers here on Deviantart.
I'll use a random number generator ( on this journals favourite list) and the winner will get one throw pillow of my artwork of their choice:
Or anything else in my Featured Folder on a throw pillow case example below the obnoxious thumbnails :3
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Avengers and their Pokemon*FerioWind has been taking over the internet with her collection of the Avengers & their new best friends, Pokemon! (Well, at least what we would like to believe are their new best friends. ) Check out her work below to see which Pokemon are teamed up with your favorite super heroes!
Hunger Games"You are in for a treat!" -Effie Trinket
Katniss by `alicexz
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in Hunger Game. by ~ShanaGourmet
Katniss Everdeen by ~zgirl3210
Katniss by *flominowa
Katniss by ~Black-Cherry007
Hunger Games: Catching Fire by ~Williaaaaaam
Katniss and Petta by *strannaya-anna
The Hunger Games by *scarlet-xx
The Hunger Games Chibi by Gigei
Katniss - The Hunger Games by ~kssu24
Katniss by ~Superior-Silverfox
Katniss (unfinished) by ~Superior-Silverfox
Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Peeta Mellark by *YoriNarpati
Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Portraits by ~jaefosho
Haymitch Abernathy by ~jaefosho
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Thank you all for the support on my previous journal
It means a lot to read it.
And now, little treasures to make you smile (:
My son watching tv :) by ~Szpitalniak
eyes by *MartaSyrko
Newborn by ~JeanFanDon't Think Twice, It's All Right by ~SebastienTabuteaud
How to Make a Good Profile PageHow to Make a Good Profile Page
Learn some helpful tips to ensure your profile page is appealing to the masses!
written by `miontre for Community Week in %projecteducate.
Quite simply, the way you present yourself is important. People make decisions about other people based on the way they present themselves. You know this is true because you do it yourself. There is no shame in this, because it's natural human behavior: we simply do not have the time to make decisions about each and every person we encounter from scratch, so we have to make some decisions based on how they present themselves. One such judgments made in this way is how worthwhile a person is - through this, we don't learn about a personality, but rather how long we are going to hold interest in this person.
If there's one thing which makes me uninterested in a person's profile, resulting in my immediate departure, it's when there's too much junk and mess on there - a result of careless presentation. :l
Don't you EVER give upPlease play the song while viewing this journal. I've tried my hardest to create a, well, a kind of experience for you. The music plays a crucial role in delivering that experience and a very important message. I promise you won't regret it. Just make sure the whole journal is loaded, turn on your speakers, push play, and start scrolling. The song is about 4 minutes so keep that in mind as you scroll. Please share this journal and help spread it's message!
depression? by ~DropDeadGirl Bullying kills by ~SeriouslyImBry
Most Popular CharactersThe Most Popular Characters at DeviantART
Have you ever wondered who the most popular characters are at DeviantART?
I liked $danlev's recent post on Trending deviantART Search Terms in October. It got me thinking about popular characters on DeviantART in terms of deviation count. I'm going to need some help with this research project.
Help Wanted, Reward Offered
Search for a character and submit the number of deviations found. You can post a screenshot or just put the number in a comment. Find a Top-10 character and get 100 points. Find a Top-50 character and get 10 points. Each person that faves this journal will get 1 point. If multiple people submit the same character, the first person gets the points.
Top 50 Popular Characters DeviantART
This list will be changing frequently. The cu
Weekly photo #022 + Light is Destiny by *Oer-Wout Warmth of home. by ~Gingershots D371 by *miobi IMG 8702m by ~DanielMyszkowski ... wave 'em like you just don't care by ~ColinHuttonPhoto It's hard to be a hunter by *Lion-Redmich Nestled by *AnneMarks - In the morning light - by ~AppyNinja International Cheetah Day by ~Chikrata Tough Love by ~darkSoul4Life Untitled by *JillianXenia Katie VII by ~uglybug Spectrum by ~fitrido Spiderwebbed by ~TTRM-Design Motherland Chronicles #43 - Dreaming by `zemotion sky high by ~vampire-zombie Emergence by =John-Peter Redwood by *m-eralp Winter Twilight by *StefanHefele Blaze by =jaelise Shortcut by *m-eralp Explosions in the sky by *INVIV0 Bruarfoss by *Michaelthien .:Virgin River Glow:. by *RHCheng *** by ~Tarasov Curves of Golden Gate, San Francisco by *alierturk ...dresden VI... by *roblfc1892 Reinebringen by *TobiasRichter Signs Of Spring by `kkart autumn by ~mechtaniya _Off with their heads. by *Bloddroppe Beautiful Destruction by ~Daneas Dogs of the North by ~isabel-photo Cosmo by =MayLPhotography The Predator by =tanikel snow by ~Rave-Heart
Truck Drivin Man by ~Ragnar949 Resurrection by *IvanAndreevich THE SILENCE by *sandrawiklander Abandoned boat II by =WojciechDziadosz disparity of episteme by ~Enaston Water and Wine by ~kamakebelieve Wakarusa by *clippercarrillo
Crown of ThornsShe wakes up with red staining her pillow
and the taste of blood like iron in her mouth
It stains her teeth and leaks from her lips, and as she
rinses her mouth out, she can’t help thinking that
it’s better than dirt and ashes
it feels like she’s wearing a noose
of broken promises and shattered glass
that tightens around her throat with every day that passes
She nails a smile to her face
and doesn't let herself think the word dying
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