It's time for some new pictures.
Long time has passed since I posted anything with red hair.
I apologize . So the next couple of days there will come several posts out
I start with Amy Hill ,who is a young American contemporary .
If it had been 30 years ago she would have gone in under the
Style group called Naive Art.
But I dislike those Art Historical Style drawers that
kind of mark an artist and let him never get out of that box.
Every artist has an inner harmony,
that makes him or her stop their work at a certain stage .
This stage is a strong feeling that dictates when they reached
a fullness of their work and what ever they will do next is not important ,
or can destroy what they reached so fare.
It is for some limited by fear where they are afraid of destroying the
quality they made to find another or new expression.
By others it's a great satisfaction ,the picture has no more problems and I can go on with the next.
And sadly for some it's a limitation, that is accepted and demanded by certain Art Critics
and Art Historian who try to sit as taste judges of what they decide is quality,
and this way make them self important.
Unfortunately it happens that you worked and made quality in "Your Style"
but now want to try something new .But then
your admirers will keep you from changing this "Style".
And even weak attempts will been judged hard as not better or worse or looking like someone else.
It can be your Spouse or artist friends or the above mentioned who live on others work,
who try to suppress your need to change.
So look at Amy
Amy has found a very nice Harmony.
That combines her illustrative way of making order with Portraiture
The ways she sees her sitters and adds a background,
makes her pictures look American.
I like that she is brave enough to get away from the
very dominant American vulgar Realism that has a very choking dominance
I am going to show some New American who are very very interesting and not vulgar.
Amy's work matches 3 Contemporary Russian painters.
Who combine Fantasy Patriotism,Tradition, Harmony and Beauty!
Their Illustrative side of telling a story in their pictures
makes their motives look typical Russian. i'll show them after the Americans.
To another contemporary American artist
And another side of Wilson the more poetical mystical ornamental solution
And then a fine realist that I discovered only few minutes ago
Who has an amazing soft warm color harmony. take a look!
Contemporary American Artist
I keep showing 3 Russian painters whom I admirer and follow with great curiosity.
Andrey Remnev Igor Samsonov and Olga Suvorova.
They each have fantasy and each master a different quality
and still they have something in Common.
I love Remnev for his outstanding Compositions, Harmony, Beauty
stylistic order, historic elements and amazing Symmetry.
Love how he jumps in and out of the flat and 3 dimensional surface.
I look at Samsonow for his ability to keep order in so many picture elements
his fantasy and elegance and fine colors.
I like Suvorova for her exotic damasks and romantic feminine beauty with flowers and cats.
Having 3 Cats lots of roses and a love for Costumes she touches a weak point in me.
All 3 add to the total sum of pictures in the world a great quality!
So similar but look how one of the women smiles a very realistic little smile
and the other pulls her mouth a bit down.
The next picture doesn't show a redhead but has such a fine red undertone
Woman with child and cat
Woman with cat
Wanted to show a fantastic English painter Michael Taylor
but he has Copyrights on his pictures.
I have written an asked if he will agree that some of his pictures are shown here.
Do look him up.
He has a mixture of Stanley Spencer, Lucian Freund and William Holman Hunt in his way of painting.
No wonder he is so Rewarded!
A pain taking detail work that must take so much time to do.
He is really worth admiration!!!
Just received a very kind letter from Mr Michael Taylor where he granted me
to show some of his pictures. But to those who want to copy them from my Blog,
please write to Mr. Taylor before you do so.
Wonderful painting.......... so clever!!!
Portrait of Sir John Tavener
Perhaps Sir Tavener had red hair once? Sure looks like it.
One can hear his humming, a strong picture catching The Vision and
showing how much work it takes to compose Music!
Look at that stack of Notes!!!!
Foolish are those Amateurs who think Artistic work is an easier way of living.
|Wladimir Georgievitsch von Bechtejeff|
|Thomas Cooper Gotch|
Red haired woman
|May Louise Greville Cooksey|
For sale at Hill House antiques
|George Telfer Bear|
Portrait of Artist's daughter
Dark brown reddish, but isn't she a beauty
From the best blog on Art:
"A Polar Bear's Tale"
|Ernest Gustave Gerardot|
This artist was a redhead too.