Edited to add the Fonz (I actually rec'd. requests for him)
This is week is the letter A
"A" is an easy letter for me. I didn't have to think twice;
"A" is for ART.
I thought first I'd share some of my favorite art of Actual famous Artists
Then I will share some art that I admire of my arty friends.
Then I'll put out a few items. I've made.
Critiques are welcome :)
Painted in 1880 by Pierre Auguste Cot(1837-1883) is my all time favorite
"The Storm" in french...Le Tempête
This beauty hangs in one of my favorite places in the world...The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. I bought a small print of this on wood, it hangs in my down stairs bathroom.
This one is
also painted by Pierre Auguste Cot in 1873
to me it matches "the storm" and I'd so love to have a copy of this also.
It hangs in The Appleton Museum of Art at Florida College, Ocala, FL.
Now Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
"Starry, Starry Night"
"The Rehearsal" by Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Two from American Artist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)
I love almost all of her pieces, so choosing just one was tough.
Here is "Summertime"
and "Young Woman Sewing"
Another American Artist; William Glackens again hard to pick just one.
this is "Sledding, Central Park"
Now some art from friends:
This piece I am lucky enough to have "bardered for" and I totally LOVE IT!
It is called "Lunar" it is a collage inside a Plexiglass shadowbox, that has also been collaged.
The artist is my good friend Joni Owens, in Anderson SC. It was made in 2008
This is from my friend Elena Vigil-Farinas, in Key Largo FL:
"Blue Lady" you start with collaging eyes from a magazine, and then paint around it.
My friend Valerie Brincheck in Michigan made this:
Necklace using bullet casings (22) she also paints and uses fabric and collage etc. but I wanted to share this.
My friend Susan (Sanna) Burgess in New Hampshire
and "Arms and Legs"
and now just a couple things I've made:
Hand drawn and colored ATC
My "Flying Angel fish" using a paper mache dress form (my 2nd assemblage art)
My first altered mini mailbox
"Pain's Cycle" my first "assemblage" art (like a collage but using 3D things to put it together, usually it is like a free form sculpture, but this was a first attempt)
I hope you enjoyed the
There are so many other artists (famous, and not) that I love.
One Famous is Nick Bantock, please google him, and check out his work.
and then visit some of my blog roll to see some others.