Art, anything goes...

jerry old

redneck, but brainy
Where is Wyeth's 'Christin's World?' perhaps, the best American pretention
of an artist work demanding explanation.

Impressionist work is open to interpretation-that is as it should be.

Picasso and Pollock carried it too far, especially Pollock, drifting over to
something called Abstract Art; opening the door to a guy that stacked
cans in a grocery store, named Warhol.
There is a place for Abstract Art, but it is also carried to the extreme,
where interpretation shrinks to questioning phrases, without meaning.

Then there are the folks laboring their impression of the great American West attraction?
Fredrick Remington was an accomplished artist and sculptor.

Charles Russell (don't think it was spelled with two ll's) was a real cowboy.
Does that make his art more authentic-You answer, I do not know.
(Yes, I know there is a post of Russell)

Art must include poetry, it must!
The brush and canvass satisfy a need to exhibit something of value within
the artist. (Remembering it was subject to the whim of the patron in the
17th and 18th centuries. El Greco managed to paint portraits
demanding explanation- 'The Burial of Count of Orgaz,' is just one of his examples demanding the viewer grab pen and paper to define and
applauded, words are not enough.

Poetry is painting, pictures in your mind-it would be difficult to determine
which is best-the paintings- which triggers words of explanation; or printed words which have the same function

Remembering, this is my opinion-You must mold your own.

jerry old

redneck, but brainy
Mr. Mean...
They done took away your post on Thursday's; I'm guessing they wanted to frame it, place it on their living room wall?
Good thing too, I was fixing to turn you in to Em; thought he might chastise you. No, that wouldn't work, he probably give you an authentic item.
(Sure hope that wasn't Mike4's post-it ain't like me to err
but it was snatched up while I was dallying somewhere else.)

Someone needs to tell Double R and Pink, Impressionist
weren't no style of painting.
Gogggggle tells me they were a bad shortage of paint when they were making pictures. That wispy aspect of their pictures was due to them stretching their paint as much as possible-weren't no style, were necessity.


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North Carolina
"Through The Vines" ~Frederick Claude Frieseke
This painting depicts the artist’s wife, Sarah (nicknamed Sadie), in a boat on the river Epte near Giverny, France. Sadie was also a painter and often chose props for her husband’s compositions and posed as his model. The Friesekes were part of a large group of American artists living in Giverny at the beginning of the twentieth century, drawn by the presence of the famed French Impressionist Claude Monet. Frieseke occasionally depicted interior scenes with richly patterned fabrics and wallpaper, but preferred to paint his female models outdoors. Though Through the Vines is an outdoor scene, Frieseke creates an intimate space around his subject by framing her with dangling foliage, which compresses the space within the picture.



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Yow! Freaky! I only saw it when I copied the image to transfer it. That way, it's all I saw, didn't even see the birds anymore. Thanks.