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Cesare Lucchini

Why write about Cesare Luchini?  I came across his work first on Artsy when I did a search for Abstract Expressionism and asked myself  this question. “I wonder who I would like to emulate?  ”

Today my answer was-

Cesare Lucchini ( Bellinzona , 10 July 1941 [1] [2] ) is a painter SwissItalian .

What did I love.  The transparent softness and feel of his work.

I was drawn to this piece because of the space, something I want to learn to put into my work more.

quel che rimane, 2011
oil on canvas
194 x 180 cm

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See more of his work: 

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Wise Buys: 50 Women Artists Worth Watching

I have been finding a plethora of sites that feature women artists.  How wonderful is that.

Take the time to explore this article. It is worth the time and the read.

“Wouldn’t it be nice to think that a gender-delimited list is no longer relevant? It’s true that to be a practicing woman artist today is hardly the struggle it would have been in Mary Cassatt’s era…”

Read more Blouinartinfo

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Women – Brushes with Greatness

How wonderful to open a page about women artists in Wmagazine.

 

BRUSHES WITH GREATNESS

W visits the studios of eight women painters who are featured in The Museum of Modern Art’s new exhibit “The Forever Now”—and finds not 
a single wallflower in the bunch.

When pursuing further I found the show on MOMA

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World presents paintings by 17 contemporary artists that reflect a singular peculiarly of our time in culture: these works are atemporal, a term coined by the science fiction writer and futurologist William Gibson. “Atemporality,” or timelessness, which is also evident in contemporary literature, music, and fashion, manifests itself in painting as an ahistorical cultural free-for-all, in which styles, techniques, and subjects from many different eras coexist, sometimes in a single work, making it difficult to identify the period in which an artwork was made.

John Harris

I love my morning time when I peruse through the internet and google my way to sheer joy. I began my search this morning looking at abstract oil painters and then meandered my way to a site that held the work of John Harris.   I was first drawn to his paintings of Yachts. John Harris is renowned for his brilliant yacht paintings, illustrating the excitement and unpredictable nature of the sea and I loved how they were more abstract.

John Harris is a British artist and illustrator, known for working in the science fiction genre. His paintings have been used on book covers for many authors..read more.

Then I was hooked and had to find his site. I spent an enjoyable 20minutes watching a video he created called the Secret History of the Earth. Worth watching.  I took the liberty to screen grab some sections that I found lovely.  Inspiring. Real. Moving.

This body of work, which is a reflection of Man’s relationship with the earth, is a deeply personal one for John.

He takes us from the genesis of the project right through to its fullest form of expression.

For more info:

facebook.com/Johnharrishiddensun
johnharrisart.com
alisoneldred.com/johnharris

 

Hiroshi Matsumoto

Apr. 1, 2013′ (2013) from the ‘9×9 painting’ series by Japanese abstract painter Hiroshi Matsumoto (b.1953). Oil on canvas, 9 x 9 cm. via the artist on Flickr.

Amazing if we take the time to look we can find inspiration everywhere from every corner of this earth. I loved how politely you are welcomed to his site. Welcome to www.hiroshimatsumoto.com

I agree with Hiroshi that you can get lost in exploring the paths of colour.  I particularily was drawn to this piece as I liked the soft colour combination. Lovely!

“I love oil paint, it’s texture, viscosity, slow-drying time and smell. I paint abstract. I never know what it is going to be until it’s complete. When I start to paint, I always put some colours on the canvas without thinking. My choice of colours is often accidental or intuitive. I try to catch the chance meeting of colour with composition. Sometimes I get lost, and then other times I find myself walking along a path that brings me back to where I belong. Abstract is for me a concrete way to share an inner sense, place and time with you directly and deeply.”  Artists Statement Hiroshi Matsumoto .

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Anne-Laure djaballah

I came across the works of this painter this morning and I loved the title of her blog. AnneLaure Djaballah is a painter represented by Muse Gallery in Toronto, Canada.

a path no wider than a pencil stroke

Lines, colour and found objects suggesting….

http://anne-lauredjaballah.blogspot.com/

Check out her flickr site as well.

What I liked:  The color. The line. The enormous amount of work she has created. I love her name. You can google it and find her. Very interesting work. Bravo!

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Hiding in a Box

Sometimes I come across a new artist with whom I am not familiar with and I think.

“How is this possible?  Have I been Hiding in a Box?” Discovering the works of Howard Hodgkin was such a moment.

Really a powerful and colorful abstract artist. ”

“Hodgkin consistently stressed the self-sufficiency of the marks and formal structure of his work. The oblique and even mystificatory imagery, however, also entailed a defence of intimate values in expressing the most fugitive, human and vulnerable sensations.” Article provided by Grove Art Online www.groveart.com

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Sir Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin CH CBE is a British painter and printmaker. His work is most often associated with abstraction. Wikipedia

You can find his work in the TATE>  I first saw his work while looking at a site called Heart of Glass

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Heart of Glass is a new arts commissioning project supporting work made with, for and about St.Helens, England people and place. We support artists and communities to make ambitious new work.  BRAVO!

Address: Heart of Glass, Old Beecham’s Building, Water Street, St Helens, WA10 1PZ

St Helens is the next door neighbour of Liverpool and is easily reached by either car or train. Wow what a wonderful group supporting the arts.

 

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Also on their video on their Heart of Glass About Page they reminded me of the wonderful work Dream of Jaume Plensa

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“Dream” is a sculpture and a piece of public art by Jaume Plensa in Sutton, St Helens, Merseyside. Costing approximately £1.8m, it was funded through The Big Art Project in coordination with the Arts Council England, The Art Fund and Channel 4. Wikipedia

Today thank God I was not hiding in a box and was reminded to keep searching and learning about art.  The miners for the Dream piece sought a forward-looking piece that would provide a beautiful, inspiring, contemplative space for generations to come.

In Jaume’s words, “Despite her wonderful vantage point and view, the girl’s eyes are closed, looking inward. This is in part my homage to the miners and their dream of light when underground.”