Showing posts from November, 2011

Franz Kline: In Color

Franz Kline (1910-1962) is often pigeonholed as a "black and white" painter. Above is a selection of work by the Ab-Ex master in which color merges with gesture and at times takes center stage.

Happy Thanksgiving

Jon Currin, Thanksgiving, 2003

Done Paint Done @ The Drawers Gallery in London

Done Paint Done curated by Karl Bielik Featuring work by: Paul Behnke, Karl Bielik, Marcus Cope, Inga Dalrymple, Patrick Galway, Emyun Kang, David Small, Marianne Spurr, Gavin Toyo, Sabine Tress w/ performances by boyleANDshaw and Lark.
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 1, 7-11 PM Closing Party: Sunday December 18.
The Drawers Gallery 438 Kingsland Road London E8

Time Flies: Rose, Rodin and Camille

Auguste Rodin, 1862
Portrait of Young Woman (Rose Beuret), The first bust Rodin did of her when she was twenty-one.
Mignon (Rose Beuret), 1869
Rodin at age forty, ca. 1880
Portrait of Rodin by Alphonse Legros, 1881
Thought (Camille Claudel), 1886
The sculptor, Camille Claudel
Eternal Springtime, 1884, by Rodin
The Fall of an Angel, 1885, by Rodin
The Eternal Idol, 1889, by Rodin
Rose Beuret, 1890, by Rodin
Rose Beuret, 1890, by Rodin
Bust of Rodin, 1888, by Camille Claudel
The Farewell, 1892, Rodin's last portrait of Camille Claudel
Rodin walking with his dogs in Meudon, Val-Fleuri
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Brooklyn College MFA Open Studios

Aidan Sofia Earle, At Nostrand, 2010, Found objects, mixed media, 50 x 62 inches.

Brooklyn College MFA Open Studios Boylan Hall Floors 4,5, and 6 2900 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210
Hours: Friday, November 18, 6 - 10 PM Saturday, November 19, 1 - 6 PM Monday, November 21, 10 AM - 2 PM

Bob Thompson (1937-1966): A Most Visionary Painter

Thompson in Ibiza, 1962 (c) the respective photographer/ The Whitney Museum of American Art
Ornette, 1960-61, 81 x 77 in.
Black Monster, 1959, 57 x 66 in.
I got into a groove...where the subject matter was monsters. The whole thing was involved in a sort of poetry and the relationship was like man and woman to nature and beasts. - Bob Thompson
Le Poignarder (The Star), 1959, 50 x 60 in.
Thompson in his studio on Rivington Street, NY, ca. 1964 Photo (c) Charles Rotmil
1961(?) in Paris...saw him in Left Bank hotel studio- we talked and turned on, I dug his new candy-bright colored style making Poussin-esque space, flat colors surface amorphism delineating 3-D figures...I thought him the most original visionary painter of his days, a first natural American psychedelic colorist. - Allen Ginsberg
After El Greco's Annunciation, 1960, 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. Gouache on photo reproduction.
Saint George and the Dragon, 1961-62, 89 1/2 x 81 1/2 in.
I think painting should be like the theatre... [T]…