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Wassily Kandinsky. Improvisation 6 (African), 1909.

Wassily Kandinsky. Improvisation 6 (African), 1909.

Perusing an old Expressionist textbook this morning & caught by the images of Marc & Kandinsky in particular. I suppose if one wanted the full Expressionist experience one could study these images while listening to Schönberg. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Thursday afternoon no?

Franz Marc. Horse in a Landscape, 1910.

Perusing an old Expressionist textbook this morning & caught by the images of Marc & Kandinsky in particular. I suppose if one wanted the full Expressionist experience one could study these images while listening to Schönberg. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Thursday afternoon no?

Franz Marc. Horse in a Landscape, 1910.

Robert Pruitt draws transfixing pieces, I could look all day. 

Robert Pruitt draws transfixing pieces, I could look all day. 

…& more Robert Pruitt.

…& more Robert Pruitt.

Heather Benning took an abandoned farmhouse in Canada and made it a life-size dollhouse. Creepy and poignant. 

Heather Benning took an abandoned farmhouse in Canada and made it a life-size dollhouse. Creepy and poignant. 

Ana Mendieta, 1973.

Ana Mendieta, 1973.

While other people were starting to paint canvases full of bright triangles  there was Romaine Brooks, going her own way. Her palette was dominated by shades of gray and thin, regal looking women were her usual subjects. They always look so beautiful, but also very cold and lonely. 
Au Bord de la Mer (self-portrait),1914.

While other people were starting to paint canvases full of bright triangles  there was Romaine Brooks, going her own way. Her palette was dominated by shades of gray and thin, regal looking women were her usual subjects. They always look so beautiful, but also very cold and lonely. 

Au Bord de la Mer (self-portrait),1914.

An example of early Orphism. It reminds me of the bold shapes Franz Marc used, and of course, the Cubism influence is strong. 
August Macke, Walk in Flowers.

An example of early Orphism. It reminds me of the bold shapes Franz Marc used, and of course, the Cubism influence is strong. 

August Macke, Walk in Flowers.

Been doing some reading on Fauvism and Orphism schools of art this morning. Above is an example of the former, with strong color and a cavalier disregard of verisimilitude that the Impressionists held dear. This painting is by Sonia Delaunay, who later practically founded Orphism and moved into purely geometric shapes. I like this painting. I imagine the real-life subject being a provider of bear hugs and too-strong cups of tea peppered with excellent advice. And Philomene, no less! What a name!
Philomene, 1907.

Been doing some reading on Fauvism and Orphism schools of art this morning. Above is an example of the former, with strong color and a cavalier disregard of verisimilitude that the Impressionists held dear. This painting is by Sonia Delaunay, who later practically founded Orphism and moved into purely geometric shapes. I like this painting. I imagine the real-life subject being a provider of bear hugs and too-strong cups of tea peppered with excellent advice. And Philomene, no less! What a name!

Philomene, 1907.