Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pieter Bruegel

Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel 45"x 64 1/2" Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
This is one of his paintings that I was already familiar with.

I came across a review of a film titled The Mill and the Cross, and I was intrigued. This Polish-Swedish film takes Pieter Bruegel's painting, "The Procession to Calvary" and presents a fictionalized account of the action in the painting. Sixteenth century master designer, sculptor, engraver and painter Pieter Bruegel was born at the beginning of the Reformation, and his work depicts the changing attitude in what was acceptable as subject matter; his landscapes are crowded with the events in the lives of the common man.

I have ordered the DVD, and if it arrives in time I'll show it at the church on Good Friday. Once I see it I can publish my own review.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Art on Hiatus

Some of you check into this blog because you're related to me, some come because you have at least a little interest in art, and some come wondering what art topic I might present. Well my other life responsibilities had force me to put art on hiatus and I'm wasn't happy about that. I was feeling like I needed to escape for a long vacation. But then I finally got back into the ceramics lab for a couple hours and took the time to catch up on my favorite art blogs, and then I felt much better.

So in the meantime I was glad that google at least presented a little art for me to pass on. Like Mies van der Rohe the 20th century designer and architect. In my interior design studies I really liked his concept of "less is more". Simplicity in design always attracted me, and I believe it shows up in all my art work.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mies van der Rohe

Google celebrates the father of "less is more."

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Shaped & Colors

Google celebrates Women's History Week with shapes and colors!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Quote of the Week

'' Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to handle them and pretty soon you have a dozen." Unknown

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I Love Quilts

Quilt by: Diana Lawrence

Look at the colors on this one; aren't they great! It was made by Diana the quilter; Diana is also the gardener. But today I display her quilting skills. The pattern is interesting and makes me think Amish; does anyone know if it is or not?

Quilts are such wonderful works of art: the patterns, the colors, the textures! To me they are fabric collages. And then we can curl up in them and stay warm; what could be better than curling up in a work of art?