#0795 Mark Rothko
I deleted a lot but this one made it here. I don’t mind that the subject is an actor. I like it! There is another link in the chain of abstraction. The person, the script, the director, the actor, thefilm, the screen, and now all this processing… it is like a compost heap.
More about Rothko.
#0794 Mark Rothko 1
One of the highlights of my gallery experiences was to see a Rothko in the San Francisco MoMA. He does something, one thing, fully. He was moved by his own work and wanted others to feel moved. He doed that. Seeing art live is different from seeing prints. or images on the screen. There is a lot of movement in the colour.
More about Rothko, his work, and more about my sketch follows:
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#0730 Richard Diebenkorn
A sketch from a photo in the book I am reading: The Art of Richard Diebenkorn. Great book. Reviews on Amazon say a lot, and say good things about this book.
I was struck by the Diebenkorn paintings in San Francisco – at the SFMoMA and at the De Young. I sneaked a picture. I will go on to say more about this artist & the Bay Area Figurative school. His work and a Matisse follow:
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#0698 New York man
Kept going with portraits. An all ink one using image from magazine.
I got into a portrait mood and needed someone to sketch. I look a bit severe, if I look like me at all, straight out of the mirror.
#0582 Pablo Picasso
Re-did the last one – I like this bolder version.
#0581 Pablo Picasso
More about Picasso to write up too. Saw the video also about a month ago & began this then. Travel plans slowed me down.
#0580 David Hockney
I did this a month ago & did not post it, but now I have.
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#486 Andy Warhol on TV
As the American art critic Dave Hickey explained in Ric Burnsâ€™s excellent Warhol documentary, â€œHe wanted to be very famous. It was very important to him. To succeed. It was a mode of survival. He was really driven. I donâ€™t think he spent an hour of his life without thinking about how to make it work.â€
Available in a limited edition of 25 prints, pigment ink on archival paper.
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#466 Pat Hanly
I went to the “Art of the Nation” at Te Papa and I had a good time. Loved the Hoteres, the Woollastons, one or two of the McCahons and Rembrandt’s etchings. God knows why these, they were ones that gripped me. The item on the cover of the booklet is a painting by Pat Hanly.
I was already in the middle of this sketch, as Hanly was in the Hotere video, they were mates it seems. He is one of the big names in New Zealand.
Links, images follow.
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