Wednesday, September 28, 2011
saw this painting Sonja, by Christian Schad today at the Neue National Gallery Berlin, an amazing collection on show Modern Times- 1900-1945.
I listened to the headphones on this one and Sonja was a secretary in Berlin, that's about all I can remember, and she's finished her pack of camels that were the new trendy fags of the time and she's polished off her bottle of wine, and stares straight through the viewer, with dark rings around her eyes. The painting went well with the swingin' 20's music they had on the headphones.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Sometimes the people walking around gallery's and museums blow my mind way more than the art, I just wan't to talk to them all, see what they're up to.
saw some Maruja Mallo, painting at the Reina Sofia Museum, a relief after seeing so much war art. I really dug Picasso's sketches leading up to Geurnica.
My survival Spanish=
Sorry, I no speak Espanola!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I did these little Matisse copies whilst reading his biography in Malaysia
what do you dream of Matisse?
' What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter, an art that could be for every mental worker, for the businessman as well as the man of letters, for example, a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair that provides relaxation from fatigue'
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Can see why dad became a geologist, he's in his element here in Scotland. The city of Edinburgh just commissioned this amazing work by Martin Creed(the Scotsman Steps), its a stairwell and each step is a different type marble, such magic colour and patterns as you journey up the hundred or so stairs.