Saturday, July 20, 2013

Two Canals and True Painting Possibly

Two canals, top is 9x12 oil on mdf panel, and bottom is 9x12 pastel.

I continue on my journey in the land of 'true painting'.  Here's a quote from Cecile Debray from the catalog, regarding Matisse still lifes from the mid-20's:  " The still lifes with bouquets of anemones from 1924-25... stem not only from Matisse's reexamination of his earlier works,  such as the paintings of flowers from 1905-8, but also from Impressionism and its avatars.  Accompanying these influences was the artist's synthesis of an abstract (decorative) space and a realist (illusionist) one, what Pierre Schneider has termed a 'simulated realism through abstraction.'"

The phrase 'simulated realism through abstraction' is getting awfully close to 'true painting'.


Donna T said...

You're doing some really nice work these days, Bob, especially considering how hot it has been! Thanks for all the quotes from the interesting things you read. I enjoy them very much!

Bob Lafond said...

Donna, Thanks. Your comments are always encouraging.