Posted: September 5, 2015 Filed under: Art, Photography | Tags: airplane, American, color photography, escape, great escape, orange, red, redhead, travel, USA, William eggleston
Photographs by William Eggleston
Posted: February 10, 2015 Filed under: Art, Events, Painting/Drawing, Poetry, Sculpture, Zoowithoutanimals writes about Art | Tags: abstraction, Alexander Calder, astrology, barcelona, Calder, circus, colours, comparison, constellations, friendship, Joan Miró, kinetic sculpture, Miro, Paris, poem, Spain, Surrealism, USA
My old Sandy, this burly man with the
soul of a nightingale who blows on mobiles
this nightingale who makes his nest
in his mobiles
these mobiles scraping the bark
of the orange-coloured
where my great friend Sandy lives
Poem written by Miró for their 1961 exhibition “Miró-Calder” at Perls Gallery in New York
Portrait of Miro by Calder
Alexander Calder and Joan Miró first met in 1928 when the American artist visited Miró’s studio in Paris. Since then they maintained a deep and mutually inspiring friendship lasting almost 50 years during which they exchanged ideas, letters, paintings and gifts and collaborated on numerous exhibitions. There is a remarkable similarity in their creative sensibility. They were both heavily influenced by the surrealist movement, taking their inspiration from the unconscious, and applied heavy symbolism in their abstractions. They also shared a thematic interest in the circus and astrology.
Calder’s mobiles have been been described as “living Miró abstractions” (Genauer, Emily, New York World-Telegram, 15 February 1936)
Circus. Joan Miró. 1934
Circus Rider. Alexander Calder
Constellations by Miro
Constellation by Calder
The Flight of the Dragonfly in Front of the Sun. Joan Miro
Painting by Calder
Posted: December 15, 2013 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1982, 80s, alone, American, Art Basel, Barkley L. Hendricks, Miami, Philadelphia, strawberry, USA, Vitamin K, woman
Vitamin K for Fun. Barkley L. Hendricks. 1982.
Posted: December 9, 2013 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: America, American life, couple, evening, Hopper, house, light, love, man, porch, realism, romantic, summer, USA, woman, young
Summer Evening. Edward Hopper. 1947.