donderdag, oktober 20, 2016
Vivian Suter's studio, Panajachel, Guatemala.
"Since leaving Switzerland, in 1982, Vivian Suter’s work is closely bound up with the place where she has lived and worked since – Panajachel, Guatemala. Her studio at the Lake Atitlán was originally a coffee plantation, now overgrown with the avocado and mango trees that were first introduced to protect the coffee bushes. From the upper floor of the studio, Suter looks out over a subtropical landscape of lakes and volcanoes, whilst downstairs the views of dense vegetation turn her experience inwards. It is this environment, with its expressive fertility, that shapes her paintings. The images Suter produces are not realistic illustrations of the land, but partly abstract contemplations of an almost mystical relationship between the human and natural elements that are constantly at play there. Often, Suter leaves her works out in the open, where they are changed by the sun, wind, rain and mud. At least two times, following the hurricanes Stan (2005) and Agatha (2010) that ravaged Guatemala, the studio was flooded and the canvases marked by the height of the water and mud. All these events are present in the final paintings in ways that make them become diaries of their own making.
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Vivian Suter's rainforest studio, Panajachel, Guatemala. (bron: Ricola, foto Vivian Suter)
Vivian Suter, studio view, Panajachel, Guatemala, 2015.
Vivian Suter, studio view, Panajachel, Guatemala, 2016. (bron: elephantmag)
(bron: L'oeil de la photographie)
(bron: Gesellschaft Freunde der Künste)
> Vivian Suter
woensdag, oktober 19, 2016
dinsdag, oktober 18, 2016
Florine Stettheimer: Studio Party, or Soiree, 1917-1919.
"Florine Stettheimer hosted a salon for prominent members of New York's creative class, whom she often portrayed in her artwork. Seated at center, Leo Stein, art critic and older brother of Gertrude Stein, has removed his hearing aid in apparent disdain for the Jazz Age playright James Avery Hopwood. The darkly-clad poet Sankar sits alone against the backdrop of Florine Stettheimer's nude self-portrait. At top left are tenor Maurice Stern, sister Ettie Stettheimer, and Isabell Lachaise, wife of Gaston, who appears at bottom left, scrutinizing a canvas with Albert Gleizes. Gleizes's wife and Florine herself are shown on the sofa, at right." (bron: ebay)
Florine Stettheimer: A Model (Nude Self-Portrait), ca. 1915-1916. (collectie: Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University)
Florine Stettheimer’s Studio on West 40th St New York, NY. Main studio toward the salon, laced covered windows above to the bedroom loft. (bron foto: grupa o.k.)
1st floor salon below the bedroom looking out into the Beaux Arts studio, note the cellophane curtains.
Florine's 2nd floor bedroom in her Beaux Arts studio, the windows on the left covered in lace overlook the huge studio space. (bron: Florine)
Florine Stettheimer: The Cathedrals of Wall Street, 1939. (collectie: The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Florine Stettheimer: Asbury Park South, 1920.
Als ik de verhoudingen van het schilderij The Cathedrals of Wall Street vergelijk met die op de bovenste foto, dan lijkt mij dat er met de verhoudingen van die foto iets mis is. Ik heb geen andere foto kunnen vinden, dus zeker ben ik er niet van. (hk)
maandag, oktober 17, 2016
Armando met zijn beeld "Der Bogen" in het atelier van Marja van Putten en Wim Vonk, Weesp. Stilss uit de video van RTVA. (bron video: YouTube)
Armando werkt aan Der Bogen. (bron: dichtbij)
> Armando Collectie | MOA
> Marja van Putten
> Wim Vonk
Armando werkend aan een serie keramieken vazen in keramiekwerkplaats Struktuur68, Den Haag, 2010. Stills uit de documentaire "Armando - Het Ontembare Vuur" (bron video: YouTube)
> Armando Collectie | MOA