Robert Pruitt draws transfixing pieces, I could look all day.
…& more Robert Pruitt.
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.
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!
It has been a mystical, rainy day here, all green and humid, with storms touching down & then blowing away. Puts me in mind of Odilon Redon, whose elegiac paintings somehow capture that mysticism. I drove out to a friend’s farm today in between raindrops and saw this very painting, but in real life. Michigan springtime, you are as pretty as a picture.
Odilon Redon, Lane of Trees.
Odilon Redon, The Golden Cell, 1892.