Showing posts with label artists. Show all posts
Showing posts with label artists. Show all posts

13 July 2017

Artists I Fancy: Alfred Gockel

Alfred Alexander Gockel may have many moods, but I like his "shades".

I Alfred Gockel Shades of Love.

Shades of Love: Lavender
Shades of Love: Lavender



Shades of Love: Cherry




The art of Alfred Gockel is available at AllPosters.com and Art.com.




Artists I Fancy: Bernard Stanley Hoyes

Bernard Hoyes hails from Kingston, Jamaica.
This quote extracted from his interview is RE-quote worthy:

“It's kinda hard to deny what you know.”




Velvet Spirit


Velvet Spirit – Bernard Stanley Hoyes



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If you fancy the artwork of Bernard Stanley Hoyes, you might also like these artists.



Monica Stewart

Dance of the Summer Solstice
Dance of the Summer Solstice

Laverne Ross - Tribute

Tribute






23 June 2017

Artists I Fancy: Kyoung Hwan Kim

Incredibly amazing doesn't even begin to describe this gifted individual.  Magnificent is even an understatement.  See for yourself!


Spotlight on South Korean artist Kyoung Hwan Kim, freelance concept artist and illustrator, digital illustrator, fantasy art, etc.




http://daftsoul.tumblr.com/post/146637411670/kyoung-hwan-kim


More by this fantastic artist Kyoung Hwan Kim dba Tahra Art at ArtStation. Love the cat!!  Also view her gallery on DeviantArt.

 





Tahra art2 cover by tahra on DeviantArt










27 April 2017

Good Fortune: Okyo's Cranes Now on View | Unframed (Reblog)

Good fortune and longevity? Every culture should and probably does have something that symbolizes this. In Japan it's the crane. Would be interesting to research the symbols of other countries. Or ... ??? Maybe we could ask Robert Langdon. :) Jokes aside, click the link because this artwork is exquisite!

 

" ... Maruyama Okyo (1733–95), a painter who revolutionized the practice and taught or influenced generations of Japanese painters."



Good Fortune: Okyo's Cranes Now on View | Unframed




(NOTE: At the time of the posting the paintings were on exhibit; not at the time of this reblogging.)



The Okyo artwork motivated me to search for more pictures, photos, and illustrations of cranes. Found this beautiful photograph of Grey Crowned Cranes and wanted to share it.





23 March 2017

Fairy and Fantasy Art of Molly Harrison | WebNuggetz.com

Love art? 
         Love fairies? 
                  Love fantasy? 



Love, 

Molly :)



Fairy and Fantasy Art of Molly Harrison | WebNuggetz.com











Always good to embrace the opportunity to shine the spotlight on women from all walks and give my sisters support.  This spotlight is on a successful fantasy artist Molly Harrison, who creates lovely works of art - fairies, mermaids, unicorns and more.  Could say more but why?  Her art speaks for itself.  Ms. Harrison's awesome creations are available via Zazzle and Amazon.

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03 August 2016

Impressionist Painters: Monet and Others

A brief introduction to artists, Claude Monet and others, who made such a lasting impression, reproductions of their original works adorn many homes and offices. Through his persistence Monet's paintings gained the recognition they deserve and he opened the door for fellow artists.



Image:  Autograph of the painter Claude Monet (Photo credit: Wikipediaautograph of the painter Claude Monet



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Wizzley
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05 April 2016

It's 2015 and Beyond! Cuban Art is Booming!

In a previous post, shared a cherished personal memory at this site and titled it My Introduction to Cuban Art. It was humorous but this post is serious.
 

Almost every evening, our PBS station (Public Broadcasting Service) airs the news hour and many parts of the program are special segments. Very recently, President Obama upset quite a few people when he announced his plans to strive to normalize relations between the USA and Cuba. Whether people agree or disagree, it's happening . PBS' special segment is a series called “The Cuban Evolution”. My antennas went up when it was announced that there was to be a discussion of the current art scene in Cuba. Jeffrey Brown, Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture, and Society , is the lucky bloke who gets to travel to Cuba on official business to cover the series. Here are some of the highlights from the segment:

  • Havana Biennial Art Show is taking place (promotes “Third World” contemporary art)
  • Cuban art market is booming and Cuban artists are making a mark on the international art scene
  • There are still some restrictions on freedom of expression – nevertheless ...
  • Savvy art collectors are buying now because the value of their collections is sure to increase in the near future



You can watch the entire report on the PBS YouTube Channel . For me this news is exciting. The Cuban culture is so wonderfully colorful and vibrant. The people have been suppressed for way too long!


Interesting Reading and Links of Interest:





Content previously published at PersonaPaper, June 2015.
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My Introduction to Cuban Art

One of my first jobs after graduating from the University of Miami was a teller at a savings and loan institution. Had a degree but couldn't find a job right away and accepted this job because some income is better than no income. Each teller had a number. You used your stamp - on checks, deposit and withdrawal slips, etc. - to leave a trail for the auditors that you had handled that customer's transaction. Teller 63. That was me!



One of my co-workers, another teller, was a young guy working his way through college. He had come to America from Cuba with the first set of refugees that President John Kennedy had allowed into Miami , Florida.

Can't remember the name, but he was showing me artwork by a Cuban artist who was very famous and known for his paintings of everyday life in Cuba. Everyday life, that is, before Fidel Castro took over.  So the painting was a wonderful lively scene - beautiful blue water and clear blue sky, trees, beautiful flowers, all kinds of colorful people - men , women and children, engaging in either work or play.

"Look!", he says and points at a beautiful woman walking down the sidewalk and men turning to stare as she strolls with her nose up in the air.

"You see her backside?", he asked.

I reply, "Yes! Yes I do!"

(You could hardly miss her lovely "lady lump". :) He continues to explain the art: "This painting is so typical Cuban. Cuban men love the big butt! Americans do not like this! But in our culture, it is considered beautiful!! Americans think skinny is beautiful. But Cuban men do not like skinny women!"



The conversation between Jorge and me was very memorable, educational and also humorous. His final remarks really made me laugh, as he's looking right at me, and speaking very plainly and seemed to take no thought that he was talking to me - a Black American woman - about big butts!!!

That was my first lesson about Cuban artists and Cuban art.

(Truly apologize.  My memory fails me. Forgot the name of the particular artist.)




Link of interest:

Content previously published at PersonaPaper, Mar 2015.

11 January 2016

Music Legend and Icon David Bowie Has Departed

Good bye Mr. Bowie.

David Bowie (1947 - 2016)




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David Bowie’s Blue-Eyed Soul



Looking to celebrate the life of David Bowie?

Follow this link to 700+ articles by my fellow freelance writers, ardent admirers who are passionate the man, the music, the legend, the icon. Pages loaded with facts, trivia, etc. He has been referred to by some as the “master of reinvention”. He must have been the inspiration or role model or example for artists who seem to have been successful at reinventing themselves as well, and maintaining their long standing position in the fickle mob world of entertainment, which is no easy feat!



David Bowie's Blue-Eyed Soul

David Bowie might be one of the most unlikely blue-eyed (or more accurately, one blue eye and one green eye) soul singers in music history. Born in the bombed-out London neighborhood of Brixton in 1947, the pale, skinny, sometimes emaciated singer became known for his elegant, continental image and eclectic, artsy lyrics on his songs beginning in the late 1960s.


"David Bowie might be one of the most unlikely blue-eyed (or more accurately, one blue eye and one green eye) soul singers in music history. Born in the bombed-out London neighborhood of Brixton in 1947, the pale, skinny, sometimes emaciated singer became known for his elegant, continental image and eclectic, artsy lyrics on his songs beginning in the late 1960s."




David Bowie by choffman36 on DeviantArt



David Bowie watercolour painting by jez-vaughan on DeviantArt



28 July 2015

Native American Female Artist: Betty Albert

It is wonderful to learn about your background and ancestry, but we must always remind ourselves that none of us would have a heritage were it not for our mothers.

Two selected pieces below are the stunning artwork of Betty "Wabinmeguil" Albert-Lincez, who was adopted by French Canadians but came to learn that she was Cree.  She still resides in Canada and is listed among the Canadian Women of Achievement.  Her artwork captures the Native American journey.  In my mind, these posters honor the women of the Indian nations.




Evening Star Woman
Evening Star Woman




Three Sisters
Three Sisters