Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
There's Rembrandt and Van Gogh, Monet and Vermeer, the often usual suspects whose names are echoed as those who inspire one to paint. It's a given, they are the superstars and a Van Gogh painting seen in the flesh will send shivers down your spine (more about that in a future post), then there is Mark Rothko. His 45 year painting career revolutionized abstract art with color formations that draw the observer deep down into a place that appears filled with light. Big, bold blocks of saturated color bleeding out to the edges and back again like a heartbeat. More than brush strokes on canvas they are a life laid bare. They demand attention.