This blog was inspired by David McNeil poem about Greek mythology of Narcissus. I wanted to know more about the Greek mythology story and how this is very appropriate to many in today’s society. Read more
David Hockney was born in 1937 in Bradford UK, a multi-talented artist who is unclassifiable and regularly changing style, even technique. “I am an artist who does not fall into any category; the art world never knows where to put me.” Read more
This is day two visit of the National Gallery in London. I’ve decided to visit over two days, so not to rush my visit, but to bask in the absolute beauty of the paintings. Each time I have visited I find something different in the permanent collection. So with nothing more to say here are my favourite paintings.
I’ve been following the Japanese artist Cecilia Kaoru for nearly a year on LinkedIn and in those years, we have struck up a mutual friendship. Cecilia artwork is more than art in it’s self, it’s somewhat of a philosophy of nature the indifferent subsistence and isolation in regards to each other. The tones and complexities of colours used, is a wash of orient with swills and dabs, it’s musical. Read more
During our recent visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park I happened on William Turnball who was part of a new generation of British Sculptures that emerged after World War II, that included Lynn Chadwick, Elizabeth Frink and Eduardo Paolozzi. His experiences as a pilot in the RAF during the World War II gave him a new sense of aerial views, and from contact with other cultures.
Niki de Saint Phalle was born in France and grew up in America. after an early career as a fashion model, she studied theatre and acting in Paris before giving this up to become an artist.
Paintings of Cuno Amiet
Cuno Amiet (1868-1961) was born in Solothurn, Switzerland, the son of the historian and local archivist J. J. Amiet. At the age of 15 he was apprenticed to the Swiss realist painter Frank Buchser, a powerful personality, whose interest during the 1860s in the transcription of the effects of light, prefigured that of the Impressionists.
Dekotora, a truckers delight
I recently watched a 1970’s Dekotora movie called “Trucker” which stars the late great Bunta Sugawara as Momojiro Hoshi and Kinya Aikawa as Kinzo Matsushita, also known as “Jonathan.” If you have never watched this movie and your a trucker/lorry driver or enjoy something different than I reccomened this movie for several reasons. Read more
Henri Matisse (Le Cateau, 1869 – Nice, 1954)
Henri Matisse was born and raised in the village of Bóhain-en-Vermandois, where his parents had a thriving trading business. He graduated in law in Paris in 1887 and until that moment he had shown no special interest in art. Back in his hometown he worked as a lawyer intern, but bored by the routine of the office began to attend drawing classes and perspectives at the School of Decorative Arts. Read more