Reboot your eye for art

Reboot your eye for art

Surrealism

Salvatore Dahli was part of a cultural movement in the 1920’s known as the Surrealists characterized as unlocking images of the unconscious exploring worlds of sexuality, desire, and violence. Often times my sense is that it presents itself as a distorted reality much like our dreams. In Rhode Island Gordon Peers (1909 -1988), Florence Leif (1913 – 1968) and Louise Marianetti (1916 -2009) experimented in a surreal manner more like a “super real” style so detailed it appears a twisted take on the real world.

These three artists only did paintings like this in the 1940’s as they transitioned from classic academic realist art to their own personal style. My favorite example of this “super real” is by Gordon Peers – “Painters Beach Still Life”. Note all the detail on the objects, the suspended composition, the “trick the eye” properties.

Cathy @ 4:26 pm

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Abstract Art

I’m just back from the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC where a powerful new exhibit, “Magnetic Fields” shows a number of black women artists who were committed to abstract art from the 1960’s to now.

https://nmwa.org/exhibitions/magnetic-fields

The show is a reminder of the beauty of abstract art and layers of interpretation and visual intrigue.

Long time abstract artist Frank Gasbarro came to mind and how he also has explored abstraction his whole life. A particular favorite series of mine is his small monotypes.

http://www.bertgallery.com/gallery/online/gasbarro_monotypes/.

A celebration of shape, form, color and line.

Cathy @ 5:21 pm

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