Friday, April 29, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pablo Picasso and Marie-Thérèse Walter

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."
"If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse...but surely you will see the wildness!"
"Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh: Dublin

"The exploration of painting in these works is spare, pared down and presented with a dramatic use of colour. They are suggestive of the performative aspect of painting. These works explore the complexities of looking and the disparity between the image and the construction of the image."
-From the Kevin Kavanagh website.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Willem de Kooning

Willem De Kooning born: April 24, 1904 

"..of course to think such things, I have to admit- it isn't very grown-up.
I can't help it. I stayed in this world of childish wonder. I think a lot of
creative people never grow up. I am certain that a real man wouldn't
paint any pictures!...or wonder about the universe...or believe in dreams
...or think that trees sometimes look at him."

Friday, April 22, 2011

The River by Robin Stout

Dali's Metamorphosis of Narcissus 

Robin Stout / The River

Tannins turn it golden-brown, like tea.
rowers dip their oars, like me.

Siddhartha learned with bended knee
to listen to the waters flee.

River waters flee, across to the sea
taking with you, my heart's key.

From swampy beginnings, we
zig-zag a path, like bees.

Currents exact from me,
currents exact no small fee.

(c) Robin Stout 2011