A Virtual Art Gallery at your Fingertips!

Friday the 13th. Spooky for some, lucky for others.

My black (and white) cat and I are taking the opportunity this day to promote my other blog, SUNDAY EVENING ART GALLERY.

I have added a lot of additional images to each artist’s base. When I first introduce the artists here on Sunday nights, it’s often hard to pick just 5 or 6 of their masterpieces.

That’s what the Gallery is for.

So when you are in need of that “wow…how do they DO that?” moment, pop on over to the other side. Better yet, sign up to follow the blog. It doesn’t fill your mailbox full of fluff junk mail; just notices when I open a new gallery. Which is at least once a week.

Come on — take a chance. It’s a fun world to explore.

(www.sundayeveningartgallery.com)

     Latchezar Boyadjiev

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doors                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Unusual Hotels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stilettos                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Stained Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earrings                                        

Advertisements

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Seung Hoon Park

Seung Hoon Park, an artist from Seoul, S. Korea, is creating the most unusual images with the use of a camera and threading the film to mimic the look of woven textiles.

Born in 1978, Seung Hoon Park lives and works in Seoul, South Korea.

Part collage, part photography, part tapestry, these fragmented interpretations of iconic buildings and landmarks are truly something to ponder over.

 Each image begins with 8mm or 16mm camera film strips which he lays down in rows to create a larger surface that effectively acts as a single piece of film.

Park then exposes two images in a large format 8×10″ camera using sets of vertical and horizontal strips which are woven together to create a final print.

The final image is a blend of mediums: both photograph as well as woven textile; by threading the film together, Park creates beautifully captivating scenes with textured distortions.

Park has traveled to locations around the world including Rome, Milan, Venice and Prague to shoot images for his ongoing series titled Textus.
More of  Seung Hoon Park’s fascinating photography art can be found at      https://susanspiritusgallery.com/artist/seung-hoon-park/ . and https://theartling.com/en/artists/seung-hoon-park/ .

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Cecelia Webber

Cecelia Webber uses the human body to construct intricate tessellations that represent the natural world.

Her art implicates the viewer in its form, evoking our complex relationship with our bodies and nature. Her art has been featured around the world.

Each composition can take up to two months to produce, and involves photographing scores of poses; digitally cutting, rotating, and coloring the resulting images; and assembling all of the components together into the finished piece.

Because even slight nuances of colour and form become magnified in their final context, Webber frequently takes more than fifty photographs of a single pose to achieve the desired form.

The artist also regularly uses herself as a subject, setting a camera timer and then orienting herself for the photograph.

Webber’s deep appreciation for nature, along with her scientific background, gives her a deep awareness of organic forms that she draws upon to concoct pieces bearing a unique interplay between colors, shapes, and models’ bodies.

More of Cecelia Webber‘s magnificent art can be found at  http://www.ceceliawebber.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Motohiko Odani

Sometimes an artist’s description by others is as mesmerizing as their art.

Motohiko Odani (1972-) was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan, and received his MFA from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1997.

According to one creative description, “Odani, who possesses a keenly critical understanding of sculpture, has resisted (or taken advantage of) the medium’s conventional image of weightiness or substance.”

“Instead, he has given physical representation to ‘phantoms’ – entirely ephemeral sensations or amorphous phenomena.”

Odani’s works are comprised of complex layers of meaning that defy a singular interpretation, as the artist draws inspiration from various sources including horror and sci-fi films, Japanese folklore, Buddhism, and Futurism.

This last description matches Motohiko’s intrinsic art:  “With Odani’s artworks transcending the conventional idea of sculpture and seeking to give visual representation to existence itself, this exhibition pursues new possibilities for artistic expression.”

I think that’s a perfect description.

More of Motohiko Odani‘s amazing art can be found at http://www.phantom-limb.com/ and http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/01/motohiko-odani/.

Coming Attractions

My research folders for my Sunday Evening Art Gallery are bursting at the seams with new creative artists! I am so psyched at the amazing talents I’ve found that I’m almost tempted to open a second evening’s showing — Thursday Evening Wine and Art Gallery or Thursday Tea and Art or Thursday Evening Art Walk something like that.  (Suggestions are welcome!)

Here is a peek of coming attractions:

Tell your family — tell your friends — every Sunday evening, and perhaps every Thursday evening, you will find magical art and artists here at Humoring the Goddess, then in excess at the Sunday Evening Art Gallery.

My creative artists will thank you.

Sharing Is The Best Kind of Blogging

Every now and then karma comes back and makes me feel great.

Karma refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual (cause) influence the future of that individual (effect). Sometimes we hope karma comes back and kicks butt to the meanies of the world. Other times we hope that because we’ve been good or loving that we can win the lottery.

Sometimes something I’ve blogged circles around and shines sunshine back in my face. Last December my Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog showcased Collin van der Sluijs , a muralist painter from the Netherlands. A few months later there was a comment from the website Life in Maastricht who asked if they could use info from my blog to showcase Collin, as he was from Maastricht too.  Their  website has been part of the Netherlands social media communities since June 2015, covering news and stories about one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands. Of course I said yes.

They later stated, “…contacted Collin and he’s happy to participate, thank you for your post, otherwise I wouldn’t have found him.”

So imagine. I got to learn about a town named Maastricht in a country half way around the world, and helped their website find and highlight a homeboy. To me, that’s karma.

Check out their great website — https://lifeinmaastricht.com/ — and share the magic!

THAT’s what blogging’s all about.

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Steve Axford

Australian photographer Steve Axford ventures into forested areas near his home in New South Wales to photograph the unusual forms of fungi, slime molds, and lichens he finds growing there.

The permutations in color, shape, and size found in each specimen are a testament to the radical diversity of living creatures found in just a small area.

A handful of the images seen here, namely the “hairy” fungi called Cookeina Tricholoma, were photographed last year on a trip to Xishuangbanna, China and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

His amazing photography catches images of fungi most have never seen.

Steve lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia where he often travels to remote locations to document the living world around him.

The delicacy and uniqueness of the fungi is beyond imagination.

It’s his work tracking down some of the world’s strangest and brilliantly diverse mushrooms and other fungi that has resulted in an audience of followers who wait to see what he’s captured next.

More of Steve Axford‘s amazing photography can be found at Flicker https://www.flickr.com/photos/steveaxford/sets/7215762943586123/and https://steveaxford.smugmug.com/

 

Exploration at the Art Gallery

When you work inside an office all week, one tends to fist pump the air when the weekend comes and the weather is beautiful. So I expect all of you to go outside and fist pump today, then when you come in this evening, put on some great relaxing music and come visit the Sunday Evening Art Gallery.

It’s easy to follow, and the art I’m coming across is so wonderfully beautiful and unique. I’m adding galleries all the time, plus adding more images to the ones I have.  Tell your friends! Say, “Man, have you checkout out that Sunday Evening Art Gallery? Man, that art is so awesome!” (or something to that effect…)

Happy Saturday!

Mihai Criste
Liu Bolon
Ice Sculptures
Minerals
Guido Daniele

 

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Maud Vantours

Maud Vantours was born in 1985 in France.

A graduate from the Parisian school Duperré, Maud follows a Design training with a specialization in textiles and materials research.

Color, material and patterns have an important place in her work, like paper, which became her favorite material.

She sculpts it in 3D layer after layer, by superimposing paper and colors to create inspired patterns in volume.

Maud’s work transcending a simple material and transforming it into a work of art.

Her design creations are original graphics of multicolored and dreamlike landscapes.

Her patience and intricate skills shine in every piece of artwork she creates.

More of Maud Vantour‘s intricate works can be found at http://maudvantours.com/en/.

 

 

 

 

Don’t Do It Just Because Everyone Does It

street-arts-animationThe other day a friend asked me why I didn’t put my Sunday Evening Art Gallery on Pinterest. After all, there is a larger audience, and it would get better coverage.

This is probably true. When one writes something, one hopes a lot of people will read it and like it and share it. It’s true. It’s the same when you write a book, or paint a painting. You want people to see what you see, feel what you feel.

But what you wrap your creativity in says a lot about you, too. The colors you choose, the things you sketch, all showcase your views on love, life — everything that makes us human.

We all have dreams of how we want our world to be. Most times we fall short. Not a big deal. We all can’t live in our dreams. But we can create our dreams. We can create atmosphere, characters, life, death, love — anything we want. Any way we want.

When I think of art galleries I think of the Art Institute in Chicago, or Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, NC I visited last August. I think of the special care galleries take to showcase their artists. The way they display collections and single pieces. Pottery, sketchings, paintings, steel work — all stand out on their own because of the way they are wrapped in creativity.

That’s why I created the Sunday Evening Art Gallery.

I created a space that feels classic and comfortable and is open 24 hours a day. You can have a cup of coffee in the morning and wander through one of the galleries, or a glass of wine in the evening and catch three or four.

The art is unique. Amazing. Styles most people have never seen.

Why post it side-by-side with dozens of other posters? Why let the beauty, the fun, the uniqueness get lost in everyone else’s shadow?

The same is true for whatever you create. Don’t use the colors everyone else uses; don’t make the same shapes, the same poetry that everyone else does. Not unless you love what everyone else does. Put your own spin on your dreams. Color and paint the world the way you see it — the way you want others to see it. Do it your way!

And let me know where to find you and your dreams. I’m always looking forward to learning, seeing, discovering something — and someone — new!

P.S. Do stop by the Gallery — bring a glass of chocolate milk with you and stay a while!

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Fractals

In the mind’s eye, a fractal is a way of seeing infinity.
~~James Gleick
 .
nautilus2-1
A fractal is a never-ending pattern.
 .
tunel_2013_720_480
Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales.
.
fractal-8215
They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop.
 .
Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimensions.
 .
doublecusp-inverse-large
Fractal patterns are extremely familiar, since nature is full of fractals.
.
claw
Fractal: A set which is larger than the universe.
~Soumya Prakash Sahu

 

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Jen Stark

full-circle-front-side

Jen Stark (1983 -) is a contemporary artist whose majority of work involves creating paper sculptures.

cosmicshift-03-lores

Her artwork mimics intricate patterns and colors found in nature while exploring ideas of replication and infinity.

casacade

Stark takes construction or acid-free colored paper and intricately cuts each sheet with an X-acto knife, layering the paper into a topographical landscape of color and bold shapes.

multitude-02

Stark’s works have been inspired by many things around the natural world such as infinity, topographical maps, fractals, designs in nature, microscopic patterns, wormholes and sliced anatomy.

jenstark01

In her own words, “I love thinking about how enormous shapes out in the universe can have the same patterns as tiny microorganisms under a microscope.”

wholedetailwebsized

“How geometric shapes and certain spiraling patterns apply to designs in nature big and small.”

jenstark05

More of Jen Stark‘s work can be found at http://www.jenstark.com/.

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Collin van der Sluijs

 

aqua2kopie

Collin van der Sluijs is a renowned painter and illustrator from Maastricht, The Netherlands.

collin3-2-517x600

After graduation from the art academy at St. Joost in 2004, Collin moved to the south of the Netherlands where he now lives and works on exhibitions and projects.

collin-van-der-sluijs1 His work can be described as personal pleasures and struggles in daily life.

c15637199568_ebba9d0521_z

Working without sketches or notes, the artist dives into each artwork with spray paint, acrylics, and ink as ideas take hold and images slowly emerge.

collin-1

Collin’s art also includes fascinating wall murals.

collinvandersluijs_morenhoek_02-940x623He frequently examines themes of the natural world such as the cycle of life, the depictions of various species of birds, and the psychology of beings both human and animalistic.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 More of Collin van der Sluijs’ art can be found at Collosal or at his website Collin van der Sluijs .

Keep Warm With a Visit to the Sunday Evening Art Gallery

Snowed in this weekend?

Need a break from writing your novel?

Bored with TV? Radio?

Come take a break at the Sunday Evening Art Gallery!

A number of galleries have recently been updated, bringing you more of the extraordinary art that makes the Gallery a popular stop-by gallery.

Here are a few examples of unusual and fascinating art:

Luke Jerram  

e-coli

Jackson Pollock

flat1000x1000075f-u3

Bubbles

11846757816_ae74e919ef_z

Mihai Criste

mihai-criste-tuttart-2

Aquariums

unique-aquariums-3-300x289

It’s the kind of world you can visit again and again. There are images there for inspiration, for daydreams, and for sharing with friends.

Stay warm — fill a goblet with wine or chocolate milk, put some easy-listening music on in the background, and stroll through the magic of the Sunday Evening Art Gallery.

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Marina Printseva

Talented and unique artist Marina Printseva was born in 1949 in the city of Pskov, Russia.

76911879_3166706_img_1690

She is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, and a member of the International design and textiles Association.

76911882_3166706_69307897_princeva0015

Her technique is a brilliant mixture of embroidery, painting and application.

76911884_3166706_69260654_princeva0006_1_

Marina created a special world filled with poetic images and metaphors influenced by Old World St. Petersburg

76911892_3166706_69307763_princeva0012

Her work is populated by visions and shadows from the past.

artist-marina-printseva-14-500x503

You can tell by the delicate work and mixed media that her visions are intricate and true.

5c5125472f69eb0a46633eac6a868f63

You can find more of Marina Printseva‘s inspirational work at Marina Printseva and unique-art-by-marina-printseva.

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Pierre Brissaud

726051e1df090f173850003fb4bb1be3

Pierre Brissaud  (1885- 1964) was a French illustrator, painter, and a prominent figure of French Art Deco.

20_85_auprecatel

He created illustrations for publications Les Feuillets d’Art, La Gazette du Bon Ton, Fortune, House & Garden, Vanity Fair, and Vogue.

4ed188497685c74eaa8a331409130a60

Many of his illustrations are realistic leisure scenes of the well-to-do.

alliees-2

From the mid-1920 to the early 1930’s, Pierre Brissaud was known for his stencil prints meant for magazine covers and advertising.

pierre-brissaud-vogue-cover-august-1928

Not only did Brissaud created prints and posters for fashion houses, but he also did book illustrations including Manon Lescaut, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Madame Bovary.

la_gazette_du_bon_ton_1922_pierre_brissaud

It is through his creative artistry that the reflections of elegance of days gone by are preserved.

pierre-brissaud-between-dog-and-wolf-1912

More about Pierre Brissaud can be found at http://bestarts.org/artist/pierre-brissaud/

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Pysanky Eggs

A pysanka, or Pysanky Egg, is a Ukrainian Easter Egg decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs.

pysanky

The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.

il_570xn-929279363_siuf

Ukrainians have been decorating eggs, creating these miniature jewels, for countless generations.

There is a ritualistic element involved, magical thinking, a calling out to the gods and goddesses for health, fertility, love, and wealth.

1th

The pysanky was believed to possess an enormous power not only in the egg itself, which harbored the nucleus of life, but also in the symbolic designs and colors which were drawn upon the egg in a specific manner.

ukrainian_pysanky_decorated_egg_oval_ornament

The symbolic ornamentation of the pysanky consists of geometric motifs, with some animal and plant elements.

3f139424fdbcef07bf6edfb277a2e65b

The intricately colored eggs were used for various social and religious occasions and were considered to be a talisman, a protector against evil, as well as harbingers of good.

Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Eggs

This magical craft has brought the world another dimension of beauty, creativity, and fine art.

Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Eggs

 

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Chemistry Cat

Chemistry Cat, also known as Science Cat, is a series of puns and science jokes appearing as captions around a cat behind some chemistry glassware wearing black rimmed glasses and a red bow tie.

9f9ba81ad1901815e9262efb92bc94a6

While the source of the image remains a mystery, it is likely a stock photograph, possibly of Russian origin.

0a7afeb6e9780557494475f7b1be8b38

This wonderfully serious cat with a quick wit has changed the face of Chemistry.

chemcat_gonefission

Chemistry Cat puts a smile on scientists and non-scientists alike.

0cd7638c0efd91f175b5b5a56ac66ff4

And isn’t that the purpose of Art?

8819d51ee047bc63c0eccaf5d77187be

To bring enjoyment and a smile into your life?

chemcat_lostelectron

b92b1b05c5396f3983045b529d1453a0

Sparkles from the Gallery on a Sparkling Saturday

It’s a beautiful Fall day outside today — cool temperatures, bright sunshine, the falling leaves whispering a sigh of sleep as they fall in a pile at the bottom of their trees. It’s a perfect day to be out and about, or sitting and writing, as long as life and sunshine are abundant.

I thought you might enjoy visiting some sparkles at the Sunday Evening Art Gallery this afternoon or this evening as well, so here are a few links and their sparkling companions.

Paperweightsbd24514ea89700af1aeb88a6a99a7bc1de7f6174bd987222243411c125b99f0b

Dale Chiluly

Luke Jerram

Ice Sculptures

beautiful-ice-sculptures-009-550x425

3cb6ab1bea4cd57fc8a973e18337fc39

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Anton Seminov

There are times when an artist’s view of reality is frightening.

3-morning

Anton Semenov is a 28-year-old digital painter and graphic designer born and raised in Bratsk, Russia.

2d5bc627150489-5604ff0b97f10

He is a digital painter, graphic designer, and, according to some, bringer of nightmares.

1ff44713625869-562760e00dafc

His unique surrealistic style and phenomenal attention to detail and preciseness has crafted his technique into truly his own dark vision of the world around us.

anton-semenov-illustration-6

As in all nightmares, there is something fascinating about the way his mind wraps around the darkness and breathes life into it, bringing them into the daylight.

40664b7344975-5602931cc3916

His works feature unique interpretations of the subconscious world.

anton-semenov5

We might not always feel comfortable with his interpretations, but we are thankful he is able to create that which we fear to share.

7-noon

More of Anton Semenov’s work can be found at http://www.awwwards.com/anton-semenov-disturbing-and-frightening-illustrations.html  and http://gloom82.livejournal.com/.

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Dreamcatchers

8f3db78cc6b752aab940e4aea1547ee2

DREAM CATCHERS

001966fb37895dc80beed59f975a012e

An ancient Chippewa tradition
The dream net has been made

6bcb1200f09892c8b56e7cbad469e60e

For many generations
Where spirit dreams have played.

771fd7175107db9c027ac611de61afa6

Hung above the cradle board,
Or in the lodge up high,

0a9717cad48e22d6a392cc6029202e14

The dream net catches bad dreams,
While good dreams slip on by.

ae37f5e5fe361ef3d3924dce581f667d

Bad dreams become entangled
Among the sinew thread.

dreamcatchers2009023

Good dreams slip through the center hole,
While you dream upon your bed.

f40946eda5bf72900f6e0490519f866d

This is an ancient legend,
Since dreams will never cease,

il_570xn-312950022
Hang this dream net above your bed,
Dream on, and be at peace.

284b4fc85974b08cba2500acd02831d9

  First People

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Riusuke Fukahori

Riusuke Fukahori is known best for his resin-based studies of Japanese goldfish.

05

Riusuke Fukahori does it so realistically you never imagine that this is just his 3D art form of goldfish, captured as if time stood still.

07

Fukahori alternates between pouring resin into a vessel and painting goldfish with acrylic paint, giving the resulting work a three-dimensional optical effect.

Most of his works are contained in conventional household items, such as cups and bowls.

goldfish-9

The artist was initially attracted to his goldfish because he admired them and viewed their domestication as a metaphor for the stifling conditions of modern life.

01

Though he infamously keeps dozens of fish around his studio for observation, Fukahori prefers to execute his works from his impressions and memories, and depicts both existing species of fish and invented hybrids.

08b

As  Fukahori states, “I didn’t invent resin and not the first to use resin. I am not a resin artist. I am a goldfish artist.”

And as one can see, Riusuke Fukahori does so in exquisite beauty and detail.

More fantastic art by Riusuke Fukahori can be found on his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/RiusukeFukahori. A fantastic video of Riusuke performing his art can be found at Riusuke Fukahori.

 

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Harps

The Harp that once through Tara’s halls

  The soul of music shed,

2d8ef4e906522b2442b06fdc8524a15b

Now hangs as mute on Tara’s walls

  As if that soul were fled.

3eafb33738caa73f1323b1942104e89f

So sleeps the pride of former days,

  So glory’s thrill is o’er,

f7a69bcf1493dee734c88e56d0fc54c2

And hearts, that once beat high for praise,

  Now feel that pulse no more.

No more to chiefs and ladies bright

  The harp of Tara swells:

The chord alone, that breaks at night,

Its tale of ruin tells.

23324d7b3d0769bd70a8a565c7d85225

Thus Freedom now so seldom wakes,

  The only throb she gives,

Is when some heart indignant breaks,

  To show that still she lives.

jw_trinity_harp

Thomas Moore (1779–1852)

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was the leading figure of the so-called Vienna Secession, an art movement that rebelled against the established art concepts and introduced a new style similar to Art Nouveau.

the-kiss

To bring more abstract and purer forms to the designs of buildings and furniture, glass and metalwork, the group  gave birth to another form of modernism in the visual arts and they named their own new movement: Secession.

portrait-of-adele-bloch-bauer-i-large

Klimt was seen as an artist who was far ahead of his time.

lady-with-fan-large

Much of the work that was produced during the Austrian born artist’s career, however, was seen as controversial.

the-three-ages-of-woman-1

Although symbolism was used in many of his art forms, it was not at all subtle, and it went far beyond what the imagination during the time frame accepted.

pallas-athene-1898

Klimt’s primary subject was the female body, and his works bordered on eroticism.

judith-i-1901-large

Although his work was not widely accepted during his time, some of the pieces that Gustav Klimt did create during his career are today seen as some of the most important and influential pieces to come out of Austria.

baby-1917-18-large

More of Gustav Klimt’s work can be found at http://www.klimtgallery.org and http://www.gustav-klimt.com.

New Galleries Open at the Gallery!!

As we head into the “Last Vacation Weekend of the Summer”, I want to show off a couple of new Sunday Evening Galleries I’ve added recently.  I have to admit the images are stunning, the artwork remarkable. Please go check them out if you get time!

Jellyfish

   http://wp.me/p5LGaO-Pt

8b552524167360f4113af99a40de17e4

165596

neon-jellyfish-tambako-the-jaguar

Face Off

http://wp.me/p5LGaO-P1

1415373429-s07_e0715_spotlightchallenge_04_141409332906

best-face-off-makeup-masks-10

Earrings

http://wp.me/s5LGaO-earrings

a97e757b7f7427e215b09827378a159e

il_570xn-471337659_sc09-e1472185568956

earrings-3

Natalya Sots

http://wp.me/p5LGaO-ND

cup1-e1471746277393

teapot1-e1471745946258

bells1-e1471747125153

See you on the other side of Reality!

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Richard Preston

Talented Canadian artist Richard Preston has been experimenting with textures and shapes all his life.

0_93cdc_5e894180_XL (1)

In 1979  Preston began to establish West Coast Jacket – the first in a series of military jackets.

Colorful-beadwork-by-Richard-Preston

Beading or embroidering them, he creates a different story or on every jacket.

0_93cd6_9b0b360a_L

Army clothing embroidered with the sun, clouds, scattering stars, river flows, flowers (including a lush pink wreath on the head of the skeleton symbolizing death), and  designs with a touch of psychedelic aesthetics, makes a strong and rather contradictory impression, turning each jacket – originally impersonal thing – in a unique and truly conceptual object.

0_bf794_5c50b034_XL.jpg

Preston, working with new material, draws attention to global problems, in particular, demilitarization.

0_93cdf_27011f3c_XL

Preston does not limit himself by the narrow direction in art, trying himself as a painter, sculptor, designer, photographer, writer, actor, and musician.

0_93ce0_dba2e9a4_XL

One of his hobbies was working with beads, and for nearly thirty years he made original creations, filled with real ethnic motifs and vibrant energies of the author.

0_bf792_db86b851_XL.jpg

A series “stratigraphy” is devoted to geology. With ribbons, threads and beads, the artist tried to show different periods of his work, as well as layers of different rocks of the earth tells the story of its formation.

6_eastcoast_600-8

More of Richard Preston’s work can be found at http://viola.bz/richard-prestons-textile-art/ and at http://www.prestvilleartsite.com/.

*

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Atmosphere, Art and the Biltmore — Part 3

George Vanderbilt’s 250-room French Renaissance chateau is a true marvel, the largest undertaking in residential architecture. Over a six-year period, an entire community of craftsmen came together to create America’s premier home and the environmental wonderland that surrounded it.

20160807_105127

…original art by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and John Singer Sargent..magnificent 16th century tapestries, a Library with 10,000 volumes, a Banquet Hall with a 70-foot ceiling, 35 bedrooms, an indoor pool, and a bowling alley. Almost all of the priceless objects that you see throughout the house are from George and Edith Vanderbilt’s original collection.  ~~ Biltmore Estate History

20160807_110352

Can you imagine a world where you could wander room to room and constantly be dazzled by antique furniture, paintings, tapestries, crystal, and more?

20160807_110526

Can you imagine a world where servants attend your every need?

20160807_112329

Flowers burgeoning from every garden, fires crackling from 65 different fireplaces, and lavish dinners on the Vanderbilts’ burgundy-and-gold-bordered china made in England by Minton and Spode Copeland, silver flatware featuring an engraved Old English pattern from Frances Higgins, London, 1894, and delicate, feather-light crystal from Baccarat. (~~A Very Biltmore Thanksgiving).

20160807_105737

It was a different time, a different world, far removed from the air and light we breathe today.

20160807_112743

Everyone should visit a castle once in their lifetime.

20160807_112906

We may not want to live there, but we can, for a brief moment, experience the opulance of days gone by.

20160807_103611

*

All photographs were taken by Claudia Anderson,© 2016.

*

Read all about the Biltmore Estate at http://www.biltmore.com/

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Karina Llergo

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. 
―  Friedrich Nietzsche

deliver-figurative-underwater-woman-painting_51acb72d-ffa1-4291-b7cf-a154ab39a966_grande-e1469989659241

Karina Llergo works to find fresh ways to evoke energy through human motion by turning human figures into fluid art.

abstract-ballerina-red-figurative-painting_grande-e1469990460331

Dance, air and water are big influences her work.

Figurative Abstract woman dancer painting

According to Karina, “From dancers I take the beautiful mobility of their bodies, from air, its provoking rhythmic motion and from water, its captivating deconstructed reflections.”

figurative-ballerina-dancer-with-veil-painting_grande-e1469990652547

“I know a piece is completed when I close my eyes and feel its rhythm of dance, water and air singing in harmony.”

figurative-red-painting-woman-underwater-web_45ea994c-f7b1-4798-8fdf-403fac372ba1_grande-e1469990361376

As a lifelong dancer, competitive swimmer and avid skydiver, she found herself drawn to depicting on canvas the palpable energy of the human body in motion.

Figurative flamenco woman red dancer painting

Of Mexican, Armenian and Spanish descent, Karina’s diverse background influences her life in every way, as does her insatiable passion for the creative arts.

woman-in-a-park-figurative-painting_grande-e1469991016113

More of  Karina Llergo‘s gorgeous artwork can be found at her website http://karinallergosalto.com/

You can also find Karina on Facebook  www.facebook.com/KarinaLlergoSalto and

Instagram instagram.com/karinallergosalto#

*

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Jacek Yerka

Jacek Yerka was born in Toruń, Poland, in 1952.

gardeners_garden

Yerka studied fine art and graphics prior to becoming a full-time artist in 1980.

As a child, Yerka loved to draw and make sculptures. He hated playing outside, and preferred to sit down with a pencil, creating and exploring his own world.

jacek-yerka-04

Yerka resisted pressures of his instructors to adopt the less detailed techniques of contemporary art and continued to work in the classic, meticulous Flemish style he still favors to this day.

He creates surrealistic compositions Based on precise painting techniques, taking pattern from former masters like Jan van Eyck or Hieronymus Bosch.

Like many artists, Yerka pulls on thoughts and memories of his past to create these marvelous artworks.

four_seasons

Yerka’s carefully rendered paintings (acrylics on canvas) are filled with images from the artist’s childhood, one heavily influenced by the surroundings of his home during the 1950’s, and his grandmother’s kitchen, where he spent much of his time.

dragon_pleasure

According to Yerka, “My greatest source of inspiration is always (and I bet will be) my childhood souvenirs – that places, remembered feelings, fragrances and technique of 1950s .”

jacek_yerka_gardens_sad poziomkowy

More of Jacek Yerka‘s wonderful art can be found at the Morpheus Gallery  and at his website http://www.yerkaland.com/.

 

Tuesday-Not-Sunday-Evening Art-Gallery-Humor-Blog

They-Wait-in-Silence-4f6276864bf58_hiresI’m sure you’ve seen these posts on Facebook that show a wonderfully huge mansion in the woods/on the water/at the edge of the mountains, and the post says, “If you could live without WiFi and a phone and TV, etc., would you live here?”

Having spent the last five days up Nort’ , I think I can answer a solid “No.”

It wasn’t a mansion; it was a little house we call “The Cabin.” No TV, no Dish/Direct TV, no WiFi, just a DVD/8 Track Player and a radio. For getaway purposes it was ideal. But the times I tried to go online to do some Art Gallering, the signal from my phone was  烂摊子. A mess. So my wildly popular (I love adding my own adjectives) Sunday Evening Art Gallery had to take a Sunday night break.

I also wanted to spend some free time looking for unique artists, following a few leads from friends and followers (I’m always open for suggestions!). Grandkids were out playing, men fishing, cool breeze in the window, quiet except for the sounds of nature, it was a perfect Art Moment.

Yet I could not load any page other than the main one I landed on. No pictures, no links. And I felt like those people who can’t go to the bathroom without their cell phone. I felt helpless. And more than that — pathetic.

During this contemplation time I had a few revelations, too. I think we all get messages from the beyond…all get an idea which direction we should go. But we don’t listen. We — our ego — knows better. So we butt our heads against the wall and keep trying to recast the same pot.

What works for you? What feels right? What feels out-of-sorts? Are you happy with your blog? Are you happy with your craft? Would you sometimes rather do B than A? K rather than E?

I have found a new love affair with Unique Art. There are so many wonderful, unique, unusual artists sharing their work with the world that I’ve never heard of, never seen, never imagined until these past few years. And the thrill I get out of sharing them with you is the same thrill I get when I’ve written something good.

I can feel that same energy when I talk with people who are hooked into some sort of creativity. Their eyes glow, their breath shortens, and their dreams spill out through their words.

I want you to have that glow, too. I want you to sparkle like the fireworks on the 4th of July every time you think of your craft. You will crash and burn and agonize and think and dance and fly. But you will grow and learn and sparkle, too.

I suppose I will wait to introduce a new artist to the Sunday Evening Art Gallery. No need to rush amazement, is there? But because I can’t go long without sharing some kind of art, I will publish a new Gallery.

Don’t go too long without doing your creative thing, too!

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Sue Benner

While pursuing a degree in molecular biology and masters in biomedical illustration, Sue Benner created her vision of the microscopic universe in painted and quilted textile constructions.

Cellular-Structure-III-1

She creates her richly layered quilt canvases by collaging her dye-painted and printed silks with recycled textiles to form wonderful works of art.

Sink-or-Swim-33-1

Sue is a recognized innovator in her field, having developed new techniques in fused quilt construction to further the expression of her ideas.

FlowerField4Rudbeckiaetal

According to Benner, “My love affair with fabric began with my first memories of the clothes my mother made me, recalling exact hue, fiber content, and weave. In the ensuing years, my mother taught me to sew, carefully and creatively. “

Body-Parts-1-gallery

“I see a direct connection between the concept of quilt and the assembly of units to make a larger whole.”

BennerSue_Tallgrass-II_fullview

“I revel in the simple act of placing one fabric next to another.”

Walking-Through-Time-VII-Nine-Times-Nine-1

More of Sue Benner’s fantastic creations can be found on her website  http://www.suebenner.com/

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Bořek Šípek

Bořek Šípek (June 14, 1949 – February 13, 2016) was a Czech architect and designer.

After studying furniture design at the Art School in Prague, architecture at the Art School in Hamburg, and philosophy in Stuttgart,  Šípek finished his doctorate in architecture.

He taught industrial design and architecture, then started his own studio for design and architecture in Amsterdam and Prague.

324-102_Anna_Pawlowna

Bořek Šípek has always felt like an architect more than a designer.

332-104_Dalibor

Šípek explains, “I try to interpret new contexts in a new way. It is much closer to me to newly explain something that has roots than to experiment.”

322-089_The_Princess

His fantastic works can be found in important museums in Europe, Japan and America, among others.

SIPEK GLASSTABLE_Page_09

Bořek Šípek is a master of glass, chandeliers, lamps, carafes, wall hangings, all manners of creative art.

327-099_Svata_Voda

 But for this round, I treat you with his tables.

More of Bořek Šípek‘s beautiful work can be found at http://www.sipek.com and http://www.borek-sipek-design.com.

*

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Wolf Kahn

The unique blend of Realism and the formal discipline of Color Field painting sets the work of Wolf Kahn (1927-) apart.

 

WK_Surprising_Greensmall_222430

His convergence of light and color has been described as combining pictorial landscapes and painterly abstraction.

2c52010e4250930264e6498f4bd6e127

It is precisely Kahn’s fusion of color, spontaneity and representation that has produced such a rich and expressive body of work.

WK_Translucent_Large_Versionsmall_225692

Splitting his time between his studios in New York and Vermont, Kahn renders his pastoral surroundings with a mixture of abstraction and representation and with a keen attentiveness to light and color.

WK_Small_Tree_in_the_Cornersmall_221392

These lush, vibrant, oil-on-canvas paintings read as studies of form and color as much as meditations on the landscapes he has come to understand so well—and has helped others to know, too.

WK_Nearly_Opaquesmall_226482

Kahn offers some advice that, perhaps, might be of value to a younger generation of painters. “In order to make a living as an artist, you’ve got to be one of two things: A very nice guy, or a bad egg.”

63c27bad38b6e8d209337f9854fdefd5

From the deft touch of his paintings, Wolf Kahn is definitely the first.

7c5ebfc839ed375812593075473f0d89

WK_Trees_Against_Magentasmall_221450

Wolf Kahn’s amazing art can be found at http://www.wolfkahn.com/

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Szymon Klimek

Szymon Klimek was born in Poznań, Poland in 1954 of a family blessed with artistic abilities.

Szymon’s creations are fully functional machines, not bits and pieces tossed together to look like machines.

Made from 0.1 millimeter sheets of brass and bronze, Klimek’s miniature machines dance effortlessly in wine glass enclosures than measure little more than 4 inches across.

A typical miniature requires two or three months of work from starting the drawings to finishing the device.

But the most difficult step, according to Klimek, is installation of the miniature into a glass goblet.

From the start, the miniatures are designed to fit within a spherical glass goblet having an inside diameter of 112 mm (4.4 in), a height of 142 mm (5.6 in), and a mouth opening of 86 mm (3.4 in).

He manually forms the shapes (no fancy machine tools) and glues them together before applying a clear lacquer finish.

klimek-miniature-electromechanical-artwork-30

More of Szymon Klimek‘s fantastic machine work  can be found at http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Klimek.htm and at his website http://edrobiazg.com.pl/.

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Judit Czinkné Poór

When is a cookie not a cookie?

935457_129413707256835_983527552_n

When it is an amazing creation by Judit Czinkné Poór.

3D%20girl

Chef Judit Czinkné Poór is the mastermind behind Hungarian cake decorating shop Mézesmanna, a small studio with a giant social media presence because of the incredible photos and videos they share of their decorative confections.

401125_132300310301508_423124765_n

12039698_397823787082491_2329865622434664824_n

Each cookie is hand painted, the patterns often traditional patterns from folk costumes and embroideries from her native Hungary.

11025750_332690643595806_9181334017626960229_n

cookie-decorating-art-mezesmanna-16

Judit’s deft touch makes edible creations that are almost too beautiful to eat.

2

Her embroidery style touches on portraiture, animals, intricate lacework, winter holidays, and floral patterns.

Hungarian%20folkrotated

In addition to the folk art-inspired cookies, Poór also decorates cookies with portraits and 3D images.

A true artist, Judit Czinkné Poór and her magic can be found on her Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Mezesmanna/, and one of many feature interviews,  http://aplus.com/a/judit-czinkne-poor-decorated-cookies.

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Richard Stainthorp

English artist Richard Stainthorp captures the beautiful energy and fluidity of the human body using wire.

10563022_761002527275365_2011510321850745446_n

Wire is not automatically what one would consider as a ‘material’ for creating solid, three dimensional sculptures.

wire sculpture1

But Stainthorp has been making wire sculptures since 1996.

RichardStainthorp2

The life-sized sculptures feature both figures in motion and at rest, expressed in the form of large-gauged strands that are densely wrapped around and through one another.

RichardStainthorp7

Stainthorp also allows the bent wires to shine by keeping their metallic appearance free from any obvious painting or additions.

1620528_763098253732459_8972868847712495561_n

The breathtaking spirals add a depth to these structures made of thick-gauged strands that are densely wrapped around and through one another.

4

More of Richard Stainthorp’s wonderful wire sculptures can be found at

http://www.stainthorp-sculpture.com/,   and  http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/richard-stainthorp-wire-sculptures

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Shadow Art

 

Like Houdini and his magic, Einstein and his physics

enhanced-buzz-22028-1299709601-44

There is nothing more amazing than saying

enhanced-buzz-22038-1299709568-41

How do they do that?

enhanced-buzz-22029-1299710760-57

By the assembly of seemingly random objects

enhanced-buzz-22035-1299709609-58

and a few squiggles here and there

clamps

An art form is born.

enhanced-buzz-22030-1299709617-41

Called SHADOW ART, true form is made from true nonsense.

enhanced-buzz-22018-1299709625-32

And once you experience it

enhanced-buzz-22025-1299709642-42

The shadows will never look the same.

enhanced-buzz-22028-1299710018-47

 

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Dale Chihuly

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.  ~ George Bernard Shaw

10308234_525157254319292_6708631162960457558_n

Dale Chihuly (born September 20, 1941), is an American glass sculptor whose work in glass led to a resurgence of interest in that spectacular medium.

ASSETID-444_VIEW-Web_VIEWID-114yBWQpt

Chiluly graduated in 1965 from the University of Washington where he first was introduced to glass while studying interior design, then an M.S. in sculpture in 1967 from the University of Wisconsin, where he studied glassblowing with Harvey Littleton.

ASSETID-23349_VIEW-Web_VIEWID-285LcCtJ0

He received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, then worked at a renowned glassblowing workshop in Italy where he observed the team approach to blowing glass, which is critical to the way he works today.

11170341_525157100985974_1748978355667569835_n

In 1971, Dale Chihuly cofounded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State.

12239651_525157170985967_575170206316439504_n

The technical difficulties of working with glass forms are considerable, yet Chihuly uses it as the primary medium for installations and environmental artwork.

ASSETID-43679_VIEW-Web_VIEWID-956_xQyoYe

Although Chihuly lost the use of his left eye in a car accident in 1976,  his work with assistants has been nothing short of phenominal.

ASSETID-41696_VIEW-Web_VIEWID-907_THwRCr

The artist professed, “Once I stepped back, I liked the view,” and pointed out that it allowed him to see the work from more perspectives and enabled him to anticipate problems faster.

ASSETID-16814_VIEW-Web-Override_VIEWID-688_2t2l7w

More of Dale Chihuly‘s fantastic glassworks can be found at http://www.chihuly.com.

 

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Katsushika Hokusai

An image seen on a hundred different walls, on placemats, screensavers, postcards.

Mount-Fuji-Seen-Below-a-Wave-at-Kanagawa-large

And yet the incredible history of the artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is a magical tale of its own.

A-Beautiful-Woman-large

Hokusai was born on the 23rd day of 9th month of the 10th year of the Hōreki period (October or November 1760) to an artisan family, in the Katsushika district of Edo, Japan.

Amida-Waterfall-on-the-Kisokaido-Road-(Kisoji-no-oku-Amidagataki)

Hokusai was a Japanese master artist and printmaker of ukkiyo-e, a style of wood block prints and paintings.

Weeping-Cherry-and-Bullfinch

Hokusai is best-known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (c. 1831) which includes the iconic and internationally recognized print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, created during the 1820s (first image above).

Landscape-with-a-Hundred-Bridges-large

Hokusai was known by a dozen different names through his lifetime, most likely reflecting the different artistic manifestations he went through.

Flock of Chickens

It is this restlessness, this thirst for life and art, that inspired countless other artesians on this continent and others.

Bell-Flower-and-Dragonfly-large

And it is this quiet beauty that has withstood the winds of time.

People-Crossing-an-Arched-Bridge-(Ariwara-no-Narihira)-large

You can see all of Katsushika Hokusai‘s art at his website http://www.katsushikahokusai.org/.

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Sarah Kaufman

Sarah Kaufman is a Nashville, Tennessee-based artist who creates magical, textural mixed media paintings that explore aspects of the human experience “through the lens of surreal and ethereal narratives.”

sk2

Starting with a with a blank canvas, Sarah smears, drizzles, and splatters it with venetian plaster and gesso to create texture, then seals it with layers of  translucent acrylic paint.

sk4

Once the base of the painting has settled, she paints her idea brings it to life with oil paint.

Sarah-Kaufman-And-Then-There-Were-Three

Sarah’s paintings are often soft and bright, yet sparkling with ethereal feelings.

sarahkaufman1

According to Sarah, “The idea of being separate and distinct from the world around us is an illusion…”

“…we are simply a collection of energy for the moment. The houses represent our concept of self, with energy swirling around us in the sky, ground, trees and animals.”

img_0888

More of Sarah Kaufman‘s lovely art can be found at http://www.sarahkaufmanart.com

https://artandinventiongallery.wordpress.com/art-artists/artwork/sarah-kaufman, http://www.larkandkey.com/artists/sarah-kaufman/, and can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sarah.kaufman.14.

Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Meanderings

A busy weekend has taken me far away from my Artful meanderings. Taking care of family has superceded strolling down the softly-lit backstreet of the Sunday Evening Art Gallery.

So please sip your wine, your tea, your milk-in-in-a-wine-glass, and come peek at past Gallery surprises!

 

Raymond Bruin

Optical Illusionism

http://wp.me/p1pIBL-Mw

snake

box w lizard

*

*

Dawn Whitehand

Sculptor

http://wp.me/p1pIBL-Uw

untitled1

volcano

*

*

Abandoned Cars

Photography

http://wp.me/p1pIBL-1fV

19

*

*

Angelo Musco

Photography

http://wp.me/p1pIBL-1cA

7 slide_423380_5439904_free

slide_423380_5439996_free

*

*

Louise Bourgeois

Sculptor

http://wp.me/p1pIBL-12k

indoor spider

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Alexandre Duret-Lutz

Alexandre Duret-Lutz, a Paris-born photographer,  uses a Pentax K10D with fisheye lens to focus on spherical panoramas and Escheresque spirals.

2-Small-Earth-Compass

Expressed in technical terms, Alexandre calls his images “stereographic projections of equirectangular panoramas”.

1-Miniature-World-at-Sunset
Using a sophisticated transformation process, Alexandre first builds a 360-degree x 180-degree panorama, then projects it to look like a small planet.

14-Perfection-in-a-Paris-Park

His perspective makes his work beautiful and dizzying.

16-Branching-Out

His website Wee Planets reflect his fascination with curvature and panoramas.

alexandre-duret-lutz-5

More of Alexandre Duret-Lutz‘s photography can be found at the following sites:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gadl/sets/72157594279945875/

http://www.creativetempest.com/phototrends/alexandre-duret-lutz/

13-Center-of-the-Urban-World

Be sure to go and take a whirl at his photography!

8-Gray-Gothic-Revived

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Jewish Paper Cutting

Jewish paper cutting is a traditional form of Jewish folk art made by cutting figures and sentences in paper or parchment.

pic2_wedding_roundbirkat

It is connected with various customs and ceremonies, and associated with holidays and family life.

papercutting

Paper cuts often decorated ketubbot (marriage contracts), Mizrahs, and ornaments for festive occasions, and works of art.

Ketubah 1

Paper cutting was practiced by Jewish communities in both Eastern Europe and North Africa and the Middle East for centuries and has seen a revival in modern times in Israel and elsewhere.

Shalem

Today, Jewish papercut art has grown in popularity beyond ritual items to art and expressions of Jewish faith, not only in Israel but worldwide.

Yehudit_Shadur_Family_Tree_Book_Cover

The sacredness of this ancient art is evident in the precise drawing and cutting of each piece.

416ba4f8d6c8cf6d0f75d6cd20df98ac

It was truly an exquisite form of art even the poor could do.

menorah

though in the past few decades the art form has seen a veritable renaissance in Israel, with artists really pushing the medium to its thematic and technical limits.

25th anniversary commission

Examples of this fantastic hand-cut art can be found at  http://www.judaicpapercuts.com/,

http://www.papercutjudaica.com/ and http://www.nanrubin.net/, among others.

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Jackson Pollock

I knew the name Jackson Pollock before I knew of Jackson Pollock.

white-light

Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912-August 11, 1956), known professionally at Jackson Pollock, was well known for his unique style of drip painting.

my_jackson_pollock_painting_by_amau41200-d4vjeut

His name is synonymous with abstract expressionism.

lavender-mist

Instead of using the traditional easel, Pollock affixed his canvas to the floor or the wall and poured and dripped his paint from a can; instead of using brushes he manipulated it with ‘sticks, trowels or knives’ (to use his own words), sometimes obtaining a heavy impasto by an admixture of sand, broken glass or other foreign matter.

mural-on-indian-red-ground-1950

His art is not only 2D, but 3D, with textures that jump out at you.

jm-aa_08_08 (1)

He was strongly supported by advanced critics, but was also subject to much abuse and sarcasm as the leader of a still little comprehended style; in 1956 Time magazine called him “Jack the Dripper”.

lavender-mist

Although his problematic life ended early, his style is one that impresses us to this day.

jackson-pollock-21

More of Jackson Pollock’s art can be found at http://www.jackson-pollock.org/

and in the larger Sunday Evening Art Gallery

You Know You Want To…

Restless? Wandering? Don’t know where to go? Snow or Rain gotcha down?

How about an art gallery or two to chase the blues away?

My Sunday Evening Art Gallery has creativity of all sizes and colors for you to wander through.

.

Minerals

Who Knew the world was so Sparkling?

bismuthcrocoitecobaltocalcite

.

Stilettos

Add a little Snazz to your Pizzazz!

unusual-high-heels37935_1433961364372_1093050094_30965908_8178434_n-11rose-stem-heels-by-mai-lamore

.

Craig L. Haupt

Whimsical Abstraction at its Finest!

Pirates in a bathtub

41, 9/30/09, 2:57 PM, 8C, 6612x7596 (528+1464), 100%, Custom, 1/40 s, R46.5, G2.7, B18.9

40-the-butterfly

.

Guido Daniele

I Want to Hold Your Hand…

Flamingo1-226x340Mandarin-Duck-509x340phoca_thumb_l_python-royal

.

Kaleidoscopes

You Mesmerize Me!

www.meipokwan.orgjulienetherland-blogspot-com59744464_0105e3380d_z

.

Stairway To Nowhere

Amazing Stairs Winding to the Stars

abandoned-building-office

stairway to nowhere 11

stairway-to-nowhere-5

Come On — you know you want to — a little voyeurism never hurt anyone! And New Galleries are being added every week! Come take a peek!

Boring will be Boring no more….

 

 

Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — Loïs Mailou Jones

Loïs Mailou Jones (1905 – 1998) decided early in her career that she would become a recognized artist—no easy path for an African American girl born at the beginning of the twentieth century.

 

Old Man

After two years in North Carolina where she experienced the frustrations and indignities of segregation first-hand, Jones left Palmer Memorial and joined the faculty of the Fine Arts Department at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

2

Jones’s long career may be divided into four phases: the African-inspired works of the early 1930s, French landscapes, cityscapes, and figure studies from 1937 to 1951, Haitian scenes of the 1950s and 1960s, and the works of the past several decades that reflect a return to African themes.

th

Loïs was the first and only African American to break the segregation barrier denying African Americans the right to display visual art at public and private galleries and museums in the United States.

2006.24.1 003

Throughout her 60 year career as an artist and educator, Loïs Mailou Jones broke down barriers with quiet determination during a time when inequality, racial discrimination, and segregation hindered her from gaining the acknowledgement and prestige she deserved as a talented artist.

loismaioujonesLa Butte Montmartre 1950

Skillfully integrating aspects of African masks, figures, and textiles into her vibrant paintings, Jones continued to produce exciting new works at an astonishing rate of speed, even in her late eighties.

02_lois mailou jones_les fetiches

Loïs Mailou Jones was not only an artist, but a movement, inspiring the Harlem Renaissance and the future of all artists struggling to be heard.

2006.1450.crop_

Lois’s lucious art can be found at http://loismailoujones.com/  and at http://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/lo%C3%AFs-mailou-jones.